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ICE put on notice by federal court, no Bay Area raids occur

 

After the American Civil Liberties Union took U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to federal court in Northern California, the impact of the planned raids was subdued on Sunday, an immigrants' rights attorney said.

On Saturday, an emergency temporary restraining order was filed by the ACLU on behalf of Pangea Legal Services, a Bay Area nonprofit that provides legal services to immigrants, particularly related to deportation defense.

The decision issued by a federal judge stated that "a noncitizen will not be removed unless and until a reasonable opportunity to talk with an attorney has been provided." The court also put ICE on notice.

"As of 1:30 p.m., no verified ICE activity has been reported through our hotlines, attorney pro-bono list, ICE field offices or anywhere else in the community that we have been monitoring very closely," wrote Pangea Legal Services in a Twitter announcement on Sunday afternoon.

Pangea attorney Edwin Carmona-Cruz said Sunday he believes that the preparedness of the communities, along with the federal court notice, worked to deter ICE from carrying out operations in the Bay Area.

"Anywhere ICE is present, we will be ready to respond," Carmona-Cruz said.

The nonprofit is prepared to take ICE back to federal court if its agents fail to provide access to counsel during any planned raids, he added.

Rapid response networks remain available for detained individuals 24 hours everyday. Information on the rapid response network in San Mateo County can be found here.

— Bay City News Service

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10 people like this
Posted by American civil liberties
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jul 15, 2019 at 10:59 am

It seems that under Obama, there was much consternation from a wing of Americans about government agencies breaking down doors, FEMA concentration camps being established, military exercises to take over states (Jade Helm, etc..) (google 'FEMA concentration camps' for links)

Now, we see our government running concentration camps that house children and families in horrid conditions, that same cross section of Americans are silent, or even applaud.

To those Americans: if your old, crazy conspiracy theories about Obama were true, the ACLU would have been there to fight for you. Just as they are fighting today.

Thank heavens for the ACLU, defending our civil liberties, for all.


7 people like this
Posted by American
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jul 15, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Some of us are happy with ICE actions. Not sure where you are seeing ICE "breaking down doors" but if that what you think, so be it. Concentration camps comments are laughable but again if you want to think so, go ahead. And if you think "military exercises to take over states" is real,ok, to each his own. I feel better with ICE doing their job, based on court orders, than depending on Google to provide information.


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Posted by American civil liberties
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jul 15, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Article: "On Saturday, an emergency temporary restraining order was filed by the ACLU... The decision issued by a federal judge stated that "a noncitizen will not be removed unless and until a reasonable opportunity to talk with an attorney has been provided." The court also put ICE on notice."

poster: "based on court orders"

On that we agree, protecting civil liberties and following The Constitution.

poster: "And if you think "military exercises to take over states" is real,ok, to each his own."

Sorry to hear you are unaware of recent history and how the far right went off the rails. Here's a link from another thread re: the far right conspiracy theories and their fantasies of Obama FEMA concentration camps (Glen Beck, Alex Jones, Michael Wiener Savage, Jerome Corsi, etc.. Web Link ,) etc..



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Posted by Laws/courts
a resident of another community
on Jul 15, 2019 at 8:26 pm

The people subject to these deportation activities have had their day in court. They lost. There is a court order to deport. If the government can't deport them, they can't deport anyone. If you want totally open borders, say so, and make a case. Just don't say you're against that, but then call any activity to enforce borders wrongful.


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:52 pm

This is crazy. ICE, use the Eastern District of California as your jurisdiction and serve your arrest warrants in the Northern District. Judge shopping is quite the true course of these Libs. We are way past the tenure of the Roman Empire. Who knows, we maybe to close to the end as to the country we love.


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Posted by American civil liberties
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jul 16, 2019 at 10:12 am

> Judge shopping is quite the true course of these Libs.

Which just followed the poster's request for judge shopping.

> ICE, use the Eastern District of California as your jurisdiction and serve your arrest warrants in the Northern District

That's quite a contradiction.


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