The Blackmail of San Francisco
Federal Regulation of Sanctuary Cities
Sanctuary City: A City that protects the rights of undocumented immigrants by not prosecuting them for not
With his executive power, Trumo has decided to stop sanctuary cities from existing, because he claims that "Sanctuary jurisdictions across the United States willfully violate Federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States." He has signed an executive order that will "direct executive departments and agencies to employ all lawful means to enforce the immigration laws of the United States." If said cities do not comply to this order then they"are not eligible to receive Federal grants" (Whitehouse.gov).
If the Government jargon confused you here is a quick summary: Trump signed an order that requires sanctuary cities to stop protecting undocumented citizens, else they will not get any money from the government.
This violates the 10th amendment. Since the constitution does not explicitly require cities to purge themselves of immigrants, the states have the right to choose. It is the job of the federal government to enforce immigration laws, not the states, therefore states can't be required to enforce such laws.
This relates to when we learned about the Constitution and the framework in the government. The sanctuary cities are on the sides of the Anti-federalists, in which they want states rights to be upheld, while Trump is on the side of the federalists, wanting all the power in the federal government.
Should Governors like Jerry Brown accept these demands and stop sheltering undocumented immigrants? Or should he fight to uphold states rights and the state given equal rights of foreign born inhabitants? Do you think Trump will send in federal agents to remove immigrants? If so what will be the response?