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Bill Seeks To Ban ICE Agents From Schools, Courts and Houses of Worship

(DNAINFO) Ben Fractenberg | March 31, 2017 — New York City Congressman Adriano Espaillatintroduced federal legislation Thursday that would bar immigration officials from arresting or interviewing people at “sensitive locations,” including schools, places of worship and court houses.

The Protecting Sensitive Locations Act would prohibit ICE officers from arresting, interviewing, searching or surveilling health care facilities, public and private schools, places of worship, DMV offices and other locations that provide emergency service.

“If you go to a family funeral you should not be subject to arrest while you’re grieving your family. If you go pick up your child at school you should be subject to arrest there — right in front of your children,” Espaillat said at a press conference in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

“So this piece of legislation will codify that and will ensure that ICE agents adhere to the letter of the law.”

Source: Bill Seeks To Ban ICE Agents From Schools, Courts and Houses of Worship – Washington Heights – DNAinfo New York