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DOJ issues ultimatum to NYC and other ‘sanctuary’ cities

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Works for me.

From NY Post: The US Department of Justice on Friday gave New York City and eight other local governments that provide “sanctuary” to illegal immigrants until June 30 to prove they’re not violating federal law by refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities.

The ultimatums from President Trump’s administration were accompanied by an accusation that many of the targeted jurisdictions are “crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime.”

“New York City continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable consequence of the city’s ‘soft on crime’ stance,” the DOJ said in a news release.

A related letter to the director of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Criminal Justice warns that the feds could withhold funding, suspend or terminate grants, declare the city ineligible for future funding or take “other action, as appropriate.”

A City Hall spokesman called the threat “nothing new.”

“This grandstanding shows how out of touch the Trump administration is with reality,” spokesman Seth Stein said.

“Contrary to their alternative facts, New York is the safest big city in the country, with crime at record lows in large part because we have policies in place to encourage cooperation between NYPD and immigrant communities.”

Letters were also sent to officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Miami; Clark County, Nev.; Milwaukee County, Wis.; Cook County, Ill., and the state of California.

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NYPD has refused all ICE detainer requests this year

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From NY Post: Federal immigration authorities have made 109 requests to the NYPD to detain people since Jan. 1 — and the city hasn’t helped out on any of them.

Larry Byrne, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner on legal matters, revealed the figure Monday. “We’ve honored zero of them so far, none,” he said.

Byrne added that only three of the requests qualified for assistance under the city law providing sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

Part of the law allows the NYPD to hold someone for 48 hours while Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents obtain a warrant. “In all three of those instances, the person was transferred to the custody of the Department of Corrections before the 48-hour time elapsed,” Byrne said. “So we honored zero detainers.”

President Trump has vowed to withhold federal funding to sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with his efforts to deport more undocumented immigrants with criminal records.

Councilman Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) said the city should be more transparent about how it handles detainer requests. “The public should really be given the details of why these folks were arrested and allowed to make their own judgement calls,” he said. “These could be burglars, gang members and violent criminals. City Hall should own this entire policy and be held accountable if any of these particular people become repeat offenders.

Mayor de Blasio described the city law as “just and balanced.”

“It was never legally challenged by anyone,” he said. “It’s a third way in this whole national discussion because it protects the safety of people here without demonizing all immigrants.”

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NYC immigration raid netted a dozen sex offenders

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De Blasio hardest hit.

From NY Post: Federal sources on Friday shared details about the 41 illegal immigrants arrested during a raid in and around New York City last week — and they include 12 people convicted of rape or sex offenses.

Of the 41 people rounded up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, 38 had criminal convictions, according to sources. Seven of them had been previously departed from the US but sneaked back in.

One of the foreign nationals, a 49-year-old from Jamaica, had sexually assaulted a child under the age of 11. He was busted in the Bronx. Three others had rape convictions.

A 31-year-old from El Salvador was a “self-admitted MS-13 gang member” and had been convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon. He was arrested in New Hyde Park.

ICE announced last week that more than 680 people, mostly criminals, had been rounded up during operations in cities across the country.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly described the operations as “routine” in a statement released Monday.

“Of those arrested, approximately 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, battery, assault, DUI and weapons charges,” he wrote.

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Donald Trump will publish a weekly list of crimes committed by illegal aliens

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This will no doubt trigger the pro-sanctuary city mayors. Works for me.

From Daily Mail: Donald Trump will publish a weekly list of crimes committed by illegal immigrants aliens under an executive action he claims will ‘enhance public safety’.  Trump signed the order on Wednesday which also stated that sanctuary cities that refuse to arrest immigrants over their illegal status will lose federal funding.

The list, also known as a Declined Detainer Outcome Report, will include a comprehensive list of criminal activity committed by illegal aliens that will ‘better inform’ the public.

The document states that the 300 sanctuary cities which currently exist nationwide violate federal law as they attempt to ‘shield aliens’ from deportation. Trump added that these cities have caused ‘immeasurable harm’ to Americans.

