California Chief Justice Demands ICE Stop "Stalking Courthouses And Arresting Undocumented Immigrants"

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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.

Cali

 

As a California NBC affiliate notes, the letter from Cantil-Sakauye comes after a number of reports have surfaced in recent weeks of arrests of illegal immigrants at courts in California, Oregon and Texas.

It comes amid a series of reports of arrests at courthouses in California, Oregon and Texas as federal immigration agents have been called on to step up deportations under President Donald Trump.

 

Last month, immigration agents in Texas arrested a woman at an El Paso courthouse while she was obtaining a protection order against an alleged abuser. The arrest sparked an outcry from victim's advocates, saying it would dissuade others from coming forward to report abuse for fear of being deported.

 

Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times reported that immigration agents had recently made several arrests at courthouses in Oregon and California.

Dear Tani, Might we kindly suggest that you actually make an effort to enforce the laws, rather than your personal political beliefs, before you lecture the rest of us about this country's "core value of fairness" and/or policies that "undermine the judiciary's ability to provide equal access to justice."  Gracias.

 

Full letter below:

Dear Attorney General Sessions and Secretary 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.

 Our courts are the main point of contact for millions of the most vulnerable Californians in times of anxiety, stress, and crises in their lives. Crime victims, victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, witnesses to crimes who are aiding law enforcement, limited-English speakers, unrepresented litigants, and children and families all come to our courts seeking justice and due process of law. As finders of fact, trial courts strive to mitigate fear to ensure fairness and protect legal rights. Our work is critical for ensuring public safety and the efficient administration of justice.

 Most Americans have more daily contact with their state and local governments than with the federal government, and I am concerned about the impact on public trust and confidence in our state court system if the public feels that our state institutions are being used to facilitate other goals and objectives, no matter how expedient they may be.

Each layer of government – federal, state, and local – provides a portion of the fabric of our society that preserves law and order and protects the rights and freedoms of the people. The separation of powers and checks and balances at the various levels and branches of government ensure the harmonious existence of the rule of law.

 The federal and state governments share power in countless ways, and our roles and responsibilities are balanced for the public good. As officers of the court, we judges uphold the constitutions of both the United States and California, and the executive branch does the same by ensuring that our laws are fairly and safely enforced. 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.

—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

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laomei's picture

Here's an idea... deport this gook too.

vato poco's picture

find a federal judge to order this silly sow to shut her mouth and let ICE do its job. she'll have to, because federal judges all have the power of God, right?

Belrev's picture

ICE Agents arresting illegals at courthouses. Panic spreads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fCP1Dh8aAs

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

In other words, we are two nations now.

IntercoursetheEU's picture

Yes, law abiding immigrant/citizens and new 'geographically challenged' Democratic voters

N2OJoe's picture

Sounds like ICE needs to arrest this so-called judge for publicly aiding and abetting known criminals, as well as obstruction of justice.

yovatti's picture
yovatti (not verified) N2OJoe Mar 17, 2017 3:22 PM

Tani should consider a career change. She wouldn't be half-bad wearing a g-string and swinging on the pole. She'd get my dollar, for  sure.

But as a judge.... um, no. She seems to be unaware that people who are breaking the law are often apprehended at a courthouse when they appear there for some other reason.

 

 

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

Soon, the IQ privileged, minority white male will turn all this crazy shit that will eventually become precedent on it's head and throw it right back at all these activist judges.  

froze25's picture

Arrest this Judge for Treason and aiding criminals.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Looks like Judge squinty eyes has a history of scandal.

Just one example: Judge Misconduct: Supreme Court Judge Tani Cantil-Sakauye Uses Highway Patrol as Limo Service:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cJ1cHjM7VM

Stuck on Zero's picture

Does this justice know that the Courthouses are full of armed bailiffs? Does she also know that judges sentence hundreds of thousands of people, who represent no public safety issues, to jail? Tax fraud? Marijuana charges? Spousal support? Loitering?

Doom Porn Star's picture

Arrest at the Courthouse is SOP.

WTF is this fool talking about?

 

So, one law breaker goes to court to impose the law on another law breaker but is upset when the law is imposed on them????!!

 

WTF.  The laws are supposed to be impartial.   'Blind justice' and all...

Laws aren't only laws when you decide that you want them to be enforced against someone else or for you personal beniefit and not otherwise.  

The enforcement of laws should apply in all cases, and for all persons impartially -including you.

Forbes's picture

Imagine that--finding criminals at courthouses! Will wonders never cease?

Sanity Bear's picture

Forget the g-string.

She'd look better wearing a rope while swinging on that pole.

stampman's picture

In my opinion, she's a total skank.

I betcha she has onion breath too.

