Cuomo Says ICE Agents Need Warrants to Enter State Buildings | New York Law Journal

By Andrew Denney |

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired a shot across the bow at federal immigration authorities on Wednesday, threatening legal action to curtail aggressive tactics by agents that he says have infringed on immigrants’ constitutional rights and for allegedly targeting immigrant advocates.

Cuomo also issued an amended executive order requiring Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to have a warrant if they make an arrest in a state-owned facility.

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A third federal judge rules against DACA phaseout, but goes further than two previous judges–ABA Journal

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

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Previous rulings required the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to accept applications for renewal of benefits under the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) while litigation is pending. U.S. District Judge John Bates of Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday that the government must also accept new applications, though he postponed his ruling for 90 days, report the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Postand Politico.

Bates said in his opinion that he was postponing his order to allow the Justice Department “an opportunity to better explain” its decision to wind down the program.

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