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Photos: Dozens Arrested In Lower Manhattan Protesting Trump's DACA Decisiongallery

Photos: Dozens Arrested In Lower Manhattan Protesting Trump's DACA Decision

Surrounded by a crowd of thousands gathered in support of immigrants and enmity of President Donald Trump, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman delivered a rousing speech Tuesday evening, condemning Trump's decision to end the Obama-era immigration...

Activism In NYC This Week Starts With DACA Repeal Protest At Trump Tower

Activism In NYC This Week Starts With DACA Repeal Protest At Trump Tower

Seen at Monday's J'Ouvert (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist) President Trump is expected to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy on Tuesday, ending deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who arrived in...

NYers Rally For Mother Taking Sanctuary From Deportation In Washington Heights Church

NYers Rally For Mother Taking Sanctuary From Deportation In Washington Heights Church

Guerra, center, with daughters Dulce (right) and Daniela, and son David. (Courtesy Juan Carlos Ruiz) Last week, 33-year-old Amanda Morales Guerra sought sanctuary from federal immigration agents in a Washington Heights church with her three young...

Photos: 30 Immigrants Become Citizens 1,250 Feet Above Manhattangallery

Photos: 30 Immigrants Become Citizens 1,250 Feet Above Manhattan

Thirty people became U.S. citizens on Tuesday afternoon at a naturalization ceremony held on the 102nd floor of One World Trade Center. Featuring a keynote speech from former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara (who is a naturalized citizen...

Trump Endorses Legislation That Would Slash Legal Immigration In Half

Trump Endorses Legislation That Would Slash Legal Immigration In Half

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed controversial legislation that would slash annual legal immigration to the United States in half over the next decade, from over 1 million people to roughly 500,000....

Anonymous Donation Secures Immigrant Defense Funding Without Restrictions

Anonymous Donation Secures Immigrant Defense Funding Without Restrictions

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito shaking hands on the FY 2018 Budget in June. When this photo was taken, no agreement had been reached on immigrant defense funding. (City Hall Flickr) An injection of...

Federal Judge Rules Grandparents & Other Relatives Are Exempt From Latest Travel Ban

Federal Judge Rules Grandparents & Other Relatives Are Exempt From Latest Travel Ban

New Yorkers marching against the latest version of the travel ban in Union Square last month. (Emma Whitford / Gothamist) Relatives of American citizens from six majority-Muslim countries will no longer be selectively barred from the...

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...

New 'Hamilton Mixtape' Music Video Artfully Slams Trump's Immigration Policiesvideo

New 'Hamilton Mixtape' Music Video Artfully Slams Trump's Immigration Policies

Lin-Manuel Miranda might have ditched Hamilton for the bright lights of Hollywood, but he's still using his mega-hit musical to make a political stand. Today he released the music video for "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done),"...

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...

NYC Warns Undocumented Immigrants About Sinister '10-Year-Visa Scam'

NYC Warns Undocumented Immigrants About Sinister '10-Year-Visa Scam'

(Julius Motal/Gothamist) The city's Department of Consumer Affairs is warning immigrants that scammers are trying to exploit their attempts to get legal status by falsely telling them they can get a visa after living in the...

Federal Immigration Agent Allegedly Inquired About 4th Grader At Queens Public School

Federal Immigration Agent Allegedly Inquired About 4th Grader At Queens Public School

P.S. 58 in Maspeth (Google Street View) A federal agent from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services went to a public school in Maspeth, Queens and allegedly asked about a student, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio's...

Immigrant Advocates Say NYC Legal Defense Funding Plan Limits Due Process

Immigrant Advocates Say NYC Legal Defense Funding Plan Limits Due Process

(via Mayor's Flickr) Restrictions on millions of dollars in new city funding for immigrants facing deportation could deny vulnerable defendants due process, according to a coalition of public defenders and advocates. Announcing his executive budget last...

Brooklyn DA's Office Will Weigh Immigration Consequences During Prosecutions

Brooklyn DA's Office Will Weigh Immigration Consequences During Prosecutions

Minor convictions in criminal court can have outsize consequences in immigration court. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Monday that his office will train prosecutors to better navigate immigration law, and...

