Democrats never saw this power play from the Trump administration coming.
And now they are scrambling into damage control mode.
That’s because William Barr hit Democrats with this major lawsuit that caused all hell to break loose.
William Barr made major news during his remarks to the National Sheriff’s Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C.
The Attorney General announced the Trump administration was taking the fight to rogue State Attorneys General and local elected officials that undercut American sovereignty by enforcing lawless sanctuary city policies.
Attorney General Barr explained that the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution made all sanctuary city policies null and void because this clause granted the federal government sole authority to enforce immigration law.
“The Founding Fathers carefully divided responsibility and power between the federal government and the state governments. The ‘Supremacy Clause’ in Article VI of the Constitution provides that the ‘Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof . . . shall be the supreme law of the land,’” Barr began.
“This Clause is a vital part of our constitutional order. Enforcing a country’s immigration laws is an essential function of the national government. And no national government can enforce those laws properly if state and local governments are getting in the way. While federal law does not require that ‘sanctuary jurisdictions’ actively assist with federal immigration enforcement, it does prohibit them from interfering with our enforcement efforts,” the Attorney General concluded.
Barr announced that the Department of Justice was suing New Jersey over a directive instructing local law enforcement not to share the immigration status or the release date of illegal aliens in their custody with ICE.
The Department of Justice also sued Washington State over a King’s County executive order forbidding the King’s County airport from being used in deportations.
These lawsuits show William Barr and the Trump administration is tired of sitting around waiting for open borders activists to sue to keep the borders open.
Now the Trump administration is playing offense in the fight to secure the borders.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.