Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Immigrant Arrests Spike in Metro Area

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

More immigrants have been arrested since President Trump took office than in the previous year, including many with no criminal records.

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Courthouse Immigration Arrest Leads to Courthouse Protest

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dozens of public defenders and other staffers marched outside Brooklyn misdemeanor court, after Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested a man on the premises.

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New Hope for New Yorkers With Criminal Convictions

Monday, November 27, 2017

New York state residents with old criminal records can apply to have their records sealed, under a new state law that went into effect last month.

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Want to Become a U.S. Citizen? Prepare to Wait Longer

Monday, November 27, 2017

More people are applying to be naturalized, at least in part due to President Trump's policies, which in turn means it's taking longer to complete the process.

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City's Free Lawyer Program Ramps Up for Tenants

Thursday, November 09, 2017

In the dawn of the city's Right to Counsel program, low-income tenants in Bronx housing court navigate a somewhat chaotic and cryptic path to free legal assistance.

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Uzbeks In New York React To Attack

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Uzbek immigrant community in New York reacts to the news that an Uzbek immigrant is the suspect in the bike path terror attack.

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Cuomo Vetoes Gravity Knife Bill

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Gov. Cuomo has once again vetoed a bill that would have legalized gravity knives, despite concerns that many working class men of color are arrested for using them as legitimate tools.

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Subway Groper vs. Harvey Weinstein: Who's DA Vance More Likely to Prosecute?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Manhattan DA is under attack by those who think he's more likely to prosecute a no-name New Yorker than a Hollywood executive, but the evidence is nuanced.

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Power, Money and the Manhattan DA's Sexual Misconduct Cases

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cyrus Vance's decision not to prosecute media executive Harvey Weinstein has some questioning whether he's willing to take on powerful men. But there's no clear pattern.

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Reports Say Manhattan D.A. Declined to Prosecute Weinstein

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New reports claim Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. considered prosecuting Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein in 2015, but decided not to go forward. 

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U.S. Seeks to Deport Immigrant Father of Autistic Child

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The Trump administration has been arresting more immigrants without legal status, including the father of a Queens girl with autism. He could be deported this week.

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DACA Application Deadline Means Some Young Immigrants Won't Be Protected

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Local groups scrambled to help eligible young immigrants reapply for DACA status, but they also fear many won't meet the October 5th deadline.

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Immigrant Arrests in New Jersey Largely Include Those Without Criminal Records

Monday, October 02, 2017

The Trump administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants includes a shift in priorities. WNYC found almost half of those arrested in New Jersey had no criminal backgrounds.

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Federal Judge Scolds Trump Administration Over DACA Deadline

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn rebuked the Trump Administration for giving immigrants only until October 5th to reapply for the program that lets them work and avoid deportation.

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Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Sexting

Monday, September 25, 2017

The former congressman's sexting with a 15-year-old girl rocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race, and may have cost her the presidency.

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'Ray of Hope' For Some DACA Recipients Pursuing Professions

Monday, September 25, 2017

With President Trump planning to rescind DACA unless Congress acts, recipients studying to enter professions face an uncertain future. But some might still be able to work in New York.

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Westchester Democrats Seek to Override Astorino's Veto of Immigrant Protection Act

Monday, September 25, 2017

Democrats on the Westchester County Board of Legislators want to override County Executive Rob Astorino's veto of their Immigrant Protection Act Monday, but they need one more vote.

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DACA Recipients Scramble to Reapply, But Not All are Eligible

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Young immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are figuring out who's eligible to reapply before President Trump's Oct. 5 deadline, and the window is very narrow.

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Trump Administration Declines to Release Information on Immigration Enforcement

Friday, September 08, 2017

Federal authorities asked local jails and police to detain more immigrants earlier this year, then stopped responding to records requests.

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Brooklyn DA's Pledge to Reduce Marijuana Prosecutions Makes Little Difference

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Three years ago, the Brooklyn District Attorney announced he would no longer prosecute as many people for marijuana possession. But WNYC found the impact wasn’t as big as expected.

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