Know Your Rights Manual: Rikers Deportation Law 2011

Feb 19, 2013
  • Description

Local Law 2011/6 means that New York City will no longer hand over its residents to federal immigration authorities if they meet several criteria: they have not been convicted of a crime, they have no criminal cases, criminal warrants, or outstanding deportation warrants or orders pending against them, and they are not listed on federal gang and terrorism databases. In other words, New York City will not hand over immigrants who are found not guilty, have their charges dropped, or obtain a non-criminal outcome (such as a violation or "youthful offender" conviction) in their case. This manual helps community members to undertand new protections for immigrants in the Department of Correction Facilities.