California Governor Gavin Newsom traveled to the US-Mexico border Thursday where he championed the “economic vibrancy” and “legal immigration” taking place on a daily basis; asserting there is absolutely no “national emergency.”
I’m at our border today where there is no “national emergency.”
San Ysidro is the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. It’s a region of economic vibrancy — of trade and commerce. Our state thrives because of the families who live on both sides of this border. pic.twitter.com/CRfXGpyZb6
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 7, 2019
“We’re right here at the Mexican border. We’re here at San Ysidro, one of the busiest crossings in the United States. I’m trying to highlight a different story as it relates to what’s going on here,” said Newsom.
“It is a very different story than the one you’re hearing out of Washington, DC.,” he added.
NEWSOM’S NIGHTMARE: White House to ‘TAKE BACK’ $2.5 BILLION from California After Failed Rail Project
The Trump administration announced this week their plans to cancel a $1 billion grant to California and “take back” $2.5 billion after Governor Gavin Newsom officially abandoned a state-wide high-speed rail project.
“The Trump administration’s decision to cancel a $929-million grant to California’s troubled high-speed rail project and claw back $2.5 billion in funds already spent has thrust the federal government into uncharted legal territory and poses an existential threat to the state’s largest investment ever,” writes the Los Angeles Times.
“I have never seen anything this large,” said one San Francisco consultant. “I have never seen anything where they said we are going to cancel a grant because of issues in the administrative or bureaucratic process.”
The project -which used $3.5 billion of federal money- was abandoned by Newsom just day ago; sparking fierce criticism from the Trump administration and taxpayers nationwide.
Read the full report here.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Gavin Newsom Calls for Free Healthcare for Region's ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Democratic candidate for Governor of California Gavin Newsom raised eyebrows across the state this week; calling for a universal healthcare program to cover millions of illegal immigrants residing in the region.
Newsom was speaking on the left-leaning “Pod Save America” podcast when he weighed-in on his fellow Democrats proposal for a “Medicare for All” system; saying a universal healthcare scheme should apply to every person -regardless of immigration status- living in California.
“I did universal health care when I was mayor– fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status. San Francisco is the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America. Very proud of that,” Newsom said. “I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state.”
Listen to Newsom’s comments above.