NYIC Condemns Recent ICE Raids in New York

July 27th, 2017

Federal immigration officials announced Wednesday that more than 100 people were arrested across New York City in an 11-day operation.

Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition responds:

"The recent raids in New York City are a clear example of Donald Trump's senseless and inhumane immigration policy in action. Instead of working with community members to ensure public safety, federal immigration officials chose to conduct massive sweeps that only further terrorize people who are living in fear. When entire communities are criminalized and therefore afraid to interact with law enforcement, the safety of everyone is placed at risk. This is not who we are, and this is not our New York."

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The New York Immigration Coalition is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees.The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all by promoting immigrants’ full civic participation, fostering their leadership, and providing a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.