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Attorney General Frosh Joins Multistate Coalition Fighting to Halt Immigration Arrests at State Courthouses

January 17th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general to halt federal immigration arrests of noncitizens without a judicial warrant or court order in and around state courthouses throughout the nation.  In an amicus brief filed in State of Washington v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; et al., the coalition argues in support of Washington State’s request for a preliminary injunction to immediately halt such arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


“When ICE is arresting people at courthouses, it impedes law enforcement,” said Attorney General Frosh.  “Victims and witnesses are afraid to come forward if they think they will be deported, and criminals can get a free pass by preying upon noncitizens.”


Last month, the Washington State Attorney General sued ICE, the CBP, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), among others, arguing that the federal government’s policy and practice of arresting noncitizens—both undocumented and those with legal status—at or around state courthouses violated the Administrative Procedure Act, the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and the right of access to courts, which is protected by the First, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments.  Washington filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to immediately halt the Trump administration’s policies.


10 Responses to “Attorney General Frosh Joins Multistate Coalition Fighting to Halt Immigration Arrests at State Courthouses”

  1. January 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm, Steve said:

    Why don’t you put your attention on our State’s issues, Baltimore is one example. It seems you like to get involved into all kinds of stuff?? Politically motivated (personal)
    FYI; I won’t vote for you!!! hopefully others see your agenda, been going on for quite some time.


  2. January 17, 2020 at 3:56 pm, Brian said:

    Are you going to keep u.s. citizen criminals from being arrested also


  3. January 17, 2020 at 4:15 pm, Patrick said:

    Virtue signaling, but not one these Yahoos will likely take illegals into their own home nor volunteer their time to help them. Talk, talk, and the heck with American citizens. The end game is more dependent and dedicated Democrat voters. Everything else is fluff.


  4. January 17, 2020 at 10:49 pm, Hank said:

    Please they are illegal aliens (immigrants) This state is a joke. They get better treatment then some of our legal citizens and immigrants who follow the rule of law!!! Im not against these hard working people for the most part but please be legal. What about our homeless citizens and Veterans!


    • January 20, 2020 at 6:18 pm, Joe Wellberg said:

      > So what is Frosh going to do have the Feds arrested for doing its job.


  5. January 18, 2020 at 8:37 am, j.r. lepley said:

    he is just another loser hoping the illegal s will vote for him ,what about the people that do thing s the right way !!! he need s replaced !!!!


  6. January 18, 2020 at 10:12 am, Eric said:

    Frosh is one of the many jackinapes who need to be removed from office ASAP, before the state regresses completely into an authoritarian dystopia.


  7. January 18, 2020 at 12:38 pm, BILL said:

    I agree with all of the above they won’t be moving in to his neighborhood!!


    • January 18, 2020 at 7:04 pm, Mark said:

      > Frosh is a true Joke to the St of Md. Clean up Baltimore first, friend. You’ll be working on THAT issue for the rest of you life. LoL. Baltimore is the ARMPIT of Md!!


  8. January 20, 2020 at 6:18 pm, Joe Wellberg said:

    Yes the Feds can arrest people at State Courthouse steps. What is he problem


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