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NYPD ignored more than 1,500 federal requests to hold immigrants last year, official says

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New York City police ignored all 1,526 requests from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain undocumented immigrants for up to 48 hours last year, a top NYPD official said Wednesday.

The Daily News reported that Oleg Chernyavsky, the NYPD’s legislative affairs director, revealed the numbers at a meeting of the city council.

The number of applications for 2017 is almost 20 times higher than the 80 of the department received compared to the previous year. Chernyavsky said the department responded to only two of ICE cream is 2016 applications because these immigrants had federal arrest warrants.

Under New York City law, prisoners can only be transferred to the ICE if they are convicted 170 crimes, and federal officials with a warrant.

ICE recently arrested 9 in New York, who were illegally in the U.S. have Already been released from NYPD custody with active detainers in the place, and was in anticipation of the criminal prosecution. pic.twitter.com/Pu9VXw7ZO3

— ICE (@ICEgov) February 7, 2018

Chernyavsky said the police response to ICE requests, “speaks volumes to our commitment as a city. … It is important for victims of crime, regardless of their legal status, to trust their police and to come forward and inform the police.”

(continued) “Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan has made clear, ICE will continue to devote more resources to execute on large arrests to ensure the safety of the law-abiding citizens of these communities. “

— ICE (@ICEgov) February 7, 2018

ICE responded by slamming New York City law enforcement in a series of tweets during the meeting of the board.

But the mayor is officially accused the agency of “overbroad enforcement.”

“The people they find are, in essence, everyone,” said Bitta Mostofi, deputy commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, “regardless of the nature of the crime.”

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