Immigration reform was, and still is, one of President Donald Trump’s biggest hurdles. Due to opposition from every liberal out there, the progress on immigration has been slow. At least the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents feel empowered.
They have done what they can to enforce the immigration laws, whether that is raiding illegals or asking for detainer requests.
Most judges will fill this out, but according to a senior judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, enforcing immigration laws makes them feel humiliated.
Judge Stephen Reinhardt, of the aforementioned far-left court, spoke about how enforcing the laws isn’t good for them. “We are unable to prevent [Andres] Magana Ortiz’s removal, yet it is contrary to the values of this nation and its legal system.”
He kept going, speaking about how despite having to enforce the law, they didn’t have to find it “fair or just.”
“The government’s decision to remove Magana Ortiz diminishes not only our country but our courts, which are supposedly dedicated to the pursuit of justice. Magana Ortiz and his family are in truth not the only victims. Among the others are judges who, forced to participate in such inhumane acts, suffer a loss of dignity and humanity as well. I concur as a judge, but as a citizen I do not.”
What caused this outcry? The judge couldn’t block an orderly repatriation for an illegal with two drunk driving convictions.
This isn’t the first time that the judge has spoken out against following the law. In the early days of Trump’s presidency, Judge Reinhardt slammed orders from President Trump regarding immigration law.
According to Andrew Arthur, who is a former immigration judge, these statements coming from the Ninth Circuit suggest the court’s rulings are politically biased. Considering that the Ninth Circuit has been the biggest court opposing Trump, it’s a fair suggestion.