Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Migrant Mom Poised to Reunite with Children Shares Detention Story

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Yeni Gonzalez-Garcia will see her children for the first time since they were separated from her at the U.S. border and sent to foster care in New York. She tells WNYC her story.

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Mom Separated From Kids At U.S. Border Heads to New York to Reunite With Them

Friday, June 29, 2018

Yeni Gonzalez-Garcia was released on bond from an Immigration and Customs detention center in Arizona on Thursday.

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Three Immigrant Siblings Separated from their Mother Take a Step Toward Reunification

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Three siblings staying in foster care in New York, who were taken away from their mother after crossing the U.S. border, could be reunited with their mom next week.

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Push to Reunite Children Taken From Mother Begins for One Immigration Attorney

Monday, June 25, 2018

A lawyer finally connects with his detained client about her children in a New York foster agency, while hundreds of other children sent to the city remain in limbo.

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Civil Liberties Groups Sue Trump Administration for Detaining Green Card Applicants

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Calling it a "bait and switch" tactic, civil liberties unions in New York and New Jersey are suing Immigration and Customs Enforcement for detaining undocumented green card applicants.

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New York City Celebrates Pride Parade

Sunday, June 24, 2018

New Yorkers came out in force Sunday to celebrate the annual LGBTQ march, covering the city with rainbow flags.

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Hundreds of Immigrant Children in New York Are in Need of Lawyers

Friday, June 22, 2018

It is still unclear what will happen to the children who were separated from their families at the U.S. border

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For Children Taken from the Border to New York, a Maze of Agencies and Legal Hurdles

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Amidst growing confusion about how many children have been sent to New York from the border, there is little state oversight of the places they stay and not enough lawyers for all.  

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As NYPD Loosens Marijuana Enforcement, Will Old Convictions Be Sealed?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is planning to seal the records of people with prior convictions for marijuana now that the NYPD will stop making as many arrests.

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Cheers and Skepticism Greet NYPD's New Marijuana Enforcement Policy

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Later this summer the NYPD is going to rely more heavily on issuing tickets instead of arrests for smoking marijuana. But it's still a long way from legalization.

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NYPD Expected to Ease Off Arrests for Public Pot Smoking

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sources say the new policy won't apply to suspects with open warrants, and police could still arrest people for behavior that appears to endanger the public, like smoking while driving.

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For One Asylum Seeker, Attorney General's Decision on Domestic Violence Clipped her 'Wings'

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

After Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled most immigrants fleeing domestic violence shouldn't qualify for asylum, one immigrant and her attorney are now rethinking their case.  

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Immigration Advocates Alarmed by Attorney General Sessions' New Limits on Asylum Cases

Monday, June 11, 2018

Local immigration lawyers worry Monday's ruling by Attorney General Jeff Sessions will make it much harder for women fleeing domestic abuse to win asylum in U.S. 

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Unaccompanied Minors Have Tougher Time Winning Asylum

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Unaccompanied children are less likely to win asylum now when they apply through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, even in immigrant-friendly New York.

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Whither Bail Reform? In Albany, it's Still in Limbo

Monday, June 04, 2018

With deadlock in the New York State Senate, those who want criminal justice reform are losing confidence bail reform will pass before the legislative session ends.

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Brooklyn D.A. Reports Fewer Prosecutions for Pot Smoking in Public

Monday, May 28, 2018

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is clarifying his new policy for people caught smoking marijuana in public.

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Judge Rules Detained Haitian Immigrant Must Get Bond Hearing

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A federal judge in New York has ruled that a detained Haitian immigrant has the right to a hearing on whether he can be released on bond while his case continues.

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Will Jeff Sessions Make New York's Immigration Courts Tougher for Asylum Seekers?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The immigration court in New York City grants asylum more often than any other. But Attorney General Sessions is considering whether to limit which immigrants qualify.  

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Trump Administration Sought Negative Information on Haitians

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Immigration lawyers accuse the Trump Administration of "fishing" for negative information on Haitians, while considering whether to extend their Temporary Protected Status.

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District Attorneys Take Steps to Relax Marijuana Enforcement

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Manhattan and Brooklyn district attorneys make adjustments because blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately arrested for low-level drug crimes.

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