Imagine a state simply saying it will not abide by federal tax laws, territorial integrity of national parks, or national guard deployment orders from the president?
Sounds like a banana republic, right? Well, what is playing out in California, with sanctuary laws for illegal aliens, is even worse, because it violates the integrity of national sovereignty for all of us, allows illegal aliens to benefit from their illegal behavior, and makes the American citizen a stranger in his own land.
Earlier this week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill officially designating California as a sanctuary, declaring the entire state a non-cooperating jurisdiction with detainer requests from ICE. Yes, evidently, private business owners in these blue states can be fined $135,000 for refusing to serve a gay event, but a state can just thumb its nose at federal immigration law and the courts side with the state.
By promising to restrict law enforcement from investigating, detaining, or arresting any illegal alien, California will become an even greater magnet for illegal immigration than it is today. This helps boost California’s representation in Congress because of the current inane policy of counting total population in the Census for purposes of reapportionment. It’s no wonder the San Diego corridor is now overwhelmed with asylum requests. It is no surprise that roughly half of all illegal immigrants reside in five metropolitan areas — all of which are sanctuary cities: New York City-Newark, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco-Oakland.
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