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California Attorney General threatens to arrest Orange County Sheriff for adhering to Federal law on illegal immigration

March 28, 2018

  The situation is getting very interesting in California over the state’s decision to basically nullify Federal immigration law through legislation. In case you have not been following this story: California passed a law declaring itself to be a “sanctuary state” and  which forbade local police from cooperating with Federal ICE agents–in violation of Federal law. The Trump administration filed a lawsuit against the Golden State and earlier in the week Orange County voted to join the Federal lawsuit against the state.

  Now we are learning, according to this story, the California Attorney General is threatening to arrest Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins for adhering to Federal law and violating state law. Here is more:

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has threatened to arrest Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchins after her county’s board of supervisors voted Wednesday to assist federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

In keeping with the board of supervisor’s decision, Hutchins said that she would be publicly announcing release dates for any illegal immigrants her department is holding — in accordance to federal law — in order to assist ICE.

That decision drew a rebuke from Becerra, who threatened to take any action necessary in order to force Orange County officials to comply with the state’s sanctuary laws that forbid state law enforcement officials from cooperating with ICE in most instances.

“State law is state law. And it is my job to enforce state law. I will do so,” Becerra said during a press conference.

“And we want to make sure that every jurisdiction including Orange County, understand what state law requires of the people and the subdivisions of the state of California,” he continued.

When asked if that meant filing suit against Orange County or even arresting the sheriff, Becerra stepped away from the podium saying, “I think I just answered that.”

  As a state’s rights advocate I believe the Federal government has too much power, however at the same time I do believe the Constitution grants the Federal government the power to regulate immigration in Article 1, Section 8, Paragraph 4 so I believe California is wrong here and Federal law trumps state law in this case.

  I think I am being consistent in defending the Federal government over the states here but the left is  not being consistent at all. I still remember when there was talk about states nullifying Obamacare and other Obama administration era laws and hearing the left tell us that nullification was not an option because in the antebellum period South Carolina’s attempt at nullification ended this debate once and for all.

  Suddenly now that is no longer the case and according to the left you can arrest a person for nullifying a state law which nullified a Federal law. Does anyone else see the inconsistency (hypocrisy) here or is it just me?

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

16 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2018 8:10 pm

    Anarchy. That is what it is, no more no less. I hope he tries to arrest her…lets rumble.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. petermac3 permalink
    March 28, 2018 8:46 pm

    Steve-your site is inundated with pop-up adds.


    • March 29, 2018 5:40 am

      Thanks Peter, I know I had that problem with an add before taking over the page but I thought it was taken care of. I have not had any problems recently


    • Dr. Jeff permalink
      March 29, 2018 4:38 pm

      I have almost no trouble with pop up ads anywhere.

      Then again, I use very restrictive browser settings (Firefox with add ons) and some very aggressive security software. My browser is also set to delete all history, cookies, searches, etc. when I finish a session.

      The only thing I don’t delete are my stored passwords and those are protected by a 12 character passcode. I recently upgraded from a 10 character passcode and I’ll probably change that fairly soon.

      The last thing I do to cut the ads down is, I will almost never give any website permission for anything, except on a temporary basis and usually I won’t even do that unless I have something I need to do on that website.

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 29, 2018 6:55 pm

        Thanks Dr. Jeff. When I got to work I was thinking the reason I didn’t see pop ups was because I am logged into the blog as an administrator so I went on a computer at work where I was not logged into the blog and I still had no pop ups.
        I am not sure what is happening with Peter but I haven’t had any other complaints.


  3. Fergus permalink
    March 28, 2018 11:49 pm

    Trump should send in the troops and arrest the whole lot of the Crazyfornia Marxists.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 29, 2018 2:13 pm

      … oh but Fergus, the ‘crying and wailing’ would be heard all the way to their ‘sister’ states in the NE & NW and wherever else the infestation has spread! But then ‘they’ could be “rounded up” as well and replaced with REAL AMERICANS!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Dr. Jeff permalink
    March 29, 2018 4:40 pm

    I agree about the Feds having too much power already. On the other hand, the States also have too much power. The more they fight, hopefully the less power they’ll both have in the end.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Dr. Jeff permalink
    March 29, 2018 4:42 pm

    Besides, it would be fun to see the California State Police trying to arrest the Sheriff of Orange County.

    Liked by 2 people


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