Cultural Marxists In Academe Double Down On Sanctuary Schools
The educational blob has decided to go to a very public war with soon to be President Donald J. Trump over illegal alien students. It has announced a far ranging and public conspiracy to violate Federal law, specifically Title 8 of the United States Code (USC), Section 1324, Bringing and Harboring Certain Aliens, that prohibits any person or organization from aiding or abetting illegal aliens from entering or remaining in the United States. The conspiracy, also a violation of Title 18 USC Section 371, Conspiracy, Title 18 USC Section 3, Principles, and Title 18 USC Section 3, Accessory After The Fact. The conspiracy is being led by David Oxtoby, President of Pomona College.
Hundreds of college leaders nationwide are pledging support for undocumented immigrants enrolled on their campuses, in response to fears that President-elect Donald Trump may push for larger-scale deportations.
The schools join more than a half dozen large cities which have also promised to shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities.
[Colleges Pledge Support for Undocumented Immigrant Students (mirror), by Melissa Korn and Alejandro Lazo, WSJ (pay site), November 23, 2016]
Conspirator David Oxtoby
Of import is that the former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, who is current President of the University of California system, is acting in furtherance of this conspiracy, e.g. taking overt acts, with others in the UC system, perhaps including the UC General Counsel, Charles F. Robinson. A note to Mr. Robinson, and others on the “task force” below, attorneys who engage in a conspiracy to violate Federal law are not protected by attorney-client privilege, nor is government employment a protection against criminal prosecution. Beware the perp walk!
The University of California system has convened a task force to develop a strategy “on how best to protect our undocumented students,” according to spokesman Ricardo Vazquez. He said the system estimates it has a few thousand undocumented students.
UC System President Janet Napolitano, who served as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama, is scheduled to meet with undocumented-student coordinators later this month.
The rhetoric of these criminals in defense of illegal aliens is quite strong, but they are prepping the ground for a retreat. This appears to be a tactic to scare off President Trump from taking action, as many of the co-conspirators are hedging commitment to actually take substantive action.
Pomona’s Mr. Oxtoby said he intentionally avoided using the word “sanctuary” himself.
“We don’t want to try to promise something that we can’t guarantee,” he said. “Most colleges and universities, Pomona included, would respond to court orders. It’s a hypothetical. We’re hoping it would not reach that point.”
Wesleyan’s Mr. Roth said that by “sanctuary,” he means “a lack of cooperation until compelled to cooperate by law, and then you use the courts. We’ll do our best to protect our students.”
Interesting that they fall back on “court” decisions. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE ERO), use administrative subpoenas in most cases to obtain records held by parties concerning illegal aliens from employers and other institutions, public and private.
Such records are usually related to employment, but any record held by any person or organization is subject to subpoena, as are persons who may be compelled to appear before an immigration officer and give testimony about an illegal alien. And such subpoenas are enforceable in a Federal court if the subject of the subpoena refuses to cooperate. Imagine that, Janet Napolitano [Email her] former Secretary of DHS compelled by subpoena to appear before a DHS officer to give testimony about actions she took to protect illegal aliens from discovery and arrest.
This may be the hill that the Cultural Marxists in the education blob are going to die on. As ICE subpoenas are administrative, they may go to Judge Dolly Gee or another kritarch to get those subpoenas quashed. The fight will eventually go to the Supreme Court, so President Trump will need to take all possible action, as previously described, if the kritarchs interfere.
Another co-conspirator, Michael Roth of Wesleyan University, is trying to ramp up the public campaign against President Trump and actually refers to immigration law enforcement with a pejorative, “extra-judicial” as if referring to extra-judicial killings.
“We are signaling that we wouldn’t collaborate with what would have to be extrajudicial deportation campaigns,” said Wesleyan President Michael Roth.
The Cultural Marxists have laid down a marker, and President Trump will need to deal expeditiously with these criminals or risk losing any respect or fear his dangerous opponents now have. This issue may make or break the Trump Administration. Criminal prosecution of these scofflaws, as well as Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama is the only way President Trump can drain the swamp.