Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

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.


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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Albany Lawmakers Reach Compromise on Faster Trials

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Ever since Kalief Browder committed suicide in 2016 after waiting almost three years on Rikers for a trial, advocates of criminal justice reform have been lobbying for speedier trials.


Missing: New York Immigration Judges

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

As part of a crackdown on illegal immigration, the Trump Administration is assigning judges from the nation's busiest immigration court to the border where some say they're not needed.

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Brooklyn District Attorney's Race Heats Up Heading into Summer Campaign

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Bail reform, protecting immigrants and the integrity of prosecutions were all topics at a candidates forum for the seven Democrats running for Brooklyn District Attorney.


Why New York's Immigration Court Is Even Busier, With Fewer Judges, Under Trump

Monday, June 05, 2017

New York City has the nation’s busiest immigration court. But it doesn’t have enough judges. A WNYC analysis found that Trump Administration policies have cause even more chaos.

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NY Attorney General Closes Bronx Businessman's Charity

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The decision forces Carlos Davila to stop selling his homemade 'National Identification' cards to immigrants, following an investigation by WNYC and Telemundo 47.

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Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty in Sexting Case

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weiner cried as he apologized to the teenager with whom he exchanged sexually explicit texts. "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse," the former congressman said in court.

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'Perfect Storm For Exploitation': Program To Defend Immigrants Draws Scrutiny

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Justice Department has recruited thousands of people without law degrees to help defend immigrants. Now, a man who sold misleading ID cards for $200 is prompting more oversight at the department.


Immigration Lawyers Call For More Oversight Of U.S. Representation Program

Friday, May 12, 2017

With a shortage of lawyers to represent immigrants, the Justice Department has recruited thousands of people without law degrees to help. One of those representatives has come under scrutiny.


Congresswoman Calls for More Oversight of Non-Lawyers Representing Immigrants

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Following a WNYC-Telemundo 47 investigation, Rep. Velázquez wants closer scrutiny of a federal program that allowed a man with criminal convictions to represent immigrants in court.

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When Immigrants Are Vulnerable to Scams

Monday, May 08, 2017

A convicted felon is nevertheless certified to represent immigrants in court by the DOJ — and is now selling cards that falsely promise to protect his clients from deportation.


Felon Has Federal Approval to Represent Immigrants. Now He's Selling This.

Monday, May 08, 2017

After he got out of prison, a Bronx businessman got an accreditation from the Department of Justice. A WNYC-Telemundo 47 investigation found immigrants now accuse him of defrauding them.

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To Help Close Rikers, City Bets on a Growing Alternative to Bail

Monday, April 10, 2017

For the city to close the complex, it has to stop sending poor defendants to jail simply because they can't post bail. An alternative called supervised release is showing promise.  


Bronx Man Released from Detention, but Still at Risk of Deportation

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Juan Vivares is back with his family in the Bronx, two weeks after immigration agents abruptly sent him to a Texas detention center.