Judge to Rule on ICE Arrests at New York Churches By End of Year - NBC New York

Judge to Rule on ICE Arrests at New York Churches By End of Year

The plaintiffs contend ICE arrests in courthouses have skyrocketed since President Donald Trump took office

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    Judge to Rule on ICE Arrests at New York Churches By End of Year
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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officers prepare for morning operations to arrest undocumented immigrants on April 11, 2018 in New York City. New York is considered a "sanctuary city" for undocumented immigrants, and ICE receives little or no cooperation from local law enforcement. ICE said that officers arrested 225 people for violation of immigration laws during the 6-day operation, the largest in New York City in recent years. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    What to Know

    • A federal judge says he'll rule by the end of the year on the constitutionality of ICE arrests in New York courthouses

    • The judge was skeptical of the government's assertions its policies regarding courthouse arrests can't be reviewed by a federal judge

    • The plaintiffs contend ICE arrests in courthouses have skyrocketed since President Donald Trump took office

    A federal judge says he'll rule by the end of the year on the constitutionality of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses.

    Judge Jed Rakoff set the deadline for himself after expressing skepticism toward the federal government's assertions that its policies regarding courthouse arrests can't be reviewed by a federal judge. Rakoff said he found the claim "unusual and extraordinary."

    Wednesday's hearing concerned a lawsuit brought earlier this year by New York's attorney general, the Brooklyn district attorney and several immigrant advocates' groups.

    The plaintiffs contend ICE arrests in courthouses have skyrocketed since President Donald Trump took office.

    A lawyer for ICE urged Rakoff to dismiss the lawsuit.

    Rakoff said he has not yet decided the legal issues but finds them fascinating.

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