AG Sessions Has Harsh Words For California On Immigration

He doesn’t mince words

(CNS News) “Immigration law is the province of the federal government,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a gathering of law enforcement officers in Sacramento on Wednesday, as he announced that the Justice Department is suing California over its sanctuary policies.

“Stop treating immigration agents differently from everybody else for the purpose of eviscerating border and immigration law and advancing an open-borders philosophy shared by only a few,” Sessions said. “Stop protecting lawbreakers and giving all officers more dangerous work to do so that politicians can score political points on the backs of officer safety. I cannot accept that,” he said.

Sessions noted that the mayor of Oakland recently warned illegal aliens about an immigration roundup so they could avoid apprehension by ICE agents, and that mayor was praised by California’s lieutenant governor for doing so. “This is an embarrassment to the proud State of California,” Sessions said. He also said the mayor’s advance warning endangered the community by leaving 800 wanted criminals at large that ICE agents will now have to go looking for.

“So here’s my message — how dare you! How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical, open-borders agenda,” Sessions said about the mayor. (you can see full remarks here)

Democrats do not care. They’ve decided they’ll use illegal immigration as a wedge, despite it placing illegal aliens above lawful citizens and people who are lawfully present in the U.S. They don’t care if Americans are hurt, both in a physical manner and in having their wages deflate, along with having their lives ruined from identity theft.

Hilariously, California Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra think this is about the 10th Amendment

Brown and Becerra at a news conference in Sacramento said the three challenged laws are “fully constitutional.”

The 10th amendment of the U.S. Constitution “provides California with the right to decline to participate in civil immigration enforcement,” Becerra said.

It’s amusing when Statists trot out an argument using the 10th Amendment, as they’re usually all about Los Federales being the dominant force and expanding powers never delegated to it

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

Immigration policy is expressly delegated to the federal government, known in the Constitution as the “United States.” What California is doing is blocking immigration policy and enforcement.

Let’s not forget, Democrats were super excited when Team Obama sued Arizona over their SB1070 law, a law which increased immigration enforcement at the state and local level. They weren’t blocking enforcement: they were helping. Here you have California passing laws that thumb their nose at the immigration law.

It would have been more fun, though, if, instead of filing lawsuits, Sessions and Trump said that they would no longer operate in California, so all illegals should stream into the state. Let California deal with the fallout.

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2 Responses to “AG Sessions Has Harsh Words For California On Immigration”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Should our States be compelled to conduct the work of the Feds, even without Federal compensation?

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