Fed Judge Cockblocks Iowa Law on Deportation of “Migrants”

As regards my newly crystalized paradigm of systematically rejecting federal government legitimacy (while following the laws to keep from being killed by a criminal gang), if states were willing to say “no” to the fedgov, I would be interested in potentially supporting the authorities in those states.

However, based on everything we’ve seen, state authorities are de facto just as corrupt as federal authorities, in that they are unwilling to stand up against the federal authorities.

There was no revolution that succeeded on good intentions. State authorities have a Constitutional right (duty, in fact) to refuse unconstitutional orders from fedgov.

Thus far, no state has told a federal court that if they want to create laws in their state, they are going to have to come enforce those laws themselves.

New York Post:

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Iowa from enforcing a state law that would allow local authorities to arrest, charge and deport migrants who were previously denied entry or deported from the US.

The Biden administration sued Iowa over the new law last month, arguing that the federal government has “exclusive authority under federal law to regulate the entry and removal of noncitizens,” and US District Court Judge Stephen Locher said the Justice Department was likely to prevail in its case when he issued the preliminary injunction.

“As a matter of politics, the new legislation might be defensible,” Locher wrote in his ruling. “As a matter of constitutional law, it is not.”

Okay, well. The fedgov is not enforcing existing laws, which makes the argument as to whether they have a right to do so irrelevant.

The question of whether or not states have a right to enforce federal law that the federal government refuses to enforce has not actually ever been answered.

The reverse has been widely answered with marijuana legalization: at least under certain circumstances, states are allowed to completely ignore federal law.

The law, which was slated to go into effect on July 1, makes it an aggravated misdemeanor offense — punishable by up to two years in prison — for migrants to be in the Hawkeye State if they have outstanding deportation orders, were previously deported or were at one point barred from entering the US.

The crime is elevated to a felony offense if the person’s previous removal orders were related to misdemeanor convictions for drug crimes, crimes against people or any type of felony conviction.

Under the legislation, police are barred from arresting suspected migrants in violation of the law at places of worship, schools or medical facilities.

Arrested individuals may be allowed by a judge to leave the country and not face charges, according to the law’s text.

Biden’s Justice Department has sued Texas and Oklahoma over similar measures.

These laws wouldn’t even really do anything anyway.

The interesting question is whether or not there is a state that is willing to reject unconstitutional federal authority.

I don’t think there is any such state. If there was, it would probably be Iowa.