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State Stiffs Immigration Lawyer Fund Cuomo Once Lauded as ‘Beacon of Hope’

Advocacy groups across New York City and the state are demanding answers after they say the governor’s office is withholding funding for immigrant services, including a first-of-its-kind program that provided free legal representation in deportation cases. In a letter sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, officials with 78 nonprofits wrote they have “been advised […]

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Man Detained by ICE in Violent Brooklyn Raid Is Free Pending Deportation Hearing

A Brooklyn man targeted in a February Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in which he was tased and his girlfriend’s son was shot in the face is free — for now. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Manhattan ordered 33-year-old Gaspar Avendaño-Hernández’s immediate release, citing health concerns related to coronavirus. He was released from New […]

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Wounds Still Wide Open for Family of Erick Díaz-Cruz, Shot by ICE in Brooklyn

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Erick Díaz-Cruz was supposed to return to his native Mexico last Wednesday. Instead, that was the day he was released from Brooklyn’s Maimonides Hospital, where he underwent extensive facial surgery after an Immigration and […]

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New York Sues ICE to Stop Arrests of Immigrants at Courts

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests of immigrants in and around New York courthouses deter witnesses from aiding law enforcement — and prevent victims from reporting crimes, a lawsuit seeking to stop the arrests charges. […]

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City Council Tasks Schools With Educating Immigrant Families on Public Charge Rule

As fear around a new federal immigration rule continues to perplex some New York City immigrant families, the city will require the education department to send home fact sheets to teach parents about their rights. A bill passed in the City Council Thursday, which is part of a larger package of legislation, would require the […]

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On the Brink of Being Homeless in a ‘Sanctuary City’

This article was produced in collaboration with Documented, a nonprofit news organization that covers New York’s immigrants and the policies that affect their lives. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for their newsletter. Editor’s note: This story uses initials to protect the confidentiality of individuals facing deportation. At around 4 in the […]