LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY

Chief Justice Rabner orders tighter controls on ICE arrests during court appearances

The chief justice of New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ordered the state’s judges to enforce tight controls on federal immigration officials trying to arrest undocumented immigrants during routine court appearances and to stop collecting information on their immigration status.

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner says the directive brings courthouse policies in line with state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s directive curtailing law enforcement cooperation with ICE. The justice also notes that ICE officials have agreed to limit courthouse arrests.