In political speak it is called push back.
In plain lauguage it is called grand standing, or profiling or even seizing the moment.
The artist community in Eureka Springs, Arkansas has a new inhabitant. Born to poor migrant parents of Mexican/Spanish descent in a railroad boxcar in Wyoming, Eli Vega grew up in West Texas, eventually attending Texas Tech University and studying art. Today he calls himself a “photo artist,” although it was some 20 years after his college days before he bought his first 35-mm SLR camera. In his three years of art studies, he studied, in depth, concepts such as composition, design, and color theory.
Considering the political climate and the emphasis I might call it rubbing someone nose in it.
Illegal is illegal, regardless of the years gone and three years an artist certainly doesn’t qualify for an exemption.
From the reaches,