ICE agents have been barred from arresting immigrants at federal courthouses in the Southern District of California, a practice U.S. District Judge Sana Sabraw found “degrades the administration of justice.” In 2018, Judge Sabraw granted a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump administration’s policy allowing Border Patrol agents to arrest immigrants at the conclusion of criminal cases. But under the Trump’s increased immigration enforcement, ICE issued a directive to its agents to conduct civil arrests on courthouse premises. Judge Sabraw’s order found “this practice deters parties and witnesses from coming to court” and “instills fear.” DHS did not comment.

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Feds barred for arresting immigrants at Southern California federal courthouses.