Buried deep among billions of dollars in proposed new spending are millions of dollars for the state to provide criminal defense for illegal immigrants in California who are facing deportation to their home country by our own federal government.
Apparently the governor is proposing to put taxpayer money where his mouth is, following up on his bold statement last January in his State of the State speech to the California legislature: “Let me be clear: We will defend everybody — every man, woman and child — who has come here for a better life and has contributed to the well-being of our state.”
It is certainly controversial, to say the least, for a state government, within the United States, to start providing taxpayer dollars to fight efforts by the United States to deport people who have entered the country, or overstayed their visas, in violation of the law.
Last December, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the creation of the “L.A. Justice Fund” to include $5 million in taxpayer funds, saying that the city would fight for and, “…reach out to people who are American by every measure except the papers they hold…”. (Earlier this year, the Los Angeles City Council also unanimously passed a resolution calling on the President to be impeached.)
In February, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee allowed the city’s Public Defender’s Office to use more than $200,000 in savings from the city’s budget to hire additional staff attorneys for the defense of illegal immigrants facing deportation.
This might be the new acme of virtue-signaling in the USA, which may well spread throughout the West.
For centuries in English-speaking societies, “the law” used to be synonymous with what was right or good. “Against the law” was bad — and what was bad was generally against the law. But now there are bazillions of laws, and much that is legal is “bad” according to traditional mores. (Oh so progressive!) Here we see a state government actively fighting “the law” of the Federal Government — warring laws makes no sense.
Californian taxpayers are being used to fund the illegal voter base that the Democrats need.