By: Brian Evans
Since the beginning of our American Judicial System, our police force has been arresting not only criminals, but suspects for things as small as failing to pay parking or speeding tickets! In fact, it has long been expected for criminals, that if you step foot on the grounds of a courthouse, you will likely be arrested, cuffed, and placed in the county lockup! However, an Obama appointed Judge has taken it upon themselves to re-write the rules, at least for illegal aliens! In fact, she has openly declared ALL MASSACHUSETTS COURTHOUSES ICE-FREE ZONES! In other words, illegal aliens cannot be touched by law enforcement officers, regardless of the fact that they are illegally in the United States! Regardless of whether or not they committed rape, murder, robberies, or other crimes! In effect, she has forbid immigration officers from detaining suspected illegal aliens on judicial soil, regardless of the Executive Branche’s duty to enforce the laws, and the Judge’s duty to base her decisions on the Constitution of the United States, which she blatantly defied, in her order! In effect, she has taken it upon herself to re-write the Constitution, rather than follow it, as she vowed to do in her oath (28 US Code § 453 – Oaths of justices and judges)!
The Epoch Times reported…
According to Law360, Talwani, who was nominated in 2013, complained on April 25, 2018, while presiding in court that a federal prosecutor “should have stopped” ICE officers, who were in plainclothes and attending the sentencing of a Chinese national who had admitted to visa fraud, from arresting the student after she exited the courthouse after being sentenced to one year of probation.
“I am upset at the notion that ICE thinks a courtroom is a place to go and pick up people,” Talwani said. “I see no reason for places of redress and justice to become places that people are afraid to show up.”
The Center for Immigration Studies said that the comments should have disqualified Talwani from taking the case.
“Judge Talwani’s own statements call into question her impartiality, and suggest that she may have already made up her mind on the issue of ICE courthouse arrests. Simply put, she is against them, as the statements above would appear to indicate,” the group said.
This lawless order is reportedly the first judicial fiat in the United States to block immigration arrests across an entire state, according to. Massachusetts happens to be the home of state Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, who was charged earlier this year under federal law for helping an illegal alien evade an ICE agent in her courthouse.
As a result, a single judge, who presides in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, has empowered herself to grant a preliminary injunction, which bars U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers from…
“civilly arresting parties, witnesses, and others attending Massachusetts courthouses on official business while they are going to, attending, or leaving the courthouse.”
The order specifies that it…
“does not limit ICE’s criminal arrests of such individuals or its civil arrests of individuals who are brought to Massachusetts courthouses while in state or federal custody.”
Judge Talwani who was a former AFL/CIO lawyer, and was appointed by Barack Obama to the court on Sept. 24, 2013, and confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 2014.
The left-wing attorneys who pushed for the ban against ICE officers said that…
“The granting of this injunction is a critical step in the right direction for our Commonwealth and it should be a model for our nation.”
However, it actually shows how anti-American and anti-Constitutional the radical left has truly become! But, another part of the Judge’s decision certainly stems from her hatred of immigration enforcement officers, who implement laws passed by our congress! In fact, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reported that say that Judge Talwani is violating judicial ethics, as they pointed out…
Specifically, Law360 reported that on April 25, 2018, Judge Talwani complained to a federal prosecutor that he “should have stopped” plain-clothes ICE officers who were attending sentencing proceedings in the case of a Chinese national who had admitted to visa fraud. Those officers arrested the student as soon as she left the building after being sentenced to a year probation. The judge reportedly stated, in open court, “I am upset at the notion that ICE thinks a courtroom is a place to go and pick up people.” She further opined (again, apparently in open court): “I see no reason for places of redress and justice to become places that people are afraid to show up.”
Therefore, based on Talwani’s own statements, she shows that she is not impartial and that she had decided the case before it even arrived in her courtroom!
Furthermore, the Judge’s ruling flies in the face of the Executive Office of the Massachusetts Trial Court, which issued guidance to all Massachusetts state judges, clerks, and other courthouse personnel, and stated that…
“DHS officials may enter a courthouse to perform their official duties.”
Therefore, since the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is ICE’s parent agency, Judges are supposed to allow ICE to enter the courtroom to perform their official duties, as set forth in the law itself! Regardless, Judge Talwani apparently believes that she has the authority to overrule laws and judicial officials above her!
Furthermore, why does she believe that US immigration laws are irrelevant at the courthouse steps, especially since she doesn’t afford American citizens the same rights and privileges as she does illegal aliens? Apparently, not because she cares about right or wrong, but instead because she is a political pawn, in the left-wing Marxist plan to fundamentally transform America from our Constitutional Republic, into a Marxist State!