ICE agents tried to apprehend the man outside a courtroom in City Hall. A scuffle between the man and ICE agents broke out near the City Clerk’s office where municipal IDs were being issued.
Acevedo said only four people applied for city ID cards that week after the incident. Acevedo shared the story in his pitch to muster the council’s support for state legislation banning ICE from detaining people inside and outside state courts, which include town, county and village courthouses.
Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, a local social justice advocacy group of which Acevedo is the lead organizer, brought out 35 people to hold signs and show support for the Protect Our Courts Act at the council meeting.