Arresting Illegal Immigrants in Courthouses Violates Their Rights, Say Activists

WASHINGTON – Immigrant-rights advocates are calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to not enter courthouses to arrest individuals living in the country illegally, arguing that such arrests violate their constitutional rights.

In a joint letter to a California judge last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary John Kelly noted that “some jurisdictions, including the State of California and many of its largest counties and cities, have enacted statutes and ordinances designed to specifically prohibit or hinder ICE from enforcing immigration law by prohibiting communication with ICE, and denying requests by ICE officers and agents to enter prisons and jails to make arrests.”

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  • Dana Garcia

    Courthouses are supposed to mete out justice in the form of law enforcement. Turning them into sanctuary zones would dismantle their purpose.

  • The Butterfly

    Alien invaders don’t have constitutional rights. How hard is this to understand?

    • occupant 9

      Understand? Progressives have a mental illness that cripple, intentionally, any common understanding of so many things that are basic and obvious.

    • Gary

      The 7,000,000,000 people outside the USA do NOT have the Right to enter the USA and nor do Tourists have the same Rights as Citizens .

      John Tory will rue the day he made Toronto a sanctuary City because it’s Treason as well as a CRA federal violation to steal Tax dollars and give them to visitors just to get votes in the next Election .

      How about a Sanctuary City for Conservatives where there are no Abortion Clinics, no gay marriage, no PRIDE parades, no Sharia courts, no Arts Funding for S&M plays , no welfare housing and no Diversity Cops making $90,000.00 a year to do Parade duty or Street Festival.

      Here’s an idea Mayor Tory , stop issuing Tickets for parking violation and then tell Justin that Toronto will no longer pay the bills for refugees which are a covered by a Federal policy.
      Oh wait, Tory only protects criminals and jew-hating Imams.

  • tom_billesley

    Somali man arrested by ICE agents in Portland, Maine, courthouse.
    http://mainepublic.org/post/somali-man-arrested-federal-immigration-agents-maine-courthouse
    He was there on an OUI (Operating Under the Influence), and his criminal record includes two misdemeanor convictions for assault. It’s a bonus to be rid of someone with previous convictions for violence, but we mustn’t lose sight of the reason for deportation – his presence in the US being illegal.

  • Felicia Scott

    Wake up call for the mortally stupid. Illegal aliens DO NOT have any constitutional rights.

    • tom_billesley

      They have a right to due process and to be put to trial without delay

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Its time normal people stopped bothering with what “activists” have to say (or shriek). Fuck ’em and the horse they rode in on.

    • Gary

      I’m predicting that the Cops will stand-down too many times where the ANTIFA thugs will feel emboldened to pull out a fake gun or knife to look tough BUT someone with a real gun will blow their head off and start to shot a few of these POS rioters from their valid feeling of the threat.

      Once there is a Kent State moment , the politicians will wash their hands of the deaths and blame the Cops. The Mothers of the dead will sue the City because their children was a good boy wanting to go to medical school and wortj for free in Africa at a Orphanage that deals to aids and autism .

  • Gary

    Just wait until the MS-13 thugs start shooting Judges in the Court Rooms . These liberals still won’t wake-up even when they gets us Killed with them.