Despite New York City’s Sanctuary City status, undocumented immigrants living in the Big Apple still face the possibility of being deported. Just ask Carlos Cardona, an undocumented immigrant from Colombia who volunteered to clean up wreckage at Ground Zero after the September 11 attacks. According to NY 1, Cardona was arrested and detained in February 2017 for a nonviolent 27-year-old drug offense.
As Daily Kos points out, Cardona’s arrest came just one month after President Trump’s inauguration, and followed one of the many routine Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) check-ins he’s participated in as a result of his 1990 conviction.
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The 48-year-old was released from custody late last month and pardoned by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, and now Queens Congressman Joseph
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