Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

City Councilman Wants to Ban Contracts with ICE Enforcement, but There Aren't Any

Thursday, September 06, 2018

With Hudson County, New Jersey moving to cancel its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the New York City Council wants to send a similar message. 

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Two Immigrant Children in Connecticut Get Temporary Legal Status After Separation from Parents

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The government agreed to give the children legal status for a year, so they can get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Four Weeks After Judge's Deadline, Numerous Migrant Children Remain in New York

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Not all legal service providers will tell WNYC how many young clients they're still representing to preserve confidentiality, but at least about 30 kids remain for various reasons.

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Why It's Harder for Unaccompanied Minors to Find a Lawyer Now

Monday, August 20, 2018

For years, nearly 80 percent of unaccompanied minors were represented in New York's immigration court but it's now less than 60 percent because immigration lawyers are so busy.

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Immigration Activist Ravi Ragbir Heads Back to Court

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The New Sanctuary Coalition leader claims the government is targeting him for speaking out against its immigration policies, in violation of his First Amendment rights. 

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One Week Later, Dozens of Separated Children Remain in New York

Friday, August 03, 2018

An unofficial tally conducted by WNYC finds at least 52 children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border are still in New York despite a government deadline.

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How Trump's Quota Plan Could Punish New York's Immigration Judges

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The administration is trying to make the immigration courts more efficient with quotas for judges. But New York's wouldn't meet the mark.

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Missing Information and Chaos as Migrant Kids in New York Are Reunified with Parents

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Attorneys worry that some children who were sent to rejoin their parents may have to stay in detention centers again, even if it's only in the short term.

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Two NY Lawyers Describe Chaos of Reuniting Migrant Children With Parents

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Attorneys Eve Stotland and Kaavya Viswanathan of The Door say several of their young clients likely won't be reunified in time for Thursday's court-ordered deadline.

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What It's Like to Represent a Six-Year-Old in Immigration Court

Thursday, July 19, 2018

About 25 children appeared in Judge Zagzoug's courtroom Thursday, including Leo, who's mom was deported back to Guatemala after they were separated at the southwest border.

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For Hundreds of Detained Migrants, Next Stop: Albany

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

More than 300 migrants have been moved to the Albany County jail in recent weeks from other detention centers in the U.S. 

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Migrant Mother Finally Regains Full Custody of Her Three Children In New York

Friday, July 13, 2018

Yeni Gonzalez Garcia is no longer limited to daily visits at an East Harlem foster care agency. She can now take her children with her as the family seeks asylum in the U.S. 

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NY Providers Say What They Can About Migrant Children in Their Care

Thursday, July 12, 2018

At a City Council hearing, some of the agencies providing federal foster care for children separated from their parents at the U.S. border took a defensive posture.

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Family Reunification Updates

Thursday, July 12, 2018

WNYC senior reporter Beth Fertig discusses what's happening with families separated in the immigration crisis.

Only a Few Young Migrant Children Reunite With Parents in NYC

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Despite a court order, not all children under the age of five who had been sent to New York after being separated from their families were reunited on time.

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Migrant Families in Limbo as Trump Misses First Reunification Deadline

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A few of the young children who were supposed to be reunited with their families by today are in New York, but officials won't say how many.

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Despite Social Media Complaints, MTA Says Fewer Hot Subway Cars Now than Last Year

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Think you've found the hottest subway car in New York? You're not alone. Complaints are rising via social media but the MTA says there are actually fewer cars without air conditioning.

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Immigrant Mom Gets to Visit Her Kids, but Custody Is Another Hurdle

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Yeni Gonzalez-Garcia saw her three children in New York after more than a month, thanks to volunteers who raised the money to bond her out of immigration detention in Arizona.

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What It Takes To Reunify Immigrant Families

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

A mother detained in Arizona. Her kids sent to foster care in New York. 

Yeni's Story: A Migrant Family Reunited

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Beth Fertig, senior reporter with WNYC, speaks with us about Yeni, a Guatemalan migrant woman who was separated from her children by the Trump Administration.

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