California may prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, creating a border-to-border sanctuary in the nation’s largest state as legislative Democrats ramp up their efforts to battle President Donald Trump’s migration policies. The legislation is scheduled for its first public hearing Tuesday as the Senate rushes to enact measures that Democratic lawmakers say would protect immigrants from the crackdown that the Republican president has promised.What happens next is anyone's guess. One scenario is that DC retaliates. Trump has already threatened to withhold federal funds from cities that openly flout national immigration law, so he could do the same to the entire state of California. California isn't exactly helpless. It could withhold taxes, and since it's a tax payer rather than a tax taker, such a move would carry real weight. Things are really shaking these days. Let's keep our eyes open and our powder dry.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
California To Consider Enacting Statewide Sanctuary
Local nullification of federal immigration laws are already the policy in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. So it's no surprise that the state of California is considering making that policy the de jure statewide standard. What is surprising is how quickly talk of California seceding from DC has swelled in the last few months. From CBS News:
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, February 01, 2017