10 Council Members Send Letter to Mayor about City’s Collaboration with ICE at Rikers Island

Melissa and nine of her City Council colleagues sent a letter to Mayor Bloomberg last week calling for an end to the collaboration between NYC’s Department of Corrections (DOC) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at Rikers Island.

In this letter, which can be found below, the Council Members detail a number of serious concerns with the practices of ICE agents at Rikers and the devastating impacts this collaboration has had on thousands of New York City’s families, not to mention its cost to taxpayers.

This letter was also signed by Immigration Committee Chair Danny Dromm, as well as Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Helen Diane Foster, Robert Jackson, Brad Lander, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane Williams.

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