Perhaps Attorney General Jeff Sessions aims to resurrect his failing reputation after a year of somnambulant activity from the DoJ. There’s nothing like more deportations to cheer up the base.
In the video below, attorney Harmeet Dhillon briefly underlined the crux of the action, that the federal government rules in immigration matters: “The law points out that the Supremacy Clause in the United States Constitution requires that the federal government has the exclusive authority over immigration laws in our country.”
It’s long past time California got a smackdown for endangering Americans citizens with its open-borders extremism.
Below, Kate Steinle was killed in San Francisco by a five-times-deported illegal alien Mexican who returned to the city because of its sanctuary policy.
Here are more details about the lawsuit:
Justice Department suing California over sanctuary laws, Washington Times, March 6, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions opened a new front in the legal war over California’s sanctuary city policies Tuesday, asking a federal court to halt three state laws that prohibit police and businesses from cooperating with federal agents.
The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Sacramento, says those laws not only trample on the federal government’s powers to set national immigration policy, but endanger communities by freeing criminals back onto the streets.
“The Department of Justice and Trump administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair and unconstitutional policies that have been imposed on you,” Mr. Sessions will say in a speech Wednesday to the California Peace Officers Association, where he’s expected to announce the lawsuit.
The move comes just days after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra accused the Trump administration of “terrorizing” immigrant communities with an enforcement sweep that netted more than 200 deportable migrants in the state’s bay area.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf sparked controversy after she tipped immigrants off to the sweep. Federal officials said she may have helped as many as 800 criminal migrants escape deportation officers.
The White House confirmed last week that Ms. Schaaf is under investigation for her actions.
Sanctuary cities have been a major focus of President Trump, who in 2015, just after announcing his presidential bid, seized on the killing of Kate Steinle by an illegal immigrant who had been released from jail under San Francisco’s sanctuary policy.