California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has demanded that Immigration and Customs Enforcement stop apprehending illegal immigrants in state courthouses.

According to the Sacramento Bee, Cantil-Sakauye said she was “deeply concerned” about the practice.

“Courthouses should not be used as bait in the necessary enforcement of our country’s immigration laws,” she wrote in a letter sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

“Enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair. They not only compromise our core value of fairness but they undermine the judiciary’s ability to provide equal access to justice.”

Cathal Coneely, a public information officer from California and a colleague of Cantil-Sakauye, added that “there is concern that [ICE’s behavior] may be chilling in the willingness of Californians to go to court because they’re concerned about what might happen there.”

Unsurprisingly, Cantil-Sakauye’s demand strikes a number of people as odd.

The backlash has pour over onto Twitter.

Sacramento Bee

  • Justin Leeds

    She clearly isn’t intelligent enough to be a judge…so who did she blow to get her job?

    • legtingle

      Certainly not DowLowBarry. Perhaps Cankles or was into pizza via Mr./Ms. Danger and that crowd. THAT IS COMING DOWN!

    • perryrants

      i think it was herself

    • Deborah January

      Any other time I would have felt offended but sadly you’re absolutely correct!! hmmmm

    • jamest1148

      Rosie O’Donnell

    • Noishkel

      That name sounds families…. is this the same judge that got caught hiding criminal aliens from ICE? If so the feds need to roll in there and physically remove her from her post.

    • Dan

      Michelle Obama

    • PlainSpeaker99

      Because accused *must* attend their court dates or be arrested for failing to appear, her Honour feels it is unfair to put people “between a rock and a hard place.” After all – they are innocent unless proven guilty.

      • kntuky

        They are already guilty of being here illegally.

      • Nathan Thomas Cooper

        Hey its until proven guilty and if the y are not illegal and innocent even presumably they have to be in the system as illegal because they can’t prove their citizenship being here without permission is illegal.

      • GTKRWN

        >After all – they are innocent unless proven guilty.

        Psst… libtard. They were already proven guilty of breaking the law when the warrant was put out for their being an ILLEGAL CRIMINAL ALIEN.

  • how did this lady even become a judge? How does she not know that she can’t override the feds

    • AverageJoe1987

      She must have known the right people and had the right connections.

      No way she earned the spot with her lack of actual knowledge of the rule of law.

  • Kalin Xhaos

    Take her down! Impeach every so called judge that tries this crap!

  • Mauny Kaseburg

    Uh….what are they doing at the courthouse anyway….OH YEAH, being prosecuted for illegal actions. Hmmmmm…..#justthetipoftheICEberg

    • ramv36

      They’re there to register to vote of course!


      • Das Boot


  • Karen Biggerstaff Patterson

    Observation followed by what may be a completely stupid question…
    “Enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair.”

    If there isn’t a problem then why the hell are they AT THE COURTHOUSE???? Are they selling cookies? Donating blood?

    • ramv36

      They’re registering to vote Democrat!

    • Whitt2k1

      You know more people then just criminals go to courthouses right? It’s still stupid, but there are witnesses and lots of other reasons you have to go to court, that has nothing to do with being a criminal.

      • William

        Those that are picked up by ICE at in the court for themselves, not as witnesses. That’s how ICE is notified, by the docket schedule of defendants.

      • AverageJoe1987

        Illegals are criminals, so when they go to the court house, than it’s criminals going to the court house.

      • Pineneedle

        Do you not understand what a criminal is? Illegal = Criminal. Lesson for the day. Go back to school please.

  • Dez Tron

    “They not only compromise our core value of fairness but they undermine the judiciary’s ability to provide equal access to justice.”

    Illegals have NO rights to the US’s justice practices.

    • ramv36

      Equal access to justice in this case would be sorry about whatever you’re at the courthouse for, but you’re illegally present in the country in violation of federal law and are being deported.

      It would be like average joe citizen driving to the courthouse to file some paperwork and raising a huge outrage over his plates being expired and getting a ticket. Or being outraged over being arrested for doing a drug deal at a police station. Ludicrois!

      You tie a steak around your neck and go play with a Doberman, you get no sympathy for your stupidity when you face gets ripped off.

  • brianguy

    CORRUPT. she seems to feel like she might lose a few repeat “customers”. We deport CRIMINAL aliens first. Period.

  • Rotu

    “Enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair.” Let’s see, they are at the courthouse why? Perhaps to answer charges for a crime they committed? Right. They “. . . pose no risk to public safety.” smh

    • b.macintosh

      She has no business saying the vast majority are this or that. Her crystal ball isn’t an authority. She’s too obsessed with herself to count the economic damage anyway.

    • GTKRWN

      >these illegal aliens are undocumented
      >we have documents showing that they’re illegal aliens

      Liberals don’t brain gud.

  • Land Rover Lady

    The law is the law judge!

  • Yeager

    So sad what liberalism is doing to western civilization. We have one large ass global war inbound thanks to these shitters.

    • Hunter111

      It will be an excellent opportunity to cull the lot of them.

  • Miles to Code

    So does she have a problem with any other lawbreakers being arrested arrested the courthouse?

  • Acacia The Vet

    You do know that this broad love the Mexican Cork!

  • Greg Maxwell

    She’s playing the “State Property” card. She may be right that CA can prohibit ICE from picking people up in a state court property w/o a warrant, but outside is public property and they can do it on the steps. Also, the Feds should go badass on CA and start cutting funds and putting to these snowflake delusional crybabies.

    • Pineneedle

      All they have to do is visit the Bars, Mexican Rest & Catholic Churches and they’ll grab most of them. The rest can be found by the Government hand out mailing lists.

