President Trump accused California enforcement of being soft on street gangs and suggested he might pull immigration agents out of the state.
It’s hard to find fault with the President’s comments in light of the fact that California law enforcement nothing more than window dressing for our sanctuary state.
The Trump has rightly called out California for being a “sanctuary” for those here illegally, and federal officials have vowed immigration crackdowns in the state.
The Los Angeles Times reports that President Trump stepped up the war, predicting that gang members would wreak havoc if federal authorities withdrew from Los Angeles and other parts of the state.
Hapless Los Angeles officials expressed puzzlement and concern over the President’s comments, claiming local police have made significant strides against gang violence in recent years.
The fact is, street gangs still rule Los Angeles. More than 60% of the city’s homicides classified as gang-related last year.
California Democrats freaked out immediately according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
They rushed to Twitter and other social media to defend the state and its immigration sanctuary policies. In their fantasy world, California has relatively low crime rates and that there is little evidence associating illegal immigration with increased violent crime.
Amazingly, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a statement released less than an hour after Trump’s remarks “The president’s obsession with our state is growing more outrageous by the day… The president’s attacks are not only mean-spirited, they’re patently false.”
Need more proof Feinstein is out of touch and ready for retirement?
The fact is, across the state, local law enforcement agencies have refused to cooperate with ICE agents in these raids, citing city and state sanctuary policies that limit their role in immigration enforcement. California became a sanctuary state in October under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that pushed back against Trump administration attempts to bolster illegal immigration policies.