City officials warned residents that agents of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau were operating in Kingston. The warning was issued via the city’s official Facebook page earlier today, and was accompanied by information in English and Spanish informing residents of their rights if they are approached by ICE. Others on social media, including the Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson Facebook page, posted warnings and photos of cars allegedly used by ICE personnel.
Both Kingston and Ulster County have adopted official policies of non-cooperation with immigration authorities. City and county employees are barred from providing any information to ICE or turning over detainees to the agency, absent a warrant signed by a judge.