Protect the IDNYC program and continue to provide services to the most vulnerable New Yorkers such as the homeless, formerly incarcerated, and undocumented immigrants without fear of retaliation. We will guarantee that cardholder personal data such as names, addresses, and phone numbers remain secure and ensure that the database can be destroyed to prevent unauthorized use by other government entities.
Keep ICE out of schools and city institutions to ensure that city institutions remain a secure resource for New Yorkers to obtain municipal services and interact with city government without exception. Schools, courthouses, and other city services should not permit immigration officers access without a signed judicial warrant. Fear of arrest or detention will reduce cooperation from witnesses or victims of crime and will hamper criminal investigations.
Maintain NYC as a Sanctuary City to protect the more than 500,000 undocumented immigrants living and working in the city. The city can combat harassment and deportation by funding legal services for people in detention and asylum seekers and by limiting cooperation with federal immigration enforcement officials. We will eliminate the flawed practice of “Broken Windows” policing that allows for minor offenses like fare evasion to lead to identification and deportation.