Kirsters Baish| Within the last week California has passed legislation that will make history… but not the good kind. The “sanctuary state” bill has made its way through Congress. The Los Angeles Times reported that the intent of the bill is to “protect immigrants without legal residency in the U.S.” and “counter expanded deportation orders under the Trump administration.”
The bill will go into effect in January of 2018. You’re probably wondering exactly how this works and what it will mean for America. Well, the bill will “limit state and local law enforcement communication with federal immigration authorities, and prevent officers from questioning and holding people on immigration violations.” Unfortunately, this is not a sick joke that the California government is playing on our country… they are 100% serious. This bill also makes it a CRIME “to enforce federal immigration laws on premises of all schools, hospitals, libraries, and courthouses in state, which is home to an estimated two million immigrants.” The Left has given California’s illegal immigrants free run.
The Free Beacon reported that Governor Jerry Brown’s personal war with President Trump over immigration laws has put the safety of California’s people at stake.
The Free Beacon wrote:
National Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director and CEO Jonathan Thompson said Thursday that sheriffs across the country are deeply “saddened and disappointed” that the governor signed this “reckless” bill into law.
“We also implore leaders in Washington to take action and pass sensible legislation that would prevent careless legislation from hamstringing law enforcement and would give them the tools to combat dangerous policies like this.”
…Sheriffs said the law would prevent police from notifying ICE of self-admitted members of MS-13 or other gangs if they were arrested for misdemeanor crimes such as assault and battery, possession of narcotics, being under the influence of narcotics, or driving without a license.
That’s not even all of it. Drunk driving cases have MUCH more leniency than you would think. To consider a case of drunk driving a felony, the driver must be arrested FOUR times in ten years. So, this means someone has four chances to kill themselves or someone else before their behavior is considered reckless enough to be a felony.
In lament terms, “police can only call federal immigration authorities if they arrest an illegal immigrant with a violent felony on his or her record.” So, basically this has made it so illegal immigrants can get away with murder.
This means an illegal immigrant can get drunk and get in their car and put countless lives in danger. They can be arrested up to four separate times before police would even be allowed to give their name to federal immigration authorities.
Needless to say, the Justice Department isn’t happy about this new piece of legislation. The Spokesman for the Justice Department, Devin O’Malley, came forward to say, “The State of California has now codified a commitment to returning criminal aliens back onto our streets, which undermines public safety, national security, and law enforcement…Given the multiple high-profile incidents that have occurred in California in recent years, it is especially disappointing that state leaders have made it law to limit cooperation between local jurisdictions and immigration authorities attempting to keep Californians safe.”
It’s ridiculous to think that the Left is allowing their pride and their sick agenda come before public safety. They are basically saying that the rights of illegal immigrants come before the safety of American citizens. And the worst of it? Governor Brown isn’t just going against President Trump’s immigration policy, but he is putting the lives of Americans at risk in order to cater to people who aren’t even in our country legally within the scope of the law.
We can only sit by and wait to see what happens as California becomes a sanctuary state.