(AbsoluteNews.com) – For years, activists have complained about immigration enforcement inside courthouses. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez filed a lawsuit against ICE, saying the agency’s policy was leading to witness intimidation and other problems. A federal judge agreed.
On June 10, US District Judge Jed S. Rakoff issued an order blocking ICE from enforcing immigration laws in New York courthouses. The agency will no longer be allowed to detain illegals who are in the buildings. New York Attorney General Letitia James released a statement celebrating the ruling.
#BREAKING: We won our lawsuit against the Trump Administration to end its illegal policy of making ICE arrests at New York courthouses.
This is a victory in our fight to protect immigrant communities and ensure justice is served. Thanks to @BrooklynDA for his partnership.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) June 10, 2020
ICE didn’t respond to the ruling, however, they have long said it’s safer for everyone involved if they detain aliens in controlled situations. In 2017, California complained about the arrests and the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice said the practice would continue because it’s safer for everyone involved.
It’s likely the agency will challenge the latest ruling.
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