'Day Without Bread' Protest Calls Attention To Threatened Immigrant Bakery Workers

'Day Without Bread' Protest Calls Attention To Threatened Immigrant Bakery Workers

(Facebook) Workers at Tom Cat bakery who face termination after a Department of Homeland Security audit found 31 employees without proper legal documentation have set up a "Day Without Bread" action Friday to draw attention to...

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...

NYPD Commissioner Admits Turnstile Jumpers Could Be Deported

NYPD Commissioner Admits Turnstile Jumpers Could Be Deported

(Andrew Burton/Getty) One month after the NYPD's deputy commissioner for legal affairs insisted to reporters that no one who gets arrested for turnstile jumping could be deported, NYPD commissioner James O'Neill admitted that an immigrant could...

Photos: Activists Form Temporary Tent City In The Financial District To Support Global Refugeesgallery

Photos: Activists Form Temporary Tent City In The Financial District To Support Global Refugees

The thin nylon shells of camping tents rippled in the wind Tuesday night inside the courtyard of lower Manhattan's Trinity Church. Accompanied by inflatable rafts, life jackets, and rescue buoys, the small tent city became a rainswept...

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...

Protesters Form Human Hashtag Against Trump's Travel Bangalleryvideo

Protesters Form Human Hashtag Against Trump's Travel Ban

Seen from ground level, the demonstration down in Battery Park City last Friday afternoon defied conventional protest logic. Instead of rallying tightly in a unified mass—the kind that has recently shut down streets and crippled JFK's Terminal...

How The Queens Of Trump's Youth Became The Diverse 'Antithesis' Of His Policies

How The Queens Of Trump's Youth Became The Diverse 'Antithesis' Of His Policies

Travelers arrive at the international terminal at JFK Airport in March. (Getty) Every year, over 26 million international passengers arrive or depart from runways on the shore of Jamaica Bay in Queens. JFK Airport is by...

Cuomo's Proposed Immigrant Defense Fund Has Yet To Materialize

Cuomo's Proposed Immigrant Defense Fund Has Yet To Materialize

(Governor's Office Flickr) On November 20th, Governor Andrew Cuomo stood at the pulpit of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and delivered a rousing address. Citing his own family’s immigrant past—a grandfather who’d come to the...

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...

UPDATES: New Trump Travel Ban Bars Citizens From Muslim Countries, Refugees Starting March 16th

UPDATES: New Trump Travel Ban Bars Citizens From Muslim Countries, Refugees Starting March 16th

(Julius Motal / Gothamist) President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Monday instating an updated travel ban on several majority-Muslim countries, according to multiple news reports. The new order has been anticipated...

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...

Video: Seth Meyers Examines Trump's Cruel, Unnecessary & Ineffective Immigration Policies

Video: Seth Meyers Examines Trump's Cruel, Unnecessary & Ineffective Immigration Policiesvideo

While Stephen Colbert was focused on Trump's predilection for keeping conspiracy theorist nuts as advisers, Seth Meyers turned to Trump's newly-revised immigration ban and plans for his "beautiful" wall, so eloquently expressed by his most noxious...

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...

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...

'They Start With The Muslims': Flatbush Community Holds Emergency Meeting On Immigrants' Rights

'They Start With The Muslims': Flatbush Community Holds Emergency Meeting On Immigrants' Rights

(Eliza Relman/Gothamist) Hundreds of central Brooklyn residents gathered at the Flatbush YMCA Wednesday night for a meeting organized by Council Member Jumaane Williams to discuss immigrants' rights, including President Trump's recent executive order temporarily banning immigrants...

NY Assembly Passes 'Sanctuary State' Legislation

NY Assembly Passes 'Sanctuary State' Legislation

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) In the face of President Donald Trump's threat to withhold funding from so-called "sanctuary cities"—cities including New York that limit communication between police, prisons, and federal immigration officials—Assembly Democrats on Monday passed...

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