Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

New Yorkers Protest Charlottesville Violence and Trump's Reaction

Sunday, August 13, 2017

New Yorkers protested President Trump's reaction to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia by taking to the streets.

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City District Attorneys Purge Almost 645,000 Old Warrants

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Nearly 645,000 old summonses were vacated on Wednesday in an unusually sweeping agreement involving four of the city's district attorneys.

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Twenty Years Later: The Police Assault on Abner Louima and What it Means

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The horrific attack in the bathroom of an NYPD precinct house in Brooklyn changed New York, but maybe not enough.

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Even More Immigration Judges are Reassigned in Trump's Border Crackdown

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In its crackdown on illegal immigration, the Trump administration has moved half of the judges in New York City's immigration court — the busiest in the nation — to the southern border.

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New York Democrats Tell ICE: Stay Away from Human Trafficking Courts

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ten New York Democratic members of congress have sent a letter to ICE asking them to review their policy on sending officers to human trafficking court.

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Marijuana Arrests Decline in the City, But Racial Disparities Remain High

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Several groups said it's time to legalize marijuana possession in New York, because blacks and Latinos continue to be arrested at a higher rate than whites.

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For Immigrant Parents, Reunification with Children Now Carries Risk of Smuggling Charges

Friday, July 07, 2017

Immigration advocates are alarmed by the federal government's change in tactics in the past few weeks. 

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Immigrant 'Representative' Faces $1.3M Fine for Deceptive Practices

Friday, June 30, 2017

New York City's consumer affairs agency says a Bronx charity operator sold ID cards that falsely promised protection from deportation.

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Can New York Keep Immigration Agents Out of The Courthouses?

Thursday, June 29, 2017

City Council members held a hearing on how to keep federal immigration agents out of city courthouses, but the suggestions may be tough to implement.

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Immigrant 'Representative' Loses Accreditation

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A WNYC/Telemundo investigation found Carlos Davila promised immigrants too much, and hid a criminal past.

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Who's Really Affected by the Supreme Court's Travel Ban Ruling

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

President Trump sees Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on his travel ban as a "clear victory" for national security. But immigration advocates aren't so sure.

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ICE Agents Are Showing Up In Human Trafficking Courts

Monday, June 26, 2017

Immigration advocates claim there are more sightings of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in courthouses looking to detain people, including human trafficking victims.

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When ICE Shows Up in Human Trafficking Court

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Immigrant advocates want to make it harder for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to arrest people in any courts, let alone the ones that treat defendants as victims, not criminals.

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Ossining High School Student to Be Deported

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A lawyer for the Westchester high school student from Ecuador who was detained earlier this month said he lost his last attempt to remain in the U.S. and will be deported.

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Cyclists Call for More Safety Following Two Deaths in a Week

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Two bicycle riders were killed in separate incidents within days of each other in Chelsea, prompting renewed calls for more and better bike lanes.

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Outcry After Immigration Agents Seen at Queens Human Trafficking Court

Friday, June 16, 2017

New York State's Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said she's greatly concerned that federal immigration agents were in a human trafficking court in Queens.

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Immigration Agency Rejects Ossining Student's Deportation Appeal

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ossining High School student Diego Puma Macancela was detained last week on the day of his senior prom. He lost an appeal of his deportation order.

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N.Y. Immigration Courts Face 2-Year Delay After Judges Sent To The Border

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Trump administration is temporarily moving immigration judges to courts near the southern border, making delays in New York worse.

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Supporters Rally for Ossining High School Student Detained by ICE

Monday, June 12, 2017

Ossining residents and immigration advocates rallied outside the Federal Building in Lower Manhattan to protest the detention of Diego Ismael Puma Macancela last week.

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Immigration Agents Arrest Ossining High School Student

Friday, June 09, 2017

Westchester immigration advocates insist a 19-year-old high school student should have been given more time to appeal an unfavorable ruling.

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