WASHINGTON, March 7, 2018. – The bizarro world in which the anti-Trump resisters in the mainstream media reside is exemplified by a recent Los Angeles Times headline:
“Trump administration sues California over laws protecting immigrants.”
They were referring to Attorney General Jeff Sessions taking California to court for flouting federal immigration laws. In particular, the state’s sanctuary “laws” designed to protect foreign law-breakers.
Trump, Sessions: There are bullies and then there are bullies
Do you recall the outrage that followed in the wake of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s signing of SB 1070 back in 2010? The L.A. Times condemned the law as “wrongheaded” for attempting to “bully immigrants into leaving the state and to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.”
But in the case of sanctuary laws, it’s the California legislature that is doing all the bullying.
According to the L.A. Times, the California laws “make it a crime for business owners to voluntarily help federal agents find and detain undocumented workers, prohibit local law enforcement from alerting immigration agents when detainees are released from custody.”
Jeff Sessions: A new sanctuary sheriff in town
Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department will file a legal challenge to California laws declaring the Golden State a “sanctuary” haven for those residing illegally in the U.S.
The foreign menace
Back in 2015, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s refused to hold illegal alien Jose Inez Garcia Zarate for immigration authorities despite being issued a “detainer” order.
But the sheriff’s office had to comply with the sanctuary city’s ironically named “Due Process for All” ordinance. The measure prevents local law enforcement from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers attempting to provide, well, due process in matters involving federal immigration laws.
In fact, Zarate was deported to Mexico no less than five times before eventually shooting and killing Kathryn Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015.
The incident played a significant role in bolstering then-candidate Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations.
But last December, a San Francisco – sanctuary city – jury declared Zarate not guilty in the murder of Kate Steinle. But they did convict him on the lesser charge of possessing the firearm that killed her.
That earned Zarate a meager three-year sentence.
Adding insult to injury, a federal judge later dismissed the Steinle family’s lawsuit against former San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi for his role in the young woman’s death.
“When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities,” Attorney General Sessions said, “they put the public’s safety at risk.”
Sessions vs. California’s Neo-Confederates
Sessions reminded California’s leftist secessionists:
“There is no nullification. There is no secession. Federal law is the supreme law of the land. I would invite any doubters to go to Gettysburg, or to the tombstones of John C. Calhoun and Abraham Lincoln.”
It may be time for President Trump to follow-up on the Justice Department’s legal challenge to California’s sanctuary fetish by federalizing the state’s National Guard.
They could then be deployed along the state’s southern border with Mexico and escort illegal aliens released from sanctuary city lockups to ICE facilities for processing – with the guardsmen’s rifles adorned with fixed bayonets for effect.