Mayors from sanctuary cities are all lining up to stomp their feet and harrumph over Donald Trump’s decision to withhold federal funds for their lawlessness.
Of course, nobody is being a bigger drama queen than Bill de Blasio.
But, see, I have a question. Maybe there’s a legal eagle reading this who can answer it for me.
Remember back in 2010 when Arizona enacted SB-1070?
This was the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.”
In effect, it was the state of Arizona taking the initiative to enforce immigration laws since Obama refused to.
Naturally, the Obama Administration sued them.
The case made it all the way to the Supreme Court.
And SCOTUS ruled that when it comes to immigration enforcement, the Executive Branch has plenary power. Therefore, Arizona didn’t have the right to do something that went against what the Executive Branch was doing.
Just in case you don’t know. Plenary power means that all power for something is completely vested in one authority. That’s my off-the-top-my-head definition. I’m sure there’s a better way to phrase it. But you get the idea.
So here’s my question.
Did this SCOTUS ruling set a precedent that will now come back to bite the Left on the ass?
If the Executive Branch has plenary power over immigration enforcement, does that not mean that these harrumphing mayors and state attorneys general who are vowing to battle Trump have no legal recourse?
Seems to me, in my limited understanding, the SCOTUS ruling against SB-1070 gave the Trump Administration all the legal precedent they need to tell these jerks to go pound sand.
Despite playing the long game when it comes to destroying America, Leftists have a tendency to be crippled by short-sighted thinking.
Harry Reid getting rid of the filibuster in order to help Obama pack the lower courts is kind of biting the Democrats in the ass right now, isn’t it?
This is a problem with these guys.
And I think in their haste to prevent Arizona from being able to do something about their illegal alien problem, they’ve set themselves for a losing battle now that Trump is in the White House.
That’s just my take on this.
What do you think?
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