Gang Crackdowns Caused Rise in Arrests, Deportations: Report

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A new study finds that law enforcement methods for establishing “gang affiliation” in an effort to crack down on alleged MS-13 gang members has increased the arrest, detention and deportation of young immigrants in New York, regardless of proven criminal activity, NBC News reported. “Swept up in the Sweep: The Impact of Gang Allegations on Immigrant New Yorkers,” a report authored by the New York Immigration Coalition and the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic at the CUNY School of Law details the methods law enforcement uses to profile immigrant youth of color by establishing gan...

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