The Biden administration will begin issuing a policy that limits who ICE and CBP can arrest in courthouses. DHS Secretary Mayorkas said the new policy is because “[E]nsuring that individuals have access to the court advances the fair administration of justice, promotes safety for crime victims and helps to guarantee equal protection under the law.” With this new policy in place, ICE officers will only be able to make civil immigration arrests in or near a courthouse if it involves a national security matter, or a risk of imminent death or harm to others. The policy will also apply to interviews, surveillance, and subpoenas handed out at or near courthouses.

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