Protecting Immigrant Communities: AGP Diverse Communities Initiative
Via: The Spokane-Review
According to the 2011 United States Census Bureau report, approximately 59.5 million U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home. State attorneys general around the country now face the daunting challenge of carrying out their office’s law enforcement mandate for an increasingly diverse population.
As with other vulnerable populations, attorneys general enforce laws which protect immigrants who are often victims of crime or fraudulent activity by those seeking to exploit the ensuing realities of their immigration status. Attorneys general also work to ensure that all state agencies comply with the law, by safeguarding the immigrant communities' access to public services.
This webpage provides information on the role of state attorneys general in protecting immigrant communities. Resources include information on enforcement actions, state AG resources in various languages and statements by attorneys general on immigration related issues.
(Many thanks to CLS student Tyler Roberts '17 for his assistance in creating this webpage.)
Table of Contents:
AGs AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES: AREAS OF JURISDICTION
AGs AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES: A Five State Example
AG OPINIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT BULLETINS
THE ROLE OF STATE AGs IN PROTECTING DIVERSE COMMUNITIES (2016 MEETING)
2014 EXECUTIVE ACTION LITIGATION