Mirela Iverac

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Some Undocumented Immigrants Relieved To Stay in New York, Even in Legal Limbo

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

When Antonio left Trinidad to help his ailing father in the U.S., he knew he would likely overstay his tourist visa and therefore break the law – but he never imagined he would still be in the country seven years later, facing legal limbo. When he appeared in court after he was pulled over during a traffic stop, Antonio had a new option that would allow him to stay in the U.S.: prosecutorial discretion.

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Mom Accused of Murdering Daughter, 4, Denies Harming Her

Monday, May 07, 2012

The mother accused of murdering her 4-year-old daughter took the stand in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday, referred to the child as "my baby” and denying accusations that have been leveled at her during the trial.

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Girl, 4, Had Just a Kernel of Corn in Her Stomach at Time of Death: ME

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The 4-year-old girl at the center of a murder trial had nothing but a kernel of corn in her stomach at the time of her death and more than 70 injuries to her body and head, Brooklyn's deputy chief medical examiner testified in court Thursday.

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6-Year-Old Testifies Against Mom Accused in Death of Tot

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The 6-year-old son of the mother charged in the death of her young daughter did not deliver what prosecutors expected when he  took the stand Thursday in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

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Fallen Firefighter Rich Nappi Remembered as 'Family Man'

Monday, April 16, 2012

A day after Lt. Rich Nappi was killed battling a three-alarm blaze in Brooklyn, the 47-year-old father of two was remembered by his fellow firefighters as a "tireless worker" and a "family man."

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Trial Starts for Mother, Grandmother Accused of Killing 4-Year-Old Girl

Monday, April 16, 2012

Marchella Brett-Pierce "starved to death" due to her mother's "utter disregard" for her life, prosecutors said in their opening statements in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday.

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Hundreds Flock to State-Backed Job Fair Amid Rising Unemployment

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hundreds of job-seekers flocked to the Brooklyn job fair Thursday, one of eight state-sponsored fairs held simultaneously throughout New York as the unemployment rate in the city continues to climb.


Feds Gave 'Conflicting' Answers on Controversial Immigration Program: Report

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Federal officials provided “unclear and conflicting responses to inquiries and concerns” related to the federal immigration program known as Secure Communities that Governor Andrew Cuomo opted out of last year, according to a new report.

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Family Sues NYPD Over Death of Mentally Ill Woman

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The family of a mentally ill Queens woman who died after police were called to take her to the hospital said Tuesday they filed a suit against the New York Police Department.

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On the Brink | The New Face of Poverty: Meet Janice

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

In our new series On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty, meet Janice Hardy, an unemployed mother of two from suburban New Jersey who is facing homelessness as she, like many Americans, grapples with supporting her family and tries to get back on her feet.

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Immigration Officials Arrest Thousands in Nationwide Sweep

Monday, April 02, 2012

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested over 3,100 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators, including 127 in the New York area, during a six-day national operation.

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Poor Conditions for Immigrant Detainees in NJ, Report Finds

Friday, March 23, 2012

Conditions for immigrant detainees in Essex County, NJ, do not fully comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's national detention standards, according to a  new report from the New York University School of Law School.

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NY Moves Toward Forefront of DNA Collection in Nation

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The New York State Legislature has reached an agreement on a bill that will expand the DNA database to collect samples from everyone convicted of a felony or most misdemeanors. This will make New York State the first “all crimes DNA” state in the nation, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.


State Appears Ready to Approve Expansive DNA Database

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The New York State Legislature appears ready to approve the DNA database bill that would collect samples from everyone convicted of a crime in the state - one of the most ambitious such projects in the U.S.

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Boy to Testify Against Mother in Abuse Case

Monday, March 12, 2012

A mother who is charged with killing her four-year-old daughter will face testimony from her six-year-old son, either in court or on closed circuit TV, depending on the decision of a Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge, next month.  


City Immigration Advocates Rip Romney's Self-Deportation Plan

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

On the heels of Mitt Romney’s wins on Super Tuesday, leaders of New York City’s immigrant organizations criticized the Republican frontrunner’s self-deportation plan, saying it was unfeasible and that it would eventually hurt him in the general election if he clinches the nomination.

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On the Brink | The New Face of Poverty: Meet Yolanda

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

In our new series On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty, meet Yolanda, an unemployed mother of three who is facing homelessness as she, like many Americans, grapples with supporting her family and tries to get back on her feet.

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Critics Voice Concern Over Scope of Cuomo-Backed DNA Database Expansion

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo touted his proposal to expand the DNA database as a popular initiative backed by most state law enforcement officials – but critics say the proposal doesn’t do enough to exonerate the innocent.

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Bloomberg: NYPD's Monitoring of Muslims Was Legal

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly offered robust defense of a secret police department effort to monitor mosques and Muslim businesses and student groups in other states amid criticism from officials who said they were not properly informed of the operation or that the prying went too far.

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Christie: Report of Spying on Muslims in NJ Is 'Disturbing'

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he found a report of NYPD surveillance operation targeting Muslims in Newark "disturbing."

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