Attorney General James Leads Coalition Fighting to Halt Immigration Arrests at State Courthouses

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:07

New York Attorney General Letitia James has led a coalition of 14 attorneys general in continuing efforts to halt federal immigration arrests of noncitizens in and around state courthouses without a judicial warrant or court order. In an amicus brief filed in support of the plaintiffs in Ryan, et al. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, et al., Attorney General James and the coalition urge the court to uphold a Massachusetts district court’s preliminary injunction that effectively halted these arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Today’s amicus brief follows a suit Attorney General James filed last year challenging the legality of the federal government’s expanded policy of arresting immigrants in or around state courthouses in New York, and an amicus brief she filed earlier this year opposing the same policy in the State of Washington.

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