New York City is home to over three million foreign-born residents. Yet, immigrant New Yorkers have been forced to struggle with the harsh realities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) operations in their city for years—families broken apart by midnight raids, parents of U.S. citizen children sent to far-away detention facilities in Texas and Louisiana and held without bond, immigrants arrested after a “stop-and-frisk” encounter with the NYPD, only to find themselves thrown into a pipeline that sends thousands of New Yorkers from Rikers Island to ICE detention every year. This report compiles comprehensive data obtained by a FOIA request filed by Families for Freedom and Immigrant Defense Project. It reveals the devastating affects that ICE's enforcement operations have had on the city and their widespread terrorization of immigrant communities.
Show DescriptionListen to this month's War on Immigrants Report hosted by Abraham Paulos and Donald Anthonyson of Families for Freedom and Adem Carroll. The recent Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB1070 had some of its supporters claiming victory and its opponents fearing more agony. While the discussion and disseminations will continue for some time, this month, we ask what has it changed for the people who will be affected, directly and indirectly? Given the history of the Supreme Court and its’ many race based decisions, how will the struggle to maintain dignity and justice play out? How did it play out in the past? On today's show we will speak with Dr. Alfonso Gonzales, Assistant Professor, Political Science at Lehman College and Carlos Garcia, the director of Puente Arizona, and Diana Perez-Ramirez an organizer at Puente Arizona.
United We DREAM, the National Immigrant Youth Alliance and the NIPNLG prepared this very informative warning advisory about how your criminal history could relate to Obama's deferred action program. There are thousands of people who will benefit from this deferred action program. However, many people's criminal history for a wide range of offences, including those commited as a juvenile can make you not only ineligible for this program, but also detainable and deportable. Until the regulations and rules
regarding the program are released in 60 days or so, the creators of this document urge you to use this time to collect documents that
will help prepare your case.
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