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California Chief Justice Protests Immigration Agents "Stalking" Courts

-- by Matt Shuham,

The chief justice of the California Supreme Court wrote to the attorney general and the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Thursday, expressing concern about reports that immigration agents were “stalking” courthouses in an effort to target undocumented immigrants for arrest.

“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,” Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote Thursday to Jeff Sessions and John Kelly.

She added: “Courthouses should not be used as bait in the necessary enforcement of our country’s immigration laws.”

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