Capital New York:
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced legislation that would further reduce the city's cooperation with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
The measure was announced on Thursday and has the support of council members Danny Dromm, Rafael Espinal, and immigration committee chair Carlos Menchaca.
The bill would prohibit the city from honoring civil immigration detainers unless a warrant has been issued by a federal judge. It would also force ICE officers out of Rikers Island and would stop Department of Correction officers from being able to assist federal officials with enforcement efforts such as raids.
If passed, it would mean the New York Police Department and D.O.C. would no longer honor detainer requests issued by ICE unless a federal judge had issued a warrant for the individual.