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ICE Arrests at Massachusetts Courthouses May Start Again

Sept. 1, 2020, 9:18 PM

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can once again make immigration arrests at Massachusetts courthouses while a legal challenge to the practice proceeds, after the First Circuit Tuesday found the plaintiffs unlikely to succeed on the merits of their suit.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit vacated a preliminary injunction on ICE courthouse civil arrests in the state issued by the District of Massachusetts in June 2019.

The district court abused its discretion in finding that the plaintiffs were likely to succeed on the merits of their argument that the Immigration and Nationality Act implicitly incorporates a common ...

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