On Saturday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Trust Act. It prohibits illegal aliens from being turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities for possible deportation unless they have been charged with or convicted of a serious offense. ”While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead,” Brown said. ”I’m not waiting.”
California is indeed forging ahead. Last Thursday, Brown signed a bill allowing illegal aliens to obtain drivers’ licenses. ”Millions of immigrant families have been looking forward to this day,” said Democratic Assemblyman Luis Alejo, who sponsored the bill. “It will allow them to go to work, go to school, take their kids to a doctor’s appointment without fear that they are going to have their car taken away from them, or worse, be put into immigration proceedings.”
Not “immigrant families.” Illegal immigrant families.
Brown was even busier on Saturday. In addition to the Trust Act, he signed another seven bills aimed at blurring, if not eradicating the distinction between law-abiding legal immigrants and their illegal counterparts. The measures included imposing restrictions on those who charge fees to help illegals gain legal status–and the ability to criminally charge employers who threaten to report an individual’s immigration status, if that threat is used to “induce fear.” Given that it is against the law to hire illegals, Brown and his fellow Democrats have essentially given illegals the power to threaten their employers.
Even more remarkably, Brown also signed a bill that permits the California Supreme Court to grant law licenses to illegal aliens.
Illegal-alien rights activists were ecstatic. “Today marks the dawn of a new era in California’s immigrant communities,” said Reshma Shamasunder, director of the California Immigrant Policy Center. Her organization declared 2013 the “year of the immigrant” in California.
Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) who sponsored the Trust Act, rationalized its passage in a September press release. “Federal officials have held people whose worst alleged violation was selling tamales without a permit or having a barking dog,” he explained. “Even crime victims have been deported. We need to end that to bring back trust between our communities and the local law enforcement agencies supposed to protect them.”
That press release was a window into the mindset of the activist American left, for whom the rule of law its little more than an inconvenient impediment that can be ignored in pursuit of “nobler” ambitions. It further noted that the Trust Act was crafted to defy a federal immigration program known as Secure Communities, or S-Comm. The release bemoaned the fact that more the 50,000 “contributing Californians” had been deported “though they had not been convicted of any crime, or only minor crimes.” In other words, being in the country illegally is completely irrelevant.
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WELL said, Carl Severino! We have allowed the filth, the sleaziness of pop culture, the glorification of professional athletes, and the sins against God's basic laws to threaten the very existence of our culture. What will be our destiny? We owe to our children and our grandchildren the opportunities that our forefathers have given to each and every one of us!
Northern California has the filth infiltrated SO deeply in it that they are beyond repair! Southern California takes great exception to the policies that gurgle out of Sacramento.
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A serious offence is entering the country illegally.
Says who ??? The Democrats need as many illegals as possible so they can give them money to vote for more Democrats. Companies need the cheap labor. Even the union leaders want them so there will be more union members.
Point is that who wants to stop them illegals ? The people that are getting hurt by them are the workers and taxpayers and these people apparently do not have the political capital to stop them. Even Arizona has gone soft on illegals; they keep electing McC. and attack sheriff Joe (fewer people have voted for him).
I say again, the only way is to raise money and give illegals transportation to CA and other places that want them.
Sadly, first time illegal entry isn't a felony, only a misdemeanor. That should be changed.
So you and who else is going to change it ??????? and why should they ?; the majority of voters want more of them and for many reasons.
It would take an act of Congress to change the law. Or are you not aware of that fact?
It seems a majority of voters voted for socialism and "democracy" as well. Just because a majority of voters want something that doesn't make what they want constitutional. I guess that's something else you don't understand.
So what if it's not Constitutional, what are you going to do about it ??? Nothing, that's what.
See my reply to Patriot's Pixie and read my other posts.
I say that if we encouraged all illegals to move to CA it would bring CA to it's knees. They have to be brought to their knees before they can start on the road to recovery.
I take it you wouldn't want me to do anything even if I could. You want to see a disaster before things can be repaired. I understand the frustration but i don't think it's the way to go.
"the majority of voters"???? Do you think that the 'majority of voters' voted in Obama? They DID NOT, the electoral college voted him in. The majority of voters voted for the other sorry excuse that the Republican party presented instead of insisting on one of the really good candidates that were forced to drop out toward the beginning of the campaigning.
I get so tired of people swallowing the libtards lies by saying that the majority of Americans are for destroying marriage and the Constitution and the Declaration and Bill of Rights. The minorities that are behind these things want for people to think that they are the majority (like those who supposedly WANT illegals in this Nation). Just because some employers lack morals does not mean they are the majority. And just because the Demorat politicians want the illegals does NOT make them the majority of leaders in this Nation. Those immoral, squandering fascist/marxist low lifes are still a minority and the majority of the American populace should recognize that fact and render them powerless and ostracized.