Monday, February 06, 2017

California: Sanctuary State

by Douglas V. Gibbs
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As the immigration issue becomes an even more volatile issue now that we finally have a President willing to execute the immigration laws on the books, California, like the rest of the Democrat Party, is doing what it can to defy President Trump, and they are not shy about it, even if breaking the law can support their leftist narrative.  California's State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) said that “half his family” was in the country illegally, using false documents, and eligible for deportation under President Trump’s new executive order against “sanctuary” jurisdictions.  Therefore, he has introduced SB54, a bill designed to make California a “Sanctuary State.

"I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [President Donald Trump’s] 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 AB60, 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."

He should be arrested for harboring illegal aliens in violation of federal law. U.S. Code sections 1324 and 1325 considers it a felony to be "concealing, harboring, or sheltering illegal aliens," as well as violating the Immigration and Naturalization Act sections 274 and 275 which reads similarly.  Illegal entry into the United States — entry without inspection — is a misdemeanor, according to INA section 275, (8 USC Section 1324). Repeated illegal entry is a felony.

De Léon was interviewed by KPCC 89.3’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle, and during the interview he stated that he was outraged that President Trump’s executive order would include those who possess fraudulent documents or committed identity theft to obtain a Social Security number.

Does not possessing fraudulent documents and committing identity theft make them a criminal?  Trump said he's going after the criminals.  Why would we want anyone in this country willing to possess fraudulent documents and commit identity theft to do it?

Host Larry Mantle was also set back by De Léon's ridiculous stance, and asked him: “… First of all, I just — I want to make sure I understand correctly: You don’t think purchasing a phony Social Security card and number should be a deportable offense?”

De Léon replied: “I don’t think so … the vast majority of immigrants — hard working immigrants — have done that. I can tell you I have family members specifically who came here as undocumented immigrants, and they did the same thing. That’s what you need to do to survive in this economy.”

Mantle objected: “But of course the problem is, — and I know people too — who’ve had their Social Security numbers and identities stolen as a result of that….”

Democrats are willing to commit crimes, and condone lawlessness to support their narrative.  Just ask Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama, or Nancy Pelosi, or Harry Reid, or ...

Red State's Jennifer Van Laar writes that she thinks California with their three “immigrants rights” bills are playing right into the hands of President Trump.

The “California Values Act,” sponsored by Senate President Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) prohibits all law enforcement agencies in the State from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, and specifically states that law enforcement is not to inform immigration when they arrest drug dealers they believe are not here legally:

Existing law provides that when there is reason to believe that a person arrested for a violation of specified controlled substance provisions may not be a citizen of the United States, the arresting agency shall notify the appropriate agency of the United States having charge of deportation matters.

In short, California is attempting to pass a law ordering law enforcement and State agencies to disregard federal law (and constitutional federal laws, on top of all that).

We must also recognize that in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution Congress has the Power to "provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union," and once the Militia is called forth "into the actual Service of the United States," the "President shall be Commander in Chief" of the militia during that time As per Article II, Section 2.

In other words, in addition to cutting off federal money to California, Trump could use the National Guard to ensure California is in compliance with constitutional federal immigration laws (as Democrats were willing to do to make sure States adhered to federal racial integration laws back in the sixties).

As the legal battle ensues, and as States like California try to defy Trump's executive orders, Mexico's government is doing what it can to ship into our country as many of their rejects as they can.  The war for California is in full swing... and I don't believe Trump is going to let California off easy.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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