Tag: Rikers Island

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Bill Limits Reach of Federal Immigration Authorities in City Jails

A new bill that would limit the cooperation between local jails and federal immigration enforcement was introduced in the New York City Council on Wednesday. A story from our partner, WNYC.

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Gay Undocumented Immigrant Released From Rikers After Acquittal

In an unusual turn of events, Ricardo Muñiz was released after 20 months of detention at Rikers Island Prison following his acquittal, despite being placed in the Criminal Alien Program which reports undocumented immigrants to federal authorities.

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NYC Cooperation with ICE on Immigrant Detentions Angers Council Members

A heated exchange between the Bloomberg administration and its critics over federal access to immigrant inmates at the city’s Rikers Island prison.

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Growing Concern in NY City Council Over Federal Immigration Agents at Rikers Island Jail

At a packed hearing, council members try to better understand the relationship between the Department of Corrections and Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding immigrants sent to the Rikers Island jail.