Queens Daily Eagle: Public defenders call on New York to cancel ICE detention contracts

“Several public defender groups came out in support of a bill introduced in the state legislature that would put an end to paid contracts between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and New York State detention centers last week.

The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, a joint effort between The Legal Aid Society, Bronx Defenders and Brooklyn Defender Services, called on the Assembly and Senate to pass the Dignity Not Detention Act on Thursday, May 20. If passed, the bill would prohibit state entities from entering into paid contracts with ICE and would require any existing contracts to be terminated.”

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