Bronx Legal Aid Attorneys Walk Out and Stage Rally to Protest Immigrant Client Detention

(Bronx, NY) – Legal Aid Attorneys in the Bronx held an emergency rally today to protest the detention of their client, a young immigrant college student, earlier today and to call on the Office of Court Administration and Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to immediately implement a policy to prohibit Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents from Read more about Bronx Legal Aid Attorneys Walk Out and Stage Rally to Protest Immigrant Client Detention[…]

Dozens of Unions, Community Groups, Elected Officials, and Defender Organizations Sign On to Letter Calling on Chief Judge DiFiore to Ban ICE From NY Courthouses

Headed by the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys – UAW Local 2325, this coalition hopes to enact policy change by the end of the year (New York, NY) – Following a rally of hundreds of public defenders and community members on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall, dozens of unions, immigrant rights organizations, community groups, Read more about Dozens of Unions, Community Groups, Elected Officials, and Defender Organizations Sign On to Letter Calling on Chief Judge DiFiore to Ban ICE From NY Courthouses[…]

Public Defenders and Community Organizations Demand #ICEOUT of the Courts

Public Defenders and Community Organizations Hold Rally Calling for ICE to be Prohibited From Entering NY Courts UAW Local 2325 and allies say that the presence of ICE Officers in the Courthouses impedes access to justice and denies due process to defendants and communities. (Brooklyn, NY) – The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys – UAW Read more about Public Defenders and Community Organizations Demand #ICEOUT of the Courts[…]

Brooklyn Legal Aid Attorneys Walk Out Against ICE-NY Courts Collaboration

BROOKLYN, NY-Hundreds of attorneys employed by the Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services walked out today after Legal Aid client, Genaro Rojas-Hernandez was detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement in Brooklyn Criminal Court in collaboration with Court Officers and the Court Administration.  They marched to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, demanding that the Office Read more about Brooklyn Legal Aid Attorneys Walk Out Against ICE-NY Courts Collaboration[…]