Monday's HOT MIC

Monday's HOT MIC

Will immigrant criminals get special treatment in New York City?

Brooklyn ADA Issues Crime Policy That Could Privilege Immigrants Over Citizens

Is this consequence intended or unintended?

On Monday, Acting Brooklyn Defense Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced a new policy to defend illegal immigrant and non-citizen criminals from potential immigration consequences for their convictions. While the policy might prevent unnecessary deportations, it also has the potential to privilege non-citizens over citizens when it comes to criminal prosecution. ...

In other words, non-citizens may be given a more lenient charge which might be less damaging for long-term considerations like job prospects, merely because they would face the threat of deportation. This may be compassionate, but it seems to suggest a double standard that harms lawful U.S. citizens more than illegal aliens and legal immigrants.

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