Claire R. Thomas, Director, of the Asylum Clinic and an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School. Photo courtesy of Claire R. Thomas.

Freezing Out Immigrants: The Denial of Due Process in New York State Courts

Frequent raids on immigrant communities and deaths in immigration detention centers, the call to “Abolish ICE” has gained momentum nationwide.

In part, the movement is informed by the situations in state courthouses, where the presence of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents can instill fear in noncitizens and discourage them from seeking legal services they are entitled to or even notifying the police when they are in danger.

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Claire R. Thomas, Director, of the Asylum Clinic and an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School || Credit: Claire R. Thomas

‘Why Am I In Jail?’ Wonder Asylum-Seekers Fleeing Hell

“I’ve never been in prison before,” the detained immigrants ask. “Do you have any advice for me?” People who escaped violence and persecution in their home countries must spend months inside Upstate New York jails. And they don’t know why.

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Claire R. Thomas, Director, of the Asylum Clinic and an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School || Credit: Claire R. Thomas

THOMAS: How to Help the ‘Accidental’ New Yorkers Separated From Their Families and Shipped to Upstate Prisons

By Claire R. Thomas Director of the Asylum Clinic and an Adjunct Law Professor at New York Law School “Where

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