The Ulster County Legislature on Tuesday threw its support behind a state proposal to to prevent federal immigration agents from making arrests in and around courtrooms.
The Legislature voted 13-8 in favor of a resolution that supports that state’s Protect Our Courts Act. The resolution, which carries no force of was, passed with little discussion.
The Ulster County Legislature has become the sixth government entity to support the measure, according to Jonathan Bix, executive director of the immigrant rights group Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson. The group has been leading the effort to get the state legislation adopted.