Recently, some Trump Administration officials have been discussing whether to arrest some state and local officials who are violating federal law dealing with immigration.
Apparently, they were referring to some officials in so-called Sanctuary cities or areas in some parts of this country.
During 2000, then-President Bill Clinton signed the “Bringing in and Harboring Certain Aliens Act (8 USC 1324).”
This federal law made it illegal for any person with knowledge or reckless disregard of an alien’s illegal immigration status to conceal, harbor or shield from detection that alien in any place in this country.
I wonder if the Trump Administration is going to use this law to send a clear message to these local and state officials for the need to comply with all federal immigration laws.
Under the U.S. Constitution, Article 6, Section 2, states that all provisions of the Constitution, federal laws and treaties are the supreme law of the land.
This simply means that if there is a conflict between a local, state and federal law, the federal law will prevail.
Silvestre Moreno Jr., Mercedes