Dept. Of Justice Sues California Over ‘Interference’ With Immigration Enforcement

“The Department of Justice and the Trump Administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies.” – Attorney General Jeff Sessions

President Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking legal action against California for actively interfering with Federal immigration laws.

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Trump DOJ sues California over ‘interference’ with immigration enforcement
By Bill Mears | Fox News

“Federal officials are seeking an injunction to immediately block enforcement of the three California laws, each enacted within the past year. One of those laws offers additional worker protections against federal immigration enforcement actions. Senior Justice Department officials have said it’s prevented companies from voluntarily cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

Employers are mandated under the law to demand ICE agents present a warrant or subpoena before entering certain areas of the premises, or when accessing some employee records. Some companies have complained they’ve felt torn between trying to comply with seemingly contradictory state and federal statutes, since penalties for non-compliance can be steep from both entities. Another state law dubbed known by critics as the ‘sanctuary state’ bill protects immigrants without legal residency by limiting state and municipal cooperation with the feds, including what information can be shared about illegal-immigrant inmates.

A third law gives state officials the power to monitor and inspect immigrant detention facilities either run directly by, or contracted through, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.The Justice Department has said it’s confident the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause gives it broad authority to supersede state laws that it says interfere with its immigration enforcement obligations. Still, state officials in the past have cited the 10th Amendment’s guarantee of states not being compelled to enforce federal laws.”

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Sharon Seidel
Sharon Seidel
4 years ago

It is about time! We all have to obey our laws and California is not exempt! We the American people demand the illegals are deported! No more welfare, food and college! They can take themselves, their kids and their flag back where they belong! How dare they hide out in these sanctuary cities and states! Build that wall and deport all DACA! Defund California!

Richard Avana
Richard Avana
4 years ago
Reply to  Sharon Seidel

If Session’s has to send in federal troops into Calif watch those illegals scatter like flies break up their nest then ice and boarder patrol will collect them they will won’t be able to sneak and hide anymore.Calif has had the Blues to long time to turn it Red this election year.

Jane
Jane
4 years ago
Reply to  Sharon Seidel

No one could have said it better! You are exactly right!!!!

Teresa
Teresa
4 years ago
Reply to  Sharon Seidel

Long over due. I live in California it is a dictatorship and corrupt.

W Kenneth Derickson, Ph.D.
W Kenneth Derickson, Ph.D.
4 years ago

Glad to see he is doing something about immigration. However, why isn’t he reining in Rosenstein and Mulller, pushing his staff to cooperate with Judicial Watch on FOIA requests, following up on Russian Collusion by the DNC, Clinton and Obama administration, the fast and furious scandal, benghazi, and IRS scandal. He does not seem to have the desire or capability to deal with these serious issues. The DOJ, FBI, DOS, IRS, etc. have become arrogant and are not serving the people that pay their salary. We are at a cusp, thanks to the Obama administration, and if this crimes are not prosecuted and people indicted and thrown in jail, the Democratic Party and their supporters like George Soros, Hollywood, Google, Facebook, and the main stream media enable the establishment of a police state and a fascist or socialistic government. ACTION MUST BE TAKEN by Sessions or he needs to go!!

grandma
grandma
4 years ago

I wonder about the very same thing. So very much taxpayer money is being wasted that could be used for worthy causes! I hope those idiots will be forced to reimburse all the taxpayers, 10x over, for this nonsensical waste of money. It also appears as though Jeffy is giving the rats a heads-up so they can fuel their jets for a quick getaway to escape prosecution.
But these people WILL face a judge! It’s just a question of which judge. And if they face God as their Judge because of willfully averting man’s justice, they are GUARANTEED an eternity in hell. That is a very, very sad thing. However, I’m not going to shed any tears for them…

Fred
4 years ago
Reply to  grandma

AMEN, DEAR GRANDMA!

GrannyD
GrannyD
4 years ago

I agree and wondering why the fast and furious, plus the Benghazi got thrown under the rug. The Russian Collusion, the uraniuem….. need I say more?

grandma
grandma
4 years ago
Reply to  GrannyD

Throwing Fast and Furious under the rug, is the elephant in the room. It causes me and many others to wonder just whose side Jeffy is on. A 5 year old can figure out it’s a steaming pile, as well as Benghazi. Jeffy still has lots of ‘splainin’ to do for everything he continues to ignore. He best get busy and flush out all the rats before their nasty plague catches hold and kills us all…

Debbie
Debbie
4 years ago

It is not thst easy he may be president but the shadow giverments r doing everything 2 try & stip his hand. Trump is smsrt & knows how 2 play the game 2 win. We do not know all it takes 2 undo what Obama did. It will take time as the shadow gov is really fighting Trump but THANKGod President Trump is not a quiter. As i said he knows how 2 play the game 2 win. It is really sad thst it has come 2 the point that our leadership has 2 play games. But that is how politics works.

Ellen Reather
Ellen Reather
4 years ago

Well said, Dr. Derickson. Well said.

