For years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has contracted with local jails in New York and across the country to detain tens of thousands of immigrants who have come to the U.S. seeking a better life — subjecting them to inhumane conditions and separating them from family and community. Instead of being kept behind bars, people arrested by ICE should be released to their families and be able to pursue citizenship with the support of counsel and their communities.
TELL LAWMAKERS: Immigration detention is immoral and unacceptable. End ICE’s contracts with jails and prisons in New York.
Governor Kathy Hochul
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins