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Weekend ICE Raids Unsuccessful, New Yorkers Remain Vigilant

The planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in New York City, which were reported by multiple outlets, failed to materialize in a significant volume this weekend.

“We are thankful that the ICE raids this weekend were unsuccessful, due in part to the remarkable efforts of advocates across New York City to educate individuals on their rights during encounters with ICE,” said Hasan Shafiqullah, Attorney-in-Charge of the Immigration Law Unit at The Legal Aid Society. “However, we remain on high alert as we know that this Administration will stop at nothing to carry out their xenophobic deportation agenda. We will continue to fervently prepare and defend New Yorkers to help ensure that ICE’s relentless and hateful effort to forcibly separate families does not succeed.”

The Legal Aid Society provides urgent legal services to reunify families and assist low-income immigrants in obtaining lawful status, applying for citizenship, and defending against deportation. Learn more about how we can help.