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New York City Local Law 59 Regulating Responses ICE Detainers

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This local law amends the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to persons not to be detained by the police department. In particular, the police department may only honor a civil immigration detainer by holding a person beyond the time when such person would otherwise be released from the department's custody if federal immigration authorities present the department with a judicial warrant for the detention of the person; a search indicates that such person has been convicted of a violent or serious crime; and/or the defendant is in a pending covered criminal case, has an outstanding criminal warrant in the United States, or is identified as a known gang member or terrorist.

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