In an act of total defiance toward President Trump, Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown signed a highly controversial bill that makes California the first-ever “Sanctuary State” effective January 1st, 2018.
SB54 severely restricts enforcement of federal immigration law, by limiting cooperation between state and local law enforcement agencies and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), protecting dangerous criminal aliens from deportation.
According to the Constitution, immigration falls under Federal, not State, authority. (See Article IV, Section IV, US Constitution).
What’s at stake is not just Trump’s moral authority on the issue he staked his presidency on; what’s at stake is the future of the Constitutional Republic itself.
If one state decides to flout the Federal government over execution of an enumerated duty, what’s to stop the rest of the Union from going rogue?
Even though California threatened to leave the United States, it hasn’t yet. But you’d never know that by the way California Democrats have behaved. They act as if they’re supreme dictators of a rogue nation state known as Californiastan.
Since Trump was elected, Democrats have defied him at every turn, declaring California the epicenter of #resistance to Trump.
- When President Trump threatened to cut off federal funds to ‘Sanctuary’ cities, counties and other entities, Democrats immediately went to court to protect their federal income streams, and succeeded in getting a temporary injunction on any federal action pending the outcome of the case.
- When President Trump moved to build the wall, California Democrats went to court again using environmental regulations to try to stop him, and when that failed, pushed a bill to punish any contractors who bid on the project by denying them the right to bid on any state projects.
- When President Trump gave the green light to ICE to carry out their duties without political interference, California Democrats led by Senate Pro-Tem Kevin ‘half-my-family-is-here-illegally’ De León authored a bill to make California a ‘safe haven’ and a ‘sanctuary state’ protecting all illegal aliens including most criminal aliens from deportation.
What’s President Trump going to do about it?
Is he going to get tough and treat California like seditious rogue state that it has become, and starve them of all federal funds and take them to court over Federal Law, or is he going to let Brown trump him?
Trump does have other options as well. He could instruct ICE to conduct actual “old-school” immigration enforcement at job sites, day labor gathering points and on street corners, as well as take down dangerous criminal aliens without any assistance from local law enforcement, making Jerry Brown look like an idiot for pretending to make California a ‘Sanctuary State’ when in fact it’s become the wild, wild west and all bets are off.
What’s Trump’s gonna do?
That’s the question.
How Trump answers it determines his credibility with conservatives and ultimately, the success or failure of his presidency.