Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Immigrant Groups Have a Special Reason to Oppose Amazon's Move

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

As opposition mounts against Amazon's move to Queens, the conversation isn't just about gentrification and local jobs, but also about the company's role in immigration enforcement.


NYPD: We Take White Supremacist Groups Seriously

Monday, November 19, 2018

The NYPD says it's treating white supremacists and hate groups as "domestic terrorists."

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Lawsuit: Immigrant Detainees Wait average 80 Days for Court Date

Friday, November 16, 2018

After immigrants get arrested in New York City, a lawsuit claims they spend months in detention, apart from their families, waiting to see a judge for the first time.


Local Police Can't Detain Immigrants For ICE, NY Court Finds

Thursday, November 15, 2018

An appellate court in Brooklyn ruled that local police officers in New York state can't detain immigrants solely to turn them over to ICE without a judicial warrant.


New York Court Finds Local Police Can't Detain Immigrants for Federal Agents

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A New York appellate court has ruled it's against the law for local police to make civil immigration arrests and to detain immigrants beyond their release date.

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With More Lawyers for Tenants, City Says Evictions Are Dropping

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New York City landlords always had attorneys in housing court, but tenants almost never had representation. Until now.

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How to Reduce Incarceration: Give Defendants Extra Support

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Bronx Defenders' model of holistic representation, which provides defendants with additional support services, reduced sentence lengths by 24 percent according to a new study.

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Lawsuit Claims Trump Administration Detains Immigrant Kids for Too Long

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Immigrant kids who enter the U.S. alone are being detained in shelters for too long, according to a lawsuit, because of onerous new background checks required of their relatives.


Immigrant Activist Ravi Ragbir Can Stay in U.S. Until Court Decides on His Appeal

Thursday, November 01, 2018

A federal appeals court has granted a stay of deportation to Ragbir, but only until it makes a decision on whether a lower court should hear his First Amendment case.


City Immigrants Fear Being a 'Public Charge'

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Trump Administration's plan to make it harder for low-income immigrants to get green cards has caused tremendous confusion throughout New York City, and could cost the city money.

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City Voter Guide Mistakenly Tells Paroled Felons They Can't Vote

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Felons on parole in New York State now have the right to vote, but New York City's voter guide failed to mention that, risking confusion on election day for thousands of parolees.

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Does the First Amendment Apply to Immigrants Facing Deportation?

Monday, October 29, 2018

Immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir accuses Immigration and Customs Enforcement of trying to deport him for speaking out, but the government claims he doesn't have a case.


Attorneys Say About 20 Migrant Children Separated from Parents Remain in New York

Friday, October 12, 2018

The kids who remain in New York are still waiting to be placed with relatives in the U.S., or sent back to their home countries. Attorneys say it's a frustrating reunification process.


Up to 75,000 Immigrants Could Face Hard Choice Under Trump Rule

Friday, October 12, 2018

New York City has analyzed how the Trump Administration's proposed new rules for green cards will impact low-income immigrants. 

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For a Guatemalan Teen in Brooklyn, the Path to Asylum Has Narrowed

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Like thousands of Central American kids who crossed the U.S. border, 18-year-old Melvin wants asylum. But he arrived just as the Trump Administration made that process harder.

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Bronx Nonprofit Leader Charged Almost $39K for Scamming Immigrants

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The City's Department of Consumer Affairs was seeking $1.3 million from Carlos Davila for selling phony ID cards to immigrants, but he was ultimately fined much less.

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Why Unaccompanied Minors are Staying Longer in Shelters

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Unaccompanied minors who came to the U.S. without parents are staying longer in federal shelters before joining sponsors, and immigration advocates blame the Trump administration.

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Moms Sue Family Court Over Delays in Child Support

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A lawsuit claims New York's Family Court routinely allows child support cases to drag out, putting families in financial peril. 

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Do Immigrants Get a Fair Day in Court When It's by Video?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Detained immigrants no longer go to court in person in New York City. Instead, they remain jailed in a detention center and participate by video monitor.


Welcome to the Little Dominican Republic

Friday, September 07, 2018

Washington Heights is seeking to attract more tourism and neighborhood pride by promoting its Dominican roots, at a time when the Dominican population is falling.

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