How Vague Gang Allegations Impact Relief and Bond for Immigrant New Yorkers

Allegations of gang membership, no matter how vague or flimsy, can lead to the denial of immigration relief to immigrant youth, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, release on bond, asylum, DACA and U-visas.

Stuck with Suspicion: How Vague Gang Allegations Impact Relief and Bond for Immigrant New Yorkers offers guidance to immigration lawyers, schools, police, and elected officials to address the problem. Recommendations include limiting the information that local agencies share with ICE and that schools share with School Resource Officers, as well as implementing laws and policies to ensure gang database information is adequately vetted and reviewed.

Stuck with Suspicion was drafted in partnership with the New York Immigration Coalition.

 

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