Supreme Court Protects Obama Illegal Amnesty
Chief Justice Roberts and four liberal Supreme Court Justices ruled against the Trump administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program.
In doing so it has undermined the Constitution. Obama’s decision to provide amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens under the DACA program was unlawful, and the court interfered with President Trump’s duty and absolute right to rescind it.
Chief Justice Roberts and his liberal colleagues ruled that it is illegal for President Trump to end an illegal Obama program. This is the Alice-in-Wonderland approach to judicial decision-making. Threats to the rule of law come not only from rioters and looters in the streets, but also from activist judges on the bench.
Only Congress can amend the law, not President Obama nor the courts. One cannot help but conclude that this decision is driven more by politics than the rule of law.
We have previously highlighted how DACA is not only illegal but also a threat to the public safety. For example, we uncovered how the Obama administration granted DACA amnesty without the promised background checks.
We encourage the Trump administration not to give up but to end DACA now to preserve the rule of law, protect our borders, and ensure the public safety.
I’m sure you noted the decision by the United States Supreme Court regarding sex discrimination.
In expanding the ban of sex discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity, the court engaged in an abuse of power by legislating from the bench.
There has been a years-long battle by the Left to change federal law to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. But the Court short-circuited the democratic process and rewrote the law without a vote of Congress but by a vote of six unelected judges.
Congress should reaffirm the Constitution and combat this judicial power grab by reaffirming the original meaning of the Civil Rights Act. Only Congress can amend a law, not the Supreme Court.
As Justice Alito warns, the decision, unless fixed by Congress, could destroy women’s sports, weaken religious freedom and free speech, weaken personal privacy, and cause chaos in schools.
Last year we submitted an amicus curiae (friend of court) brief to the court on this issue, detailing how Congress repeatedly rejected efforts to amend the law. Where 71 bills over the course of 45 years attempted to include sexual orientation or gender identity in Title VII’s definition of sex, it is singularly unpersuasive, after all those bills have failed, to argue that these categories were “in there all along.”
Any such statute should be passed by Congress, not ordered by the court.
Criminal Illegals Released for Coronavirus Violate House Arrest Orders Often
Raise your hand if you thought releasing criminals from jail because of the virus was a good idea. That’s what I thought. Our Corruption Chronicles blog’s latest report isn’t going to make you change your mind.
Criminal illegal immigrants released from jail to avoid spreading COVID-19 repeatedly violate court orders requiring home confinement as part of an improvised bail agreement provoked by the pandemic. Some of the recently incarcerated individuals now roaming around freely have convictions for serious offenses such as aggravated assault with a weapon, drug trafficking, domestic violence, fraud and extortion. In several of the cases, a federal judge’s coronavirus-inspired house arrest orders have served as a big joke. Some illegal alien convicts have left their home hundreds of times despite federal court orders to stay home, according to a legal filing obtained by a conservative Boston newspaper that is closely tracking the scandal.
It all began when attorneys at a civil rights group that “fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants” petitioned a federal court to release illegal immigrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over coronavirus. Dozens were released on bail in Bristol County, Massachusetts with tracking devices to assure they remain under house arrest. Instead, many have left their home repeatedly, according to federal prosecutors and legal filings cited in the news series. One illegal alien left his house 214 times in one month and another 78 times. Others have violated house arrest orders on dozens of occasions and one illegal immigrant convict left 17 times in one day , a federal prosecutor told a judge during a hearing this week. The same offender recorded around 129 infractions in only a few weeks. The bail violations are well documented with data provided by court-mandated GPS monitoring.
This appears to have upset the federal judge, Reagan-appointed William Young, who ordered the illegal immigrants released in response to a class action lawsuit filed by the civil rights nonprofit. The complaint describes detained illegal immigrants as “highly vulnerable,” and “at imminent risk of contracting COVID-19” as well as “death” because they are “literally trapped” in detention with no safe alternative. “Their confinement conditions and detention treatment have created a dangerous and hazardous situation that imminently threatens their lives, as well as the well-being of guards and others in the surrounding community, and the general public,” according to the lawsuit, which names cities throughout the nation that released thousands of detainees—including people serving sentences for criminal convictions—because of the threat COVID-10 poses inside jails. Among them are Los Angeles, Oakland, New Jersey, New York City, Cleveland, Nashville, Houston, San Antonio and Charlotte.
At this week’s court hearing to address the criminal illegal aliens’ disregard for the rule of law, Judge Young said “courts do not make orders to have them flouted,” according to a news story on the event in Boston. “I want to know in affidavits, under oath, if we can find these people,” the judge added. “We use electronic monitoring for a reason.” The article reveals that attorneys representing the criminal illegal immigrants blame “misinformation” and “conflicting messages” for the pervasive violations. The federal prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Kanwit, told the judge the violations continue. “I’m astounded we’re discussing if bail should be revoked,” the federal prosecutor said. “They thumbed their nose at the court.” At the hearing Kanwit also told the court that one of the coronavirus-released illegal immigrants cut his GPS monitoring bracelet a day after assaulting his girlfriend.
In the meantime, local law enforcement authorities are outraged that this is going on in their community and are doing what they can to keep residents safe. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has created a prisoner release alert system to inform the public about the serious crimes committed by the illegal immigrants freed into his jurisdiction. The first alert lists the following charges or criminal convictions against illegal aliens abruptly let go over coronavirus: Rape, domestic violence, burglary, larceny, heroin distribution, aggravated assault, kidnapping, child neglect, distribution of cocaine and a multitude of other offenses. The sheriff updates the system every time an illegal immigrant is released back into his community “to help protect the people of Bristol County from potential victimization.”
Well, they are illegal. And then they broke another law. And we let them go.