Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that declared his state to be a “sanctuary state” and banned authorities from requesting people to disclose their legal status and forbids the police to work with feds on immigration. Now, President Donald Trump and his administration are firing back in a huge way.
Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement immediately made it clear that they don’t care about California’s new law, which is set to take effect on January 1, 2018. ICE Director Thomas Homan released a statement saying that despite Brown’s law, he has “no choice” other than to arrest illegal immigrants in California.
“Ultimately, SB54 helps shield removable aliens from immigration enforcement and creates another magnet for more illegal immigration, all at the expense of the safety and security of the very people it purports to protect,” Homan said. “Despite the severe challenges that this law creates for ICE, we remain committed to our public safety mission and we will continue to do our sworn duty to seek out dangerous criminal aliens and other immigration violators.”
“ICE seeks straightforward cooperation with all sheriffs and local elected officials. This misguided legislation will severely undermine those efforts,” Homan added.
We’re glad to see that President Trump and his ICE have no intention of allowing California to become a sanctuary state. Wha do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.