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ICE Arrests 45 New Yorkers In 4 Days As Part Of Nationwide Raid On Sanctuary Cities

ICE Arrests 45 New Yorkers In 4 Days As Part Of Nationwide Raid On Sanctuary Cities

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 45 people in New York City over the course of the four days ending Wednesday, according to a press release published Thursday afternoon. The arrests are part of...

UPDATE: ICE Confirms Deportation Officers Arrested Four At Brooklyn Courthouse

UPDATE: ICE Confirms Deportation Officers Arrested Four At Brooklyn Courthouse

An alleged ICE agent outside Brooklyn Criminal Court on Thursday morning. (courtesy Brooklyn Defender Services) Three plainclothes agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement entered Brooklyn Criminal Court on Thursday morning, "lurked," and made multiple arrests outside,...

Despite Policy Change, Brooklyn DA Continues To Prosecute Most Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

Despite Policy Change, Brooklyn DA Continues To Prosecute Most Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

(Getty) It's been three years since the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson promised to effectively decriminalize low-level marijuana offenses, but the Brooklyn DA's office continues to prosecute the vast majority of individuals caught with a...

ICE Seeks Permission To Routinely Destroy Records Of Immigrant Deaths & Assaults While In Custody

ICE Seeks Permission To Routinely Destroy Records Of Immigrant Deaths & Assaults While In Custody

An ICE agent processes a detained immigrant at a California processing center. (John Moore/Getty Images) In a move that's alarming immigrant advocates, ICE has asked the federal government to let them speed up its timetable for...

ICE Announces 114 Arrests In Crackdown On NYC Immigrants

ICE Announces 114 Arrests In Crackdown On NYC Immigrants

(via ICE Facebook) Federal immigration officers announced this week that they'd arrested more than one hundred immigrants living in the New York area during an 11-day sweep earlier this month. According to an ICE press release,...

Police Say Four Men Robbed Cyclist After Impersonating ICE Agents video

Police Say Four Men Robbed Cyclist After Impersonating ICE Agents

(Google Maps) Police are searching for four suspects who allegedly impersonated immigration officers in order to rob a man in East Williamsburg earlier this month. The 25-year-old victim told the cops that he was riding his...

Existing Rules To Regulate ICE Officers In Courts Are 'Pretty Much Useless,' Lawyers Say

Existing Rules To Regulate ICE Officers In Courts Are 'Pretty Much Useless,' Lawyers Say

Queens Criminal Court, where ICE agents were spotted this month. (via Facebook) While immigrant advocates continue to raise the alarm about a 2017 spike in Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York City courthouses, the...

Courthouse ICE Arrests Are Making Immigrants 'Sitting Ducks,' Lawyers Warn

Courthouse ICE Arrests Are Making Immigrants 'Sitting Ducks,' Lawyers Warn

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) A 2017 spike in Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York City courthouses is scaring immigrants who might otherwise attend a scheduled court appearance or seek legal assistance, according to a...

Immigrant Advocates Criticize NYPD For Facilitating ICE Arrest On Queens Street

Immigrant Advocates Criticize NYPD For Facilitating ICE Arrest On Queens Street

(via ICE Facebook) Hardat Sampat, a 35-year-old Guyanese national, was reportedly driving to Queens Criminal Court for a scheduled appearance on burglary charges Tuesday morning when federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers pulled up in unmarked...

Spike In NYC ICE Arrests Proves Need For More Legal Defense Funding, Advocates Say

Spike In NYC ICE Arrests Proves Need For More Legal Defense Funding, Advocates Say

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) New federal data showing a spike in Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests during President Donald Trump's first 100 days reinforces the need for increased legal services funding in Mayor Bill de Blasio's...

Protesters Chain Themselves To Bakery Truck In Solidarity With Immigrant Workers

Protesters Chain Themselves To Bakery Truck In Solidarity With Immigrant Workers

BREAKING: Tom Cat Bakery trucks stopped at the dock. #DayWithoutBread pic.twitter.com/XFq45UsQR5— Brandworkers (@brandworkers) April 21, 2017 Protesters chained themselves to a Tom Cat Bakery delivery truck at 3 a.m. today, in solidarity with more than two dozen...

Colombian Immigrant Who Fled Political Violence Released After Weeks In ICE Detention

Colombian Immigrant Who Fled Political Violence Released After Weeks In ICE Detention

Juan Vivares with his wife Yahaira and their son Christopher. (Courtesy of family) Juan Vivares, a 29-year-old Bronx man, has been released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody just over two weeks after ICE officials detained...

NYC Public Advocate: ICE Is Turning Colombian Immigrant's Life Into 'American Nightmare'

NYC Public Advocate: ICE Is Turning Colombian Immigrant's Life Into 'American Nightmare'

Juan Viveres with his wife Yahaira and their son Christopher. (Courtesy of family) Juan Vivares, a 29-year-old Bronx-based husband and new father, was detained during a check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Manhattan on Tuesday...

Watch Cops Rescue Yet Another Teen Who Fell Through Frozen Central Park Pondvideo

Watch Cops Rescue Yet Another Teen Who Fell Through Frozen Central Park Pond

What is it about precariously thin ice over a frigid pond that proves so irresistible to teenagers? Yesterday afternoon, two police officers rescued yet another adolescent, a 16-year-old boy, who fell through the Central Park pond. The...

NYers Are Sharing Subway Swipes Today To Protest Broken Windows Policing

NYers Are Sharing Subway Swipes Today To Protest Broken Windows Policing

A #SwipeItForward action at the Nostrand Avenue A/C strop in Brooklyn last fall (Raphael Pope-Sussman / Gothamist). The MTA's most recent fare hike went into effect on Sunday, and advocates are offering free subway swipes in...

