Serial No. 4: New York City's 'Sanctuary' Policy and the Effect of Such Policies on Public Safety, Law Enforcement, and Immigration: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, February 27, 2003   [open pdf - 1MB]

Serial No. 4: This hearing was held before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims on February 27, 2003, to examine New York City's policy on the NYPD's disclosure of immigration information to the INS. New York's Executive Order (E.O. 124) bars line officers from communicating directly with the INS about criminal aliens; however, two federal provisions preempt this order . This hearing examines whether New York City has continued the order, amended it, or eliminated it. It also examines guidance the city has sent to its officers on the street about reporting criminal aliens to the INS. Finally, the hearing explores what effect New York City sanctuary policy had on the fact that three illegal aliens with arrest histories had not been deported. Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John N. Hostettler, Sheila Jackson Lee, Lamar Smith, John Feinblatt, Michael J. Cutler, John Nickell, Leslye E. Orloff, and John Conyers.

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