As the Trump administration ramps up its criticism of the NYPD’s handling of undocumented immigrants accused of crimes, the Brooklyn DA’s office announced the roll-out of a new policy Monday — intended to lessen the chances of deportation for illegal aliens convicted of low-level offenses.
“I am committed to equal and fair justice for all Brooklyn residents – citizens, lawful residents and undocumented immigrants alike,” Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement Monday. The announcement comes in the wake of statements by President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that NYC brass is “soft on crime.”
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“Now more than ever, we must ensure that a conviction, especially for a minor offense, does not lead to unintended and severe consequences like deportation, which can be unfair, tear families apart and destabilize our communities and businesses,” Gonzalez continued.
The Brooklyn DA’s office has hired two immigration attorneys to counsel
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