TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 14, 2018

Dozens of retired state and federal judges this week called on U.S. immigration officials to stop making courthouse arrests of people suspected of being in the country illegally, The Associated Press reports. Nearly 70 former judges from 23 states — including federal judges and state Supreme Court justices — said in a letter sent to Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Ronald Vitiello that courthouse arrests are disrupting the criminal justice system. The judges are urging Vitiello to add courthouses to the list of so-called “sensitive locations” that are generally free from immigration enforcement, like schools and places of worship.