Amid a looming congressional battle over the state of immigration reform, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law two bills that dramatically limit the city’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, in addition to evicting the agency from its Rikers Island offices.
Some New York state senators and Assembly members have linked up with civil rights advocates and community groups.
New York is one of only two states where 16- and 17-year-olds are automatically tried for crimes as adults. Teens tried as adults are 34 percent more likely to be re-arrested for felony crimes than their peers in the juvenile justice system.
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