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Proposed Law to Avoid Unnecessary Deportations of Immigrants

Maryam Abdul-Aleem | 8/17/2011, 5:34 p.m.

City Council held a rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall on Wed., Aug. 17 to raise awareness for proposed new legislation to control and avoid unnecessary deportation of immigrant inmates at Rikers Island. Thirty-five council members were joined by representatives from the Immigrant Defense Project and the Immigrant Clinic at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, to show support for the law.