HockeyFool's picture

Trump should triple the number of ICE agents in her jurisdiction. Just to tweak the libs a little more.

nightshiftsucks's picture

Yep not an order but it was a request.

ACP's picture

CA chief "justice" demands the Feds stop enforcing the law. Yeah CA is officially more corrupt than Meheeco.

shovelhead's picture

Extra credit +'s for 'geographically challenged'.

SWRichmond's picture

Yes, law abiding immigrant/citizens and new 'geographically challenged' Democratic voters

It's simpler than that.  Producers and thieves.

P.S. piss off, hyphen-bitch.  Our "core value of fitness?". While you're fucking stealing from me to support these people? Fuck you.

HardAssets's picture

Have you ever tried to discuss a serious topic with someone, when in the middle of the conversation the thought occurs to you - "This person isn't trying some tactic. They're just plain stupid."

There are a lot of them out there, and this judge might be another one.

Teja's picture

Look at the election map and also at the geography - America divisa est in partes tres (Gaius should understand that). The West Coast and the Northeast do not have much in common with the Mississippi basin and extensions. The hysteric U.S. flagwaving patriotism propaganda is a good sign that in reality the country cannot hold together in the long term.

We will see what happens when ICE agents are arrested in California.

stampman's picture

You have no idea how many rednecks with guns there are in California.

No idea.

California is as American as apple pie and always will be, Hispanics included.

FIAT CON's picture

THat lawyer looks like an illegal as well deport him too!

shamus001's picture

Perhapse she would prefer ICE stalk "The Dollar Tree" Instead?

Herp and Derp's picture

Hospital ER is a great place as well.  There are usually dozens of illegals waiting for their 'free' health care since they don't pay.

Dakota Kid's picture

Home Depot is another good spot.  Deport, deport, deport.  Take away all freebies from them too.

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

<Stalking> lol, just doing their jobs.

shamus001's picture

1 : Dollar Tree

2: Home Depot

ATM's picture

El Rodea restaurant, Carniceria El Ranchito, and the Moneygram store.

chubbar's picture

This fucking cunt needs to be impeached or otherwise thrown out of her job. How do you just decide that some federal laws will not only not be enforced but you will actively work to make sure that federal law enforcement officers are not allowed to do their job in your  work space? Fuck this asshole. Please let me understand how people like this even got to be a judge?

The Merovingian's picture

It's California man, what else is there to say? The powerful elite, including all politicians and judges are all, quite simply, completely and totally fucking nuts.

God, please drop the fucking hammer on that fault line and turn Fresno into a beach front town.

eatthebanksters's picture

Wait, the head justice of CA wants to protect criminal illegals?  This dude was a criminal.  Wtf?  California has gone mad...fuck me!

Jimmy Jimmereeno's picture

Judge, where is this so-called core value of fairness codified in the US constitution?

Where does this officer of the court get off by not using the proper form of description: illegal alien?

motorollin's picture

That's on the banned phrase list just like "radical Islamic terrorism".

Ignatius's picture

I'm sure she's done yeoman's work defending all our other rights, no?

 

ItsyBitsy90's picture

I would like someone to defend my rights as a US taxpayer to stop using my money to support illegals....I thought that the judicial branch was supposed to enforce existing laws....evidently that isn't a requirement for her to collect a taxpayer-based salary.....ugh.

MFL5591's picture

No judge has the right to break or make the law.  Throw this filthy slut in prison!

effendi's picture

I support the judge in this. The legal system should be able to function for everybody (even illegals) and justice may be perverted if witnesses and other parties are too fearful to attend court or to contact police to report crimes. But in the general community ICE should be conducting a strong policy of illegals detection, detention and deportation.

FIAT CON's picture

Perhaps she is an illegal as well, deport that bitch.

Friedrich not Salma's picture

You suck.

Born in Sacramento, California, as Tani Gorre Cantil, she was raised in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento and earned her high school diploma from C. K. McClatchy High School in 1977

stampman's picture

OK.  THEN ARREST HER FOR INSUBORDINATION AND SEDITION.

You can take your finger out of your mouth and put it back in your ass now.

post turtle saver's picture

who gives a fuck if they're being found on courthouse steps... they're ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, they do NOT get US Constitutional protection, they are NOT US citizens or here legally...

what the fuck is wrong with these people... what part of ILLEGAL don't they fucking understand?

overbet's picture

Lets take a real close look at her family and make sure they are all here legally.

idahobandito's picture

If she had a cock stuffed in her mouth, she wouldnt say stupid shit like that.

 

stampman's picture

Gook or guteater?

Chano???

(dons titanium fire suit)

 

NidStyles's picture

Illegals are not members of the US public, if they were they wouldn't have to hide their status.

The_Juggernaut's picture

lmfao @ this "judge".

TheMeatTrapper's picture

Women judges are just a bad idea.