Democrats have settled on a strategy of 100 percent resistance to Donald Trump.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said enough is enough.
He stepped up to the plate and handed the Democrats some very bad news.
California is at the center of the anti-Trump “resistance.”
The legislature passed a law declaring it a sanctuary state for illegal aliens.
That crossed the line.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a lawsuit against the state for their defiance of federal immigration law.
The DOJ is citing the supremacy clause – which holds that state law cannot pre-empt federal statutes – as the basis for a district court in the Eastern District of California to declare California’s sanctuary state law unconstitutional.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions will speak Wednesday about his Department of Justice’s (DOJ) first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of three of California’s “sanctuary” laws, Breitbart News has learned.
Relying on both federal statutes and the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, DOJ will ask the U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern California to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of these laws intended to protect illegal aliens by preventing cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. DOJ will also seek declaratory judgement that these laws are unconstitutional – “preempted” by federal immigration law – when it files late Tuesday night.
“The Department of Justice and the Trump administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies that have been imposed on you,” Attorney General Sessions is expected to tell a gathering of California police officers Wednesday in Sacramento. “We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America. And I believe that we are going to win.”
A senior DOJ official made clear that he believed the laws intentionally created obstacles for federal immigration enforcement in California, the state with most illegal aliens in the country.
The defendants are the State of California, Gov. Jerry Brown, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra – the elected official who, perhaps more than any other, has made protection of criminal illegal aliens and “resistance” to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda his signature policy.
The doctrine of “preemption” dictates that, as federal law reigns supreme over state law, states may not enforce laws that frustrate federal policies. It has a long history, dating back nearly to the dawn of the Republic with 1819’s McCulloch v. Maryland. In the immigration context, the doctrine was widely heralded by open borders advocates in 2012, when the Supreme Court relied on it to strike down sections of Arizona’s tough SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration bill in Arizona v. United States.”
Trump supporters have seen liberals cherry pick courts to file lawsuits – usually in the ninth or fourth circuit court of appeals – against Trump agenda items so left-wing activists posing as judges could slow down Trump policy initiatives.
They were demanding Sessions and the administration fight back against this lawless “resistance.”
Sessions’ lawsuit against California is the first step in the administration’s campaign to reassert the rule of law in America.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this case.