Donald Trump watched as Democrats bombarded his administration with lawsuits designed to block his agenda.
Now the left may have finally struck gold.
And Donald Trump is facing this major court case that could end his Presidency.
On no issue has President Trump faced more lawsuits than on his “Make America Great Again” immigration agenda.
The American people elected Donald Trump to fox the mess at the border by building a wall and ending Barack Obama’s open borders policies.
But every time President Trump tries to exercise his constitutionally permitted powers to solve the illegal alien invasion at the Southern border, Democrat state attorneys general sue.
Normally what happens is anti-Trump attorneys general seek out a handpicked Obama judge – usually, one presiding in California – and convince the lowly district court judge to issue a sweeping nationwide injunction to block the latest Trump immigration initiative.
The administration has a successful track record of notching victories as they appeal the lower court’s decision to the Appellate and Supreme Court.
But what happens is the district court grinds the gears of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement efforts to a standstill.
The latest attempt to stymie President Trump’s effort to secure the border came when a coalition of 20 Democrats states banded together to sue the Trump administration over the President’s plan to end the asylum loophole that forced the government to release illegal aliens into the country if they showed up at the border with a child.
“This new Trump rule callously puts at risk the safety and well-being of children. It undermines a decades-old agreement reached in court by the federal government to prevent the unlawful detention of immigrant children,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra roared. “We’re taking the Trump Administration to court to protect children from the irreparable harm caused by unlawful and unnecessary detention.”
“Catch and release” has been American policy since a 2015 court ruling interpreted the Flores decree to mean that the government could only hold family units with children for 20 days.
It can take up to 100 days for a family’s asylum claims to work their way through the court system so Flores essentially acted as a red carpet for illegal aliens to stroll into America as they crossed the border with a child.
When the government agreed to the Flores settlement in 1997, the initial decree only dealt with the conditions at detention facilities and the licensing standards established to certify them as acceptable to hold illegal alien children.
The Trump administration is bypassing Flores through new licensing requirements run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Democrats know this lawsuit is make or break.
Donald Trump’s base stands by the President because they believe the President fulfills his promises.
But Democrats believe they can drive a wedge between the President and his base by using the courts to block Trump’s immigration agenda and then claiming the President failed in his pledge to end illegal immigration.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.