William
William
4 years ago

WAAAAY OVERDUE!! BOUT TIME HE GREW SOME CAJONES!!!

William
William
4 years ago

Mr. Derickson says plenty!!! And also LOOOONG OVERDUE!!!

Delaine Harmon
Delaine Harmon
4 years ago

Regarding sanctuary cities in California, how did this happen without the citizens of California , or any state, being informed and having the right to vote on it ? I wrote to the mayor of Sacramento many months ago, when I learned it was a sanctuary city & told him how appalled I was. Of course I never heard back from him. I was also appalled to learn that these cities get thousands, if not millions of dollars to have a sanctuary city. Made perfect sense after I received that bit if information. Money… Always the bottom line.

Teresa
Teresa
4 years ago
Reply to  Delaine Harmon

California State controls everything, I citizen vote for something they like they never make happen. It is a Dictatorship everything is like organized crime they run schools Corrupt ,law system corrupt, welfare corrupt,cities and counties ,corrupt, everything fraud election too

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago

I wish we could develop a GIANT SAW and Simply Cut that POS State out of the US. CHOP It off and let it float out into the Ocean and Sink! Nothing Good comes from the LIBTURDS in California and they really don’t need to be part of the USA!

And it is doubtful that anything will happen with DOJ’s Lawsuit!

Diane Woodard
Diane Woodard
4 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

My sister is convinved that due to the forces of nature: fires, mudslides, tetonic plate shifts and earth quakes will break California away from the mainland. I would love to believe this.

Carole Currier
Carole Currier
4 years ago

I believe that Jeff Sessions needs to clean house, because he will not be able to accomplish very much until he does. There are too many corrupt Bureaucrats in the DOJ, the FBI, the NSA and probably the CIA too. The Bureaucrats have been allowed to control everything for much to long. Congress has negated its duty to rein in the Bureaucracy and spends too much time posturing and preening to get anything accomplished. Congressional members would never survive in any business where there was a requirement to meet deadlines.

Y. Holcomb
Y. Holcomb
4 years ago

It is about time Jeff Sessions does something. He has accomplished little in the last year. How does he justify not appointing a special counsel to investigate the coverup investigation by Mueller and Rosenstein. The swamp is deep and infested between the Doj and the FBI.
Come on Jeff. Do you really want to do this job?

Dominic
Dominic
4 years ago

Anyone interfering with ICE enforcement need be arrested. Lock them up & continue rounding up these dam illegals & kick them out of the country.

sam
sam
4 years ago

In addition , all Federal funds to California should be cut off until they CLEAN their voter rolls of illegal immigrants for violation of the voteing laws of this country . How is it California can pick and chose what laws they want to abide by are none at all ?

GrannyD
GrannyD
4 years ago
Reply to  sam

Yes… cut off all Ferderal funding to sanctuary cities that does not abide by the laws that’s written in the laws. Not, the do as you chose to law…

Stanley Harvey
Stanley Harvey
4 years ago

What a Webb all of this rejection of the constitution and the law has had and is having upon OUR country! I am praying earnestly for our President to clean house! It seems to be a daunting challenge!!

Walt
Walt
4 years ago

There should not be a sanctuary city or state in the USA. All mayors, and other governmental officials have no rights to hide or harbor illegals in the USA and they should be finned and put in jail for a minimum of ten years and finned $10,000 for every illegal person. All majors are guilty of obstruction of justice for hiding illegals or making them aware that ICE is coming. Jeff Sessions needs to enforce the laws that are already written on immigration.

Verne
Verne
4 years ago

Amen to all of the afore mentioned comments. There a vast difference between “that’s the right thing to do” vs “do the right thing”.

Joseph C. Moore, USN Ret.
Joseph C. Moore, USN Ret.
4 years ago

Suing CRIMINALS? Go in and arrest them for subversion.Sessions as the Attorney General is a farce. Fire him and get a REAL officer for the country. We have had too many FAKE AG’s who flaunt the law for political purposes.

grandma
grandma
4 years ago

It’s about time Jeffy earned his keep! Next up===>PROSECUTE, FINE, and IMPRISON the filthy derelicts who aided and abetted all the criminal alien DIRT-BAGS~!!!

Rudy cleveland
Rudy cleveland
4 years ago

The governor of California and the mayor of San Francisco’ should be in jail. Whoe do they think they are to not only ignor federal laws, but to promote the disobeying of these laws. It’s kinda like Hillary, do what you want and get by with it. It’s damn time we jerked a not in such elected officials. The results would serve us well.

Janice wtight
Janice wtight
4 years ago

It’s about time There are citizen that in danger in CA Help us get are state back and be safe

Cliff Blake
4 years ago

Will some one please tell Air Head Jerry that the South lost States Rights and the Federalist one!! End of Story!!!✝️✡️??

Tony Quadri
4 years ago

As Byron York stated tonight on Fox News, the Obama administration sued Arizona re their immigration law and won in the Supreme Court. Turnabout is fair play and it’s sweet to know California will get their come-uppance.

