Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The rumor broke through several attorney chatter services Tuesday. From the FACDL Listserv to Twitter to emails, the defense world was abuzz with the news that Customs Border Patrol was conducting sweeps and searches of our clients attending traffic court in the REGJB Tuesday.
Clients who are not in the United States legally are being confronted and detained while appearing in traffic court. The traffic courts of the REGJB have been called many things, but an international boarder has never been one of them. Are these "boarder searches", dozens of miles inside the United States, legal?
Is anybody going to do anything about this?
And how bad are those Dolphins?
As the news went back and forth, attorneys regaled each other with news of other supposed excesses of the CBP, including a rumored sweep of a Broward County Convention of cosmetologists. No, CBP is not deporting theoretical physicists (cosmologists), but they are seeking to deport beauticians who have overstayed their welcome, not to mention their visa.
Locating a super nova or a black hole (no judicial jokes please) is one thing, but it's not that easy to get a good shave and a hair cut these days.
See You In Court...with papers if asked.