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Groups Want Judges to Stop Courthouse Immigration Arrests

Civil rights and indigent defense groups asked Massachusetts' highest court Thursday to stop federal agents from arresting immigrants targeted for deportation at courthouses, saying the practice is scaring victims, witnesses and others away from halls of justice.   The petition filed in the Supreme Judicial Court cites immigrants - including a woman who wants to renew a restraining order against her abusive ex-husband - who are too afraid to enter state and local courthouses out...

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