Trump hasn’t even been sworn in yet and already arrogant California Leftist lawmakers are vowing to “fight” him on any attempt by his administration to actually begin enforcing current immigration laws already on the books.
Per the Los Angeles Times:
California is quickly becoming a battleground for immigration policy as a cross-section of leaders across the state vowed to fight any plans by President-elect Donald Trump to deport thousands of people in the U.S. illegally.
But the Golden State could be on a collision course with Trump if he pushes hard-line immigration policies enthusiastically backed by many of his supporters.
California has some of the nation’s most liberal policies when it comes to handling immigrants here illegally. The state has allowed them to get driver’s licenses, health coverage for children and in-state tuition. Institutions like churches also support immigrants.
At a hastily convened meeting Friday at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned that the city will question Trump’s decisions on immigration.
“If the first day, as president, we see something that is hostile to our people, hostile to our city, bad for our economy, bad for our security, we will speak up, speak out, act up and act out,” Garcetti said.
The mayor also said police would continue to enforce Special Order 40, which bars officers from asking people about their immigration status.
As FindLaw notes:
Immigration is regulated at the federal level, chiefly under the rules established in 1952 with the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 was enacted to curb illegal immigration, denying welfare benefits to undocumented immigrants and strengthening sanctions against employers who hire them.
The U.S. Congress has control over all immigration-related regulations, while the White House is in charge of enforcing immigration laws.
The federal government’s jurisdiction over immigration law has consistently been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, which has overruled attempts by state legislatures to single out immigrants. Additionally, the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution is generally interpreted to mean that federal laws trump state laws, except for certain matters constitutionally left to the states.
That seems pretty clear to us.
Memo to the California legislature, governor’s office, sanctuary city mayors and the state’s two kooky liberal senators: States don’t get to make immigration laws, the federal government does.
The U.S. government, not state governments, has dominion over immigration law and rules for naturalization. And that isn’t going to change, no matter how many tears of anguish California liberals cry or how many empty threats California lawmakers make to “fight” the Trump administration.
Oh, and all of this secession talk is just that, too – foolish talk. Like every state that didn’t go for Obama for eight, long years, California (and the rest of the Left coast) will now have to live with a Trump presidency for at least the next four years (and hopefully for eight).
Liberals are upset their criminal…er, candidate, Hillary Clinton, didn’t win. Fine. Liberty-lovers get that because we’ve been frustrated and upset for eight years as one of the most corrupt regimes in the history of our country trampled the rule of law and ignored the Constitution whenever it was convenient, all while politicizing the Justice Department and other federal agencies.
But you lost the election, could not retake Congress and were rejected in even more state capitols.
Now you have to deal with these losses. That’s what real Americans do.
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