It is hard to overstate the stunning embrace of lawlessness represented by three bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown this past weekend. Brown on Saturday signed three bills that directly champion illegal aliens. Together, they put the state so far on the side of illegals (and against legal taxpayers), that California now has no legitimate rival for the title of “The Sanctuary State“, and should consider changing their official motto accordingly.
Facing a midnight deadline for sign several controversial bills, Brown avoided a public signing ceremony for these unpopular bills. He waited until the last day – on a holiday weekend – and then until the late afternoon when millions of households were watching college football, to sign the three bills.
The first bill, AB131 – The “California Dream Act, Part II”, provides a minimum of $40 million in grants and state-funded financial aid, grants and scholarships to illegal aliens, in addition to in-state tuition rates already provided. Illegal Community College students are eligible to attend fee-free. Former Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoed similar bills in the past. As a result of these bills, out of state students are recruited to pay for the extra debt incurred which means there are even fewer spots for California legal residents, and this at a time when state aid to legal students is being reduced.
As California wallows in record, staggering debt, AB131 increases debt spending for illegal alien students. And for what? As Assemblyman Tom Donnelly (R) has said, these students who graduate will never be able to work or pay taxes “because they are illegal. The entire investment which is how they sell it is a poor use of resources.” Perhaps that is next: California-issued work permits for illegals, in blatant violation of Federal law – with a lawless Barack Obama more than happy to look the other way.
The author of AB 131 is Gil Cedillo, a former MEChA member who has made a career of pimping legislation to make life easier for illegal aliens – whether increasing social services, or avoiding the hassles of police enforcing the laws they break. Cedillo is known for calling opponents of any such bills “racists”, and for exhorting his supporters to display the Mexican flag above the American one. This race-obsessed thug is what now passes for a statesman in Jerry Brown’s Sanctuary State.
The second bill, AB 1236, prohibits state agencies, local governments, and special districts from requiring an employer to use E-Verify, even when that employer is a contractor to the government. E-Verify is by far the most effective tool to keep jobs in the hands of legal Americans and weed out illegal aliens. So of course in The Sanctuary State, it had to go.
In California, which has the nation’s second highest rate of unemployment – 12%, it is sheer lunacy to make it easier for illegal aliens to take the jobs away from legal workers. But the inmates are now running the asylum. And their arrogance is evident in the title of the bill itself, the “Employment Acceleration Act“. The only things it will “accelerate” is the exodus of jobless American families out of California, and the rush of illegal aliens in. Would it surprise anyone to see illegal alien-only job training programs next?
The third bill Brown signed, also penned by Gil Cedillo, was AB 353- which prevents illegal aliens driving without a license from having their cars impounded. This as the nation suffers from an epidemic of DUI killings at the hands of unlicensed, uninsured illegal aliens. Escondido began impounding the vehicles of unlicensed illegals after several such tragedies, and it was making a big difference. As Escondido Police Chief Jim Maher reminded, impounded vehicles are a consequence of breaking the law. “We are a rule-of-law city. The traffic-related crime statistics continue to fall by significant numbers in our city. These safety/sobriety checkpoints are working. It’s why the majority of residents aren’t complaining.”
Well, those statistics are about to go back up…way up. Because Jerry Brown has deleted Escondido’s ordinance with the stroke of his pen. As Ira Mehlman, of FAIR, said: In California, “it seems if there is a law that inconveniences illegal aliens, they are willing to change it.”
California is drowning in debt. It has the lowest credit rating of any state in the U.S. It’s debt payment per person is 250% the national average. Illegal aliens already cost the state a staggering $9 billion every year. Yet Jerry Brown is increasing debt spending on those same illegal aliens. California’s unemployment rate is 12% – a full 3% above the national average, yet Jerry Brown is wiping out E-Verify, which will only increase that rate even futher, as emboldened illegal take even more jobs away from legal workers, with unethical businesses more than happy to oblige the slave labor class. And despite rampant DUI injuries and deaths at the hands of illegals, Jerry Brown is crippling efforts to imporve public safety, by keeping vehicles in the hands of illegals who drive without a license.
These policies are brazenly lawless, financially insane, and will drive the state further into debt and its taxpayers into economic misery. There is only one thing for California to do: RECALL JERRY BROWN. Please “Like” the Facebook page for this cause at this LINK.
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