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NYC Public Defenders Strike to Protest ICE Arrests at Bronx Courthouse

HeadlineFeb 12, 2018
 h06 nyc public defenders strike against ice in courts

More than 100 public defenders walked out of a New York City courthouse on Thursday to protest Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arresting undocumented immigrants at the courthouse. The Legal Aid Society, which helped organize the strike at the Bronx courthouse, said, “The presence of ICE officers in our courthouses and the perception that no immigrant is safe to seek their day in court, is threatening to upend our entire legal process and the principles upon which it stands.”

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