New York City Democratic Socialists of America (NYC DSA) has started an online petition to demand that New York Chief Judge DiFiore bar ICE from courthouses to prevent further detentions of immigrants when they try to appear in court. Please sign and circulate the petition.—TPOI editor
On November 28, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents collaborated with court officers and administrators to detain a public defender’s client at the Brooklyn Misdemeanor Court. In response, dozens of public defenders marched out, demanding that Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and the Office of Court Administration implement policies to prevent New York courthouses from collaborating with ICE.
This is the seventieth time this year that federal agents have detained undocumented immigrants at New York courthouses as they perform their civic duties.
It's time to turn up the pressure on Chief Judge DiFiore and make our voices heard. Send her a letter demanding she bars ICE from courthouses NOW!
To sign a letter to Judge DiFiore: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/demand-an-end-to-ices-courthouse-arrests-in-new-york
For more information on ICE's courthouse arrests: