Immigration Activists Fight to End ICE Arrests at Courthouses

HeadlineMar 16, 2018

In Massachusetts, civil rights groups filed a petition Thursday in the state’s Supreme Judicial Court asking it to stop immigration agents from arresting people at courthouses, saying it violates the rights of defendants, victims and witnesses. The case is the first of its kind and comes as Legal Aid Society attorneys protested Thursday in New York City. This is lawyer Jared Trujillo.

Jared Trujillo: “I’m Jared Trujillo. I’m an attorney at the Legal Aid Society. ICE has been entering these courts with something called administrative warrants. Administrative warrants are not issued by a judge. They’re issued solely by ICE. ICE is effectively writing their own warrants to come into the courts. What we are asking is that they not be allowed to come into the courts without a judicial warrant, a judicial warrant signed by a judge.”

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