De Blasio Limits Cooperation With Feds on Illegals

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City is set to stop honoring many detainment requests from immigration officials, saying the orders are used too broadly.

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation Friday about immigration detainers, or requests for local law enforcers to hold certain arrestees until U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can collect them.

The new law bars cooperation unless there’s a warrant and the person may be on the terrorist watch list or committed a serious crime in the past five years.

ICE says it requests detainers to ensure dangerous criminals stay behind bars and will work with New York on the issue.