California’s top judge made quite the statement regarding their policy on sanctuary cities and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. State Chief Justice Toni Cantil-Sakauye said that ICE agents are no longer welcomed in or near the courthouses.
“If no one ever speaks out, then we can never be the land of the free and the home of the brave,” Cantil-Sakauye said at a panel discussion. The remarks come at the same time that the California Assembly is taking up Senate Bill 54.
This is the law that would stop the state from assisting federal immigration enforcement. If it’s enacted, then all voluntary cooperation would cease to exist, and the only one that would count is forced participation.
Despite opposition from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Cantil-Sakauye claims that courts should be safe spots for illegals. It’s a dangerous line of thinking, especially for a judge.
Even by California standards, Cantil-Sakauye has been one of the most outspoken public officials in the state. Back in March, she created a letter that was criticizing Sessions and then-Homeland Secretary John Kelly for allowing ICE agents into California courts.
She claimed that the immigration agents were “stalking” illegals, as well as undermining “access to equal justice.” Just a reminder, these are illegal immigrants that she is talking about, people who realistically shouldn’t be in the country.
She said, “We’re seeing people not coming to court, not reporting to court, not coming for services (and) not coming to testify … This has an effect not only on the immediate case and the safety of communities, but people who live in the communities.”
So illegals aren’t going to court to testify because they know they’ll be escorted out? That’s what it sounds like.
It’s amazing that California will do whatever they can to protect the illegals. Now they even have their State Chief speaking on behalf of them.
What will they take on next?