Are Current Immigration Enforcement Policies Good for New York?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 -
10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing sponsored by Fund for New Citizens at The New York Community Trust, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Funders interested in immigration, education, youth and families, civil rights/social justice, and mental health.


  • Are the current immigration enforcement strategies effective? 
  • How do you balance immigration enforcement and national security with family unity, crime reduction, and cost effectiveness? 

Aggressive immigration enforcement has been a top priority of the current Administration.   Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) expects to deport 404,000 immigrants in 2011 alone, compared to the 448,830 who were deported over a 15-year span from 1981 to 1995.  Secured Communities Agreements, which require local law enforcement to report information regarding any arrest they make to ICE, is now being implemented in Putnam and Rockland counties.  At Riker’s Island, ICE routinely interviews detainees who have been charged but not yet convicted of a crime about their immigration status.  Since 9-11, people are immediately placed in removal proceedings if their applications for lawful permanent resident are denied. 

This briefing will focus on how immigration enforcement has escalated in New York, its impact on the lives of immigrant families, and the key elements of effective immigration enforcement strategies.