ECBAWM Obtains Class Certification for Challenge to NYC’s Policy of Detaining Immigrants
- January 27, 2017
The Bronx Supreme Court granted ECBAWM’s motion for class certification of a case challenging New York City’s practice of imprisoning people at Rikers Island based on requests by federal immigration authorities prior to December 21, 2012. The case, Onadia v. City of New York, 0300340/2010, alleges that the City had no basis to imprison the thousands of class members who were held for days and even weeks past their scheduled release date based on these immigration requests. For more information see the New York Law Journal‘s coverage; you can also read the decision here. The class is represented by ECBAWM attorneys Matthew Brinckerhoff and Debbie Greenberger and co-counsel Ameer Benno.