Elder Patriot – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today that the Trump Justice Department is suing for an injunction to block the State of California from enforcing three new laws whose sole purpose is to block Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials from doing their jobs.
One of the laws forced employers to choose between enforcing federal laws covering the employment of illegal immigrants and the new California law demanding they don’t cooperate. In either case the penalties for non-compliance can be onerous and puts employers in an untenable position.
A second law protects illegal immigrants by restricting state and municipal cooperation with ICE even including those illegal aliens who may be currently incarcerated for criminal activity.
The third law gives state officials the power to monitor and inspect immigrant detention facilities either run directly by, or contracted through, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Constitution’s Supremacy Clause makes this a slam-dunk case for Trump’s DOJ.
California’s attorneys may find a progressive judge to apply his own interpretation to the law on the district court level and even in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals but there is no possibility that the Supremes will rule against the DOJ if they are called upon to review the lower courts.
California’s obstinacy in defending a case in which they can’t possibly prevail points to the importance progressives place on this issue in the political debate leading up to the 2018 midterms.
Progressives have gone all in on defeating Trump by 2018 as a result of the wrecking ball approach Trump has been employing against their Globalist Marxist policies. They know they either succeed in disposing of him now or climb back under their rocks like they were forced to do after Ronald Reagan took a sledgehammer to their plans to turn America into a socialist utopia.
If California chooses to defend the lawsuit it will result in broad powers of discovery for both sides. For the Trump administration, that has promised to drain the bureaucratic swamp, the exposure of many deeply placed Obama sycophants suddenly becomes extremely likely.
This is one more reason to thank God that Hillary Clinton isn’t our president.