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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 Santa Clara County can be found here.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by False Bluster
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2019 at 10:18 am

It was a nothing-burger threat to get his base all a twitter. Has happened before with these threats of big raids. "Look over there, a brown person! He's steelin' yer jerb!"
Yawn, what Meuller testimony date?


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Posted by Michael Wiener nee Savage
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jul 15, 2019 at 11:57 am

@false - also a distraction from Pance's visit to one of the concentration camps. The video did not look good. Even Trumps base saw Pence surveying all those overcrowded POC with no beds and said: whoah...

Then the fringe crazies flashed back 5 years to their fantasies of Obama FEMA concentration camps (touted by Glen Beck, Alex Jones, Michael Wiener nee savage, Jerome Corsi, etc.. Web Link )

Many of which were mainstreamed by Trump. Roger Stone, anyone?


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