Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Lawyers Accused of Throwing Molotov Cocktail at NYPD Vehicle Are Back In Jail

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Urooj Rahman and Colinford King Mattis are being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, after the federal government successfully challenged their release.


Why Soros' $20 Million Donation For Undocumented Immigrants Is Taking So Long To Distribute

Friday, June 05, 2020

A donation from George Soros’s Open Society Institute is taking longer to reach needy immigrants than some might have expected.


DACA Recipients Hurry to Renew Immigration Protections Before Supreme Court Ruling

Friday, May 29, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether President Trump acted legally by ending DACA, and many local immigrants are preparing in case the program is eliminated.


New Justice Center Brings Community Court to Rockaways

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Community leaders in an isolated corner of the city are seeking a different justice model for young people that’s closer to home.


A Flood of Lawsuits Expected Over Coronavirus

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New York City courts still aren't allowing in-person hearings, unlike most of the state. But civil cases can now be filed electronically and many are related to the coronavirus.


Judge Asks Parties to Consider Mediation in Allegations that Federal Jail in Brooklyn Didn't Do Enough to Stop Spread of Coronavirus

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Judge Rachel Kovner said she was disinclined to order the release of three plaintiffs with underlying medical issues, because she couldn't conclude there was no way of keeping them safe.


In Arguments, Judge Hears Competing Versions Of How Brooklyn’s Federal Jail Worked To Contain Coronavirus

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Plaintiffs accuse the Metropolitan Detention Center of not doing enough to stop the virus from spreading, but the government claims it followed CDC guidance.


With More Releases From Rikers Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, What’s The Real Impact On Crime?

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

After the city and state started releasing people from jail in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the NYPD says about 8 percent of those who were let out were arrested again.


Despite New Subway Cleaning, This Early Morning Commuter Fears Riding the Train

Thursday, May 07, 2020

A doctor who rides the A train from Harlem to Queens describes feeling more nervous riding the subway than volunteering at a COVID-19 testing site.


Doctor Claims Conditions Inside Brooklyn's Federal Jail May Promote Covid-19 Spread, Instead of Stopping It

Monday, May 04, 2020

The doctor’s report was conducted as part of a lawsuit seeking the release of medically vulnerable inmates and improvements at the jail.


Why Foreign-Born Doctors Can’t Go Straight to Work During Pandemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

New York City has thousands of immigrants with healthcare degrees who aren't working in their chosen professions, even now.


New York City Sets Aside 5,000 More Hotel Rooms To Quarantine Residents

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Six-thousand rooms were already set aside for healthcare workers and homeless people. Now, those in overcrowded homes will also qualify if exposed to the coronavirus.


Caribbean Community Mourns Godfather of Reggae Radio

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Caribbean American community in New York and beyond is mourning broadcast legend Gil Bailey, who reportedly died on Monday. 


COVID-19 Cases Surge on Long Island, Hitting Hispanic Communities Hard

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

New York state data show black and Hispanic people are disproportionately dying from COVID-19.


Immigrants Helping Immigrants At Two COVID-19 Testing Sites In New York City

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

A network of immigrant doctors is providing free drive-through tests in the Bronx and Queens, boroughs with high concentrations of immigrants, and where it’s hard to quarantine safely.


Immigration Judges and Lawyers Say Their Lives Are At Risk, As NYC Court Remains Open

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Judges must still report to the immigration court at Varick Street, even though it was closed Tuesday due to a case of coronavirus.


With Shutdown of Most Court Functions, System Struggles to Monitor Released Defendants

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

City agencies that normally monitor defendants pre-trial are hobbled by not meeting them in person. But they are supervising inmates released from Rikers Island because of the pandemic.


Migrant Children Still Have to Attend Deportation Hearings, But Can Do So by Video

Monday, March 23, 2020

Foster agencies that work with migrant children say immigration courts should postpone most hearings given the public health emergency.


Arguments Against Rolling Back NY’s Bail Reform Now Include Coronavirus

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Criminal justice reform advocates say lawmakers shouldn’t change the bail reform law because it would put more people in jails, which could be breeding grounds for COVID-19.


Attorneys and Government Workers Call for Shutting Down Immigration Courts Over Virus

Monday, March 16, 2020

As courts throughout New York canceled hearings to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, those who work in the immigration courts want a more complete shutdown.