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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 Governor Cuomo for it to go into effect, reports Univision.
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LAS Wins Appellate Decision in ICE Prolonged Detention Case

The 2nd Circuit affirmed that burden of proof falls on the government when justifying prolonged detention of individuals during removal proceedings, according to Law.com.
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Court Rules Lawsuit Against ICE Courthouse Arrests Will Proceed

The lawsuit, brought by The Legal Aid Society and Cleary Gottlieb, seeks to stop ICE from making civil immigration arrests without a judicial warrant or court order in and around NYS courthouses, according to Law 360.
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Huffington Post Highlights Plight of Immigrants in ICE Detention During COVID-19

A client of the Legal Aid Society speaks with HuffPo about his experience in ICE detention and the dangers of being incarcerated during a global pandemic.
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Op-Ed: ICE Detention Facilities Have Failed to Protect People From COVID-19

The organizations that comprise the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project penned a joint op-ed in City Limits condemning the many documented failures of Immigration Customs & Enforcement.
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LAS, Co-Counsel Win Release of 5 ICE Detainees as Coronavirus Outbreak Mounts

The Legal Aid Society together with Bronx Defenders, ACLU, and ACLU of NJ successfully litigated the immediate release of individuals from two detention facilities, reports the NY Daily News.
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Immigrants Rights Defenders Call for Release of Detainees During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus demanded that the federal government release low-risk immigrants from ICE jails, reports El Diario.
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ICE Operations in NYC Aided the Spread of Coronavirus

The agency continued detaining undocumented immigrants even as the threat of coronavirus infection spread across New York City, The Intercept reports.
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LAS and Public Defenders Win Release of Immigrants in Detention Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

U.S. District Judges say detainees have various medical conditions that put them at greater risk for coronavirus, reports NYLJ.
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Advocates Call for Release of ICE Detainees Amid Egregious Conditions During Coronavirus Outbreak

An entire unit of incarcerated immigrants have organized a hunger strike at the Essex County Correctional Facility in protest of lack of basic sanitation measures, according to NJ.com.
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