The checks are part of the $1.9 billion trillion COVID stimulus bill President Joe Biden signed into law Thursday.
The Trump administration’s family separation policy led to roughly 2,800 families being separated at the southern border, fueling criticism from human rights groups across the globe.
Officials said there will be more oversight of ICE officers, and a more rigorous approval process for officers seeking to deport.
A federal judge Saturday ruled that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf ascended to his position unlawfully, thus invalidating his suspension of DACA — the Obama-era program that protected thousands of Bronx residents from deportation.
The crusading Bronx Councilman, who grew up in NYCHA public housing, defeated Republican Patrick Delices on Tuesday to become the first gay Black-Latino ever to reach Congress.
Immediately following the 48-2 vote, King filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleging unlawful treatment by the city, including racial discrimination.
The Department of Justice on Monday placed New York City on a list of municipalities it considers “anarchist jurisdictions,” a designation aimed at stripping the five boroughs of badly needed federal funds.
The PBA’s endorsement comes amid widespread uprisings against police violence, including shootings that routinely kill Black and brown Americans.
There’s been lots of talk lately of dismantling corrupt systems, mostly in relation to police brutality. But there’s another system that needs tearing down down if New Yorkers are to achieve true justice.
The Comptroller and mayoral contender called Thursday for the city to slash $1.1 billion in NYPD funding over the next four years, shifting responsibilities away from the police— and boosting investments in communities impacted by police violence and racism.