Federal Judge Halts ICE Courthouse Arrests

June 16, 2020

On Wednesday, June 10, U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York declared that ICE’s policy of making civil immigration arrests at New York State courthouses is illegal. The court’s ruling, in a lawsuit brought by the New Y …

Medscape Features Open Letter to ICE Calling for the Release of Detained Immigrants

June 3, 2020

WebMD’s Medscape featured the open letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, written by NYLPI’s Medical Provider’s Network and Doctors for Camp Closure, advocating for the release of people from immigration detention to stop the spread of COVID-19 …

NYLPI Discusses the Growing Public Health Crisis in Immigration Detention with Univision 41

May 27, 2020

NYLPI’s Health Justice Community Organizer, Mia Soto, spoke with Univision 41 last week to discuss and highlight the national public health crisis in immigration detention centers. As Mia stated, this crisis has become even more urgent during the pande …

Medical Providers Network Op-Ed Calls on ICE to Halt Arrests and Release People Who Are Detained

May 11, 2020

NY Daily News published an important op-ed by New York City doctors, and members of NYLPI’s Medical Providers Network, on the life-threatening risks posed to people in immigration detention facilities and local jails during the COVID-19 global health c …

NPR: Internal ICE Reviews Of Two Immigrant Deaths Stoke Fears About COVID-19 Care

May 1, 2020

NPR covered NYLPI’s recent “Still Detained and Denied” report and its pending federal litigation in a piece examining an internal investigation by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) following the death of Carlos Mejia-Bonilla. He was denied lif …

New Report Finds Worsening Crisis of Inadequate Medical Care in Immigration Detention and Immediate COVID-19 Threat

April 28, 2020

New York, NY – April 28, 2020 —New York Lawyers for the Public Interest today released “Still Detained and Denied,” a report documenting serious, often life-threatening deficiencies in the medical care provided to New Yorkers in area immigration detent …

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