In case you missed it, Scott Sherman was the only San Diego City Council member to vote against whack job City Attorney Mara Elliot’s request to sue to stop President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration. Let’s start here:
1- President Trump issued an Executive Order to temporarily halt entry into this country from seven countries.
2- The seven countries were identified by the Obama Administration as “terrorist-friendly.”
3- The five countries with the largest Muslim populations on the world are not on that list.
4- The ban shall last four months (it will end right before the Del Mar Fair comes to town).
5- The temporary ban is ordered so that a vetting process can be adopted for refugees from that country.
6- POTUS has the authority (and duty) to enforce federal immigration laws.
Four months — not years, months… and from countries which the Obama Administration deemed dangerous. This doesn’t matter to the radical Left. They, in concert with the mainstream media, tried to make the warning from the Obama Administration and the action which the Trump Administration took, as racist, xenophobic, and unconstitutional. The ACLU-led a lawsuit to overturn this immigration order resulted in a stay from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the most politically-charged judiciary in the country.
The lawsuit, along with the protests, serve to de-legitimize President Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton — and three out of four Republican San Diego City Council members, along with the Republican San Diego Mayor, played into it.
President Trump can (and should) enforce the laws of this land and can (and should) heed his predecessor’s warning. If Council Members Chris Cate, Mark Kersey, and Lorie Zapf, or Mayor Kevin Faulconer, disagree with Presidents Obama and Trump, they should follow their former colleague Scott Peters’ lead and run for Congress. Immigration policy is under the jurisdiction of the federal government. The San Diego City Council should focus on core, local government services: filling potholes on the streets, securing and funding police, fire, and lifeguard protections, bringing water to and collecting trash from San Diego houses and businesses, and balancing the budget.
Every time the San Diego City Council strays from it core government functions, and engages in extra-jurisdictional activities, its citizens lose confidence in the Council’s ability to perform its legitimate duties. We point this out constantly to the Democrats on the Council, namely: Myrtle Cole, Chris Ward, David Alvarez, Barbara Bry, and Georgette Gomez. We shouldn’t have to point this out to Republicans. Thankfully, Scott Sherman did the right thing by voting against this frivolous lawsuit. But Mayor Faulconer and Council Members Cate, Zapf, and Kersey made San Diego a riskier place to live by joining with the Democrats on this vote.
God help them if something happens in the next few months.