The State of California Just Became a Sanctuary State
California is home to millions of immigrants… more than any other state, especially from Asia and Mexico. In fact, 27% of all people who immigrate to America end up in California, as the state’s immigrant population continues to increase.
But more people are seeing an easy way in. Instead of following the rules and getting in line, millions of illegal aliens break America’s immigration laws, while taking advantage of publicly-funded programs.
With California’s immigrant population growing so quickly, you would think the state would be eager to slow down the rate of people entering the state. However, that is incorrect.
Instead, the California Senate just passed a bill which declares California a “sanctuary state!”
This is outrageous:
The California Senate passed a bill barring local and state law enforcement from helping federal immigration enforcement.
Approval of the bill is seen as defiance of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Senate Bill 54, the “sanctuary state” bill, was passed by a 27-12 vote along party lines on Monday evening, with Democrats supporting the measure and Republicans opposing it. The bill will go to the State Assembly, where Democrats hold a majority, and if approved, to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, who introduced the bill, called its passage a “rejection of President Trump’s false and cynical portrayal of undocumented residents as a lawless community.”
The bill bars state and local law enforcement agencies from using their resources to help in federal immigration enforcement. Inquiring about immigration status, providing federal immigration authorities access to interview a person in custody or assisting in immigration enforcement would be prohibited under the bill.
California receives more than $350 billion dollars in federal funding every year, and now this may be at risk. President Trump has warned states that funding would be cut off if they took such actions. As Trump said recently on Fox News, “If we have to, we’ll defund. We give tremendous amounts of money to California. California in many ways is out of control, as you know.”
California is already facing a serious budget crisis, despite their high tax burden. The state is proving exactly what happens when Obama-style policies are implemented on a state level. And things are only getting worse.
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