- Associated Press - Sunday, August 18, 2019

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department in the year ending June 30 has rejected all requests from the federal government to hold detained immigrants past their release date.

That’s the finding of the Daily News in a report published Sunday.

The newspaper says the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made 2,916 detainer requests from July 1, 2018 through June 30, seeking to hold prisoners past their release date so it can evaluate whether they should face deportation proceedings.

The Daily News says the NYPD in seven instances gave the federal agency answers to questions about a person’s incarceration status, release date or court appearances. It says those cases involved inquiries about a person with at least one conviction or serious crime.

The Legal Aid Society says the NYPD is acting lawfully.



Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide