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New York City Deportations Soar Under Trump Immigration Crackdown

Deportation of New York City’s undocumented immigrants, especially among individuals with no criminal record, soared 150% during the past two years. The actions threaten to disrupt life in a city where officials say many of the estimated 400,000 undocumented immigrants are in crucial jobs such as caretakers for children, the aged and the infirm. “Even in a sanctuary city like New York, the escalation of ICE raids, arrests, and intimidation is terrorizing the everyday life of our neighbors and forcing undocumented New Yorkers into the shadows,” said city Comptroller Scott Stringer.

“ICE no longer exempts classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement,” ICE spokeswoman Rachael Yong Yow said in an email. “All of those in violation of immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.”

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