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Advocates hail Bloomberg's support of City Council legislation

"In a significant reversal, the Bloomberg administration said Friday that it would support a City Council bill that would hamper federal authorities’ ability to detain, and eventually deport, foreign-born inmates on Rikers Island who are about to be released. The decision is an important...

NY Court of Appeals on appeal rights of deportees

"In these criminal proceedings, the Appellate Division, pursuant to CPL 470.60 (1), dismissed defendants' direct appeals from their judgments of conviction prior to their hearing and disposition. Both defendants filed timely notices of appeal, but were involuntarily deported by the Department...

NY court: Deported immigrants entitled to appeals

"New York's top court ruled Tuesday that two immigrants who had been in the United States legally are entitled to appeal criminal convictions even though they've been deported after being released from jail." - Associated Press, Oct. 25, 2011 .

N.Y. Ct. App. on Court Advisals: People v. Peque

"[F]undamental fairness ... requires a trial court to make a non-citizen defendant aware of the risk of deportation because deportation frequently results from a non-citizen's guilty plea and constitutes a uniquely devastating deprivation of liberty." - People v. Peque, Nov. 19, 2013 ....