    • PaulMurrayCbr

      Except that CA is a net producer of money, not a net recipient of it.

      • Greg Maxwell

        Ah, that trope again. You should really get away from the fake talking points.

  • perryrants

    i will be sending the judge a letter demanding that she stop be stupid!

  • Standingbearslo

    Hows this woman still have her job? …………………….

  • MarinLocal

    She looks ‘triggered’…hopefully Judges like her will be the ones facing Judges, if they keep interfering with legal deportations, and apprehension of Illegal Immigrants.

  • A Eagle

    Lol. NEXT…

  • Ron Hull

    Hummmmm….” behavior may be chilling in the willingness of Californians to go to court because they’re concerned about what might happen there

    So when did illegal immigrants become “Californains”? I thought the definition of Californians was “A Legal resident of California” Was I mistaken?

  • Jack Bannerman

    I’m sorry but California is so F*****. It’s a shame that such a beautiful state has been ruined by the left. I feel sorry for the freedom loving people that are subjected to that crap.

    On a side note, I saw a Raiders game on television a couple of months back and bet I didn’t see 500 white people in the stadium of 30,000.

  • Deborah January

    Another stupid act to add to the many other stupid acts that make California’s look like fools. If only I could afford to move……… 🙁

  • Hamm Sammichez

    Liberal judges are bad, female liberal judges are worse and female liberal judges with hyphenated last names are the worst.

  • straycat

    Jimminy crickets!

  • Chris Richardson

    Just to play devil’s advocate, I can’t say she’s entirely wrong. Scenario: illegal immigrant woman gets raped. She presses charges. She goes to court, and before the trial starts, she’s picked up by ICE and sent off for deportation. Potentially the rapist walks free.

    I see what she’s talking about, and I do believe that there are extenuating circumstances that should allow for a stay of deportation. Tossing out every illegal ICE can get their hands on is fine, IMO, but when criminal proceedings are going forward, the illegal should be given a stay of deportation, with maybe a tracking bracelet.

    • Suzana

      But that’s the point, Chris. You behave according the law in order to turn to it when you need.You will be an outcast; if you get in jail, your children won’t be provided for, your loved ones will be stigmatized. It is sad, it is many times unfair, but wrongdoing always grabs consequences like concentric circles.

      • Chris Richardson

        I get that, but part of the thought was that a rapist might walk free and rape others.

        • Suzana

          Yes, that is one side effect of breaking the law.

  • CeCe

    This is not a surprise. These judges in California are above the law, so they think. The ninth circuit is the worse. They will get their asses handed to them one day.

  • colorado2

    just another fame ho looking for her 15 minutes ….pathetic at best .

  • Dennis Gonzalez

    California turning into Venezuela but with less water.

  • Steve_o

    This is what you get when the law becomes secondary to ideology.

  • Knights Hawk

    I’m wondering why these lawful and peace loving folks are having to visit the courthouse in the first place.

  • William

    Well, the judge did say…in the first sentence….that enforcing immigration laws are “necessary”. Case closed, your honor.

  • Joe

    Lol, what a wacko. Fairness? Is it not unfair that those illegal immigrants jumped the queue ahead of people who want to do the right thing? Utter moron.

  • Sraaken

    So, illegals are afraid to go to court because they know they are in violation of the law…….Gosh.

  • Sraaken

    I bet wanted felons are afraid to go to court also..

  • AverageJoe1987

    So a sitting judge is demanding that law enforcement not enforce the law?

    She should be removed from the bench and disbarred. I doubt she has this kind of leniency for American criminals.

  • gjkozy

    A judge who wants her court to be a sanctuary for people who already broke our laws by being here illegally is angry that someone is enforcing the law, tell me that something is not wrong here, and please explain why she is still sitting at her bench?

    I would be interesting to review her rulings broken down between illegals and US Citizens for the same infractions. I would wager she slammed the book on any one with a light complexion.

  • Heather Noble

    How dare a courthouse be used to enforce law. Oh wait….

  • kamenetz

    All judges in the 9th Circus, top to bottom, should be FIRED!

  • Vince Cully

    What an embarassment to JA’s like myself….but then again there is that other arse George Takei. Wait…is that racist?….

  • gahnzo55

    Demand??? DEMAND?? WTF.. .she has no business demanding anything, and if you choose to cherry pick the laws you are willing to uphold.. then you have no business being on the bench and deciding the rights of others.. you either support the laws, or not.. .

  • myddrinemrys

    “Enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting
    undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to
    public safety, are neither safe nor fair,” she wrote.
    Oh dear, did she get her law degree from a box of Cracker Jacks?

    1) UNDOCUMENTED = ILLEGAL. They are breaking the law simply by being in the country.
    2) If they are at the COURTHOUSE, the have obviously had some sort of interaction with the justice system, giving the lie to “pose no risk to public safety.”
    3) Enforcement policies where you arrest someone when they are in public in a place where they must go through a metal detector seems reasonably safe to me. MUCH safer that trying to arrest them at their house/apartment.
    4) Fair? REALLY? Is it FAIR that they came in the country illegally? Is it fair that they are taking advantage of public resources they are not paying taxes for? Is it fair that they are breaking the law simply by being in the country?

  • Steven Thrasher

    Selective enforcement of the law is called “maladministration” and under the Constitution (per the Federalist Papers) it is a ground for impeachment.

  • Isaac

    i hate being a californian


    “Courthouses should not be about punishing people that break the law!” – Liberals

    This explains Commiefornia…

  • PaulMurrayCbr

    Stop giving welfare to illegal aliens.
    Prosecute the companies that employ them under the RICO act.