As the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments for and against President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the subject of an executive order issued by President Franklin Roosevelt more than 70 years ago came up. The court is considering whether to uphold an injunction on the ban issued by a federal judge in Hawaii. Stay up to date with the latest now. Link in bio.
Sanctuary cities and towns are silver linings many immigrants and advocates can look to as examples of effective resistance. They are a demonstration of how local jurisdictions can send a message to the White House when the president tries to rewrite the law.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick of the 9th circuit in San Francisco blocked the Justice Department's threat to withhold federal funds to sanctuary cities yesterday. It's a small win for people fighting to protect rights for many immigrants living in the US, and a lesson in the constitution for Donald Trump who is overreaching his power.
His administration is trying to turn the local police, some already with poor relationships within their communities, into federal immigration agents. Immigration infractions are civil offenses, not criminal ones and the federal government cannot make ICE militias out of the police in America. We should applaud the judges and the sanctuary cities who keep the lights on in these dark times for immigrants in the US.
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This man does not respect or believe the Constitution.