Statement on Planned Ice Raids in New York City That Failed to Materialize

Hasan Shafiqullah, Attorney-in-Charge of the Immigration Law Unit at The Legal Aid Society, issued the following statement today responding to the planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in New York City that failed to materialize:

“We are thankful that the ICE raids this weekend were unsuccessful, due in part to the remarkable efforts of advocates across New York City to educate individuals on their rights during encounters with ICE. However, we remain on high alert as we know that this Administration will stop at nothing to carry out their xenophobic deportation agenda. We will continue to fervently prepare and defend New Yorkers to help ensure that ICE’s relentless and hateful effort to forcibly separate families does not succeed.”