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Hundreds Rally Outside Brooklyn Courthouse to Demand ICE Stop Arresting People at Court

HeadlineDec 08, 2017

In New York City, hundreds of people rallied outside the Brooklyn courthouse Thursday to demand courtrooms prohibit undercover immigration agents from arresting people at or in the vicinity of courthouses.

Luis Mancheno: “My name is Luis Mancheno, and I am an immigration attorney at the Bronx Defenders, and I am also a member of the 5 Boro Defenders here in New York City. I’m here today because I’m joining all the public defenders here in our city to demand that our city courts and our courts in our state are free from the presence of ICE, because what’s happening right now is that during this year ICE has been arresting, in really, really high numbers, a lot of the clients that we represent in court. And the fact is that the immigrant community here in New York no longer has the trust that they need to have in order to be able to access justice in court.”

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