California has gone rogue in its defiance of President Donald Trump and all forms of immigration control.
A flurry of legislation to move the leftmost state on the continent even further left ideologically earned a lambasting from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The most defiant of these was the bill that tells local authorities not to cooperate with federal authorities to deport illegal aliens.
“The bill risks the safety of good law enforcement officers and the safety of the neighborhoods that need their protection the most,” Sessions said. “There are lives and livelihoods at stake.”
That wasn’t the only bill California legislators tried to pass. There was a popular-but-yanked single-payer health plan (I wish they’d passed it because it would bankrupt the state), there was another bill to put their climate change wallet where their mouth is, requiring California to use 100 percent clean-energy by 2045. Again I wish they’d have passed it, ditto for the above reason.
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon–who received death threats for killing the single-payer health bill–shrugged off the anti-Trump aspect. “It doesn’t seem to be about Trump as much as it seems to be about the way things have always been around here,” Rendon said. “We’re still functioning in the same ideological world as we were before.”
Yeah, he’s half right. It’s all about Trump, though.
Sessions blasts California lawmakers for passing sanctuary state bill, says lives at stake | Alex Pappas, Fox News
“I urge Gov. Brown of California not to sign this law that is in front of him,” Sessions said.
Speaking at Portland’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services field office, the attorney general pleaded with sanctuary cities across the country to rethink their policies.
Sessions cited the recent death of 23-year old Abel Esquivel, a community volunteer in San Francisco who police say was killed by two illegal immigrants who tried to rob him.
Democratic legislators pushed through a bevy of bills aimed at shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation while they’re at work, at school or even in police custody, and the anti-Trump “resistance” sent Gov. Jerry Brown bills to protect climate data from federal censorship, guard against a Muslim registry and block future presidential candidates from the California primary ballot unless they release their tax returns — a direct swipe at the president, who broke with tradition by keeping his secret.
Politicians “have chosen to prioritize politics over public safety” by supporting legislation that “serves to codify a dangerous policy that deliberately obstructs our country’s immigration laws and shelters series criminal alien offenders,” Homan’s statement reads.
The bill, he continued, also prevents ICE from forming “cooperative, respectful relationships with our law enforcement partners to help prevent dangerous criminal aliens from being released back onto the streets to potentially victimize our communities.”
California’s soon-to-be sanctuary state status is yet another example of how far the state has sunk into leftism, and willing to ignore the tragic results of similar policies, including the murder of Kate Steinle. Illegal immigrants are already a major drain on California’s budget and will only exacerbate the state’s increase in crime. It’s also a move that’s just plain lawless, as the state is thumbing their noses at federal law.
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California has Trump Derangement Syndrome. They can’t bear to cooperate with a president they feel was illegitimately elected. In the end, whether they cooperate or not, if Congress works up the courage for real immigration reform–regardless of Dreamers, who make up less than 10 percent of illegal immigrants–California will be compelled to go along.
When liberals are in power, they’re all for federal control of everything like marriage and abortion. But when they’re in the minority, they suddenly become federalist dissidents. The Constitution is clear however. Immigration is the purview of the federal government. Federalism is great, as long as the Constitution (that document the left always wants to ignore) is followed.