Mayors of major cities, from Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Miami, New York, Baltimore etc, are vowing they will not assist ICE with sweeping raids to deport illegal aliens who have been ordered to be removed by immigration judges. This isn’t a door to door search, ordered by evil, racist Trump. These illegal aliens have had their day in court where the judges have ruled for their deportation, but the illegals have refused to leave thus the planned deportation raids.
ICE is doing it’s job to protect the country, yet these mayors (and other leaders) are choosing to take sides. Granted Pres Trump has ordered the sweep delayed for 2 weeks, …
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
(Don’t worry Congress won’t follow through, they never do)
…removing illegals from the US is what ICE does, regardless of a sweeping order. These mayors, especially sanctuary state/ city leaders have been defiant on this issue since 2016.
Regardless of the fact, explained by Judge Napolitano in 2016 shortly after the election, where the Supreme Court ruled these leaders cannot be forced to enforce federal laws…
… it does not dismiss the mayors from the laws they are breaking. They may have the right to not help the feds but they can still be held accountable for, but not limited to:
8 US Code § 1324 Bringing Harboring Illegal Aliens
Now if illegals are working for any of these cities, they are in violation of 8 US Code § 1324a – Unlawful employment of aliens
No, I’m no attorney but these federal laws are pretty clear. If these mayors continue to rebel against the Trump admin putting feelings ahead of the rule of law, then it is time to take action against them via the Attorney General. Keep in mind these are the same mayors who will say NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW when they go after POTUS over how he is governing, yet here they are acting above the law. AG Barr should make a clear televised statement listing and making clear the federal laws these mayors are defying, hinting it would be in their best interest to start complying. If the mayors remain defiant the AG should begin arresting them. All it would take is for one of them to get locked up to set precedent that NO ONE is above the law! Before an arrest is made it should be preceded with a statement by federal agents of the laws the mayor is violating so as to remove any suggestion they will be a martyr (this is key). The book needs to be thrown at these lawbreakers.
The fact these mayors/ leaders are all more or less acting against the govt is also enough to have them up on charges for rebellion!
The key here is for the Trump admin to make sure they have all their bases covered before making any controversial moves (don’t hold your breath), because the dems will cry “Trump is a dictator” for simply enforcing US law, as they’ve been doing for years.
Take note America, there are plenty of immigration laws already on the books, like those listed on this page, to stop the invasion, no thanks to obama and company. We do not need immigration reform. If the laws on the books would just be enforced half of our problems would go away!