Liberals controlling the state, give additional protections to illegals
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session has taken on elected officials in California for pushing a “radical open borders agenda.” Speaking to the California Peace Officers’ Association in San Diego Wednesday, Sessions accused Democrat Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf of “actively seeking to help illegal aliens avoid apprehension” by warning them of impending San Francisco Bay Area sweeps by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. SRAZ recently covered Schaaf’s indefensible actions.
“Her actions support those who flout our laws and boldly validate the illegality,” Sessions said, adding, “How dare you? How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement just to promote your radical open borders agenda.”
Sessions also criticized California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom — the darling of the left, now running for governor — for praising Schaaf’s warning. Watch this video of open border proponent Gov. Jerry Brown welcoming illegals into California. Brown called Sessions speech, “pure red meat for the base,” preposterously declaring the administration was “going to war with the state.”
“Bragging about and encouraging the obstruction of our law enforcement and the law is an embarrassment to this proud and important state,” Sessions said.
“Contrary to what you might hear from the lawless open borders radicals, we are not asking California, Oakland, or anyone else to enforce immigration laws,” he stated, adding, “California is treating immigration officers differently for the purpose of eviscerating border controls and advancing an open borders philosophy shared by only the most radical extremists.”
Stating his case clearly, Sessions added, “Stop protecting lawbreakers and giving all officers more dangerous work to do so that a few politicians can score political points on the backs of officer safety,”
“It cannot be that someone who illegally crosses the border and two days later arrives in Sacramento, Dubuque, Louisville, and Central Islip is home free — never to be removed. It cannot be the policy of a great nation to up and reward those who unlawfully enter its country with legal status, Social Security, welfare, food stamps, and work permits. Meanwhile those who engage in this process lawfully and patiently and wait their turn are discriminated against at every turn.”
Attorney General Sessions’ complete speech can be read here.
Tuesday’s lawsuit — filed in Sacramento — represents the escalation of the Trump administration’s push to crack down on illegal immigration.
Sessions was in San Diego to announce the Justice Department’s lawsuit filed in federal court in Sacramento, which seeks to nullify three laws passed by the legislature that constrain federal immigration officers from performing their duties. The laws, granting numerous protections to illegals, were passed and signed by Gov. “Moonbeam” Brown in 2017 as Assembly Bill 450, Senate Bill 54, and Assembly Bill 103.