Well, this is interesting: remember when Democrats were telling us that federal law took precedence over state law, and federal officials took precedence over state ones? Good times, good times
The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court on Thursday asked the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to prevent immigration agents from arresting undocumented immigrants inside the state’s courthouses.
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said she was gravely troubled by recent reports that federal agents were “stalking undocumented immigrants in our courthouses to make arrests,” in a letter addressed to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.
“Courthouses should not be used as bait in the necessary enforcement of our country’s immigration law,” Cantil-Sakauye wrote.
“Necessary enforcement.” So, she rather contradicted herself. If it’s necessary to get them in or near courthouses, that should be done. Perhaps if Democrats stopped coddling illegals and stopped protecting them, if they actually worked with federal immigration officials, there wouldn’t be this need.
Cantil-Sakauye stopped short of questioning the legal right of federal agents to enter courthouses to locate and detain unauthorized immigrants.
Her letter said the presence of immigration agents in California courthouses could undermine “public trust and confidence in our state court system,” which serves “millions of the most vulnerable Californians.”
Except, they aren’t Californians. They’re Mexicans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Chinese, etc. The people undermining our courts and laws are people like Cantil-Sakauyne.