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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.


We'll gather to celebrate the strength of the women who nurture our movement. Join us for cake, tea & good conversation. You can bring a dish to share potluck-style.

Message to New York City: “Stop all collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and create a safe immigration legacy New Yorkers can be proud of.”

NEW YORK, NY – This Tuesday, Members of the Migrant Power Alliance (MPA) and affiliated migrant and racial justice and human rights organizations including Families for Freedom, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Raza Youth Collective and others, will kick off the ICE-FREE NYC Campaign at 11am with a press conference at 26 Federal Plaza (on the steps on Lafayette St. near the corner of Worth) calling on New York City to end all collaboration with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). The campaign is led by directly affected New Yorkers.