New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his city council are allocating an additional $1.6 million to provide legal resources for illegal immigrant residents facing deportation orders and other law enforcement issues.
“Calling it a defensive fund against President Trump’s immigration policies, New York City officials plan to put an extra $1.6 million toward public defenders representing immigrants slated for deportation,” reports Fox News.
“Attorneys and immigrant rights groups had pushed for money, saying that courts were rushing decisions on deportation and that immigrants were at a disadvantage if they did not have the help of an attorney,” adds the author. “The move to bolster the funding arose from a deal between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Corey Johnson.”
“This is crucial right now as the ICE deportation machine has ramped up efforts to interfere with the necessary work NYIFUP is doing by pushing people through the system with zero regard for due process. I will continue to fight these un-American and horrific immigration policies,” said City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.
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