ICE Statistics Reinforce Advocates’ Call for Immediate End to NY Deportation Program

A wide coalition of advocacy groups intensified its demand today that Governor Andrew Cuomo immediately terminate the state’s involvement in Secure Communities (S-Comm), Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) mass deportation program, in light of mounting evidence of the program’s problems. Recently released federal data shows that, in New York, more than 70 percent of immigrants transferred into […]

NYCLU & Community Advocates Demand Gov. Cuomo Withdraw from Unjust Deportation Program

 The New York Civil Liberties Union today joined immigrants’ rights and civil rights advocates at a rally at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office to urge the governor to withdraw New York from Secure Communities (S-Comm), a federal program that threatens civil rights and weakens public safety by targeting immigrant residents for detention and deportation. “Governor Cuomo should demonstrate […]

Rally 12/9/10: Demand Gov. Paterson Withdraw from Unjust Immigration Program

At a rally tomorrow in front of Governor Paterson’s Manhattan Office, the will join dozens of state and local immigrants’ rights organizations to urge the governor to affirm his support for immigrant families by withdrawing New York State from Secure Communities, a misguided federal program that targets immigrants and weakens public safety.

NYCLU Urges NYC Council to Oppose Increased Role for City in Detaining, Deporting Immigrants

At a joint hearing today of two New York City Council committees, the New York Civil Liberties Union urged council members to oppose the increasing role that city agencies play in facilitating the detention and deportation of immigrants living in New York City. “New York City has a long history of embracing its immigrant communities […]