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ICE immigration arrests of noncriminals double under Trump

April 16, 2017 | Washington Post
Immigration arrests rose 32.6 percent in the first weeks of the Trump administration, with newly empowered federal agents intensifying their pursuit of not just undocumented immigrants with criminal records, but also thousands of illegal immigrants who have been otherwise law-abiding.

Opinion: Homeland Security courthouse dragnet endangers immigrant families

April 18, 2017 | The Hill
The issue of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents inside courthouses gained national attention after the chief justice of the California Supreme Court wrote a strongly worded letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly last month asking them to stop immigration enforcement actions at courthouses.

Opinion: Courts must create viable careers for interpreters

April 18, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) At a time when our courts' demands for interpreters are increasing and California moves to protect immigrants' due process guarantees under the Trump administration, California's trial courts are precipitating an avoidable crisis in language access services by continuing to subject staff interpreters to long-standing discriminatory labor practices.
Related: Court Interpreters Program

Judicial Profile: John Monterosso

April 18, 2017 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) "I feel very strongly that the judiciary has to be dignified," Monterosso said. "If we're not dignified, who will be? Public opinion may not be that high with the other two branches of government right now, but we can control ourselves."
Related: Superior Court of Riverside County

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