Liberal Lawmakers Tout States’ Rights in ‘Sanctuary’ Push

Democratic lawmakers made Colorado the latest state to consider a so-called “sanctuary state” bill Monday. The legislation would limit cooperation with U.S. immigration officials under the guise of offering “protection for Colorado residents from federal government overreach based on a person’s status.” Colorado House Bill 17-1230, introduced by State Rep. Joseph Salazar, would prohibit the entire…

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Thomas L. Knapp
Thomas L. Knapp
3 years ago

“Our immigration laws are constitutional.”

Not according to Article I, Section 9.

Furthermore, it’s not about whether the immigration laws are unconstitutional. It’s about whether or not it’s the job of state and local police to enforce them. It isn’t, for the same reason it isn’t the FBI’s job to give you a ticket for running a stop sign in your city.

That said, what’s at stake here mostly is federal funding for city police forces. That funding shouldn’t exist in the first place, so cutting it off because those city police forces don’t want to work for the feds is fine with me.

Citizen Reporter
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3 years ago

No. More Like Article 1 Sec 8

Citizen Reporter
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3 years ago

While I believe in states rights and the Tenth Amendment, both of those are about resisting unconstitutional laws. Our immigration laws are constitutional. Immigration laws are under federal jurisdiction and have national impact. So when states attempt to depart from them, they impact the entire nation’s security, finances and social network.