Immigration Defense

A CFR Home for Good Initiative:
Advocating for Non-Citizen Families

Promoting Justice for Non-Citizens

Members of CFR’s Immigration team play essential roles in city and state coalitions. They press for change and keep colleagues in the immigration field informed of the latest policies and practices in the family policing system—and the implications for their clients who are at risk of losing their children to the foster system or of being detained or deported.

Danny Alicea, the team’s litigation supervisor, is chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee at the New York City Bar Association and cochair of the statewide Immigrant Advocates Response Collaborative‘s training committee. Both groups focus on policy and mobilize action among legal representatives and others who advocate for immigrants. Mr. Alicea is also cochair of ACS’s Supporting Immigrant Families Roundtable, which discuss their observations and concerns about ACS’s handling of language access or general issues pertaining to non-citizen Respondents. CFR’s Immigration team keeps the intersection of family policing and immigration status in the forefront of that collective work.