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Need legal advice? Click here or call (212) 725-6422. Attorneys, click here. Why Are the Feds Stalking Immigrants at Courthouses in New York?

IDP deputy director Mizue Azeki is quoted in this December 9, 2015 article reporting that across New York City, courthouse arrests of immigrants — often focusing on individuals with felony convictions from decades ago — have become a regular occurrence.

“ICE is trying to create an environment where it becomes incredibly difficult for cities to pass laws that lower their levels of cooperation with them,” Mizue Aizeki, deputy director of the Immigrant Defense Project, a national advocacy group, told me. “What they’re saying is, ‘Well, you didn’t want us to take them from the police or the jails, so we’re going to take them from their home, or the courthouses.'”

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