Haitian vendor on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Photo credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

By Naeisha Rose New York City might call itself a sanctuary for immigrants, but that is not the case for many foreigners seeking refuge in the Big Apple, according to Comptroller Scott Stringer. About 38 percent of decided immigration court cases involving Haitian residents end in an order of deportation, above the citywide rate of about 34 percent, according to Stringer’s office. Last month, Stringer’s office released The Demographics of Detention, a report that examines the impact of immigration enforcement in New York City. His office found New York City — more than any other major city in the United States — experienced a surge of non-criminal deportations between 2016 to 2018. The city  was also third in arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field officers in the same time span. Miami and New Orleans were first and second place respectively in terms of ICE arrests. TO READ FULL STORY Sign in to your account. Haitian Times’ Subscription, Billed Monthly Haitian Times’ Subscription, Billed Yearly One month access

Naeisha Rose

Naeisha Rose is a multimedia journalist and graduate of the Arts & Culture and Broadcast programs at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has experience working on independent short films, short...