SDNY Decision in NY v. Ice (19-Cv-8876(Jsr)) Enjoining Civil Arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents in and around New York State Courthouses

We applaud Judge Rakoff’s decision and were proud to submit an amicus brief supporting the proposition that “When ICE officers conduct arrests in and around New York State courthouses, they impede equal access to courts, violate the principles of federalism enshrined in the United States and New York State constitutions, interfere with the fair and efficient administration of justice, and create a chilling effect among immigrants attempting to access the courts.” This is a good day for access to justice in New York.