They were released after the hearing, which generated a series of criticisms.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has proposed deporting several Venezuelans involved in the attack on two police officers in Time Square Garden.
The officers were severely beaten and kicked.
The attack was revealed by security camera footage showing an NYPD officer and lieutenant telling the immigrants to move on before a fight broke out, but the situation ended badly.
As they tried to subdue one of the young men, the others punched and kicked the officers.
Four of those involved were arrested for the incident, identified as Kelvin Servita Arocha, Yorman Reverón, Darwin Andrés Gómez-Izquiel, and Wilson Juárez.
But they were later released by a judge after their hearing, sparking a barrage of criticism on social networks.
Regarding deportation, Hochul said it’s something that needs to be “looked into. “I think that’s something that needs to be looked at.”
He mentioned that “if someone commits a crime against a police officer in New York State and they are not here legally, it should be investigated.”
He added that “these are law enforcement officers who should never, under any circumstances, be subject to physical attack. “This is wrong in every way, and I hope the judges and prosecutors do the right thing.”
The representative of Staten Island, Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican representative from New York, took advantage of the incident to approve that “this law prohibiting cooperation between the New York police and federal immigration authorities should be finished.”