California resisting federal crackdown

January 22, 2018 |

California is not only ordering police not to cooperate with federal immigration authorities under the new “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants law, but last week, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra threatened employers with fines of up to $10,000 if they cooperate with federal authorities on reviewing employee citizenship records without a warrant. That takes the defiance of federal law beyond government actions and into coercing private citizens to defy federal authority. Between this and the “secede” movement, California’s leaders really seem to be following the blueprint that worked out so well for the Confederacy.

At the link is an excellent article by George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley, pointing out how Becerra and other California officials are practically teeing up a case for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take to the Supreme Court against them. Most interesting tidbit: just five years ago, when Arizona was trying to enforce federal immigration laws that Obama was refusing to enforce, and the Obama Administration took them to court, California filed a brief in support of Obama’s position, arguing that federal law solely dictates immigration policy, not state laws. I guess that only applies when you disagree with the state laws.

And here’s the real capper: can you guess who wrote that brief, arguing that states have no right to defy federal immigration laws? Then-state Attorney General, now-Senator and great liberal presidential hope, Kamala Harris.

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  • Marlene Helfrick

    01/28/2018 11:32 PM

    Looks like you're being censored Mr. Huckabee. Went to read the article and got a this site no longer exists.

  • Stephen Russell

    01/27/2018 02:01 PM

    Defund CA from Govt grants, loans & aides for State Govt use alone.
    No wierd funding some lame college program or study, defund HSRR.
    Make Brown squirm alone & Sacramento allies.
    No Fed Funds for CA as Sancturary State.

  • Maria Porzio

    01/24/2018 03:26 PM

    CA is fast becoming beyond any hope. Criminal activity (eg, not enforcing/blatantly defying applicable federal laws) should've been immediately quashed by the DOJ/etc, and those responsible fired/fined/jailed. It seems like it's too late (in my opinion) in this instance and in all the other Dem-related crimes we know about, despite mounds of evidence; NO ONE seems to be getting investigated, charged/indicted, etc for ANY crimes, at least any Democrats/liberals. We should let CA secede (or split into 2 "states" like some people there want, mostly conservatives), become part of Mexico, crown Hillary their queen, and leave the rest of us alone to MAGA. Only problem: the Wall will need to be a LOT longer!