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Since the beginning of 2017, IDP has been closely monitoring ICE activity in state courts, and has seen a significant escalation in ICE arrests and attempted arrests in and around criminal, family, and civil courts throughout New York State and nationwide. The consequent threats to universal access to justice and to public safety are tremendous, as immigrant communities become too afraid to seek justice in the criminal, family, and civil courts. In response, we are coordinating a campaign to get ICE out of the Courts in New York State, and to provide technical assistance and campaign support for movements in states across the country. In New York State, more than 100 legal and social services organizations have joined IDP and allies to call on the Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals to take decisive action to stop ICE from targeting immigrant New Yorkers in the courts. Our ICE out of the Courts website provides updated statistics and anecdotal information about ICE’s courthouse arrest practice, media coverage and materials from the campaign to keep ICE out of the New York State courts, and resources for bringing campaigns in other states. Join the movement to keep ICE out of the Courts!

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