Lawyers Stage Walkout at Brooklyn Criminal Court to Protest ICE Arrests at Courthouses

HeadlineNov 29, 2017

In New York City, lawyers with the Legal Aid Society staged a walkout at the Brooklyn Criminal Court Tuesday, after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents snatched a man from the hallway of the courthouse and took him into ICE custody.

Lawyers: ”ICE has got to go! Hell no, ICE has got to go!”

Immigration arrests at courthouses nationwide have surged since President Trump took office. The Immigrant Defense Project says the man, Genaro Rojas Hernandez, is at least the 70th person arrested by ICE inside or just outside a New York City courthouse. The lawyers are demanding ICE agents not carry out arrests inside or in the vicinity of courthouses.

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