Professor Lindsay Nash co-authored an opinion piece in The New York Daily News titled “Get ICE out of NY’s Courtrooms.”
Nash argues that the Trump administration policy that encourages Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to roam the halls of state courthouses, with the goal of targeting and arresting immigrants attending to official court business, is unconstitutional.
“Immigrants are now afraid to attend court in any capacity — as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, victims or supportive family members. This impedes justice,” she writes. “ICE’s policy of intimidation in effect closes the courthouse doors to immigrants. This not only tramples their rights — the Constitution isn’t only for citizens — but also infringes on the rights of people who may require immigrant witnesses in court to effectively present their cases.”
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