‘Sanctuary state’ isn’t just bad law, it’s lunacy Sacramento Bee ^ | September 21, 2017 | BY BEN BOYCHUK

‘Sanctuary state’ isn’t just bad law, it’s lunacy
Sacramento Bee ^ | September 21, 2017 | BY BEN BOYCHUK

Posted on 9/22/2017, 3:34:41 PM by Oldeconomybuyer

The Resistance wants a showdown with Donald Trump, and looks like it will get its wish soon.

Our Democrats would make California a “sanctuary state,” setting up a confrontation with the federal government over fundamental questions of who gets to enter the country, who gets to stay and how the rules will be enforced.

Meantime, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced the state is suing the Trump administration yet again. This time, California wants to block the president’s proposed border wall on the grounds that it would be bad for the environment. Since when does the environment trump national security?

Mind you, the Obama administration played havoc with separation of powers for eight years, but California’s Democrats had nothing but praise for such extra-constitutional innovations as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Back then, the executive branch called it “prosecutorial discretion.” But Article I of the Constitution is pretty clear about who gets to set the rules about “naturalization,” and it isn’t the president.

Contrary to what Gov. Brown says, it is not “xenophobia” to insist that immigrants follow the rules. Nor is it enough to fall back on the trope that illegal immigrants are “doing the jobs Americans won’t do.” The word for that is exploitation.

This is basic civics. We are a nation not just of laws but of borders. We welcome all comers, as long as they adhere to our laws, assimilate to our customs and contribute to our society. California’s elected Democrats advocate lawlessness, yet demand scrupulous adherence to the Constitution when it suits them and their interests. The rule of law demands the Resistance lose.

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