Posted on April 26, 2018
New York Bars Federal Immigration Authorities From State Facilities
— Madina Toure (@madinatoure) April 25, 2018
Federal immigration authorities will no longer be able to carry out arrests in New York State facilities unless they have a warrant.
“The reckless and unconstitutional practices ICE is deploying in our communities violate everything we believe in New York and are an assault on our democracy,” Cuomo said in a statement. “I demand ICE immediately cease and desist this pattern of conduct, and if they fail to do so, I will pursue all available legal recourse and commit to doing everything in my power to protect the rights and safety of all New Yorkers.”
Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), said the organization’s upstate partners in central and western New York have been working on the ground from Rome to Rochester to highlight the “tragic deportations and fear” that ICE has brought about in the state’s immigrant communities.
“We applaud the governor for standing up against the Trump deportation machine to protect immigrant New Yorkers whether they’re at a hospital, school drop-off, state parks or the marriage bureau,” Choi said in a statement.