Although the president does not have power to withhold all federal funding, he can pressure cities to comply by cutting grants. The administration also plans to crack down by hiring an additional 10,000 immigration officers. 

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio vowed not to ‘deport law-abiding New Yorkers’ in a news conference on Wednesday. Mayors in Santa Fe, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Boston have all defied the president’s order and pledged to protect immigrants illegal aliens.

New York Police Department has a list of 170 criminal offenses that are not covered by the sanctuary policy, such as felony assault, rape, murder, terrorism, and gun smuggling and witness tampering, the New York Post reported.

NYPD is required to report illegal immigrants aliens charged with those crimes to federal law enforcement. 

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Local Democrats practically begging Hillary to run for NYC mayor

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The most qualified womyn…

What are they putting in the NYC water supply system?

From NY Post: Run, Hillary, run — for mayor. Local Democratic activists said they would rally to Clinton’s side if she decided to take on Mayor de Blasio in a ­primary this year.

If Hillary entered the race, she would be the best candidate. I would support her because we need a change in New York City,” said Gregory Floyd, president of Teamsters Local 237. Floyd, who represents school safety officers and Housing Authority workers, has clashed repeatedly with City Hall over policy. “Hillary would be a better mayor than de Blasio. Every week we hear about investigations about fund-raising and city property being given away to real estate developers,” he said.

Clinton captured 79 percent of the vote in the five boroughs during her failed November presidential run.

The Rev. Patrick Young, pastor of First Baptist Church in East Elmhurst, Queens, said Clinton could make history by shattering the mayoral glass ceiling in Gotham. “Hillary would have been the first female president. She would be the first woman mayor in the history of New York City,” he said. “She would be better at working with people and engaging people. She would be a breath of fresh air. We have a cloud over our leadership right now.”

The Rev. Johnny Green, pastor of Harlem’s Mount Neboh Baptist Church, said Clinton would have his vote. “Hillary over de Blasio. Anybody against de Blasio. De Blasio is a repeat offender when it comes to stupidity,” Green said.

One de Blasio critic claimed de Blasio would be toast if Clinton runs. “I’m not sure she would have an opponent. De Blasio would have to drop out if she ran,” said former Mike Bloomberg campaign manager Bradley Tusk, who is hunting for a viable foe against the mayor.

The Clinton-for-mayor rumors lit up social media. “Ummm, this may be the BEST news of 2017 yet!!! I’m fine with a pantsuit city,” ­Ladychampagneb posted on Instagram.

Clinton allies are pushing talk of her possibly running for mayor to “torture” de Blasio for waiting so long to back Clinton in the presidential race, according to one Democratic Party official. “Trust me. People don’t forget,” said a Clinton Democratic National Committee delegate from New York.

A source said Clinton did not discourage her backers from discussing a City Hall bid. “She wants to remain relevant,” the source said.

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In just 3 months, 10 kids died on NYC child services’ watch

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Via NY Post: Ten kids died despite each being the subject of at least four abuse or maltreatment complaints to the city’s troubled child welfare agency in the weeks leading up to the slaying of little Zymere Perkins, a probe by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office has found.

Comptroller Scott Stringer

Comptroller Scott Stringer

The tragedies were among 38 deaths involving vulnerable children flagged for high-priority investigations by the Administration for Children’s Services, Stringer found in the report, a copy of which was obtained by The Post.

ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrion

ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrion

In a letter to outgoing ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrion — who announced she was stepping down last week amid scrutiny of her handling of the agency — Stringer said his findings “starkly illustrate ACS’ persistent lack of progress in meeting its own targets for how those investigations are conducted, supervised and managed.”

Without reform, Stringer warned, the bungling “will continue to prove fatal for an unknown number of children who will foreseeably need to rely on ACS for protection from abusive individuals in their own households.”

Carrion’s abrupt retirement came one day before the state ordered the appointment of an outside monitor to oversee ACS due to shocking lapses in the handling of Zymere’s case.

