Eric Adams demands change to sanctuary laws for immigrants who commit violent crimes

Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday re-upped calls to change New York City’s sanctuary laws, pushing for more accountability for those suspected of committing violent crimes and encouraging more collaboration between local law enforcement and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“I want to go back to the standards of the previous mayors who I believe subscribed to my belief that people who are suspected of committing serious crimes in this city should be held accountable,” Adams told reporters a day after making a similar statement during a town hall.

Asked about whether the hypothetical charged immigrant deserves due process, Adams said, “They didn’t give due process to the person that they shot or punched or killed.”

Several immigrants were arrested recently after allegedly assaulting police officers outside a Times Square
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