When Democrats ruled Congress for about forty years, they continually created laws and programs that were based on people sending their money via federal taxes to Washington, only to have it sent back to them, at the will of the elitist politicians, and usually for compliance with their top-down policies. For example, if states changed the federal 55 miles per hour speed limits on their highways, the federal government threatened to withhold their highway funding, even though that money originated in the states in the first place. Judges rarely, if ever, interfered.
A federal judge in Manhattan undermined the Trump administration’s serious crackdown on sanctuary cities Friday, calling the White House’s move to limit federal funds to cities that defy immigration law “arbitrary and capricious.” It was never arbitrary and capricious when Democrats withheld funding for non compliance with laws that can be argued were fully unconstitutional, since they aren’t enumerated in the Constitution, yet we have judge after judge after left-wing judge siding with the leftist “Resistance” to block President Trump from implementing what are clearly his Constitutionally authorized duties. And it’s not like this situation is over some innocuous effort of the federal government to flex its muscles. Sanctuary cities are in direct violation of the federal government’s authority over immigration.
A federal judge in Manhattan landed another blow to the Trump administration’s immigration policies Friday, blocking efforts to punish cities for protecting immigrants from the feds by blocking grants to local law enforcement, writes the New York Post.
“As we argued, local law enforcement has the right to decide how to meet their local public safety needs — and the Trump administration simply does not have the right to require state and local police to act as federal immigration agents,” New York state Attorney General Barbara Underwood said in a statement. “The Trump administration’s attempt to withhold these vital funds was nothing more than a political attack at the expense of our public safety.”
It’s not about requiring state and local law enforcement to act as federal agents; it’s about state and local politicians ordering their law enforcement to defy federal immigration agencies from doing their jobs.
When you have politicians like Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf who blew the whistle on a raid by federal immigration authorities, warning criminal illegal aliens about the raid in advance, that’s a far cry from requiring “state and local police to act as federal immigration agents.” And that sort of thing is happening all over the country.
A similar court ruling in San Francisco blocked the President’s “efforts” in attempting to deny asylum seekers traveling with the migrant caravan.
When Arizona created a state law that allowed state and local law enforcement to capture and hand over illegal aliens in their jurisdiction to federal law enforcement, President Barack Obama sued the state on the grounds that immigration is under the authority of the federal government. And he was right. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives the federal Congress the power “to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.“ It doesn’t mention the states or local municipalities. Someone should clue these federal judges in as they have most certainly never read the Constitution. So, if liberals championed Obama’s lawsuit, and they agreed with the Constitutional concept of power over immigration back then, how, then are they doing a complete 180 now with their support of sanctuary cities? Liberals can’t have it both ways without creating a crisis, and many believe they want a crisis in immigration policy to change the laws and allow more and more people from around the world, preferably those who will vote Democrat, to be able to come here any time they wish.
Of course, we know that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of the Trump administration as it will rule in favor of the Constitution, but think of the damage these activist judges are doing, knowing full well that their rulings are based not on Constitutional law, but on the hatred of President Donald Trump. We have to rein in these judges who are defying the Constitution in the name of the Resistance. They know that there will be zero consequences for their actions, and they are becoming more and more blatant in their activism roles every day. The judiciary does not have the right to defy the Constitution, and that is exactly what many of them are doing when they so transparently rule against it, all in the name of fighting Trump. This problem will lead to the death of our republic if it’s allowed to continue and expand among the judiciary.
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