December, 2011

Springfield Gardens

DeBlasio urges probe of fed detention center

The city public advocate is joining several Queens elected officials in another call to the federal government to stop its association with a private group that has been running a controversial immigration detention center in southeast Queens. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Qns family set adrift after father detained

A Queens family is pleading with the federal government to release their patriarch, who has been in jail for more than eight months, since they say immigration officials have not formally charged him with any crime. Comment.

Law bars holding immigrants in jail

Despite opposition from some corners of Queens, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law last week a bill that requires the city Department of Correction to release immigrants who do not have a prior criminal record but are being detained for federal immigration authorities. Comment.

November, 2011


The Immigration Debate

Nothing is more certain to raise blood pressure in New York City than a discussion of the city’s handling of illegal immigration. This is evident in the response to Intro 656, a bill that would prevent the city Department of Correction from handing over suspected illegal immigrants to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for detention and deportation. Comments (8).
Middle Village

Civic decries Crowley’s immigration proposal

The Juniper Park Civic Association will host a news conference outside City Hall to show its opposition to a bill City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) recently co-sponsored that would protect certain illegal immigrants from being deported. Comments (4).
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