Judge says Trump can’t punish cities over sanctuary city policies

In the first legal test of an executive order Trump issued five days after taking office, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of San Francisco said the president was exceeding his constitutional authority by trying to punish local governments that disagreed with his immigration policies.

Orrick’s decision followed a 70-minute hearing April 14 in federal court over San Francisco’s and Santa Clara County’s request for an injunction that would halt enforcement of Trump’s order.

  • Alain

    In other words according to this brilliant judicial activist local governments can make and have their own immigration policy according to the constitution. The dishonesty and partisan politics of these so-called judges never ceases to amaze.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      If Trump has had this amount of opposition – from the judiciary to snowflake college kids – imagine how worse Marine Le Pen if she hypothetically wins in France. *sigh*

      • WalterBannon

        The west is dead. The only question is how long before it all breaks down into anarchy and civil wars. Decades? A few generations?

        • Sometimes nations, like individuals, rebound.

        • Etobicoke_Gladiator

          Well, Trudeau is doing his best to destroy Canada. My crystal ball doesn’t work too well with my first morning coffee. *sigh*

    • David Murrell

      The partisan judge is on the human smugglers’ payroll. Bribe money will not be as available once the case gets to the Supreme Court.

    • Hate to toot my horn, but I warned of this Communist tactic some ten years ago. Because I witnessed it before some 30 years ago in a former Communist country (Nicaragua). Long story short, when the Communists couldn’t win back the Presidency democratically, and control of Federal Government, they infiltrated regions city by city, town by town, until they had absolute control of small enclaves everywhere, and sometimes entire regions. All of the Mayors, Judges, Police, Governors, etc., in these areas enforced Communist rule, even though the legitimate national Government itself was not Communist. And there was nothing the national Government could do about it.

      We’re talking 30 years ago — this is not a new thing, it’s a tried and true Communist method of subversion and control, and it’s illegal and anti-constitutional in any free democracy. Does anyone believe that there is a single American or Canadian politician who understands what is actually unfolding here with this thing? Because I don’t.

      And the Politicians were warned — ten years ago — and didn’t listen. They laughed instead. It’s time to pay the piper. I think you’re screwed, America. I think the entire West is screwed — “you sold your inheritance for a bowl of pottage”, as the Biblical story says.

      • Alain

        Spot on and may I say that McCarthy was right also much earlier than ten years ago. We are all reaping the results of this infiltration and lack the will to deal with it just as it is with Islam. For me the United States was the last hope for the survival of the West, but for whatever reason Trump is not doing what needs to be done. I fear the goose is now fully cooked, even overdone.

        • WalterBannon

          trump is another empty suit, a puppet being controlled by democrats like Ivanka

  • vwVwwVwv

    is there a supreme curt majority?

    • David Murrell

      Yes, 5-4 in favour of the good guys.

      • vwVwwVwv

        can they help out?

        • David Murrell

          Yes, the SC can overrule any lower court rulings (such as the California judge), rulings which so far support organize-crime immigration.

          • vwVwwVwv

            thanks a lot.

  • The Butterfly

    This is a judicial coup. Coups need to be suppressed violently. That is all.

    • We may need a civil war. People can’t put up with much more of this. These assholes wanna fight? Let’s give them a fight — to the death.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Well fair enough – simply reallocate the federal funds to zero without specific reference to immigration law. Problem solved.

    • Better still, disobey the fucking Judge! What’s he going to do, jail Trump? Trump needs to make his own “counter-coup”. The Judge needs to be put under FBI investigation immediately. As well as CIA scrutiny for possible connections to Cuban agents — this tactic is 100% rooted in Latin American Communism. Because I’ve never witnessed it happen, or even read about it happening, anywhere else.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Dump 100% of all ‘refugees’ and illegals into SF. Millions of them. Reap what ya sow, baby.

  • mauser 98

    Judge Who Donated $200K to Obama Blocks Trump’s Order to Block Funding to Lawless Sanctuary Cities
    …the ‘Bundler’
    Vice Chair (John Kerry), raised at least $100000
    Bundler for Barack Obama, raised at least $200000
    $30,800.00 to committees supporting Barack Obama


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  • favill

    The judge is out to lunch. The cities are breaking the law.

    • He may be out to lunch, and illegal, but he’s succeeding. And this is what people don’t seem to grasp. It’s like a bunch of people standing around watching a house burn down and lamenting, “oh, how horrible — our friend Glady’s house is burning down!”. And nobody calls the fire department. Keep standing around watching, and soon it will all be ashes.

      • Concerned Canadian

        And Trump just seems to shrug and move on. If he does not stop this nonsense soon, he will become irrelevent.

  • How many tiers of laws will there be?

  • Jaedo Drax

    The judge is ignorant.

    The order reads in part:

    (c) Ensure that jurisdictions that fail to comply with applicable
    Federal law do not receive Federal funds, except as mandated by law;

    so what this means is that any funds for discretionary programs, such as the DHS local police equipment improvement fund, would be affected, whereas mandated programs such as medicare would not be. The judge is ignoring the clearly written order, and instead basing it upon what trump has said.

    And again, they don’t see the error they are making.

  • WalterBannon

    Try to enforce that, Judge idiot.

  • ghost of benghazi

    Patience grasshopper. This will not work out well for them.

  • Nermal

    I don’t quite understand why USA bothered having elections when any tinpot judge can stop any law he disagrees with. And having let the cat out of the bag, do the Democrats not realise that the Republicans will do the same to the next Democrat president. Great way to destroy democracy.