Activists want "Sanctuary Courthouses"

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  1. me again

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    Court officials have no authority to interfere with ICE investigations and arrests, even when they set foot in county courthouses -- and ICE agents have been arresting illegal immigrants in courthouses in California, Arizona, Texas and Colorado.

    Activists fear ICE’s presence in courthouses could deter illegal immigrants from appearing in court. San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascon called ICE’s forays into courthouses shortsighted because some immigrants will simply avoid court to avoid arrest.

    According agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice, ICE’s actions in courthouses has been, in part, driven by an increase in the number of local law enforcement agencies refusing to detain illegal immigrants in county jails. Also, there are tactical advantages for agents with courthouse arrests because illegal immigrants must pass through metal detectors before entering courthouses, meaning they are unlikely to be armed.

    ICE has arrested illegal immigrants in courthouses who had prior convictions for sex crimes, drug trafficking and drunken driving. However, activists are afraid because...


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    Laughed audibly. Then I realized, this isn't satire! It's the LA Times. Wow. Just wow. In my lifetime, I've never heard such loud crying about protecting criminals.
     
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    But when Obama was (supposedly) deporting millions there were crickets.
     
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    Some people bitterly referred to him as the "deporter-in-chief", but I agree that many on the left were conspicuously silent when the Obama administration would pursue disastrous policies more commonly associated with Republicans, like deporations and war.
     
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    I don't know about that. I remember many in the latino community (Including Linda Sanchez) being very vocal and upset. Probably one of the reasons 24% (or 27%) of Hispanics (many of them Dems) voted for Trump. Kind of illogical, but there it is.
     
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    Using that logic, let's just let everyone go, since criminals will simply avoid court to avoid jail time.
     
  7. decimon

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    Avoid the law. A void, the law. Courting the law. It's what you make of it.

    OTOH, I'd be thrown to the dogs.
     

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