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Apr
30

Gambini radio interviews on his ICE story

Phil Gambini’s report Wednesday for Investigative Post documented how ICE mistreats immigrants released from the federal detention center in Batavia. He discussed the story Thursday morning with Jay Moran on WBFO . Gambini was also interviewed by Susan Rose on  NewsRadio 930WBEN. Investigative Post reported that detainees are commonly released from the facility without coordinating […]

Apr
28

ICE’s ill treatment of released detainees

Updated: 8:10 p.m. The Citgo off the Batavia exit of the Thruway is a typical gas station: a convenience store with 10 gas pumps. It doubles as a Greyhound bus stop. It’s also the drop-off point for people just released from the nearby detention center managed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Matt Thompson […]

Apr
10

Gambini discusses his story on detainees

Phil Gambini reported Thursday on what detainees say are dangerous conditions at the immigrant detention center in Batavia. Today, he discussed his reporting with Susan Rose on WBEN.  

Apr
09

Immigrant detainees describe poor conditions

Updated: 1:10 p.m. It’s called B-2, one of nine units at the detention center run by ICE in Batavia. These days it’s a terrifying place for those held there. Most of the 50 or so men confined there are coughing and displaying other symptoms of COVID-19. The entire unit has been placed in a 14-day […]

Mar
25

Lawyers protest dangers at detention center

 Lawyers defending immigrants in deportation hearings and other legal proceedings in Batavia refused to appear in court Tuesday, saying federal authorities have failed to protect all parties involved from exposure to COVID-19. Attorneys from the Volunteer Lawyers Project and Prisoners Legal Services of New York also  said that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, […]

Mar
18

Health care system ill-prepared for Coronavirus

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told New Yorkers Tuesday the state’s health care system will likely be pushed beyond its limits battling the coronavirus pandemic. Current projections indicate ventilators and hospital beds could be in short supply during the outbreak’s estimated peak in 45 days, Cuomo said during a press conference. New York already has precious little […]

Mar
12

Erie County ousting its OTB representative

The Erie County Legislature wants to replace its representative on the governing board of the embattled Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp.  The Legislature’s Democratic majority announced its intention through a media advisory issued March 5 and is soliciting resumes from applicants. Lawmakers plan to interview candidates April 9. Erie County’s current appointee, Beverly Mazur, […]

Feb
19

Gambini talks OTB on WBFO

Phil Gambini discusses his recent story on the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp.’s use of luxury suites it rents at KeyBank Center and New Era Field. On this installment of Press Pass, Gambini detailed how OTB tried to obstruct his reporting.