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.
THEY ELECTED HIM AGAIN, HE HAS THREE RETIREMENTS COMING. TAHRIR SQUARE WILL B SACRAMENTO.
We need to build the fence Mexico border and Mexico II (California) then we can deport all illegals to California and Gov. Brown can make them citizens of California. Write your congress and request the defund any state that fails to comply with current federal laws especially illegal immigration. Brown following lib trend to buy his votes for next election. He could care less about the illegals.
Why is it that the terrorists can come to this country and raise millions, but we can't ?????? It wouldn't take much $ to advertise that we offer one way tickets for illegals to go to CA.
Frank secession AINT in the Constitution as an option. So yes IT DOES MATTER what happens in the "Golden State". Access to Californa is unfettered access to the Union.
CA's political leadership and a good portion of the population there think very little of the hard-won rights & responsibilities of US citizenship, nor do they care that the cost of sustaining America has been paid by every generation since the Founding.
These people have a different vision for their part of the country.
Fine by me.
That vision bears little resemblance to the America most of us know and love, so as far as I'm concerned the folks in CA who want that vision can take their toys and go home -- leave the Union ... if Oregon and Washington State want to go with them, fine ... no great loss.
FYI- Texas -a unique State with a rich Freedom Loving History and Heritage has 'TNM'
A Organization that does not care to be on the 'Titanic any longer is the ' Texas Nationalist Movement'
'TNM' for short.. they can be found at : 'Texnat.org'
Secession = Sedition.
No easy out.
Then we should lose a state in the union along with a few others.
Learn your federal Constitution. Then explain to me how and why the Union will give up control of the western coast contrary to a number of reasons, including security from foriegn threat.
Another nut in California !!! Hope these people really suffer for being stupid ! When your have totally taken over your state and your State is bankrupt and when they drive with no insurance and ruin your car or kill someone you love, Maybe you will learn what a mistake that you let this happen. California is a freak state now and people think everyone there is crazy. You voted now live with the destruction of your state.
Oh its worse than that. These 'nuts' want to share the love everywhere. That means coming to your state/county/city and impart their more enlightened way of living. And since secession is not Constitutional, interstate migration is, well, borderless.