Keep ICE out of our Courts
One of the most pernicious ways that ICE targets immigrant New Yorkers is by arresting people in and around courthouses. ICE’s brazen tactics mean domestic violence survivors may be afraid to pursue cases against their attackers, people wrongfully accused of crimes may be scared to challenge the allegations against them, and witnesses for the defense and prosecution may be too intimidated to testify.
Our legal system cannot function if people are afraid to use it.
Under President Trump, ICE has begun arresting immigrants at state courthouses at alarmingly high rates, often resorting to violence in the process. We need laws to ensure ICE cannot exploit anyone seeking justice.
Tell lawmakers to pass the Protect Our Courts Act.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Sender's Legislative Representatives