ICE agents can no longer make civil arrests at courthouses in Colorado

Article subtitle: 
Gov. Jared Polis signed the bill into law
Article CAIRCO note: 
Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 83 into law Monday
Article author: 
Saja Hindi
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
24 March 2020
Article category: 
Colorado News
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will no longer be allowed to arrest people for civil immigration violations in or around courthouses in Colorado.

Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 83 into law Monday. It prohibits agents from making civil arrests while a person is in the courthouse or on its property or if the person is going to or from a court proceeding.

The bill excludes civil arrests related to a judge’s contempt-of-court order or other judicially issued process. A violation of the law could lead to a judge finding the agent in contempt of court, or the person could be subject to civil penalties from the attorney general ...