Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., on Supreme Court Immigration Decision

June 23, 2016

“New York’s rich history and continued vibrancy are deeply rooted in the stories of those who first come to our city as immigrants. In light of today’s decision, we must renew our commitment to protect immigrant communities from fraud and other crimes. All New Yorkers – regardless of national origin – deserve protection from those who would take advantage of their unfamiliarity with a new language and a complex legal system. I encourage anyone who believes that he or she may have been the victim of a crime to call my Office’s Immigrant Affairs Unit Hotline at 212-335-3600, regardless of immigration status.”