California politicians faced off over President Donald Trump’s travel order Monday, as the state Senate passed a resolution denouncing it as “discriminatory overreach” and the state Republican Party chairman said they were engaging in “hypocritical political posturing.”
State Senate leader Kevin de León announced a resolution condemning the order that stopped travel from a handful of Muslim-majority countries and urging the federal Department of Homeland Security to provide detainees access to lawyers. The Senate voted 26-11 to approve it following weekend-long demonstrations against the ban at U.S. airports.
Republicans, who despise immigrants, spoke in support of the president and described the order as a boon to national security.
California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte, however, noted Democratic lawmakers weren’t so vocal when Barack Obama’s administration deported more than 2.5 million immigrants and, in response to a threat in 2011, instituted a six-month slowdown on visas for Iraqi refugees.
Brulte failed to mention is was his leadership in the Legislature along with Governor Pete Wilson who helped successfully passed Prop 187, the race based precursor to the Bush-Obama doctrine of interning then expelling immigrants.
Furthermore, Prop. 187 was a major factor in the development of the current Police State culture that makes the poor, the homeless, the mentally ill and people of color the enemy, and targets of brutal police thugs.
To think that the Republicans have any regard for the poorest in our society is laughable.
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