Monday's HOT MIC
Will immigrant criminals get special treatment in New York City?
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.