Federal Judge Halts ICE Courthouse Arrests
NYLPI and 44 other organizations submitted an amicus curiae brief detailing the deleterious effects that ICE’s courthouse-arrest policy has had on the New York State court system and immigrants’ access to justice. Citing the amicus brief, which was authored by the Immigrant Defense Project, the court recognized that there is substantial evidence that ICE’s policy has had a significant chilling effect on immigrants’ ability to access the courts. With the court’s ruling, New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, should be able to participate in the judicial system and exercise their rights without fear of being detained by ICE.
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