Columnist Cal Thomas ponders the possibilities:
In a Rose Garden announcement of his decision to re-open government, the president held out the possibility of declaring a national emergency if Democrats continue to refuse funding for his barrier wall. We know where that will lead, don’t we? Democrats will likely go to a liberal federal judge, probably named by President Obama, and get a stay on the order. Any appeal process could take months, adding more fuel to the chaos stoking anger among many on the left and the right.
Let’s not just blame Obama for the leftward tilt of the judiciary: if we’ve learned anything in the years Before Trump, it’s that liberal judges have been nominated by every recent President — though some of them didn’t get that way until after they’d been on the bench for a while.
I’m greatly amused by this proposal, though:
One way to get Democrats to focus might be to steer those entering illegally with criminal backgrounds to the states and districts where members of Congress who oppose the wall reside. Cynical, I know, but in Washington, since the 2016 election, cynicism reigns supreme.
Heck, why not just send them straight to California?