California’s police state is about to get a whole lot bigger, and a whole lot more brutal.
President Trump’s top immigration chief on Wednesday said he was preparing to “significantly increase” his agency’s enforcement presence in California because of last year’s passage of a landmark “sanctuary state” law.
“California better hold on tight,” Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said on Fox News. “They are about to see a lot more special agents, a lot more deportation officers.”
The Los Angeles Times reports that the “sanctuary state” law was the centerpiece of legislative proposals last year that sought to challenge Trump’s stance on illegal immigration and provide protection for immigrants in the face of the president’s threat of mass deportations.
Homan also blasted “sanctuary cities,” which limit the collaboration between state and federal agencies on immigration enforcement, saying such jurisdictions shield dangerous criminals and its leaders should be charged with violating federal smuggling laws.