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Immigration Arrests Up 40%: Advocates Demand City Increase Budget for Legal Services - ARIC CHEN 陳曉天
Threats to New Yorkers heighten need for expanded services to protect all immigrant New Yorkers New York, NY – The New York Immigration Coalition will join with elected officials and advocates to urge the City Council to include funding for immigrant legal services in the final budget, in light of new data released by ICE. With immigration arrests up 40% since Trump signed an executive order on immigration enforcement, it is critical that the City renew its commitment to protecting all New Yorkers. Following the press conference, the Coalition will launch its inaugural Immigration Legal Service Provider Day of Action. The Coalition will meet with council members to discuss why these numbers further underscore the need for the final budget to include funding for legal services, specifically for organizations providing complex case representation. WHEN: Monday, May 22nd – 11 a.m. WHERE: Steps of City Hall WHO: Camille Mackler, Director of Legal Initiatives, the New York Immigration Coalition Letitia James, Public Advocate for the City of New York (invited) Council Member Daniel Dromm (invited) Council Member Carlos Menchaca Jojo Annobil, Immigrant Justice Corps Corina Bogaciu, African Services Committee Michelle Parris, Immigrant Defense Project Andrea Sáenz, Brooklyn Defender Services Heather Axeford, Senior [...]