ICE out of courts

ICE arrests and court personnel collaboration with ICE has obstructed justice by instilling fears in immigrant communities about going to court. The Social Justice Lawyering Clinic collaborated with Community Legal Services and the the ICE Out of Courts coalition to collect information from lawyers, legal services organizations, victim service advocates, and community based organizations across the state about this issue. On January 30, 2019, the Sheller Center released Obstructing Justice: The Chilling Effect of ICE’s Arrests at Pennsylvania’s Courthouses. The report is authored by Patrick Gordon (’19), Kelley Grady (’19), and Shaqueil Stephenson (’19) and covered by the Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY, and Slate.