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Press Release

Statement from Commissioner Castro on Non-Cooperation with ICE Laws and Policies

January 31, 2022

“All New Yorkers have the right to live in a city that is safe and inclusive, no matter their immigration status. The City is proud of and will continue to stand by our laws and policies limiting our cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). These laws and policies make our city safer for all and have helped build trust with our immigrant communities. Our welcoming practices reflect our local expertise and have helped maximize community trust and safety. The best way we can advance public safety together is through advancing humane immigration policies that support and stabilize our essential workers, TPS and DACA recipients, and asylum seekers.”