Another California city has had “ENOUGH!” and this time they’re letting it be known in an epic way. Escondido became the first city in San Diego County to join the Trump Administration lawsuit against California’s lawless and unconstitutional illegal alien sanctuary law.
By a vote of 4-1 the Escondido City Council decided to join the lawsuit which is set to target California Senate Bill 54. The only lone vote in opposition was cast by City Council member Olga Diaz. Senate Bill 54 is the state law which limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities such as ICE and Border Patrol. Its stated intent is to remove the fear of deportation in order encourage residents of immigrant communities to report crimes and work with local police, but the real reason for this law is because legislators in the Liberal Democrat Haven of the State of California know perfectly well that if President Trump gets his way there will be no way current Democrat lawmakers in the state legislator will be able to keep their power for long.
Without that steady stream of low educated voters, Democrats tend to lose.
Via Fox News: “Escondido joined four other cities — and is the first in San Diego County — that have taken action in fighting back against the law that protects illegal immigrants from federal ICE officials.
“This is the right thing to do,” Mayor Sam Abed said Wednesday. “I was elected mayor to uphold the Constitution and to keep our community safe. I am committed to do that, and that’s what the council did today.”
More than 60 residents voiced their arguments at the meeting, according to Fox 5 San Diego.
“By deporting my family, is that the reward I get for my hard work?” one person against the vote said.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has been adamantly opposed to local officials working to opt out of the sanctuary law.
“There is nothing in the Constitution that says that one rogue state can make policies that affect the whole nation,” one supporter said at a rally held before the meeting.
“I came to this country 45 years ago with me and my mother, OK?” one supporter of the vote said.
“Forty-five years ago, we were not offered sanctuary. We were not offered an easier, softer way, OK? We were told ‘You have to be an American citizen and here’s what you have to do. And we did it.”
A woman outside the meeting in a Trump hat argued that the U.S. Constitution does not give a “rogue state” the right to make policies that affect the whole nation.
A vote will be held April 17 by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to determine if the county will follow Escondido’s action.
Escondido’s Mayor Sam Abed said he believes the new law puts Escondido’s citizens at risk, and also criticized Gov. Jerry Brown and California’s Democratic-led state legislature as “politically, ethically and morally corrupt.” He also added that he is a proud immigrant himself who came here legally and who believes in the rule of law while at the same time stressing the fact that his prime goal is to keep the citizens of Escondido safe.On a side note, Senate Bill 54 was not voted on by the people of California, most of whom are for securing our borders after seeing what a lax border security has done to the once “Golden State.”
Here is more on California Lawmaker’s fight against the rule of law via MSN:
Illegal immigrants have been legally allowed to obtain driver’s licenses in the state since Jan. 1, 2015 after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 60, “The Safe and Responsible Drivers Act,” into law.
The bill was meant to help illegal immigrants “get to work, drive their children to school, and run everyday errands without the fear of being pulled over,” according to DriveCA.
The legislation is “working the way it was intended to and has dramatically improved the lives of a million immigrants and their families,” Luis Alejo, author of the bill in 2013 as a then-Democratic assemblyman, told the newspaper in a statement.
“Immigrants are getting tested, licensed and insured and this is making our roads safer for everyone,” Alejo added.
The licenses “have a visible distinguishing feature and cannot be used for certain federal purposes,” such as gaining access to restricted federal areas, and don’t grant illegal immigrants the right to vote.
California isn’t the only state that allows illegal immigrants to legally have a driver’s license.
Eleven other states — Colorado, Hawaii, Vermont, New Mexico, Maryland, Illinois, Delaware, Washington, Nevada, Connecticut and Washington, D.C. — also allow those without legal U.S. citizenship to apply for licenses if they can provide specific documentation, “such as a foreign birth certificate, a foreign passport, or a consular card and evidence of current residency in the state.”