BROOKLYN — State and local authorities demanded that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stay away from New York City courts.
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ICE has arrested more undocumented immigrants at New York courts in the first half of 2017 than the organization did in 2015 and 2016 combined, New York State’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday.
“Courthouses should be treated like churches, hospitals or schools. Identified as sensitive locations where ICE enforcement is to be generally avoided,” Schneiderman said.
Schneiderman and Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez spoke out against the growing number of ICE arrests. Their worry is that illegal immigrants won’t agree to be witnesses for police or even seek an order of protection or get
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