When masses of asylum and other immigration applications from would-be U.S. citizens are rejected by courts backlogged by the millions, those who have no intention of leaving will likely seek refuge in sanctuary states like Colorado.

And when they are arrested for crimes that range from robbery to homicide, local law enforcement is banned from turning them over to immigration for deportation.

So who can blame counties like Douglas and El Paso for taking the state to court to overturn laws that protect foreign criminals from being ejected from this country for serious crimes?

The Gazette editorial board lauded the counties for taking action and urged more communities to join in the legal fight, as well as those who have been victimized by illegal immigrants.

Although they mostly go unenforced, our country has immigration laws for good reasons. They are intended to prevent the United States from becoming the dumping grounds for foreign leaders and law enforcers trying to rid their countries and communities of criminals. They are supposed to prevent the worst of the worst from bringing their crimes to the American people.

The lawsuit reported on by The Gazette targets two Polis era laws that ban localities from cooperating with federal immigration, and blocks jails from detaining people for violating immigration laws.

The lawsuits claiming the state’s sanctuary law violates the Constitution were filed Monday. Gov. Polis is refusing to comment.

From the article:

The lawsuit said the two laws are “illegal and unconstitutional” because they violate the Colorado Constitution’s provisions on intergovernmental relationships and distribution of powers. They are also preempted by federal immigration laws and regulations, the lawsuit added.

Colorado’s been on a losing streak in the higher courts for a while now.

The Democrats in charge just keep wasting all that tax money we sent them today and every day on court battles for either refusing to enforce the laws as written, or pursuing some cock-eyed interpretation that turns out to be (checks notes) unconstitutional.