NYC Mayor Eric Adams Calls for Cooperation with ICE to Address Serious Crimes

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has urged city authorities to enhance cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in order to potentially deport migrants suspected of committing serious crimes within the city. Speaking at a press conference, Adams expressed his belief that individuals suspected of major felonies or repeat offenses should be held accountable, aligning himself with the standards set by previous mayors. The mayor emphasized the importance of ensuring the safety of New Yorkers, stating that they have a right to feel secure in their city.

When questioned about due process for migrants, Adams responded by highlighting that the victims of crimes allegedly committed by migrants were not afforded due process either. He argued that while migrants should have the opportunity for due process, communication with ICE should be established, and if ICE determines deportation is necessary, it should be carried out.

City Hall officials clarified that ICE has its own due processes under federal law to determine whether a migrant should be deported. Adams’ remarks specifically referred to migrants who are accused of major felonies or are repeat offenders. The current sanctuary policy, which restricts communication between federal agents and the city, was established through an executive order in 1989 and was further reinforced in 2014 and 2017.

City Hall’s chief counsel, Lisa Zornberg, acknowledged that the policies should be reexamined by city councilmembers. However, the office of NYC Speaker Adrienne Adams stated that there are no plans to revisit sanctuary laws, referring to her previous remarks on the matter.

Recent crimes allegedly involving migrants in New York City, such as the assault on two police officers in Times Square, a large-scale robbery ring utilizing mopeds, and a shooting that injured a tourist, have drawn attention to the city’s sanctuary policy. The arrest of migrant Jose Antonio Ibarra, who entered the country illegally and was later charged with the murder of Georgia college student Laken Riley, has further intensified the debate. Ibarra had been arrested in Queens last year but was released before ICE could issue a detainer.

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  1. As a blog commenter, I would like to share a case study that highlights the importance of cooperation between local authorities and immigration enforcement agencies.

    In my hometown, there was a case where a migrant who was suspected of committing a serious crime managed to evade arrest and flee to another state. The local police had limited resources and jurisdiction to pursue the suspect across state lines. However, through collaboration with ICE, they were able to track down the individual and bring them to justice.

    This case exemplifies the significance of

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