Claro que si: Brown signs bill making California a sanctuary state


The death of Kate Steinle meant NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING to the demorats running California.

From Yahoo: California Gov. Jerry Brown signed sanctuary state legislation Thursday that extends protections for immigrants living in the United States illegally — a move that gives the nation’s most populous state another tool to fight President Donald Trump.

Brown’s signature means that police will be barred from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities starting Jan. 1. Jail officials only will be allowed to transfer inmates to federal immigration authorities if they have been convicted of certain crimes.

“These are uncertain times for undocumented illegal Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear every day,” Brown said in statement.

It was one of several immigration-focused bills that Brown signed Thursday, which was also the final day for young immigrants to renew their permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects them from deportation. Trump intends to end the program if Congress doesn’t act on it.

California is home to an estimated 2.3 million immigrants without legal authorization.

The Trump administration said the sanctuary state bill will make California more dangerous. The state “has now codified a commitment to returning criminal aliens back onto our streets, which undermines public safety, national security, and law enforcement,” Devin O’Malley, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, said in a statement.

The measure came in response to widespread fear in immigrant communities following Trump’s election. He railed against immigrants in his campaign and promised to sharply ramp up the deportation of people living in the U.S. illegally.

Democrats hope blocking police from cooperating will limit the reach of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

The bill “will put a large kink in Trump’s perverse and inhumane deportation machine,” Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said at a press conference in Los Angeles celebrating the signing.

De Leon’s bill cleared the Legislature with support only from Democrats. Republicans said it will protect criminals and make it harder for law enforcement to keep people safe.

The bill, SB54, originally would have severely restricted the authority of police officers to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. At Brown’s insistence, it was scaled back to allow cooperation in jails.

Police and sheriff’s officials, including jail officers, will still be able to work with federal immigration authorities if a person has been convicted of one of about 800 crimes, mostly felonies and misdemeanors that can be charged as felonies. But they will be barred from transferring immigrants to federal authorities if their rap sheet includes only minor offenses.

The changes convinced the California police chiefs association to drop its opposition, while sheriffs — elected officials who run jails — remained opposed. ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan has condemned the measure, saying California is prioritizing politics over public safety.

California’s Democratic political leaders have enthusiastically battled Trump and his administration with lawsuits, legislation and fiery public rhetoric, particularly about immigration and the environment.

Among other things, the other bills signed Thursday by Brown will limit federal immigration authorities from entering schools and workplaces without warrants; prohibit landlords from reporting tenants to ICE; and stop local governments from contracting with for-profit companies and ICE to hold immigrants.

Some law enforcement officials say the impact of the sanctuary measure likely will be minimal because it bans immigration enforcement activities that few agencies participate in.

Immigrant rights advocates say it’s important to codify restrictions with the force of law while adding new ones. For them, it’s a rare victory during Trump’s presidency.

The measure was dubbed a sanctuary state bill because it sought to expand so-called sanctuary city policies that have long been in place in some of California’s biggest cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Brown, though, has resisted the label. In his signing statement, he noted the bill does not prohibit ICE from operating in California. “They are free to use their own considerable resources to enforce federal immigration law in California,” Brown wrote.

De Leon put it somewhat differently. “It won’t stop ICE from trolling our streets,” he said.


27 responses to “Claro que si: Brown signs bill making California a sanctuary state

  1. In effect, Gov. Brown and the state legislature have declared California a lawless state. Henceforth, every Californian can just pick and choose what federal law to ignore — which is exactly what the state government is doing.

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    • I’ll bet if you don’t pay your taxes they’ll still send men with guns to your home to take you away.

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    • Absolutely, it even makes the cops potential “criminals” for assisting federal police. We tend to get used to these ideas over time. Step back and consider how insane this is. A state of the Union declaring itself immune from federal law.

      As I keep saying, they should send a team of marshals (they’re right there in the State Capitol), to arrest the legislature. A few nights of strip searches and baloney sandwiches should do it.

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  2. Kevin J Lankford

    I sincerely believe in states rights, after all, that is the true motive behind the ‘war against northern aggression’, but this fool is in clear defiance of the 14th amendment by actually allowing a foreign power political status where they have none. It can truly be described as a relinquishment of sovereignty.

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    • Kevin J Lankford

      Perhaps I should have acknowledged that states rights or authorities are precluded by the authorities and powers that are clearly enumerated within the U.S. Constitution, which does make his action criminal and treasonous.

