Chief Justice Objects to Immigration Enforcement Tactics at California Courthouses

SACRAMENTO — California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has expressed concerns about recent reports of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents arresting undocumented immigrants in courthouses.


Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye


On March 16, Cantil-Sakauye sent the following letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to ask that the practice be stopped:

“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.