US News and World Report released its official rankings of the best and worst places to live in the United States this week, revealing residents in the liberal bastion of California have the lowest quality of life compared to other citizens around the country.
The damaging report tallies key “quality of life” indicators such as air pollution, sense of community, voter participation, taxation, cost of living, and others. California found itself hovering near the bottom of the list for nearly all indicators; ranking dead last in air quality and second to last in voter turnout.
“Despite its beaches, redwood trees and Hollywood glam, the state’s blemishes are often highlighted. Los Angeles consistently leads as the world’s most traffic-congested urban area and even its own citizens have tried to secede multiple times,” writes USA Today.
At the top of the list was North Dakota followed by Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and South Dakota.
The state of California has been thrust into the national spotlight in recent weeks, with local officials informing illegal aliens of ICE raids throughout the Bay Area as communities feel the pressure following decades of failed liberal policies in the region.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Local Community FIGHTS BACK Against ‘Sanctuary’ TENT CITY
Local residents in southern California are fighting back against a two-mile long stretch of makeshift homeless shelters in Orange County; demanding officials crackdown on “human waste” and “used needles” that riddle the encampment, reports Fox News.
In stark contrast from local governments in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Orange County authorities are beginning to clamp down on the tent city, describing the “illegal” housing as a major public health concern.
“It’s becoming part of the permanent landscape in those communities and there is no way we are going to allow Orange County land that is supposed to be used by residents to be occupied by the homeless,” said a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
In response to public pressure, the county council cleared nearly 25 tons of trash, over 1,000 pounds of “human waste” and over 5,000 needles from the camp.
The ACLU and other human rights activists have denounced the move, filing a civil rights lawsuit to stop the county’s crackdown after the decision was officially approved by the council.
‘That isn’t going to happen in our county. It’s not going to be our skid row,” added the Orange County supervisor.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Oakland Mayor TIPS OFF Illegal Immigrants of Future ICE RAIDS
The liberal Mayor of Oakland, California warned illegal immigrants and their families of impending raids by federal authorities over the weekend, informing them that “credible sources” have confirmed possible sweeps by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in the coming days.
Mayor Libby Schaaf -who signaled she’d be willing to face jail-time over her refusal to cooperate with the federal government over immigration policy- told Bay Area residents to be on the look-out for possible ICE agents, but “go about their daily lives without fear.”
“We want residents to prepare, not panic. We understand ICE has used activity rumors in the past as a tactic to create fear; our intent is for our community to go about their daily lives without fear, but resiliency and awareness,” said Schaaf.
“My priority is for the well-being and safety of all residents -particularly our most vulnerable,” she added.
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) February 25, 2018
The liberal Mayor’s remarks reignite a war of words between California officials and President Trump.
This week, Trump threatened to pull all Border Patrol and ICE agents from the state, saying he was getting “no help” from local governments to fight illegal immigration.