(AmericanPoliticalDaily.Com)- The Supreme Court of the United States unanimously voted to uphold a federal statute that clearly explains how encouraging illegal immigrants to stay in the United States is illegal.
The decision on Thursday reverses a decision previously made by the left-wing Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that voted to make it legal to encourage people to stay in the country even if they entered illegally or are overstaying their visa. Previously, the court ruled that a federal anti-harboring law was unconstitutional because it violated the First Amendment right to free speech, arguing that encouraging someone to stay in the country illegally was a free speech matter.
However, the highest court in the land voted to say it was not a free speech matter, but one of whether or not it is legal to encourage others to break the law. It’s not.
Not only did the federal Supreme Court reverse the lower court’s decision, but the Supreme Court Justices even leveled criticism against the Ninth Circuit Court for expressing clear political bias. Notorious liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote a scathing (but fair) criticism of the court, explaining how they had “drastically” strayed away from judicial norms.
“The appeals panel departed so drastically from the principle of party presentation as to constitute an abuse of discretion,” Ginsburg wrote. “A court is not hidebound by the precise arguments of counsel, but the Ninth Circuit’s radical transformation of this case goes well beyond the pale.”
When liberal legend Ruth Bader Ginsburg is telling lawyers to get back in their place and do their job, even if it means enforcing the law that states it is illegal to encourage illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, you know we’ve got a real problem on our hands.
The decision puts an end to a court battle that has been going on for ten years, every since a grand jury indicted immigration consultant Evelyn Sineneng-Smith from California back in 2010. Sineneng-Smith was indicted for several violations of federal anti-harboring laws, which meant she was committing a felony. The laws state that it is illegal to “encourag[e] or induc[e] an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.”
Now that that’s settled…how will it change political debate? Every time AOC and other far-left Democrats encourage illegal immigrants to stay in America, they will be knowingly breaking the law.