En Español Know Your Rights
Source: 1010 Wins
Subject: Immigration
Type: Media Coverage

Feds Aim to Deport 13K Inmates from Rikers Island

NEW YORK– Immigrant advocates** say authorities have begun
deportation proceedings against an estimated 13,000 inmates held at the Rikers
Island penal complex in New York City since 2004.
   
A coalition of
immigrant advocacy groups says they obtained the data through a Freedom of
Information Act request. The data demonstrate how the city’s Department of
Correction works with federal immigration authorities.
   
The groups
plan to release their findings at a news conference Tuesday.
   
The
Department of Correction says it gives information about newly-admitted
foreign-born inmates to federal immigration officers but does not provide
information about immigration status.
   
The Rikers policy predates a
broader federal effort to identify and deport illegal immigrants in local
jails.

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