At a Documented event, advocates discussed what the first few weeks of the Biden administration have meant for the immigration system in New York
The "Protect Our Courts Act" was passed in July, but Cuomo has yet to sign it into law. In the meantime, ICE arrests continue.
The court shutdown has caused immigration judges’ productivity to plummet while ICE is sending new cases and filing motions to reopen cases that were administratively closed in the past
Matthew Albence, acting director of ICE, announced he was retiring on Friday.
Ousman Darboe has been in ICE detention in Bergen, New Jersey since 2017.
Despite making up only 7.2 percent of the noncitizen population in the US, more than 20 percent of people facing deportation on criminal grounds are Black.
New York ICE Chief and Deportation Officer Say They Worked Closely with State Court Officers on Arrests
“I got most of my guidance, my dealing with the court, from the court officers. We worked with them very well,” said David Rodriguez, a deportation officer who works out of the Varick Street ICE office.
The arrest came despite the NYPD stating it does not need federal assistance in policing the protest.
Despite previously denying working with ICE on Operation Matador, emails show Nassau County and Suffolk County Police Departments worked closely with the agency.
A contract with ICE stipulates that data gathered by the company and used in arrests be “analyzed internally by both automation and trained analysts”