California welcome sign tagged, ‘Moonbeam state, Caution Tyranny Awaits’
California wants to protect their petty criminals if they are here illegally. Their victims might not agree.
Police in California will no longer be allowed to help ICE deport illegals convicted of ‘petty’ crimes, including ID theft, selling drugs, burglary, some assaults, abuse, and embezzling to name only a few. Combinations of crimes would also be ignored. Previous deportations would also be ignored. If The Trust Act is passed, this will be the end result.
A good lawyer could get many other crimes included in the new safety zone.
Deportations would no longer be cause for police to hold a person here illegally, even if the illegal was deported dozens of times.
The Secure Communities program will be eliminated. Under the Secure Communities program, after a suspect is booked, their fingerprints go through an immigration database. If in the U.S. illegally, ICE can put a hold or detainer on the inmate so they’re deported.
The new law will also provide a window of time for illegals to escape even if they were arrested and released for what later turns out to be serious charges – quite a huge loophole.
The Trust Act has passed the legislature in California and is on its way to Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto.
If the Arizona law – SB1070 – was illegal for attempting to enforce federal law, will this be illegal for not enforcing federal law?
Under federal code 8 1373(a), a state “may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status … of any individual.”
The California District Attorneys Association and the California Sheriffs’ Association oppose the law, partly because it violates federal laws.
“It makes no sense and is unconstitutional,” said former ICE Director Julie Myers Wood. “The federal government has sole authority to enforce immigration law. In this instance California is telling the feds what you can and cannot do.”
Supporters say it is meant to protect people here illegally who have ‘only’ committed misdemeanor crimes.
To say nothing of the fact that the ‘petty’ criminals will pile up more victims, this is an expensive and deliberate attempt to make law enforcement inefficient so criminals who come here illegally are protected. California is borrowing $40 million a month from US taxpayers, several of their cities and towns have gone bankrupt, and now they are going to let people deported over-and-over stay until they are deported again. These criminals undoubtedly collect entitlements. Keeping these people here is insane and it’s expensive.
Governor Brown has until October 13th to sign the bill.