California officials took their all-out war with the Trump administration to a new level this week; announcing their plans to give full health care to illegal immigrants living within the state and setting the stage for a legal showdown with the White House.
According to Politico, the proposal “builds” on Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015 policy that extended healthcare coverage to all of the state’s children; including those living in the country illegally.
“California has never waited for the federal government, or for a political climate, to be able to take leadership on a whole host of issues,” said the author of the bill.
“It would give Republicans relevance in California they would never have before,” said one political strategist, saying it would give the GOP a major boost heading into the 2018 midterms.
We are trying to address the fact that, whether you like it or not,” added the bill’s author, “our undocumented community needs the care, and we are paying for it anyway.”
The President met with California leaders last week who publicly “rebelled” against the state’s ‘Sanctuary Policies,’ saying his administration will do everything it can to keep “animal” gang members from remaining in the United States.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Democrats Want ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS to Hold ‘State Offices’
A new bill introduced in the California Senate would allow illegal immigrants to serve on all “state and local boards” and hold official positions throughout the Golden State; a further rebuke of the federal government’s crackdown on undocumented workers.
According to the Sacramento Bee, Senate Bill 174 would effectively amend existing legislation to allow any “resident over the age of 18” to hold a “civil office regardless of citizenship or immigration status.”
The state’s current guidelines demand anyone holding office to be a legal citizen of the United States at the time of their appointment.
“California is stronger when we utilize talents of all our residents, and opening state and local boards and commissions to every Californian will allow us to better serve our diverse communities,” Sen. Ricardo Lara, the legislation’s author.
“Undocumented Californians are our neighbors, co-workers and parents, and as lawmakers we can’t make good policy if their voices are left out of the discussion,” he added.
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CALIFORNIA CHAOS: ‘Sanctuary’ San Francisco PLAGUED By Record Breaking Crime
California’s Bay Area residents are waking each morning to unprecedented levels of burglaries and car break-ins; with locals urging state leaders to clamp down on escalating crime, homelessness, and drug use after years of liberal laws and ‘Sanctuary City’ status.
According to CBS News, local residents are “seeing a record number of car burglaries” throughout the Bay Area; with San Francisco “leading the pack” ahead of neighboring cities Oakland and San Jose.
Law enforcement confirms the City by the Bay saw a stunning 31,120 car break-ins last year alone; a 17% rise since 2016.
“Unlike San Francisco, where burglars are targeting rental cars and tourist destinations, in Oakland, the majority of the break-ins are in commercial districts, where people go shop and dine,” writes CBS San Francisco.
“The chances of getting caught are very slim. In San Francisco, for example, not even 2 percent of the thieves are nabbed,” adds the site.
The Bay Area was thrust into the national spotlight last week when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf rebuked the federal government and warned illegal immigrants throughout the region of impending ICE raids.