California governor Jerry Brown has issued a revised budget which allocates an extra $15 million to help defend illegal immigrants against deportation.
The move is designed to expand “the availability of legal services for people seeking naturalization services, deportation defense, or assistance in securing other legal immigration status.”
The cash influx nearly doubles what had already been earmarked, bringing the total amount of state aid being allocated for illegal immigrants to roughly $33 million.
ABC 7 reports:
Gov. Jerry Brown has set aside an extra $15 million in the state budget to expand legal defense for people battling deportation.
This brings the total of the state government’s financial aid for those in the country illegally to approximately $33 million.
Under the revised budget Brown released last week, the one-time $15 million cash infusion was described as going toward further expanding “the availability of legal services for people seeking naturalization services, deportation defense, or assistance in securing other legal immigration status.”
Brown has vowed to do everything in his power to defend criminal illegals against President Trump’s policy of following the law.
During his State of the State address, the governor promised to “defend everybody – every man, woman and child – who has come here…and has contributed to the well-being of our state.”
Now it appears, Brown is putting taxpayer money where his mouth is, protecting illegals the likes of Kate Steinle’s killer, a man deported five times before he took the young woman’s life.
The section pertaining to the budget adjustment can be seen below:
Anti-law leftists however, aren’t satisfied with Brown’s efforts.
Ronald Coleman, government affairs director for the California Immigrant Policy Center, whined that the legislature needs to “deepen its investment in programs.”
“It is going to be key given that California can be ground zero for the devastation that we would face from Donald Trump’s deportation policies,” he said.
California currently has over 2 million people the state who are illegal.
A new report indicates that arrests of illegal immigrants have shot up over 38% in the 100 days since President Trump signed an executive order to strengthen immigration enforcement.
One has to wonder if Jerry Brown’s far-left policies are preparing him for a 2020 presidential run.
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