NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police Commissioner James O’Neill stated his memo to the rank and file this week simply reiterated division coverage relating to immigration enforcement.
O’Neill spoke to reporters together with 1010 WINS’ Samantha Liebman on Friday, a few memo he despatched out earlier this week, and stated it’s about sustaining belief.
“Everyone in New York Metropolis has to have belief within the New York Metropolis Police Division to return ahead and assist us with investigations,” he stated.
The memo reiterates that the division doesn’t implement administrative or civil warrants issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE.
O’Neill stated the division additionally needs to place its assets towards preventing conventional crime, though he does fear the coverage might harm the division.
“I’m all the time involved about funding for the police division, however we’ve got to do what’s proper,” he stated.
Final yr, the NYPD handed over seventy two unlawful immigrants sought by ICE.
Elsewhere within the Tri-State Space citizenship purposes have been on the rise.
Previous to President Donald Trump’s election, there have been many individuals throughout Lengthy Island who have been content material with having a inexperienced card or everlasting resident standing.
Patrick Younger from the Central American Refugee Middle stated that had undoubtedly modified.
“We went from about 200 individuals making use of for citizenship to over 1,200 individuals making use of,” he stated.
Up to now, individuals stated they needed to turn out to be residents so they might vote — issues have modified.
“A number of them stated as a result of I’m afraid as a result of Trump is president I’ll be deported or my household will probably be deported,” Younger stated.
The middle’s courses to study English have been booked strong.