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.
plan to release their findings at a news conference Tuesday.
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
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