Immigrants Avoiding State Courts, Legal Services Due to ICE Presence, Report Says

The increased presence of federal immigration officers in and around New York state courts has led to a sharp decline in equal access to litigation and the use of legal services by undocumented immigrants, a new report released Wednesday found.

News Story (New York)

Dan M. Clark
New York Law Journal
April 10, 2019

Tags: Deportation, Immigration Process


The report, released by a coalition of public defenders, civil legal services providers and others, called on the Office of Court Administration to immediately promulgate a rule requiring those officers to obtain a federal judicial arrest warrant before entering state courts to make an arrest.