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Opinion: Courts are for justice, not bait

April 21, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) We undermine the integrity of the law when victims, witnesses or parties to a case avoid courthouses because they fear deportation. When key players are absent, the truth suffers.

Opinion: Homeland Security courthouse dragnet endangers immigrant families

April 18, 2017 | NewsLinks
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.

ICE immigration arrests of noncriminals double under Trump

April 16, 2017 | NewsLinks
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.

Judge weighs arguments in SF, Santa Clara sanctuary cities case

April 14, 2017 | NewsLinks
A Trump administration lawyer told an apparently skeptical federal judge Friday that President Trump’s executive order against so-called sanctuary cities, such as San Francisco, doesn’t deprive them of federal funding — at least not yet — but merely encourages them to follow immigration laws.
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Video with transcript of the Chief Justice's 2017 State of the Judiciary presented on Mar 27, 2017.
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