Immigration Enforcement

New York City is committed to fostering a welcoming city for immigrant families.

New York City has policies to ensure that all New Yorkers regardless of immigration status can access the City services they need. City employees will not ask you about your immigration status unless it is required by law or is necessary to determine your eligibility for services and/or benefits. City employees will not share your immigration status or other confidential information with anyone, except in limited circumstances when required by law.

New York City does not enforce federal immigration law. That is the responsibility of the federal government. In cases where there is a threat to public safety, local law enforcement will work with federal partners to protect the public.