Groups call on city to explain immigrant protections at borough-based jails

Groups call on city to explain immigrant protections at borough-based jails

“Mayor de Blasio has not laid out a clear plan to explain how undocumented New Yorkers will be adequately protected from ICE surveillance and detention under his BBJs [borough-based jails] proposal. And as far as we know, the City Council has not yet formally addressed this issue,” the letter reads.

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Katz Kicks Off DA Campaign With Bail, Weed Reform Proposals

Katz Kicks Off DA Campaign With Bail, Weed Reform Proposals

Katz pledged to stop prosecuting low level marijuana possession and end cash bail on misdemeanors, though she stopped short of saying she would end cash bail on all offenses.

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Legal Hand Empowers Low-Income Queens — And Wants Help

Legal Hand Empowers Low-Income Queens — And Wants Help

Amid an immigration crackdown, affordable housing crisis and pervasive poverty, one Jamaica organization is reaching out to low-income residents and putting power and knowledge into their hands.

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NYC Sues Trump, DOJ Over ‘Unlawful Conditions’ on Public Safety Grants

NYC Sues Trump, DOJ Over ‘Unlawful Conditions’ on Public Safety Grants

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday for what the city said are “unlawful efforts” to force New York City officials to participate in federal immigration enforcement.

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