Friday, January 19, 2018

Worse Than the 1828 South Carolina Nullification Crisis

The state’s top cop issued a warning to California employers Thursday that businesses face legal repercussions, including fines up to $10,000, if they assist federal immigration authorities with a potential widespread immigration crackdown.
“It’s important, given these rumors that are out there, to let people know – more specifically today, employers – that if they voluntarily start giving up information about their employees or access to their employees in ways that contradict our new California laws, they subject themselves to actions by my office,” state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said at a news conference. “We will prosecute those who violate the law.”
Becerra’s warning comes as fears spread of mass workplace raids following reports that immigration agents plan to target Northern California communities for deportations due in part to the state’s “sanctuary” law, which seeks to restrict local law enforcement agencies’ ability to cooperate with immigration authorities.
South Carolina refused to allow enforcement of the new higher tariff.  Becerra is threatening huge fines if you obey federal law, which makes it a crime to harbor illegal aliens.

 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii):
Any person who—knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
A felony.


  1. Gee! That really makes me want to open a business in California!

  2. OTOH, nullification was also used by free states against the Fugitive-Slave Act.