Come out and join us at the annual West Indian Day Parade! Help us pass out flyers and talk about preventing deportations! This year we will be educating parade goers about New York City policies that continue to criminalize our communities and hand over New Yorkers to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thwarts Constitutional Rights and Post Conviction Relief for Immigrant New Yorkers
New York, July 30, 2014 -- Families for Freedom (FFF) and New York University (NYU) School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic, released a report today that reveals the basic conflict between New York post conviction relief laws which are designed to protect people from illegal convictions and the deportation machinery of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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The report “Justice Detained, Justice Denied: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Prevents Immigrants from Fighting Unlawful Criminal Convictions,” authored by the Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law and commissioned by Families for Freedom, reveals the fundamental contradiction between New York state and constitutional laws designed to protect people from unlawful convictions, and the deportation machinery of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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1. ICE will refuse to bring an immigrant detainee to have her post-conviction relief claim heard by a state judge. 2. ICE requests travel documents from foreign embassies and consulates to expedite deportation, knowing that there is a post-conviction case is pending. 3. ICE will remove from the United States noncitizens who have post-conviction relief cases pending...
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Throughout its history, New York City has been a city of immigrants: in both 1900 and 2011, 37% of the city’s population was foreign-born. Today, more than three million New Yorkers are immigrants, and 60% of the city’s residents are immigrants or the children of immigrants. At the same time, New York is a city in which one in nine adults has been convicted of a crime in the last ten years...
For Immediate Release: Detained for Nearly a Decade, Kenyan Torture Survivor Still Awaiting Relief

New York, May 13, 2014 -- Families for Freedom (FFF) calls on Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release Sylvester Owino. Mr. Owino, 37-years-old, has been in immigration detention since 2005 with no bond, nearly a decade after he completed his sentence for his crime. He fled from Kenya to the United States to attend college in 1998.