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New York ICE arrest
Despite New York’s status as a sanctuary state for immigrants and assurances by the New York State court system, evidence shows that clerks and officers of these courts have cooperated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to facilitate the arrest and detention of immigrants in court for matters unrelated to their immigration status. According to...
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New York immigration
As the government shutdown continues to drag on, thousands of immigration hearings have been cancelled or postponed. Figures released on January 11, 2019, indicate that more than 40,000 hearings have been delayed as a result of the shutdown. This has left many immigrants in limbo and has added even more to the existing backlog of...
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New York Asylum Seekers
In a ruling that can greatly assist New York asylum seekers, a Federal Court imposed a nationwide injunction stopping Justice Department policies making it harder for immigrants to claim political asylum because of domestic violence or gang violence. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan found that the new policies which had the effect of impeding...
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New York Asylum Attorney
Federal Court rules that mandatory detention violated due process of the asylum seeker in severe rebuke to the government’s policies The Trump administration’s efforts to apply harsh treatment to valid applicants for political asylum are being tempered by the Federal courts. In a recent decision relating to an asylum applicant who had been detained for...
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ICE Arrests Deportations
Arrests and deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are increasing in New York despite the state’s policies welcoming immigrants. ICE arrests increased by 35 percent in New York State in 2018, rising to a total of almost 3,500 in the New York region. This trend reflects an overall rise in the number of arrests...
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