Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, left, answers a question in El Paso, Texas, as County Judge Veronica Escobar and Center Against Sexual and Family Violence Executive Director Stephanie Karr listen as the three take questions from local media concerning the arrest of Irvin Gonzalez at a courthouse. The transgender woman was obtaining a protective order against an abusive boyfriend when she was detained, drawing national attention to the issue of courthouse arrests by immigration agents. Federal immigration authorities announced Wednesday, Jan. 31 that agents will enter courthouses only to capture specific targets, like convicted criminals, gang members, public safety threats and immigrants who have been previously deported or ordered to leave.
Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, left, answers a question in El Paso, Texas, as County Judge Veronica Escobar and Center Against Sexual and Family Violence Executive Director Stephanie Karr listen as the three take questions from local media concerning the arrest of Irvin Gonzalez at a courthouse. The transgender woman was obtaining a protective order against an abusive boyfriend when she was detained, drawing national attention to the issue of courthouse arrests by immigration agents. Federal immigration authorities announced Wednesday, Jan. 31 that agents will enter courthouses only to capture specific targets, like convicted criminals, gang members, public safety threats and immigrants who have been previously deported or ordered to leave. Mark Lambie AP/ File / 2017
Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal, left, answers a question in El Paso, Texas, as County Judge Veronica Escobar and Center Against Sexual and Family Violence Executive Director Stephanie Karr listen as the three take questions from local media concerning the arrest of Irvin Gonzalez at a courthouse. The transgender woman was obtaining a protective order against an abusive boyfriend when she was detained, drawing national attention to the issue of courthouse arrests by immigration agents. Federal immigration authorities announced Wednesday, Jan. 31 that agents will enter courthouses only to capture specific targets, like convicted criminals, gang members, public safety threats and immigrants who have been previously deported or ordered to leave. Mark Lambie AP/ File / 2017

Immigrants should feel safe in courthouse

February 03, 2018 07:29 PM