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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...

Suicidal Man Afraid Of Being Deported Rescued From Brooklyn Bridge

Suicidal Man Afraid Of Being Deported Rescued From Brooklyn Bridge

via Antonio Aliaga/flickr A Belgian man frightened that he could be deported was talked down from a beam above the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge early Sunday morning, after he had reportedly been threatening to jump....

Immigration Attorney Unpacks 'Narrow' Stay Order And What It Means For Those Still In Detention At JFK

Immigration Attorney Unpacks 'Narrow' Stay Order And What It Means For Those Still In Detention At JFK

(Julius Motal / Gothamist) The morning after Judge Anne M. Donnelly granted an emergency stay against the implementation of President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigrants en route to the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries,...

'It's Just So Stupid': NYers Pack Washington Square Park To Denounce Trump's Anti-Immigrant Ordersgallery

'It's Just So Stupid': NYers Pack Washington Square Park To Denounce Trump's Anti-Immigrant Orders

Thousands of protesters streamed into Washington Square Park Wednesday night for an “emergency rally” in support of immigrants and Muslims facing threats from President Trump. Organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the rally was held...

Manhattan ESL Teacher Stole Thousands From Students In Green Card Scam

Manhattan ESL Teacher Stole Thousands From Students In Green Card Scam

(iStockPhoto) A Manhattan teacher has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands from her foreign students after she promised to get them green cards in exchange for cash. Jenetta Ferguson, who teaches English as a Second Language, admitted...

What You Need To Know If You Are An Immigrant In NYC

What You Need To Know If You Are An Immigrant In NYC

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Este artículo también esta disponible en español. اردو ترجمہ New York is a city of immigrants—today, there are currently an estimated 1.3 million non-citizen New Yorkers, about 500,000 of whom are undocumented....

Undocumented Immigrants From Europe Anxiously Brace For Life Under Trump

Undocumented Immigrants From Europe Anxiously Brace For Life Under Trump

(Getty) Immigration was overwhelmingly deemed the "most important issue facing the country" by those who voted for Donald Trump, according to exit polls conducted by CNN. This should come as no surprise, as Trump dedicated much...

NYPD Counterterrorism Commission Says There's No Risk In Destroying IDNYC Data

NYPD Counterterrorism Commission Says There's No Risk In Destroying IDNYC Data

As the debate over what to do with the personal information of thousands of undocumented New Yorkers continues, the NYPD's top counterterrorism official sparred with Republican lawmakers Thursday, dismissing their claims that destroying data collected by...

NYC Immigrants Fear Trump Will Send America's Deportation Machine Into Overdrive

NYC Immigrants Fear Trump Will Send America's Deportation Machine Into Overdrive

A volunteer at Make The Road New York makes a sign for Sunday's anti-Trump march. (Max Rivlin-Nadler/Gothamist) Modesta Toribio sat in her office in Jackson Heights, Queens, Saturday afternoon, as her 4-year-old daughter made a poster...

Thousands Protest Trump's Plan To Deport Millions Of Immigrantsgallery

Thousands Protest Trump's Plan To Deport Millions Of Immigrants

Thousands of demonstrators marched in protest against President-elect Donald Trump's pledge to deport millions of undocumented immigrants in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, marking the fifth consecutive day of protests in the aftermath of Trump's stunning election. Organized...

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