Stringer’s report, which will be made public Thursday, said his office looked into 3,692 high-priority ACS probes opened between July 1 and Sept. 25 — one day before Zymere, 6, was beaten to death in Harlem following five ACS investigations into abuse allegations against his family.

Zymere’s mom, Geraldine Perkins, and her boyfriend, Rysheim Smith, have been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities suspect Smith fatally bludgeoned the child with a broomstick.

The comptroller’s probe found that 53 high-priority cases involving four or more complaints against a household were closed without any agency employees having “face-to-face contact” with the children in question.

Stringer also uncovered multiple instances in which ACS failed to follow official protocol in handling the investigations. The lapses included 22.4 percent of the 3,692 cases in which there was no “face-to-face contact” with the child within 24 hours, and 25.9 percent that were closed without the “requisite number of face-to-face contacts with the child” every other week. In addition, 31.9 percent of the cases were closed without first being reviewed by a supervisor five times, as required, and 72.5 percent were closed without being reviewed by a manager even three times.

Those failures occurred despite ACS being so top-heavy with management that supervisors actually outnumber the caseworkers assigned to deal with kids at risk, as revealed by The Post on Monday. ACS also failed to produce a risk-assessment profile within 40 days, as required, in 68 percent of the cases, according to Stringer’s preliminary findings.

“It’s so alarming and concerning,” Stringer told The Post. “The sheer number of kids who have tragically slipped through the cracks makes your heart break.”

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Jaden Jordan

Since Zymere’s death, another child, 3-year-old Jaden Jordan, died from a beating, allegedly administered by his mother’s boyfriend, Salvatore Lucchesse. That abuse was uncovered on Nov. 28, three days after ACS workers investigated a tip that mistakenly gave the wrong address for the family’s home in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn.

In his letter, Stringer said the probe was a follow-up to a June 15 report that “found significant deficiencies in ACS’s processes.”

In addition to Stringer’s findings, ACS is bracing for the release of a report by the city Department of Investigation early next year. Last week, DOI Commissioner Mark Peters said his probe would reveal “failures at the highest level” of ACS.

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Both ACS and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office disputed Stringer’s findings, saying 21 of the 38 deaths Stringer cited had no prior history with ACS. They also said seven other deaths stemmed from unsafe sleeping conditions, two were illness-related, one was determined to be accidental, and the official cause of two others remained pending.

The existence of five other child death cases cited by Stringer is being disputed by the de Blasio administration. “It’s no surprise that ACS’s data was cherry-picked to support a simplified and largely inaccurate conclusion,” mayoral spokesperson Aja Worthy-Davis said. “This report contains many inaccuracies — such as a base misunderstanding of child-protective review protocols and legal rules regarding risk assessment. Our focus remains on aggressive reform meant to protect every child that we interact with.

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NYC offering workers therapy to cope with Trump-induced stress

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Via NY Post: New York City is offering its municipal workforce counseling services and other support for dealing with election-year stress brought on by Donald Trump’s election.

In a Dec. 1 email, the de Blasio administration pointed to mental health resources that are available to workers who are “feeling distressed or vulnerable following the election results.”

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“We have seen the concerns expressed on social media and we are monitoring them closely,” the email reads.

The half-dozen agencies involved include the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Department of Education, as well as Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policies Richard Buery, who is overseeing the city’s mental health initiative known as Thrive NYC.

Since the election, Mayor de Blasio has been reassuring New Yorkers that his administration will work to protect them from potentially harmful polices that have been proposed by Trump over the past year — particularly on immigration.

Asked about the email, City Hall press secretary Eric Phillips said it was a show of care for employees’ well-being.

“The post-election period has been anxiety-producing for many people, understandably,” he said. “When you throw the holidays into that, it can be a very difficult time for those coping with mental health challenges.”

Nearly 80 percent of city votes cast in the 2016 presidential election went to former Secretary of State and former New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Trump got less than 20 percent of the votes and lost to Clinton in every borough except Staten Island.

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