Federal immigration authorities have formalized a policy to send deportation agents to federal, state and local courthouses to make arrests, dismissing complaints from judges and advocacy groups that it instills fear among crime victims, witnesses and family members.
We’re trying to figure out why crime victims would be fearful of police officers arresting bad guys. This stuff is hard to sort out then you’re dealing with the minds of sanctuary city leaders and the fake news media who supports them.
According to an AP report published in the Merced Sun-Star, the two-page directive from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it will enter courthouses only for specific targets, such as convicted criminals, gang members, public safety threats and immigrants who have been previously deported or ordered to leave. Family, friends and witnesses won’t be picked up for deportation but ICE leaves a caveat for “special circumstances.”
It sounds reasonable.
The policy, signed by ICE acting director Thomas Homan, says immigration agents should generally avoid arrests in non-criminal areas of the court, like family court and small claims, unless it supervisor approves.
Conveniently forgotten by the Leftists is the fact that immigration agents made courtroom arrests under the Obama administration.
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye said, “If followed correctly, this written directive is a good start. It’s essential that we protect the integrity of our state court justice system and protect the people who use it.”
Good for her.