Saturday, May 11, 2019

Judges Can’t Ignore Immigration Laws They Don’t Like

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Remember when judges used to uphold the law? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case today.
Consider the Massachusetts trial judge who is accused of helping a twice-deported illegal immigrant slip out the back door rather than hand him over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent waiting to arrest him.
According to authorities, Massachusetts District Court Judge Shelley Joseph conspired with her bailiff and a defense attorney to set the illegal immigrant free. And most of the episode was recorded.
Jose Medina-Perez
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling charged Joseph and her bailiff last month with conspiracy to obstruct justice, perjury, and other crimes.
But now local prosecutors are trying to pick up where the judge left off. They’re suing to prevent the feds from arresting illegal immigrants in state courthouses, even though the Executive Office of the Massachusetts Trial Court issued guidance requiring all state judges and court personnel to cooperate with ICE.
Here’s some background to this bizarre case --->
Read the rest from Hans von Spakovsky HERE.

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