Meanwhile, Upstate NY Homes Are Beautifully Coated In Icevideo

Meanwhile, Upstate NY Homes Are Beautifully Coated In Ice

(Photo by John Kucko) The blizzard may be cancelled in NYC, which has been left with a cruel wintry mix soundtracked by thundersnow, but other regions of the state are transforming into winter wonderlands. And other...

Staten Island Assemblywoman Wants More Cooperation Between Local Law Enforcement And ICE

Staten Island Assemblywoman Wants More Cooperation Between Local Law Enforcement And ICE

(via) Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who represents parts of Bay Ridge and Staten Island, is calling on Mayor de Blasio to amend the city's current sanctuary policy by adding 447 offenses to a list of crimes...

Leading Immigrant Activist Temporarily Spared Deportation During ICE Check-In

Leading Immigrant Activist Temporarily Spared Deportation During ICE Check-In

Ravi Ragbir leaving 26 Federal Plaza on Thursday morning (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist). Leading NYC immigrant activist and sanctuary advocate Ravi Ragbir walked out of his annual Immigration and Customs Enforcement check-in on Thursday morning with...

Deportation Stay Denied For NY Immigrant With Years-Old Pot Conviction

Deportation Stay Denied For NY Immigrant With Years-Old Pot Conviction

Guerrero with Jessica (courtesy family). An immigration judge has denied an emergency deportation stay and motion to reconsider for 37-year-old Joel Guerrero, a father-to-be from New Paltz, according to his wife and family. Guerrero was taken...

Leading Activist For NYC Immigrants May Face Deportation

Leading Activist For NYC Immigrants May Face Deportation

Ravi Ragbir. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) On Thursday morning, Ravi Ragbir will arrive at Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan for his annual check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. After passing through airport-style security, Ragbir, who was born in...

After Decades In The U.S., NY Immigrant With Years-Old Pot Conviction Faces Deportation

After Decades In The U.S., NY Immigrant With Years-Old Pot Conviction Faces Deportation

Guerrero (courtesy of the Guerrero family). A 37-year-old man from New Paltz, New York was arrested during a biannual Immigration and Customs Enforcement check in Manhattan on Tuesday, according to his family. Joel Guerrero, who immigrated...

What Are The Legal Risks Of Offering Sanctuary To Immigrants?

What Are The Legal Risks Of Offering Sanctuary To Immigrants?

Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan is a known organizer of sanctuary houses of worship in New York City (via Facebook). As President Donald Trump's immigration policy continues to calcify, New Yorkers are asking about the legal...

Police Union Head: NYC Cops Want To Help Feds Round Up Undocumented Immigrants

Police Union Head: NYC Cops Want To Help Feds Round Up Undocumented Immigrants

Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins (YouTube) The head of the NYPD sergeants union said on Sunday that rank-and-file officers are eager to help the Trump administration deport undocumented immigrants, and feel stifled by declarations by...

NYPD Claims New Yorkers Won't Be Deported For Turnstile Jumping

NYPD Claims New Yorkers Won't Be Deported For Turnstile Jumping

(via Charley Lhasa's Flickr) Larry Byrne, the New York Police Department's deputy commissioner for legal affairs, told reporters on Friday that non-citizen New Yorkers will not be deported from the United States over minor offenses. "Nobody...

NYPD Still Arresting Sex Workers Despite Pledge To Target Traffickers

NYPD Still Arresting Sex Workers Despite Pledge To Target Traffickers

The Howard Johnson where Tanya was arrested and charged with prostitution earlier this month (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Tanya says she got a bad feeling when the man tried to take her picture with his cellphone....

Homeland Security Begins Rollout Of Trump's 'Mass Deportation' Plan

Homeland Security Begins Rollout Of Trump's 'Mass Deportation' Plan

(Via ICE Facebook) The Department of Homeland Security today unveiled extreme immigration enforcement guidelines that direct interior and border enforcement officials on how to carry out President Donald Trump's policies. The published memos differ little from...

Leaked Homeland Security Memos Outline Trump's 'Mass Deportation' Plans

Leaked Homeland Security Memos Outline Trump's 'Mass Deportation' Plans

(via ICE Facebook) Department of Homeland Security memos leaked over the weekend outline extreme immigration enforcement guidelines that begin to fill in the blanks of President Donald Trump's vague January executive orders calling for a border...

Lawyers Grapple With New Hardline Attitude In Trump-Era Immigration Court

Lawyers Grapple With New Hardline Attitude In Trump-Era Immigration Court

26 Federal Plaza, where the majority of NYC's immigration cases are heard (Scott Heins / Gothamist). Legal Aid immigration attorney Sarah Gillman has a client who she thinks deserves leniency. A green card holder, he has...

Fake ICE Agents Threatened Queens Man With Deportation To Squeeze Money Out Of Him

Fake ICE Agents Threatened Queens Man With Deportation To Squeeze Money Out Of Him

(John Moore/Getty) Elected officials are warning immigrants to beware of scammers posing as immigration agents and shaking people down. Queens Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer rallied with immigrant advocates on Tuesday to spread awareness of a scam...

ICE Confirms Over 680 Arrests Nationwide In First Full Week Of February

ICE Confirms Over 680 Arrests Nationwide In First Full Week Of February

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested a total of 41 people in the New York City metropolitan area during the first full week in February, according to a press release Monday afternoon. Of...

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