ICE Agents Crash Court To Detain Student, Upsetting Judge

Law360, Boston (April 25, 2018, 9:42 PM EDT) -- United States immigration agents sat in the back of a Boston courthouse Wednesday as an international student who has admitted visa fraud and is seeking asylum was being sentenced, and detained her when she left the building, upsetting a federal judge who condemned U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s rare encroachment on the courts.

Looking at the agents who were dressed in street clothes and were attending the proceedings without a detainer, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani told a prosecutor that he “should have stopped them.” The agents watched the judge sentence Xinyan Wang to one year of probation for taking a college entrance exam...

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