Justice Department suit against California takes on the new nullification of immigration law

March 7, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions for bringing a legal suit against California’s nullification of federal immigration law:

“The central presumption that the Constitution rests on is the Supremacy Clause, that the Constitution and all laws made pursuant to it are the supreme law of the land. State laws must conform to the federal in cases where the federal government has constitutional authority. It is Congress, not the states, that have the power to make the nation’s immigration laws, and states cannot constitutionally undertake an enterprise to defeat those laws. This isn’t even a grey area. It’s explicitly in the Constitution.

“This case tests the very premise that we can have a national union, a Constitution and a uniform rule of law, or if we will have 50 sets of rules. Today’s suit against California’s nullification is another example of Attorney General Sessions and President Trump’s commitment to restoring the rule of law. The time of sanctuary states and cities is over. We either have laws or we have anarchy.”

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