California is a mess.
There’s no other way to characterize it. A big reason for that is the out of control illegal immigration in the state. It’s not financially feasible. American citizens are being victimized. Rule of law is being ignored.
President Trump recently called for the National Guard to be sent to the border due to the recent influx of illegal border crossings.
At first, it looked like California was going to do the right thing.
From Fox News:
The governor of California agreed Wednesday to beef up the state’s National Guard, saying roughly 400 members would be added statewide to an existing program to fight transnational crime. But Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown insisted that the state’s participation would not mean they would enforce federal immigration laws.
The move comes after President Trump last week said he wanted to send between 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump signed a proclamation ordering the move as a means to combat what his administration described as an “unacceptable” flow of drugs, criminal activity and illegal immigration.
In a letter Brown sent to members of Trump’s administration, he said the federal money would help “the Guard to do what it does best,” including fighting transnational drug crime, firearm and drug smuggling and human trafficking. These are goals “for all Americans,” he said, regardless of political affiliation.
Sadly, it is now looking like Jerry Brown will, in fact, cater to his liberal base instead of protecting his state.
From Associated Press:
The Trump administration said Monday that California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard’s initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided.
“The governor determined that what we asked for is unsupportable, but we will have other iterations,” Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s acting deputy commissioner, told reporters in Washington.
Brown elicited rare and effusive praise from President Donald Trump last week for pledging 400 troops to the Guard’s third large-scale border mission since 2006.
But the Democratic governor conditioned his commitment on troops having nothing to do with immigration enforcement, even in a supporting role.
What an embarrassment Jerry Brown is.
That’s why it’s never a good idea to elect an ideologue to run your state.
Recently, we learned that over a million illegal immigrants have drivers licenses in California.
From Santa Cruz Sentinel:
More than 1 million immigrants who are in the country illegally have obtained driver’s licenses under a historic state law known as AB 60, marking a significant milestone for advocates who say it’s improved road safety across California and has allowed immigrants to get behind the wheel — to get to work and the grocery store — without fear.
The DMV has issued 1,001,000 driver’s licenses since the law’s inception in January 2015, according to the state’s most recent data.
Welcome to California! Federal law doesn’t matter here!
At some point, you have to think that the residents of California will rise up and say enough is enough. We are already starting to see it. Hopefully, it continues.