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Anti-deportation law signed by California governor unprecedented, defies feds

Jerry Brown
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown – Photo Credit Salon.com

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Illegal immigration is on the rise again in the country, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, but that has not deterred California in its mad rush to be the first official sanctuary state in America.

In addition to signing a bill Thursday that grants illegal immigrants driver’s licenses, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Saturday that prohibits state law enforcement from detaining them for transfer to federal authorities unless they committed a serious crime.

The Trust Act is the second milestone bill on immigration signed by Brown to ease conditions for immigrants, according to the Los Angeles Times. The key assumption is that they’re immigrants, not illegal immigrants.

“While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead,” Brown told the Times. “I’m not waiting.”

Although the act seems to contradict federal law, don’t look for Attorney General Eric Holder to challenge California anytime soon — he’s preoccupied with suing red states for asking residents to show an ID before voting.

With illegal immigrants now allowed to drive legally in California and protected from deportation by the state as long as they don’t commit a “serious crime,” it appears few deterrents remain to discourage them from flocking to the Golden State.

Gov. Moonbat’s actions are the latest in the ongoing artificial manipulation of voter demographics in a state that all but locks in California as a permanent Democratic stronghold.

But then, no one ever said the efforts to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” would be above board.

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Tom Tillison

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