Trump Challenges California Sanctuary Law in the Supreme Court

October 30, 2019   |   by James G. Dalton

President Trump and his administration have asked the United States Supreme Court to toss out a California law that bars state authorities from working with federal immigration officials.

According to The Daily Caller:

The dispute over the California Values Act, or SB 54, is ideologically scrambled, featuring a conservative administration arguing for strong federal power against California liberals making a states-rights defense.

“The federal government has plenary and exclusive power over immigration, naturalization and deportation,” the government’s petition to the high court reads. “The supremacy of the national power in this area is made clear by the Constitution, was pointed out by the authors of The Federalist in 1787, and has been given continuous recognition by this Court.”

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law in April.

Three provisions of SB 54 are at stake in the case. The law bars state officials from: sharing information about a person’s release from custody with immigration agents; sharing personal information like physical descriptions or employment history; and transferring individuals to immigration authorities without a court warrant. The law does not apply to certain violent criminals.

U.S. immigration officials issued over 50,000 detainer requests in California for the fiscal year 2019. Without cooperation, authorities have to stake out jails and prisons in order to detain non-citizens.

via trumptrainnews

Recent Comments

  1. Jim Peterson

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    October 30, 2019 @ 2:26 pm

    Easy solution, cut Federal funding to the State of California.

    • JJ

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      October 30, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

      Unfortunately that was tried and CA screemed they were being treated unfairly. Maybe the illegals are fighting the on-going fires? Fat chance. Oh they are building walls around Newsome and Nancy P, and Swalwell etc., houses.

    • Wendy

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      October 30, 2019 @ 10:35 pm

      I agree, stop federal money to CA. You know that they will fight that too though!

  2. Richard Rodriguez

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    October 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

    The 9th Court of appeal judge should be removed as he/she pledged to a bye n protect the constitution which he/she failed to do he/she is letting his/her feelings guide him/her to violate the constitution

    • Troy

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      October 30, 2019 @ 3:40 pm

      That is exactly correct. These judges are put in these positions to uphold the constitution of the United States Of America. There personal agenda must not and can not get in the way. If He or She can not do that they need to find a different profession. In this case the judge needs to be held accountable and He or She should spend some time in jail themselves. It is really time for California and all of America to pull there heads out of their rear ends and do what is right for our country.

  3. Jim

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    October 30, 2019 @ 2:32 pm

    Arrest and prosecute any and all who refuse to cooperate with ICE claiming they are a Sanctuary City/state: Governors, Mayors, City Council members, Sheriffs, Police Commissioners, etc. Convict these officials and sentence them to serious time.

    A good start would be Gavin Newsome and the new Chicago Mayor.

  4. Denny

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    October 30, 2019 @ 3:05 pm

    Any of the cities that are NOT cooperating with ICE or the Federal Govt must be DEFUNDED! They are criminals themselves by harboring illegals. Lock’em up!

  5. Carl J Bujan

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    October 30, 2019 @ 3:10 pm

    Democrats will continue to destroy the state no matter what in fact it is so far gone I don’t thing recovery is possible.

    • Kenneth M Householder

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      October 30, 2019 @ 5:10 pm

      I have no idea how this stupid sanctuary thing got started in our great America I can understand a sanctuary in a church but not for worthless parasites that commit crimes and want to leach off off the working class HEY THIS IS AMERICA and this garbage needs to be permanently stopped you people in government need to get off you asses and put a stop to it NOW before the whole country turns into a giant slum.🕊🕊🕊

  6. Ted

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    October 30, 2019 @ 5:03 pm

    The truly sad political environment in California, is for the liberal socialist agenda of the Democratic party to follow their own personal views, to benefit their Socialist ideals, at the expense of the legal American citizens. They do not care about their legal constituents, nor the State that they theoretically represent, all in the name of political expediency.

  7. wiley partridge

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    October 30, 2019 @ 11:18 pm

    I agree completely!

  8. Ragdoll

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    November 2, 2019 @ 9:29 pm

    I hope President Trump will continue to expose the corruption and greed of these politicians and the messes they make. The misery and suffering of American citizens means nothing to them. We are either a revenue stream or we are crap. The Democrat main stream media is truly scary. I pray daily that Trump can find his way around the pseudo bilge of senseless crap they use to deceive and mislead a naive public. Nothing’s free. Trump’s a very cleaver man and I think he just might pull it off. I was born in California and I love my state. I don’t want to move! I want to fight back.
    I want to believe that enough Republican legislators have now grown spines and will finally do their job and defend our Constitution! I have faith Bar. They will expose the swamp, but they need our support. I hope there are many of you out there that like our wonderful brave and honorable military men, are willing to do the same. I love you America!

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