By Rick Oltman, March 8, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice are suing California over the sanctuary polices designed to protect illegal aliens from federal immigration law enforcement.
The response by California politicians has been fast and furious, if I can use that description.
What we have seen and heard from Sacramento after the Department of Justice’s announcement, is both humorous and pathetic. Humorous if one understands the mental meltdown currently taking place, and pathetic because it shows what happens when a single party controls government.
Governor Jerry Brown responded to the lawsuit by saying the Department of Justice is basically “going to war” against California. The lawsuit named both Brown and state Attorney General Xavier Becerra as co-defendants.
In Sessons’ speech to the California Peace Officers Association on Wednesday, he said sanctuary laws endanger law enforcement officers and the public, and that California is overstepping its legal authority by interfering with federal authorities.
Those who have been fighting the illegal alien battle in California since the early 1990s can now make this point to the open borders/illegal alien/amnesty supporters.
When we lobbied the California State Assembly for laws to protect our tax dollars from being dispersed to illegal aliens, we were told that states can’t make immigration laws, that it was a federal responsibility. At committee hearing after committee hearing, on bill after bill, we were lectured by state senators and assemblymen that California can’t make immigration laws, only the federal government.
When we worked tirelessly to qualify and then pass the historic Proposition 187/Save Our State Initiative in 1994, we were told repeatedly by our opponents, as were the California voters via the media, that we couldn’t make immigration laws at the state level. That isn’t what Prop 187 was designed to do, but the opponents obfuscated and lied to the electorate anyway. We won that battle with 59% of the vote.
So now it is our turn to tell California politicians and all elected officials in sanctuary cities and states across the country, that they cannot make immigration law that allows illegal aliens to avoid federal immigration law enforcement by prohibiting employers or law enforcement from cooperating with ICE.
The response from California to the Department of Justice lawsuit will be entertaining during this election year, where illegal immigration will continue to resonate as an issue with the American people.
I think we can expect a lot of ridiculous rhetoric from the “Kalifornia Kremlin” in Sacramento that it will be both entertaining and enlightening to voters.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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