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    • They cannot declare themselves immune from federal law anymore than I can. Arrest the authorities and cut off their funds. Let’s see how well they do with the flood from the South then. My guess is there would be another flood, heading South.

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  3. Better extend the wall all around California and post a sign outside the wall that says “sanitarium”.

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  4. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    These people kill their own brothers and sisters – so why do you think a stranger means anything to them.


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  5. What California Progressives did is to shore up their Democratic voter base within the Hispanic population. It wasn’t at all an act of compassion. For Democrats, it never really is. It is ALWAYS about political power. On the positive side: 1) the bill hasn’t much force; like I said, it’s merely intended to pander to the Hispanic voters, and 2) I view it as another wonderful step toward formal secession; and the sooner it becomes independent of our civilized society, the better off our country will be. California no longer shapes the thinking and trends as it once did. It’s become a pariah state run by self-absorbed adolescents dressed up as adult leaders. Can’t wait until they’re G-O-N-E. The sensible and oppressed are leaving in droves. Just hope they don’t bring their liberal proclivities with them to infect other states. These locusts are already undermining Texas, once a solid citadel of conservativism.

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    • You’ve got that right. Of course they “allow” the illegals to vote. They know that no one will ever prosecute. On the other hand, the illegals know that the Demon-Rats are where all the free stuff comes from.

      These pieces of effluent that run the state live lives largely separated from the effects of their actions. Just look at what they’ve done with their recent gun grab laws. They’ve made themselves immune. I’m not even sure that that’s legal.

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  6. So, if ICE can still go into Mexifornia and round up illegals and hopefully deport them, Governor Moonbeam is simply performing a political dance for the illegals in order to keep them on the Democratic reservation. The show must go on.

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    • This whole thing has taken on a life of its own. First, Mexicans can, and could, come here legally. They had to apply for a visa, like anyone else. To become a citizen takes more time, but it is doable provided you aren’t a felon.

      They are painting this as if it were a ridiculous idea to control our borders. It isn’t. They are saying that they will not COOPERATE with federal attempts to enforce the law. That is at least seditious. California, nor any other state, does not get to pick and choose the laws they’ll abide by.

      They should simply arrest the authorities and take charge temporarily until suitable replacements can be elected. Meanwhile, shut of the spigot. They can’t begin to cope with their expenses.

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  7. “The measure was dubbed a sanctuary state bill because it sought to expand so-called sanctuary city policies that have long been in place in some of California’s biggest cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.”
    It’s NOW time for President Trump to,as Lophatt says,send a team of US Marshals to arrest the Legislature,arrest the Governor for Treason,and stop,immediately,all further Federal Funding to California.
    Put my name on the list of volunteer workers to extend “the wall” up the Eastern Border of Mexifornia and across the Northern Border to the beach,then out the 3 mile limit into the Pacific.
    I and my 2 Ton truck will be ready to work.

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    • It’s NOW time for President Trump to,as Lophatt says,send a team of US Marshals to arrest the Legislature,arrest the Governor for Treason,and stop,immediately,all further Federal Funding to California.

      I wonder what the Vegas odds are on THAT happening?

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      • I wouldn’t place a bet just yet. It WOULD be hilarious to watch. I suppose they could set up a yurt down at Pelican Bay for his honor.


  8. In his moonbeam’s defense, California produces a TON of fresh produce for our country, and I’m guessing the majority of it is harvested by illegal “Seasonal workers” the farm owners can’t make their millions without.

    Ditto the hi-tech companies there who rely on H1-B and student VISA workers coming in from Asia to do their dirty work in their clean labs, then stay on long after their VISAs expire. So there’s money in the reasoning.

    Be that as it may, it’s the wrong way to solve the problem… change our education system and entice locals to work those fields rather than allow illegals in while turning a blind eye. Maybe use some of the $Millions paid in subsidies to farm owners to instead pay living wages to American workers.

    And then recall Gov. Moonbeam for incompetence (at best). Before he permanently scars the state.


  9. A perfect ending would be if every last police, and security personally packed up and left. I give them 30 days at best.
    Moonbeam can’t order the military to do or not do anything. They won’t be allowed to demand any federal aid or money nor sue the rest of us.
    Go ahead California, this should be fun to watch.
    You want the illegals, they are yours.

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  10. ICE Responds To California “Sanctuary State” Law – CA Businesses Now Face Enhanced Immigration Raids…

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  11. Illegal Immigration Costs California $30.3 Billion A Year—17.7% Of State Budget

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