California Lawmakers Pledge $30 Million To Fight President Trump on DACA

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With one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, you’d think lawmakers in the state of California could find a better use of taxpayer money.

Governor Jerry Brown and his Democrat colleagues announced their intent to spend $30 million to defy President Trump on the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) Program.

The President recently announced that he was giving Congress six months to legalize the program, which Barack Obama implemented illegally.

Democrats fear he will ultimately end the program.

Two-thirds of the $30 million will go to legal services for DACA participants, which prompts the question: Why start handling things legally now?

The remainder – $10 million – will go toward college financial aid for those in the program.

State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, said “California is their home and they are our future.”

“We will not let one man with xenophobic tendencies undercut years of progress we have made in California to integrate these young adults into our society and economy,” he added.

Think about those statements for a minute – that’s like letting somebody break into your home, saying ‘It’s cool, you belong here,’ and then giving them access to the household cookie jar with money in it.

De Leon spoke in April about California voting to become a sanctuary state, saying the bill was a “rejection of President Trump’s false and cynical portrayal of undocumented residents as a lawless community.”

By definition, illegal immigrants are illegal, thus making it ‘a lawless community.’

De Leon may be far more famous – or should be anyway – for admitting during a debate that half of his family are illegal immigrants who secured false identification papers to avoid deportation.

His words exactly:

“I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under the executive order, because if they got a false Social Security card, if they got a false identification, if they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing (the sanctuary state bill), if they got a false green card, and anyone who has family members, you know, who are undocumented knows that almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification. That’s what you need to survive, to work. They are eligible for massive deportation.”

Some people openly speculated that de Leon should be arrested.

Perhaps that’s why these lawmakers are hell bent on securing funds to defend illegals – they may need it for their own family’s defense fund.

Meanwhile, legal residents of the state get to wallow in a 20.6% poverty rate, well over the national average.

It pays to not follow federal law in California.

Do you think California should provide millions in taxpayer funds to help illegal immigrants defy President Trump? Tell us your opinion below!

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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