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Immigration Law

Expert: Immigrants Fearful of Reporting Crimes to Police Due to ICE Tactics

Ben Leonard, NBC News, July 25, 2018 - "Federal immigration agents have used more aggressive tactics since a January 2017 executive order by President Donald Trump that broadened their authority, a New York immigrant advocacy group alleges. ... "ICE feels more liberated in arresting people than under the prior administration," said Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School. ... Yale-Loehr said that courthouse arrests like these make immigrants afraid to report crimes. "It makes immigrants fearful about reporting crimes to the police, showing up for cases that they are supposed to be involved with or testify in or attend because they have a relative in the case," Yale-Loehr said. "It's the same kind of concern that police officers have about ICE enforcement priorities generally." "