“Crimmigration” is the place where the criminal justice system and the immigration system intersect. Immigration-related offenses constitute 40% of all federal prosecutions, and one out of 10 people are in federal prison today due to an immigration offense. Local police cooperation with immigration enforcement agencies has driven communities underground, and criminal convictions can trigger mandatory detention and deportation.

Recent news on Crimmigration

The New York Times
Aug 7, 2017

Sessions Scolds Chicago for Suing Over ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Threat
US news | The Guardian
Aug 6, 2017

Chicago will sue Trump administration over sanctuary cities grant threat
The New York Times
Jul 28, 2017

Sally Yates: Protect the Justice Department From President Trump

Resources on Crimmigration

Federal Defenders of New York
Jul 2, 2017
Justice Policy Institute
Jun 13, 2017
May 19, 2017
Government of the District of Columbia, Office of the Attorney General
May 17, 2017
Statement by Mizue Aizeki (Immigrant Defense Project), Angie Junck (Immigrant Legal Resource Center), and Paromita Shah (National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild) on behalf of the Immigrant Justice Network (IJN):
Apr 27, 2017

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