Democratic Illegal Alien Supporting Mayors Are Upset By Federal Involvement

Isn’t it amazing how, suddenly, Democrats are Very Concerned with the federal government getting involved with Things?

Mayors: Immigration orders meddle with cities

Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities’ affairs.

More than 250 mayors are meeting at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach to take a stance on issues from climate change to the federal budget and health care. They are reviewing resolutions that would strongly oppose Trump’s crack down on illegal immigration.

Mayors were struck a blow in January, when Trump ordered to cut funding to jurisdictions that deny in some way cooperation with federal immigration agents. Most cities have defied the order, and a federal judge blocked it in April, at least temporarily.

“Some of us are proud to be places of sanctuary, to protect immigrants, but this idea that we’re in violation of something, I think is a big charade,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

They now love the concept of a limited federal government, federalism, the 10th Amendment, at least as it pertains to sheltering people who are unlawfully present in the United States. Of course, in this case, the federal government is actually tasked by the Constitution to deal with illegal aliens under the guise of stopping foreign foreign invasion.

Garcetti argued that all he wants from immigration officials is that they conduct enforcement in a “lawful, constitutional, court-ordered way,” referring to policies where sanctuary cities demand warrants to turn over suspects to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

On one hand, I agree, and have written as much. There should be judges which essentially rubber stamp warrants for jurisdictions to hold illegals. Of course, with detainers, they are only good for 48 hours. Warrants could force sanctuary jurisdictions to hold them much longer.

On the other hand, if they did start doing warrants, federal law ignoring mayors like Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti would certainly, like 99%, find a way to complain and attempt to thwart the warrants.

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4 Responses to “Democratic Illegal Alien Supporting Mayors Are Upset By Federal Involvement”

  1. Jeffery says:

    the federal government is actually tasked by the Constitution to deal with illegal aliens under the guise of stopping foreign foreign (sic) invasion.

    So the Constitution compels local governments to use their limited resources to support the federal responsibility to protect the borders?

    Is it in Article 4, Section 4?

    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican
    Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on
    Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature
    cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

    Were Congress and President Reagan acting within the constitution when they passed and signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), enacted 6 Nov 1986, also known as the Simpson–Mazzoli Act which granted amnesty to several million members of an invasion force?

  2. Jeffery says:

    And according to Amendment 14:

    nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    • There’s a big difference between what you write and Leftist jurisdictions protecting people who are unlawfully present in the U.S. in contradiction to federal law. And they are given due process:

      “Are you lawfully present in the U.S.?”


      “OK, bye.”

      It really is that simple.

  3. Dana says:

    Poor, simple Jeffrey! It has been noted that the federal government has total control over immigration and naturalization, something that the left certainly supported when it came to municipal (Hazleton, Pennsylvania) or state (Arizona) action against illegal immigration.

    But now, we have a more responsible President — imagine that: someone like Donald Trump is more responsible than Barack Hussein Obama or Elizabeth Warren or Hillary Clinton! — in office, and the left are apoplectic that what they supported is being used to actually enforce immigration laws, rather than ignoring them.

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