Tony Quadri
Commander USN-Retired

Ron
Ron
4 years ago

The Obama Admin and minions completely corrupted all Federal LEO agencies. Good agents either were RIFFED out, or kept quiet so they could retire. I will take 8 years of effort to get back to Constitutional Governance!

Daniel from TN
Daniel from TN
4 years ago

Smart move to file for civil law suits before filing criminal charges. The rules of evidence are looser in civil court and sometimes do not require a unanimous vote by a jury in order to win.

Ronald Piretti
4 years ago

People like myself and millions of other Americans , (Conservatives) should begin marches as conservative Americans to demand the 1.Mueller investigation end immediately.
2. Pass immigration as president Trump has laid it out
3. Appoint a special council to reopen Hillary,s emails and the Clinton foundation.
4. Investigate Benghazi and hold Obama and his Administrations feet to the fire for the truth.
5. Investigate the Uranium 1 deal and jail those involved.
6. Investigate Bill Clinton’s meeting on the Tarmac.
7. James Comey and the FBI.
These are all scandals that we want the truth.
Only we can Make America Great Again!
With President Trump’s leadership We The People have the power..

Diane Woodard
Diane Woodard
4 years ago
Reply to  Ronald Piretti

AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David Rizzardi
David Rizzardi
4 years ago

The phoney, law breaking, arrogant governor of California should be behind bars in less than 24 hours followed by the rest of the liberal law breaking organized criminals in the house and senate. These criminals have run amuck and unchecked far to long.

Frankiedoodle
Frankiedoodle
4 years ago

A lot of the corrupt bureaucrats allowed to run everything are hold overs from the
Obama rein. I so agree with you Carole they NEED to GO.

SDofAZ
4 years ago

Sue them to insolvency. Then step in and jail the criminals behind this little uprising to benefit not their legal citizens but Illegal Criminal Aliens.

kbhret
kbhret
4 years ago

Either allow California to secede from the U.S.
or
Pull all ICE and Border Patrol agents out of California!!!

Joseph Kinge
Joseph Kinge
4 years ago
Reply to  kbhret

Great idea!!

Fred
Fred
4 years ago

The hell with suing them arrest the Governor an all the Mayors for Obstruction of Justice.

steve
steve
4 years ago

Good move, Attorney General. Go further to indict the Oakland Mayor for Obstruction of Justice. I hope federal law has any similar law that would make it a violation of law to give such public announcements of federal law enforcement operations to interrupt, interfere, delay, obstruct or otherwise lessen the effectiveness of the operation and/or endanger the lives of the officers.

GDM
GDM
4 years ago

I applaud AG sessions for his work in taking on the illegal immigration issue, I particularly my home state of California. It’s embarrassing to say I live here. The governor is a moron and the state AG is an subversive tool owned by Mexican cartels. The mayor of Oakland is a buffoon and tool of her controllers. This state is overrun with illegal immigrant Aliens? They suck the wealth from the state with their robbing of the states social programs. You see it everywhere , women with three or four kids 2, 3’4 and more all signed up for receipt of AID , all with EBT cards collecting benefits meant for citizens. If not stopped this state will be over run and bankrupt soon. Or there will be two classes of people , well many three. The super wealthy tech industry types, the i slave class of illegals and the politicians.

Stella T.
4 years ago

It is about time for some action to be taken. The Constitution grants Congress with exclusive authority for immigration and naturalization laws and policies. Therefore it is unconstitutional and illegal for States or local communities to establish their own. It is obstruction of justice for local authorities to hinder the enforcement of federal law.

Robert Pavlick
Robert Pavlick
4 years ago

Good ! We are not talking about Executive Orders here ! We are talking about people who are breaking our 50 year old immigration laws and citizens who are helping them to do it ! Worse yet, we are talking about Mayors and Governors who are sworn to uphold our laws, aiding and abetting !

dennis
4 years ago

Wow!!!! Finely the DOJ is doing something after allowing The Clintons to get away with murder and Bill getting away with being a serial rapist and pedophile and Obama not needing to even have a birth certificate to be a congressman form Chicago the mafia capital of the USA!! Then getting away without having a birth c3ertificate to be president!!!! The Chinese’s and Russia said there would be an illegal president at one time and that has come and gone!! One small step for the DOJ. One great step for US citizens!!!

ION DRAGHICI
ION DRAGHICI
4 years ago

NAFTA and the US deficit with Mexico have helped to get huge treasury resources by Mexico with which the Mexicans bought hundreds of liberal politicians to help them to Mexicanize the USA! The west coast is in their hands
and the US has to spend huge resources to win it! Wake up America! Wake up!

Al
Al
4 years ago

We must make California and every other wavering State obey the law of the land of be extremely punished financially and by the loss of “all Federal monies”!!!

Dan Gurta
Dan Gurta
4 years ago

What?? Sessions is now going to sue California?? Where the hell have you been!!??

Joseph T. Kinge
Joseph T. Kinge
4 years ago

What are the names of the administrators in California that enacted these dopey laws? Elections are coming soon and we want to know who to dump!!

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