For one city in California, the president’s executive order isn’t going anywhere — whether they like it or not.
The city of Richmond, California is learning the hard way that President Trump’s executive order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” is the law of the land in their city after a federal judge dismissed their case challenging the constitutionality of the order.
Richmond has policies that the admin. might say make it a "sanctuary city." But the judge says ICE doesn't seem to have noticed or care. pic.twitter.com/mQZ8G0ATV7
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) August 22, 2017
The decision, which was handed down on Monday, dismissed the case because it “lacks standing to assert claims against the Executive Order and that its claims are unripe.”
Furthermore, the brief explained:
“Given the lack of a real-world controversy between Richmond and the federal government regarding Richmond’s sanctuary policies, and in contrast with the Counties, Richmond has failed to demonstrate that it has a well-founded fear of enforcement under the Executive Order.
However, people in the Richmond community are not happy with the decision. Some even gathered to protest in front of a local ICE dentition center:
— T'ruah (@truahrabbis) August 22, 2017
Ironically, the judge who delivered this decision allowed similar cases in San Francisco and Santa Clara to move forward. However, given this decision, it appears that those two cases might not be a walk in the park.
Source: Conservative Daily