Yesterday afternoon, a Federal judge in San Francisco blocked President Trump’s sanctuary city executive order.
Just weeks after entering office, President Trump signed an executive order tasking his cabinet – specifically Attorney General Jeff Sessions – with figuring out how to legally and constitutionally withhold federal funding from cities and states that refuse to cooperate with Federal immigration investigations.
The executive order doesn’t actually defund sanctuary cities. It instructs the administration to devise ways to do it constitutionally.
What US District Judge William H. Orrick just declared is that it is unconstitutional to even consider defunding sanctuary cities. Judge Orrick has decided that trying to figure out a constitutional way to punish sanctuary cities is unconstitutional.
And to top it all off, Judge William Orrick donated almost a quarter million dollars to Barack Obama’s election campaign. He bought his Judgeship from Barack Obama and now he’s literally legislating from the bench.
We have never had this before. We have never had someone literally purchase a Judgeship and then turn around and legislate from the bench like this.
William Orrick was a mega bundler for the Obama campaign. He bundled two hundred grand for the Obama campaign and personally donated tens of thousands to Obama’s campaign committees.
Then – surprise, surprise – Obama turned around and made him a Federal judge.
Orrick is the same judge who ruled that it was illegal for pro-life activists to film Planned Parenthood executives talking about selling baby body parts. He is a leftist, through and through.
Now, he is legislating from the bench on illegal immigration. Trump hasn’t taken a single dollar from sanctuary cities. Not one. The Trump administration is literally just devising ways to accomplish this. This judge has unilaterally blocked the Trump administration from even considering this action.
He believes that it is unconstitutional for Jeff Sessions to even investigate ways to defund Sanctuary Cities. This is nonsense.
Congress has sat on its hands for far too long. The GOP has promised to defund sanctuary cities. They campaigned on this promise and were elected on this promise. Now that it is time to get it done, they’re hiding. They’re cowards.
They think that going back on their promises will get them re-elected. It is our job to prove to them that they are wrong!
Congress is about to vote on a budget bill. This is when the GOP has the most leverage.
They have the power to stick it to the Democrats and force them to choose between defunding sanctuary cities and shutting down the Federal government.
But Republicans don’t even want to pressure the Left. They are giving up before the fight even started.
Republicans fought for years to dismantle Barack Obama’s Syrian refugee program. They even passed a bill a year ago that would have done just that. When Obama refused to sign it, Paul Ryan and the GOP establishment told the voters that if they elected a Republican President, the unvetted refugee program would be shut down.
Well, we elected a Republican, Trump took executive action to shut down the program, and then an Obama-appointed Judge stepped in and blocked the action from moving forward. What did Congress do? Nothing.
Now we are seeing the same thing with sanctuary cities. The GOP promised to defund them and told the voters that if they elected a Republican President, they would do just that. The American people elected Trump, he signed an executive order to get the process started, and now another Left Coast, Obama-appointed Judge has blocked it.
Don’t let Congress do nothing again this time!