zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 17, 2017 3:06 PM
California’s Chief Supreme Court Justice, Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, is apparently annoyed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are “stalking courthouses” in California to arrest illegal immigrants. Of course, only a California judge would ignore the inherent irony of this situation as ICE officials are only forced to “stalk courthouses” because Tani’s court refuses to enforce federal laws.
Here are some excerpts from the letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary Mike Kelly:
As Chief Justice of California responsible for the safe and fair delivery of justice in our state, I am deeply concerned about reports from some of our trial courts that immigration agents appear to be stalking undocumented immigrants in our courthouses to make arrests.
Our courthouses serve as a vital forum for ensuring access to justice and protecting public safety. Courthouses should not be used as bait in the necessary enforcement of our country’s immigration laws.
But 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. 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.