ICE Now Needs Warrants For Arrests In NY State Courts

Law360 (April 18, 2019, 1:42 PM EDT) -- The New York State Office of Court Administration has barred U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from arresting immigrants at state courthouses without a warrant signed off on by a federal judge, following an uptick in such arrests.

The office issued a directive Wednesday saying administrative ICE warrants aren’t enough to make an arrest in state courthouses. Instead, ICE officers will have to prove they have a warrant from a federal judge or federal magistrate judge.

The directive also requires judges to be informed when an agent is present to arrest someone so they can review the warrant and bars enforcement action...

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