POLITICO, WNYC, UNIVISION, others cover dual press conference

There has been a 1,200% increase of ICE enforcement in our courthouses from 2016 to 2017, having a chilling effect on the ability of people to seek justice in our courts. In order to ensure that all New Yorkers have the right to seek justice and enjoy the protections of our judicial system, advocates gathered in NYC and Albany for a dual press conference to call for the passing of the Protect Our Courts Bill. The bill (A.11013) will require ICE to have a judicial warrant or court order before making any arrest in or around courthouses.

“Our community members, our family members, our neighbors are being snatched away from their due process right,” said Luis Mancheno, our immigration attorney who emceed the event. “It’s as simple as allowing all New Yorkers to have their day in court.”

The press conference was covered by PIX 11, POLITICO, UNIVISION, amNewYork, WNYC, and Telemundo.