The Democrats are committed to destroying the Trump presidency through obstruction and resistance.
Now Jeff Sessions is drawing a line in the sand with his latest announcement.
And it’s sent Democrats running for the hills.
Donald Trump made cracking down on illegal immigration the centerpiece of his campaign.
After his victory, he began carrying out his promises to deport illegal aliens.
Democrats – who are more about the welfare of illegal aliens than American citizens – began to resist the administration by passing sanctuary city laws and challenging administration policies in court.
California took the lead and passed legislation declaring it was a sanctuary state.
That was the final straw.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration was suing the state over their rogue decision to flout federal immigration law.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office tried to get the case moved to San Francisco where they could count on a friendly left-wing activist judge to rule in their favor.
But Sessions’ Justice Department responded by mocking the California Attorney General.
“In a submission to Sacramento-based U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez on Monday, Justice Department lawyers seemed to ridicule the transfer proposal floated last week by attorneys from the office of state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
“It is remarkable that the State of California would seek to delay this matter primarily so that it can avoid litigating in its State capital. There is no basis to seriously entertain this request that the case be transferred,” Justice Department lawyers wrote. “California’s wish to defend these challenges in another federal judicial district in San Francisco, where the State capital is not located and where the official Defendants do not reside, makes no sense.”
Lawyers from Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation called the state’s transfer suggestion “meritless,” despite the fact that attorneys for the state have yet to file a formal motion seeking the transfer. In a scheduling filing last Friday, lawyers from Becerra’s office said a transfer to San Francisco would be warranted because a judge there is already considering a case that involves a federal law seeking to prohibit certain local and state policies from preventing cooperation with immigration authorities.
Justice Department attorneys, however, pointed out on Monday that the suit California filed against the federal government last year has to do with the Trump administration’s efforts to condition federal grants on certain immigration-related policies, while the new suit alleges that new California laws are unconstitutional because they interfere with Congress’ attempts to set national immigration policy.
“That case is about the Attorney General’s authority to issue law enforcement grants and the limits on that authority,” the federal lawyers wrote. This case is about whether three California laws violate the Supremacy Clause. Any overlap between the cases is minimal, and limited to just certain arguments concerning one of the three laws challenged here.”
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.