(NationalSentinel) California lawmakers are angling for a huge fight with the Trump administration over new plans to essentially turn their entire state into a sanctuary for illegal aliens.
As reported by The Associated Press, lawmakers are considering measures to prohibit all local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities:
California may prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, creating a border-to-border sanctuary in the nation’s largest state as legislative Democrats ramp up their efforts to battle President Donald Trump’s migration policies.
The legislation is scheduled for its first public hearing Tuesday as the Senate rushes to enact measures that Democratic lawmakers say would protect immigrants from the crackdown that the Republican president has promised.
While many of California’s largest cities — including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento — have so-called sanctuary policies that prohibit police from cooperating with immigration authorities, much of the state does not.
At best, this is feel-good legislation that should have no chance at surviving a legal challenge from the White House, considering that, constitutionally speaking, Congress sets immigration law while the Executive Branch sets immigration policy.
What this further demonstrates is that Democrats are the party of disunity and division; when President Obama used an executive order illegally granting amnesty to 4-5 million younger aliens in the country illegally, you didn’t see Republicans in Texas and Arizona rushing to pass legislation that would require its law enforcement officers to openly defy him. Rather, they took Obama to court, and won, because that’s how our system works.
But not for Democrats, who live by the rule, the ends justify the means – even to the point of endlessly dividing the country and doing all they can to make parts of it ungovernable.
Some suggest that California ought to be allowed to secede; some suggest halving the state. Either way, its lawmakers should be taught a lesson in federalism they’ll never forget, even if that means jailing them for aiding and abetting violations of federal law.