Recent controversies surrounding the separation of immigrant parents from their children have spurred many local agencies to cut ties with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and to terminate their contracts to assist in detention and management of families taken into custody by federal officials. Despite the financial resources represented by these contracts, cities and counties are increasingly unwilling to be associated with the unpopular policies instituted by the Trump administration and enforced by ICE.
Public Agencies Distancing Themselves from ICE
The negative attention given to Border Patrol and ICE officials for enforcing Trump administration policies that required the separation of undocumented immigrants from their children has led to significant public backlash across the U.S. Even in Texas, long considered a stronghold of Trump support, Austin officials elected to terminate a contract for housing mothers detained by ICE. A contract held by Sacramento County in California to jail immigrants pending their hearings has also been cancelled, with county officials noting their discomfort and displeasure with “an administration that is extremely hostile to immigrants.”
Protecting the Legal Rights of Immigrants
As a sanctuary city, New York offers significant protections for immigrants within its borders. Aggressive actions by ICE, however, continue to pose threats to immigrants and their families in our area. Working with a qualified New York immigration lawyer can be a good first step toward resolving issues with visas or legal residency for undocumented immigrants in the city and state of New York. Your New York immigration lawyer can provide you with expert guidance on navigating the legal complexities of immigration in the current political climate.
Qualified New York Immigration Lawyer
If you need a qualified and knowledgeable New York immigration lawyer, Pozo Goldstein can provide you with the right representation for your case. Our legal team consists of dedicated and experienced professionals and includes two former immigration prosecuting attorneys and a former judge. By entrusting your case to us, you can pursue legal residency in the U.S. and can protect yourself against adverse actions by ICE and other federal immigration authorities. Call our offices today at 212-201-9031 to schedule a free in-office consultation with our legal team. We look forward to the opportunity to help you and your family pursue your own version of the American dream.