New York v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Doe v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Southern District of New York, 2019)

Immigration
Federalism

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Immigration
Federalism

These cases involve a challenge by legal services agencies and the New York Attorney General to a federal government policy authorizing civil immigration arrests in and around New York State courthouses — a policy that disrupts the effective functioning of our courts, deters victims and witnesses from assisting law enforcement and vindicating their rights, hinders criminal prosecution, and undermines public safety. ADL joined an amicus brief in both cases, prepared by the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) and joined by 39 other coalition partners, in support of plaintiffs' opposition to a motion to dismiss. Drawing heavily from a report that ADL assisted in drafting entitled, “Safeguarding the Integrity of Our Courts: The Impact of ICE Courthouse Operations in New York State,” the brief describes how ICE’s aggressive enforcement actions in and around New York state courts impair the effective and impartial administration of justice.