by Eric Lendrum
On Wednesday, a judge appointed by Barack Obama argued that it is “racist” to prosecute illegal aliens who return to the country after being deported and commit crimes on American soil, as reported by Breitbart.
Judge Miranda Du, appointed by Obama to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada in 2012, made the statements in a ruling in favor of a previously-deported illegal named Gustavo Carrillo-Lopez. Lopez had filed a motion to dismiss an indictment against him for the crime of illegally re-entering the country, claiming that such a charge was “discriminatory.” He claimed, without evidence, that federal law allowing for the deportation of illegals is in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Du ultimately agreed with Lopez’s assessment and granted the motion, repeating his claims in her opinion by stating that the law has “a discriminatory purpose, and has a disparate impact on Latinx persons.”
“Carrillo-Lopez has demonstrated that Section 1326 [of the Immigration and Nationality Act] disparately impacts Latinx people, and that the statute was motivated, at least in part, by discriminatory intent,” Du continued further. She repeatedly used the widely-ridiculed phrase “Latinx” in her opinion, a far-left attempt at rewriting the Spanish language’s use of “gendered” terms by eliminating the letters O and A at the end of such words as “Latino/Latina,” which are used to refer to men or women, respectively.
The only way to overturn Du’s decision is to take the case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and eventually up to the Supreme Court, which would only happen if Joe Biden’s Department of Justice appeals the ruling. In the likely event that the Biden Administration agrees with Du’s ruling, it would fall to Republican state attorneys general to pick up the slack and challenge the ruling in court.
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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.
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