Republicans fought hard to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
They withstood all the fake news and smears for this moment.
And it looks like Kavanaugh is on the verge of giving Trump a victory that he could not believe.
At the start, Kansas and the Trump administration successfully convinced the Supreme Court to hear their appeal to reinstate convictions of three illegal aliens convicted of identity theft for using an American citizen’s social security number.
The Kansas Supreme Court vacated the convictions on the grounds that the 1986 amnesty only allowed the federal government to prosecute identity theft.
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider letting states prosecute undocumented immigrants for identity theft if they use someone else’s Social Security number to apply for a job, agreeing to take up what could be a polarizing fight.
Heeding calls from Kansas and the Trump administration, the justices said they’ll decide whether the Kansas Supreme Court was right to say that only the federal government has the power under U.S. immigration law to press those types of prosecutions.
A victory for Kansas would give states a new tool for battling illegal immigration, letting them be more aggressive on an issue handled primarily at the federal level. The court will hear the case during the nine-month term that starts in October.
If the Trump administration and Kansas win the case, this will give states another tool to crack down on illegal immigration.
And now that Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court, there is every expectation that the five conservative justices will vote to overturn the Kansas State Supreme Court’s decision.
This would be another crushing defeat for the open-borders crowd.
But it will also open up another avenue for blue states to resist any immigration enforcement.
If Kavanaugh casts the deciding vote to hand Trump and states that want to crack down on illegal immigration a victory, states like California and New York will race to announce they will not prosecute illegal aliens for identity theft and therefore create a magnet for more illegal immigration.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.