Tag: Immigration

New York

What is New York doing about DACA?

This week, President Donald Trump announced that he'd cave to conservative pressure to restrict immigration by phasing out the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; here's a refresher) over the next six months. New York politicians immediately sprang into action. Mayor Bill de Blasio penned a Daily News op-ed pledging to protect the DREAMers, immigrants…

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The NYPD won't be able to arrest people for certain old warrants.
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It’s Been Long Enough

Prosecutors from every borough except Staten Island dismissed 645,000 old warrants. The warrants, all more than ten years old, were for non-violent infractions and had been issued to people who have not since had any criminal justice issues. Many of the people subject to those warrants weren't even aware of them. They'd only find out about the…

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Balancing or in Danger?

Immigrants in danger, Bill de Blasio balancing competing demands, Republicans balancing ideological purity while in danger of losing the State Senate, and more. Want to get this as an email every week? Sign up!

********** Our Feature Will New York Be a Sanctuary for Immigrants? Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to take back $4…

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News from Western New York

Ok, this is absurd ... Trump’s refugee and travel ban plans have thrust an immigration focal point to emerge in … Champlain, New York? Yep. People are illegally crossing the border into Canada near Champlain in the North Country to escape persecution here in the United States, according to this story by Rick Rojas in…

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