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New York City sanctuary policy helped illegal migrants skip town after Times Square attack on NYPD

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have slammed New York City laws and policies that prohibit New York City police from cooperating with federal immigration officials regarding the deportation of criminally illegal immigrants.

Kenneth Gennaro, director of ICE’s New York office, said New York’s progressive rules were the reason some undocumented immigrants accused of assaulting two New York City police officers in Times Square were able to remain in the country. He said that there is. last week. The ugly incident, along with a video of one of the migrants flashing his middle finger after his release, sparked widespread condemnation.

Gennaro denounced the rule at a news conference in Times Square on Monday, saying he and a bipartisan group of city council members urged the city to reverse the policy that would make it easier for immigrants accused of crimes to be deported. I asked for it.

Kenneth Gennaro (left) says New York City laws are hampering efforts to keep dangerous illegals off the streets. (Lev Radin/Shipa, via AP Images)

Immigrants arrested in Phoenix on suspicion of assaulting New York City police officer

A 2014 City Council law signed by former Mayor Bill de Blasio limited the city’s cooperation with ICE “detainees” except in certain cases that pose a risk to public safety. ICE detainees are calling on local law enforcement to report noncitizens arrested on criminal charges to immigration authorities.

“We want to help. The problem is that city policy and state law prevent cooperation between the NYPD and ICE,” Gennaro said, according to the New York Post.

“Hundreds of people are arrested every week in the city, and we can’t determine who is the most violent.”

Gennaro said ICE once had a unit stationed at the city jail on Rikers Island, but that de Blasio gave the unit a benefit and learned about immigration arrests through the news media. The NYPD is also prohibited from disclosing the suspect’s immigration status to the media.

Migrants handcuffed to the ground

Several immigrants were recently arrested in Phoenix for allegedly assaulting an NYPD police officer. (ICE source to Fox News)

“We used to have a unit on Rikers Island working in conjunction with the NYPD. The previous administration at the time removed that unit from Rikers Island, so we no longer have a presence there,” Henaro said. said.

“Essentially, foreign-born people were vetted by immigration officials on my staff to determine if they were eligible for deportation proceedings. If so, we detained them and deported them. “Unfortunately, many of the ways we gather information at ICE are the same as how we learn about cases through the media.”

New York City immigrants arrested on suspicion of assaulting police, flee to California after release: Report

Gennaro participated in the press conference along with U.S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R.N.Y.), Republican City Council members David Carr and Joseph Borelli, and Democratic City Council member Robert Holden. called on the United States to resume cooperation with ICE.

Malliotakis accused the city of not cooperating with ICE.

Immigrants attack NYPD

The attack on two New York City police officers near Times Square was captured on surveillance video. (New York City Police Department)

“We need the support of our police officers, we need to keep our streets safe, and we need to deport the people who are here and are committing crimes against our citizens,” Malliotakis said, according to Politico. .

“This fiscal year, ICE issued 109 detention requests against dangerous individuals who committed crimes in our city, but New York City granted zero requests for detention, compared to 157 requests in the previous fiscal year, FY22. There was a request for detention, then a request for detention again,’ and there were zero awards from New York City,” Malliotakis said.

“And the number of detention requests has decreased significantly under the Biden administration. At the end of the Trump administration, in fiscal year 2021, there were 1,485 detention requests. And again, New York City granted zero.”

Questions for Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (RN.Y.), Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism, NYPD

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (RN.Y.) accused the city of not cooperating with ICE. (Fox News Digital/D’Esposito’s Office)

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Several illegal immigrants suspected of assaulting a New York City police officer have been arrested in Phoenix, Fox News confirmed Monday night. At least four people had fled the state after being released last week.

Gov. Cathy Hochul (Democratic) last week called for all suspected immigrants to be rounded up and deported.

Hochul said at a news conference Friday that he wanted to speak with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg about why most of the suspects were released without bail. She said prosecutors should have tried to keep them in custody.

Bragg criticized the grand jury that is scheduled to begin meeting on the case.He was seen entering the office around 11:15 a.m. this morning.

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