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Activists Call on Governor to Sign Bill That Would Prevent ICE Arrests in State Courts

The Protect Our Courts Act was passed months ago by the New York State legislature and the only thing missing is the final authorization from the Governor for it to go into effect, as reported by Univision.

According to the bill sponsors, this will allow more immigrants to keep their appointments in court or collaborate with police without fear of being deported.

“This is a very aggressive ICE policy,” said Susan Cameron, Supervising Attorney of our Civil Law Reform Unit. “A policy that utilizes the courts to instill fear in immigrants who have to attend court or get help from the courts.”

Watch the full piece here.