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California, Mexico Double Team Trump to Thwart President’s Immigration Goals

March 13, 2017 at 11:40 am 10 Commentary
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California and Mexico, acting separately but with similar goals, are on a fast track to subvert President Trump’s commitment to federal immigration law enforcement.

In the Sacramento state assembly, legislators are working furiously to enact what would be the nation’s largest legal defense fund on behalf of California’s two million-plus aliens. The legislation currently under consideration is similar to the $3 million 2014 statewide program to provide legal counsel to unaccompanied Central American minors that surged the U.S.-Mexico border.

The proposed defense fund would rely mostly on state taxpayer dollars. Projections indicate that the version working its way through Sacramento would draw $12 million from the state’s general fund, and also create the California Representation Trust fund to accept donations from private foundations and charitable organizations. Other California cities and counties have passed or are considering similar legislation; among them are sanctuary cities Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose.

Sacramento is panicked over President Donald Trump’s enforcement actions which have resulted in the arrest and removal of but a tiny fraction of California’s illegal alien population. Many of the removals are felons that the state should be happy to be rid of. But remember, we’re talking California where seemingly all but the most egregious, violent criminals are welcome.

While Gov. Jerry Brown is onboard philosophically with the fund, he may pause before signing it. California faces a $1.6 billion deficit this fiscal year, and Brown’s critics raked him over the coals for neglecting the Oroville Dam, desperately in need of repair, while spending lavishly on alien entitlements. But Brown is term-limited out, and the smart money is that since he’s not politically vulnerable, he’ll sign the bill when it hits his desk.

The only individual more anxious than Gov. Brown to see Mexican aliens remain in California may be Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, at odds with President Trump since talk began about a border wall to separate the two countries. Mexican officials gave Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and John Kelly, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, the cold shoulder when they visited Mexico last month. Then last week at President Pena Nieto’s direction, Mexico accelerated its resistance to alien removal when it announced that it would provide legal assistance to illegal immigrants at its 50 consular and embassy offices nationwide.

In its carefully worded statement, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said that the offices “are specifically designed to provide consular assistance as well as legal representation to all Mexican migrants who require support in America.” Mexico has allocated about $54 million for staffing and will hire 320 temporary workers to facilitate its mission that will include printing birth certificates for aliens without them.

While Mexico’s intentions toward its nationals that live in the U.S. may be humanitarian, an economic incentive can’t be ignored. Remittances from Mexican nationals sent back home account for $25 billion annually, and are the country’s second highest revenue source, an income stream that Mexico wants to protect.

President Trump has his work cut out for him. California is bending over backward at the expense of citizens to protect illegal immigrants. Mexico is actively engaged within the U.S. to help its nationals violate U.S. federal law. But President Trump has the American public on his side. A recent survey found that 77 percent of respondents believe illegal immigration is either a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem, strong motivation for the president to keep on his course to deport illegal immigrants.

A Californians for Population Stabilization Senior Writing Fellow, Joe’s email is joeguzzardi@capsweb.org. Find him on Twitter @joeguzzardi19.

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  1. columba March 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I love the way they’re still using the term “unaccompanied minors” even after all those pictures of the “minors” with beards.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser March 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      AND many were in their late teens-early 20s.. So how the heck do they qualify to be “Minors”??

      Its like the liberals always saying “Awe, what of the poor women and kid refugees, we must let them in”, but every damn pic or TV spot we see on them flooding across EU borders, shows nothing but ID to old age ADULT MEN!

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  2. hardheaded
    hardheaded March 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    There is a lot of us that are just waiting to retire so we can leave this State,before they give it back to Mexico.

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  3. Phil Petto March 13, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    And when something bad happens as a result of the efforts of these two states, they ask “Where is the Federal government?” Liberals never take responsibility for the pain they cause.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser March 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      [And when something bad happens as a result of the efforts of these two states, they ask “Where is the Federal government?” Liberals never take responsibility for the pain they cause.]

      And this is why WE the people need to hold their feet to the fire, each and every time a criminal illegal invader does something. SUE THEIR *****, as being accessories.!

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  4. disqus_DmrHqVkUQw March 13, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I’m just a regular tax paying citizen who doesn’t understand why there are citizens of this country who fight against keeping America safe. Maybe I am just tired of California to the extent I would be fine if they left the U.S. and called themselves whatever. And Mexico apparently loved having us take on all their criminals and their problems. Now they want to fight against our restoring honor and justice in this country, so they join with California, and California is disloyal and a detriment to America. A dead weight and a problem. Am I viewing this wrong? If so, what is going on?

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    • ltuser
      ltuser March 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      [I’m just a regular tax paying citizen who doesn’t understand why there are citizens of this country who fight against keeping America safe]

      Cause those people are NOT true citizens. THEY care not for the country other than what they can get from it!

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  5. disqus_OiY0cRn0mH March 13, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    California, home of magical thinking and a leftist world view.

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  6. nvrick March 13, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Any states that object to the lawful restrictions on immigration enacted by the president should be the ones who should have the immigrants from the subject countries sent to live with and be supported by them.

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    • ltuser
      ltuser March 14, 2017 at 1:54 am

      And imo ANY city (or state) that refuses to enforce federal law should be told “SORRY YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN” after ANY natural disaster period!.. And unfortunately that looks like it MIGHT be my current hometown of columbus Ohio, if the leftists nuts whacks here have their way…

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