Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"Calif. To Consider Enacting Statewide Sanctuary"

California may prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, creating a border-to-border sanctuary in the nation’s largest state as legislative Democrats ramp up their efforts to battle President Donald Trump’s migration policies.

The legislation is scheduled for its first public hearing Tuesday as the Senate rushes to enact measures that Democratic lawmakers say would protect immigrants from the crackdown that the Republican president has promised.

While many of California’s largest cities — including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento — have so-called sanctuary policies that prohibit police from cooperating with immigration authorities, much of the state does not.

The Democratic legislation, written by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, comes up for debate less than a week after Trump signed an order threatening to withdraw some federal grants from jurisdictions that bar officials from communicating with federal authorities about someone’s immigration status.

Via Drudge: Link

30 comments:

chickelit said...

I'd like to see it enacted and then fail spectacularly. I say that as someone living in a red enclave.

Amartel said...

This reeks of Eric Holder, de facto Attorney General of California.

Amartel said...

How to kill the goose that laid the golden eggs, Part 136.

chickelit said...

More businesses need to follow the bagsian example and leave. Slowly bleed the state.

Trooper York said...

That is fine. We need to isolate and then destroy the enemy. The same with New York. Cut off all Federal money and sue them to comply with the law. If they don't indict the government officials who are breaking the law.

The wife and I were talking about how we are behind enemy lines here. We can't voice our true opinions. I have to let bullshit slide to not destroy my business. It takes a lot of self control which is why I have to blow off steam here. In any event we have to change it up. It is just not working anymore.

Sixty Grit said...

You are not alone - when one wants to sell to communists one must not let them know that you are not a communist. It's a tight wire act.

Michael Haz said...

Nice idea, California. The other 49 states will gaze in admiration as the illegals in our states migrate to the safe, sunny, weedy Golden State. Or at least the portion of California that ends about 30 miles inland, where California turns red.

edutcher said...

And Federal funding will be cut off.

Trump is about to name a new Justice, possibly the first of several.

Consider the possibilities.

Trooper York said...

Haz makes a good point. If California wants to secede there are plenty of parts that want to secede from California. President Trump should investigate what he can do to split up California. We can break it up into two or three states. Why not? One the LA/SF axis and then everybody else.

I bet DBQ would be down for that.

AprilApple said...

jack-hammer. the. fault-line.

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Dust Bunny Queen said...

If California wants to secede there are plenty of parts that want to secede from California. President Trump should investigate what he can do to split up California. We can break it up into two or three states.

Yes yes yes yes yes!!!! God yes!!!! Split the State. I live in the Great State of Jefferson...if it would be split off. We have been trying to secede from Ca since before WWII. The votes in this area go 60 to 75% Republican. Everything north of Sacramento. Maybe as far south as Marysville...maybe and northward into the southern part of Oregon. They were in the original secession plan.

It would be a dream come true to be able to cut those loons to the south loose and run our lives in a sane manner.

Breaking California into 2 or even 3 states would remove the power of the Democrats, who are mostly in the South and give more electoral college votes to the Red side. It would give US a voice in the North. As it is....all of our votes in a national election are worth nothing. Thrown away and we are silenced.

DO IT. Make the State of Jefferson happen!

edutcher said...

Nuke that fault line, you want to make sure it's a clean break. Remember "A View To A Kill"?

And all the Lefties used to say secession was settled in '65.

What 6 states would look like.

I guess oopsy can brush up to the lyrics for "Dixie" and "The Bonnie Blue Flag". And she's right about the Congress critters,

(funny how the Johnny Rebs had all the good songs)

AprilApple said...

I love the "State of Jefferson" idea. Do it! For our DBQ!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Flying the State of Jefferson Flag last 4th of July from the top of the hydraulic boom on the pump truck. Everyone, well almost everyone, flies the flag all of the time, has stickers on their trucks. Jefferson and the Gadsden Flags.

The license plate holder on my 72 K5 Blazer says "State of Jefferson Border Patrol"

Yeah. We are rebels :-)

edutcher said...

We are a band of brothers and native to the soil
Fighting for the property we gained by honest toil
And when our rights were threatened, the cry rose near and far
Hurrah for the Bonnie Green Flag that bears Breukelen's cross!

Hurrah! Hurrah!
For Western rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Green Flag that bears Breukelen's cross.

As long as California was faithful to her trust
Like friends and like brethren, kind were we, and just
But now, when Coastal treachery attempts our rights to mar
We hoist on high the Bonnie Green Flag that bears Breukelen's cross.

Hurrah! Hurrah!
For Western rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Green Flag that bears Breukelen's cross.

Then here's to our Confederacy, strong we are and brave,
Like patriots of old we'll fight, our heritage to save;
And rather than submit to shame, to die we would prefer,
So cheer for the Bonnie Green Flag that bears Breukelen's cross.

Hurrah! Hurrah!
For Western rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Green Flag that bears Breukelen's cross.

Methadras said...

Amartel said...

This reeks of Eric Holder, de facto Attorney General of California.


That is exactly who is behind this. You are watching the true fight between leftists and everyone else. Frankly, if this is enacted, Trump should find and arrest Jerry Brown for sedition.

Leland said...

Oh, I'm so excited to hear this news, and I'm making sure everyone I know is aware. The only counties that voted Democrat in Texas are hosts to sanctuary cities. Once those people migrate to California; then everything Texas will be fully transformed from the days of the Democrat south.

Trooper York said...

There is a key point that the leftists are missing. President Trump is scrupulously working within the law. In his executive order imposing a freeze on immigration from certain countries he used the countries previously designated by both Congress and the Obama administration as being potential terrorist breeding grounds. As far as immigration is concerned he is merely enforcing per existing law. The states and cities that refuse to comply with these laws are obviously breaking them. The Justice Department can go to court and get judicial decrees that they will have to obey or be in contempt and subject to fines and imprisonment. President Trump will be naming a majority of the judiciary shortly. He is naming a Supreme Court justice tonight. Jerry Brown and Bill DeBlasio are now in the position of Bull Connor and Oval Faubus.
President Trump is in the position of President Eisenhower. What did he do when localities refused to comply with court orders?

Trooper York said...

It may come to that.

The events of the last week seem to point in that direction.

edutcher said...

Trooper York said...

There is a key point that the leftists are missing. President Trump is scrupulously working within the law. In his executive order imposing a freeze on immigration from certain countries he used the countries previously designated by both Congress and the Obama administration as being potential terrorist breeding grounds.

It was also codified in law.

They are really on thin ice.

windbag said...

If they do that, can we pull a Castro and empty our prisons and ship them out there? Sweet.

Michael Haz said...

The Jefferson Air Force would have one plane. The Jefferson Airplane.

AprilApple said...

heh..

edutcher said...

Michael Haz said...

The Jefferson Air Force would have one plane. The Jefferson Airplane.

It never crashes, baby.

Leland said...

It's the 21st Century, sure it won't be Jefferson Starship?

edutcher said...

Are we at warp speed yet?

AllenS said...

Thank God for Trump.

Amartel said...

Jefferson Starship is so 20th Century. Try Jefferson Transporter with push-out Holodeck.
Engage.

Leland said...

Indeed Amartel, and by the 22nd, we will have Jefferson Transport to objects travelling at warp speed thus begging the question why do we even need a starship.