New Report! Together, we created a new system for immigrant inclusion - Oregon Worker Relief
In our new report, Narrowing the Gap, we examine the successes of Oregon Worker Relief and identify state-level policy recommendations to build permanent pathways to immigrant inclusion in Oregon.Read the Report
An Industry of Misery
The U.S. government’s vast detention and deportation machine works to grind down the spirit of the immigrant. In its wake, communities are torn apart, families separated, and refugees forced to relinquish their right to freedom, inclusion, and safety.
Every case that should win, does win, every time, everywhere
Like you, we are frustrated by the persistent exclusion of immigrants from civil society, the for-profit detention and deportation system, the immoral and inhumane restrictions on movement, and the unrelenting assault on those fleeing persecution. By scaling the impact of immigrant advocates working on-the-ground to defeat the Vast Deportation Machine, we are able to build permanent pathways to immigrant and refugee justice.
We deploy limited, time-bounded interventions at immigrant/refugee crisis points to provide direct representation, mitigate detention, and create opportunities for partners & allies to engage in longer-term interventions.
Equity Corps of Oregon
We combine tactical lawyering and technology to create a replicable model for massive universal representation through our work to defend immigrants in Oregon
We create super massive collaborative strategies to defend asylum rights, protect access to the asylum system for persons fleeing persecution, and facilitate fair decisions on the merits.
We develop secure regional and national information and service exchanges between direct service providers, impact litigators, and policy advocates.
We need You.
You have an important role in the fight for immigrant and refugee justice. You can defeat isolation and exploitation. You can create fairness and access to courts.
Innovation Law Lab's forward-thinking response to emergency humanitarian situations continues to draw the attention of local, national, and international media.
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How We Work.
No One Goes it Alone; we are in this together and we will solve it together. We engage in authentic collaboration.
We rely on each other and our systems, to get things done right at the right time, learning all the time to be better and make it better.
We move fast yet we don’t hurry because while we operate in hotspots and hostile conditions, we solve for the crisis.
Hardest Place first, Hardest Things First: our priorities are to help those who are more vulnerable and where resources are scarce for system change
Inspiration and Action
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Rights Groups Deliver Demand Letter to ICE, GEO Group over Abuse & Retaliation Against Detained Migrants at Folkston ICE Processing Center
On June 16, advocacy groups sent a formal demand letter to ICE and GEO Group at Folkston ICE Processing Center to request immediate redress of abusive and retaliatory tactics at the immigration detention center in rural Georgia.
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Advocacy group sues ICE to obtain records relating to dangerous conditions at Torrance County Detention Facility
Innovation Law Lab is urgently seeking agency records that relate to ICE’s defiance of the DHS OIG recommendations at Torrance County Detention Facility, as well as any efforts taken by the agency to remedy the dangerous conditions documented by the DHS OIG.