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California chief justice asks Trump administration to keep ICE away from courthouses - LA Times

17.3.17

California chief justice asks Trump administration to keep ICE away from courthouses - LA Times: “Enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair,” she wrote.

“They not only compromise our core value of fairness but they undermine the judiciary’s ability to provide equal access to justice.

“I respectfully request that you refrain from this sort of enforcement in California's courthouses.”

The action follows a report in The Times about teams of immigration agents — some in uniform, some not — sweeping into courtrooms or lurking outside court complexes in California, Arizona, Texas and Colorado in recent weeks.

Immigration officials say they make arrests in courthouses only when all other options have been exhausted.


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