Mayor de Blasio’s pledge to spend $16 million on lawyers for undocumented immigrants comes with a big catch — and it’s got one legal service provider fuming.
De Blasio said the city won’t fund lawyers for immigrants facing deportation if they’ve been convicted of certain crimes — the same 170 on which the city cooperates with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainers that start the process of deportation.
Advertisement - continue reading article below.
SuperBeets: The Circulation Superfood! SuperBeets helps promote healthy circulation, improved natural energy, and healthy blood pressure levels with the Nitric Oxide power of beets. Give it a try!
“If we believe as a matter of policy and law that’s appropriate, we’re not going to provide legal services to stop that (deportation),” de Blasio said on WNYC Friday.
The Legal Aid Society — which just two days ago praised the mayor for announcing the expanded funding for legal services — blasted him for those comments Friday.
“To put any restrictions on this program would be an affront
Continue reading full article here: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-16m-lawyer-fund-won-undocumented-immigrants-article-1.3114369
IMMIGRATION NEWS LATEST HEADLINES:
Scan more headlines now in just 60 seconds on our homepage!
IMMIGRATION NEWSWIRE: The latest immigration news today and everyday