The California Legislature approved a bill on Friday that prevents civil arrests of any kind in California courthouses. This includes civil immigration-related charges.
Senate Bill 349 gives judicial officers the power to prevent civil arrests that disrupt courtroom proceedings.
As long as a person is in a court proceeding or has legal business in the courthouse, the person cannot be arrested, according to the bill.
Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 to act on the bill or allow it to become law.
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