NY Sheriffs Stop Unlawfully Jailing Immigrants Thanks to NYCLU Advocacy

July 31, 2014 — Thanks to advocacy by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State Sheriffs’ Association has advised all sheriffs across the state to stop imprisoning people without a warrant just so federal agencies can investigate them for immigration purposes. In response to the Sheriffs’ Association guidance, at least 10 counties have stopped honoring federal government requests that they jail people who have been arrested after they would have otherwise been released.
Full Story  |  Topics: Capital Region, Immigrants' Rights, Central New York, Genesee Valley, Lower Hudson Valley, Nassau County, New York City, Suffolk County, Western Region
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