Op-Ed: Kavanaugh could tip the scales in favor of Trump’s immigration policies

Op-Ed in the Bangor Daily News coauthored with ILAP Board President Leslie Silverstein

As members of Portland’s immigrant advocacy community, we find Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy deeply troubling. The Supreme Court serves as part of a system of checks and balances, and in many of its landmark cases, it has restrained both the executive and legislative branches when they overreached their constitutional limits.

If Maine’s senior senator, Susan Collins, votes to confirm Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, we fear the scales will be tipped in favor of the Trump administration’s unjust and inhumane immigration policies.

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