New York AG Eric Schneiderman And Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Call For ICE To End Immigration E
A.G. Schneiderman's office press release -------- New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today called for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop conducting raids in New York courthouses and to recalibrate their priorities so crime victims and witnesses are not targeted for removal proceedings. Instances of arrests and attempted arrests by ICE in courts have spiked approximately five-fold this year compared to 2016, according to service providers, and a growing number of victims have expressed reluctance to move forward with criminal prosecutions due to fear of being deported, according to the Brooklyn DA’s Office. These reports are consistent with findings detailed in a national report issued by the New York Attorney General’s office in March. Together, the reports provide overwhelming evidence that the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement policies have undermined public safety and must end. To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.