twitter facebook youtube linkedin flickr webmail

Cases and Projects -- Academic Year 2014-2015

Center’s Response to the Immigration Raid in State College

On June 12, 2014, agents from Homeland Security Investigation (HSI*) and other law enforcement agencies conducted an immigration raid of several Asian restaurants in State College. Subsequently, a dozen people were apprehended and detained. During the 2014-15 academic year, the Center will be involved in responding to the aftermath of the raid through community outreach and education and individual representation.

For more information on the raid:

Lori Falce, Feds raid State College area Asian restaurants, target undocumented workers, Centre Daily Times, June 12, 2014, available at http://www.centredaily.com/2014/06/12/4220624/federal-agents-homeland-security.html 

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Their View | Raids, rights and the rule of law, Centre Daily Times, June 24, 2014, available at http://www.centredaily.com/2014/06/24/4239224/their-view-raids-rights-and-the.html?sp=/99/145/ 

Lori Falce, Penn State law students work on complex immigration issues, Centre Daily Times, July 8, 2014, available at http://www.centredaily.com/2014/07/08/4257582_penn-state-law-students-work-on.html?rh=1

Community Resources (will be updated periodically) 

English

National Immigration Project of the Lawyers Guild, Know Your Rights — Learn How to Protect You and Your Family during Immigration Raids, February 2008, available at http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/community/KnowYourRights_English_booklet_w_CASA_Marylang.pdf 

University of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic, Frequently Asked Questions: Expedited Removal, Reinstatement of Removal and Administrative Removal Proceedings, available at http://www.law.miami.edu/clinics/pdf/2013/immigration-Expedited-Removal-Reinstatement-Removal.pdf  

National Immigration Project of the Lawyers Guild, Pre Raid Community Safety Plan, March 8, 2007, available at http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/community/Pre-Raid%20Community%20Safety%20Plan.pdf 

The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, What to Do If You Are In Expedited Removal or Reinstatement of Removal, October 2011, available at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/Expedited%20Removal%20-%20English%20(17).pdf 

Español

Legal Aid Center Justicia, ¿Qué Hacer Ante las Redadas de Inmigración?, disponible en http://cj-network.org/cjimmrights/docs_2008/QueHaceAntelasRedadas-VersionEspanol.pdf 
____________________________________
*HSI is a department within Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). HSI is responsible for investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the illegal movement of people and goods into, within and out of the United States. More information available at:  http://www.ice.gov/about/offices/homeland-security-investigations/.