Federal immigration authorities have made 109 requests to the NYPD to detain people since Jan. 1 — and the city hasn’t helped out on any of them.
Larry Byrne, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner on legal matters, revealed the figure Monday.
“We’ve honored zero of them so far, none,” he said.
Byrne added that only three of the requests qualified for assistance under the city law providing sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.
Part of the law allows the NYPD to hold someone for 48 hours while Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents obtain a warrant.
“In all three of those instances, the person was transferred to the custody of the Department of Corrections before the 48-hour time elapsed,” Byrne said. “So we honored zero detainers.”
President Trump has vowed to withhold federal funding to sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with his efforts to deport more undocumented immigrants with criminal records. [NYP]