During the protest on ICE in Portland, that ended up as just a bunch of Leftists squatting in squalor outside a Federal building, the Portland Police refused to provide assistance to ICE officers who had to deal with more unruly activists. This isn’t surprising as the Portland mayor is part of the Abolish ICE crowd and abetted the ICE protests.
During the Cuomo/Nixon debate for Governor of New York, Emperor Andrew Cuomo said this:
New York is wasting state money to sue ICE.
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego posted this on Twitter:
If you are a US government official and you are deporting Americans be warned. When the worm turns you will not be safe because you were just following orders. You do not have to take part in illegal acts ordered by this President's administration. https://t.co/BLq48HRkbH
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) August 30, 2018
I will be the first one to say, the Nuremberg Defense (“I was just following orders”) is not a defense. Frankly, I consider it an admission of guilt. But as of yet I’m still not sure what illegal orders ICE has been given. Furthermore, separating children from the adults that brought them to to border (not all are parents) for no longer than 14 days is not the Holocaust. It’s not even FDR’s internment of the Japanese. They are not morally tantamount, unless you believe that no person who is suspected of breaking the law should be arrested, detained, and separated from their children while in jail.
The wording “When the worm turns you will not be safe because you were just following orders” sounds suspiciously like a threat of political retribution.
More recently, Florida Gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum has announced his desire to abolish ICE – remember, he’s running for Governor, not Congress, he would have no ability to change Federal law unless he got to appoint a Senator – and replace it with the Department of Justice, which has been siding against Trump since some time in 2015.
So when mayors, governors, and Representatives actively undermine the enforcement of Federal law and support attacks, legal or otherwise, on Federal law enforcement, at what point does it become an insurrection by the states?
What happens if (when) New York State Police or the NYPD arrest ICE agents who are carrying out a lawful arrest and charge them with violating state law?
Keep in mind, this is nothing new.
Once again, Democrats are resisting the Federal goverment so they can maintain
slaves an ethnically distinguishable base of low cost labor.