News Story (New York)
February 12, 2020
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Tags: ICE Raids, Immigration
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society (New York City)
Jill Waldman, attorney for the Legal Aid Society said she was also optimistic that the court will side with them.
“We feel that the arguments went very well — the judge understood the arguments and so there was no basis for this to be dismissed and we did establish we had standing with great merit,” Waldman said. “We hope to get a ruling that will keep ICE from terrifying people and allow court access for all people.”
“ICE arrests at courthouses intimidate immigrant youth and their caregivers from accessing relief through the legal system which makes our country less safe and less just. The Door is proud to stand in opposition to this destructive policy with our fellow plaintiffs, New York Attorney General Letitia James, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, the Legal Aid Society, and Cleary, Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.” said Mary Gabrielle Apollon Richardson, Managing Attorney, The Door’s Legal Services Center.