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Sessions Endangers Judicial Independence, and Democracy, by Attacking Judges For Blocking Trump's Actions Against Non-White Immigrants. Roger Algase

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Update, March 13,

In the latest development, a high-ranking ICE official in San Francisco has just resigned over alleged pressure on him by Sessions and ICE Director Homan to lie about the effects of California's Sanctuary policies.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/12/polit...sco/index.html

My original comment appears below.

POLITICO
reports on March 10 that the Trump administration has once again attacked the independence of the federal judiciary for refusing to fall in line behind the president's mass deportation and entry exclusion agenda directed against Latino and Muslim immigrants. In a speech to the right wing Federalist Society, AG Jeff Sessions criticized a federal judge for issuing a nationwide injunction against Trump's attempt to revoke parts of President Obama's DACA program, after other federal judges had previously blocked key parts of Trump's Muslim Ban executive orders.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...-agenda-453116

In his speech, Sessions accused the judges of acting like "super-legislators" who were seeking to exercise "raw power" against America's elected legislators and president (who, some people may still recall, was actually defeated in the popular tally by 3 million votes).

It is one thing to disagree with a judicial decision that is unfavorable to the president's immigration agenda. That is not only Sessions' right, but, very arguably, his obligation as Trump's attorney general. But seeking to de-legitimize federal judges by denying that they have the right or the authority to rule against the president or his administration is an assault on the independence of the judiciary on which America's democracy depends.

This latest attack is just one more warning that Trump's immigration policies are not only aimed at making America whiter, but could also lead to making America totalitarian.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law
algaselex@gmail.com

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Updated 03-13-2018 at 01:30 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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