I do not regret sharing this information. It is Oakland’s legal right to be a sanctuary city and we have not broken any laws. We believe our community is safer when families stay together. pic.twitter.com/ng13yq431L
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) February 28, 2018
FoxNews.com reported last night that
The Trump Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday night against California, saying three recently-passed state laws were deliberately interfering with federal immigration policies.
It marked the latest legal and political confrontation with the nation’s most populous state, which the federal government says has repeatedly stood in the way of its plans to step up enforcement actions in the workplace and against criminal aliens.
“The Department of Justice and the Trump Administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions was expected to tell California law enforcement officers on Wednesday. “We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America.”
The state’s Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, fired back: “At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America. Jeff, these political stunts may be the norm in Washington, but they don’t work here. SAD!!!”
Federal officials are seeking an injunction to immediately block enforcement of the three California laws, each enacted within the past year.
One of those laws offers additional worker protections against federal immigration enforcement actions. Senior Justice Department officials have said it’s prevented companies from voluntarily cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
Employers are mandated under the law to demand ICE agents present a warrant or subpoena before entering certain areas of the premises, or when accessing some employee records.
Some companies have complained they’ve felt torn between trying to comply with seemingly contradictory state and federal statutes, since penalties for non-compliance can be steep from both entities.
Another state law dubbed known by critics as the “sanctuary state” bill protects immigrants without legal residency by limiting state and municipal cooperation with the feds, including what information can be shared about illegal-immigrant inmates.
A third law gives state officials the power to monitor and inspect immigrant detention facilities either run directly by, or contracted through, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
In other words, in a Bizarro World type of affirmation of the autonomy of states, the State of California (the World’s Biggest Bowl of Granola, what ain’t fruits and nuts “is” flakes) and Gov. Moonbeam decided that those who have come here illegally have the same rights as those of us who were born here or who came to our Sovereign Nation in a legal manner.
Why are Governor Moonbeam and his Fellow California Liberals refusing to abide by our nation’s laws by passing bogus “laws” of their own and continuing to HARBOR FUGITIVES?
Liberals, on both sides of the Political Aisle, have continuously masked their true intentions for the political usefulness, in their incessant push to grant blanket amnesty to Illegal Aliens, by swathing it in the noble rhetoric of “Civil Rights” and “Social Justice”.
What makes the current influx of illegal immigrants exempt from the rules and regulations that every other generation of immigrants to this country had to abide by in order to become legal citizens of the greatest nation in the world? By being here illegally, they are not entitled to the same rights as natural-born or naturalized American citizens.
And, yet, even as I write this, they are in our hospitals, taking advantage of our charity and the finest health care system in the world, and driving our streets, with either forged drivers licenses or those obtained from states who have acquiesced and given them to these “undocumented workers”.
This is in no way the human rights issue that Liberals insist it to be.
Freedom is God-given, and with freedom comes responsibility. With citizenship comes responsibility, like paying taxes and making your own way.
The bogus laws put in place in California were not the result of a sort of “righteous indignation” or “defense of the downtrodden”.
They were put in place to secure the existence of future Democrat Voters.
Liberals talk a good game, however, as was shown this week with their willingness to allow the DACA Deadline to pass without even a whimper, they will defend the “rights” of illegal immigrants only up to a certain point. And, when that defense is no longer politically expedient, i.e., in their best interest, they will drop it like they were holding a flat screen television and got caught going out the front door with a security spider wrap on it at the neighbor Walmart.
I believe that it was the indefensible actions of the Mayor of Oakland which was the catalyst in Trump getting Sessions to do something.
She warned the illegals in her area that there was going to be an ICE Raid. Estimates are that ICE missed out apprehending 800 illegal aliens because of her interference. Those they missed included individuals who had committed violent crimes.
The DOJ is looking into the Mayor’s actions with the possibility of filing federal charges against her.
I understand that people want a better life for themselves and their children. We are all immigrants in this land, except for American Indians, and they got here by crossing the Bering Straight. But there is a huge difference between immigrating here legally and sneaking in illegally, between assimilating into an existing culture, and insisting on replacing a country’s existing culture with that of the country you left.
I’m all for assisting anyone in becoming a legal citizen of the United States, if that is their wish. But, it must be done the right way, and they must accept responsibility for their illegal entry, show a willingness to learn our language, and embrace our American way of life, including respecting the American Flag.
America became a great nation because it is a melting pot of American-born and legally immigrated citizens with a shared allegiance, not a multi-cultural United Nations with everyone loyal to their home country.
Too many brave Americans have died to keep our flag flying over our Sovereign Nation for that flag to be flown below any other country’s.
Until He Comes,