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Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:49

California judge seeks to prevent immigration arrests inside state courts

Written by  Reuters

LOS ANGELES The chief justice of California's Supreme Court on Thursday asked the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to prevent immigration agents from arresting undocumented immigrants inside the state's courthouses.

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said she was gravely troubled by recent reports that federal agents were "stalking undocumented immigrants in our courthouses to make arrests," in a letter addressed to U.S.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.

"Courthouses should not be used as bait in the necessary enforcement of our country's immigration law," Cantil-Sakauye wrote.

Trump has vowed to increase deportations and has widened the net of illegal immigrants prioritized for detention and removal.

"We will review the letter and have no further comment at this time," Peter Carr, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, said in an email.

Immigrant rights groups say federal agents have entered courthouses with increased frequency this year, including in California, Massachusetts, Maryland and Texas, said National Immigration Law Center staff attorney Melissa Keaney.

"It's definitely an issue we're seeing a tremendous increase in under the new administration," Keaney said by phone on Thursday.

Reuters could not independently confirm whether there has been an uptick in arrests at courthouses.

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These judges took the oath of office to defend the constitution and the laws of this Republic. They seem to forget that. But, then again they are in California afterall.

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(Updated: March 19, 2017)

Is it me or does any one else see that all 3 judges are from ASIAN DESCENT? I do think they are looking in the 4 corners of the DOCUMENTS? If The men and women who sit on the podium will not go by the CONSTITUTION then it time for us to ask them to step down. Many judges have made many mistakes and never been called on it. How many more people will be killed by this? They are our LAWS that must be followed and INTERPRET in a court room, Just as we must follow them each day in life. If the judges want our RESPECT then they, Have got to earn, it along with that big pay that our taxes pay for. We pay for them to give us the right to be safe and be free from fear. I am not a women who had the chance to go to college or able make millions. But one thing for sure I respect my country ever since my grandparents came from Mexico and I am proud to say the came the right way, and worked hard to buy a home and never break laws.

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The stupidity of these judges is truly troubling.

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Yet another moronic judge from California who doesn't even know (or can't figure out) that courts and court rooms are PUBLIC PROPERTY, and as such, can freely be accessed by agents of the court (ICE) looking for criminals! How utterly STUPID can one judge be? Recall her. Remove her from the bench.

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What the hell double the ICE Agents and grab some more, and take that Idiot Judge with them

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Maybe someone should investigate this Judges' and all her family members legal immigration status. Might prove very interesting.

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it is supposed to be the sworn duty, of judges to uphold the law of the land and not obstruct it.

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(Updated: March 17, 2017)

Arrest them where the are. Courts are public property and not judicial property. Stick to the facts and the law in your court hearing your honor. We the people will vote to determine where and when the law is enforced on our property. Currently we have said enforse the law in and on all of it with our blessings.

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Just another RINO who will not follow the law. Playing idiot to and for the CA illegals. I bet she gives illegals a break in her court hearings and throws the book at legal citizens. The hypocrisy regarding our immigration laws needs to stop now, or we could lock these officials up with the illegals. I think that is killing two with one stone, great idea IMHO!!!!

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Without acknowledging the fact that this is a federal law that controls our borders not the state of CA. this judge has broken a federal law. Perhaps the offenders should then be sent to a federal prison and court bypassing CA but then the state of CA has long refused to turn offenders over to ICE which again broke a federal law. The state of CA is in violation and the governor who upholds these judges actions is in violation of federal law also. The federal government should pull all funding from CA. until it aligns itself with federal laws.

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That far-left "judge" should be impeached and her license suspended.

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She is from California, what would you expect? A Judge and she does not understand our immigration laws?

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She even looks like a nutjob leftist.

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I thought judges are suppose to up hold the law. I guess it is an exception if you are a lefty. She should have her attorneys license taken away from her, for dereliction of duty.

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Bolshevik activist judges running amok. Next they'll be saying the worlds poor minorities have a right to our welfare system because of white privilege. The Irony.... now the bat shit crazy leftists are all about states rights and the Constitution that they say covers foreigners who have never been to the U.S.

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I bet she is associated with the illegal drug trade as well as having illegals in her family!

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Another Leftist openly committing treason. Arrest, prosecute, throw away the key.

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Tough to catch a rat without baite. This stupid Kalifornicate head judge of there Supreme Court should have her socialist butt removed and Fired. She is a damn fool wanting the US G overnment to let her dictate that in Kalifornicate you can disobey the laws of the land. NO ILLEGALS/NOT LEGAL under any circumstance it makes no difference your age your sex if not a US Citizen your Illegal if you snuck in,across the river of flew in you not immune from our laws. I know there just kids,well in Nam just kids they were trained to kill our troops,terrorists now train kids to be human bombs to kill all who aren't Muslim. Kids can be dangerous as well as adults. There sex means nothing there Illegal/not legal. Do I feel sorry for them,no as there parents made them illegal but that's a family affair not my problem. Ship all Illegals/not legal out of our country. Then start doing hardcore vetting of these Muslim Imports Ovomit brought in as 95% are men of fighting age if you can't pass the vetting your on the ship Out list. Time we wake up to the fact many are here to take the country,live off of our generosity doing nothing but set back and laugh at our stupidity. Illegal/not legal,Imports with evil bread into there Muslim heads all need to get the hell out of America and the sooner the better.

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Get rid of this judge as she is another left wing liberal that is defying the constitution powered by the president of the USA. These judges are a total disgrace to our country and need to be fired. Congress needs immediately to take control of these states where the judges think they have the supreme power to over rule the president and congress.They need to change the current rules so this stops now.

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This Leftist (Anti-American) Judge is in contempt of LAW. Breaking into the Country is a crime and HARBORING OF CRIMINALS IS in itself a criminal act---remove the "B" with an itch from the bench.

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