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December 15, 2020

ALBANY - Today Governor Cuomo signed the Protect Our Courts Act into law, securing stronger protections against ICE's practice of conducting arrests and enforcement actions in New York courthouses. In response, the New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement from executive director Donna Lieberman:

"Today New York state made sure that our courthouses aren't a target for ICE's deportation machine, and sent a message that New York protects its immigrant families. ICE's malicious practice of arresting people at courthouses was just one cruel part of the Trump administration's anti-immigrant crusade. With this law in place, immigrant communities will be more able to seek justice and defend their rights without fear of profiling and arrest."