California Cities Now Rising Up Against State’s Sanctuary Policy
This week, the Los Alamitos Council voted to reject the state of California’s resistance to Federal immigration laws and removed their sanctuary city status. The move by the Council’s members flew directly in the face of a state that has encouraged cities and towns across California to cooperate with federal immigration agents.
For many, Los Alamitos move prompted a great deal of curiosity as to how the news would be received across the larger swath of a state that has ignited a political civil war over immigration laws.
As it turns out, many other cities are now aiming to follow in Los Alamitos’ footsteps by staging their own votes to opt out of sanctuary city status, thereby prompting concerns across the state of a potential internal conflict. For the past year, Donald Trump and the Federal government has served as their lone arch enemy. Now, with sources at Fox News reporting that cities such as Huntington Beach, Aliso Viejo, and Buena Park may follow Los Alamitos lead, the state may be embarking on a new era of internal crisis regarding all matters of immigration.
In fact, all of Orange County, one of the state’s most influential counties, could turn on the state’s resistance movement.
“I thank the City of Los Alamitos for standing up for its citizens and rejecting the so-called ‘sanctuary’ legislation passed in Sacramento, and I urge the County of Orange and all of our cities to do the same,” Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel said in the release.
“It is a great thing what they did,” Aliso Viejo Mayor Dave Harrington told the Orange County Register. “I think they were spot-on, that we take the oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States.”
Buena Park Councilwoman Beth Swift has noted that she will also put forth a measure to reject the state’s resistance as well.
Huntington Beach, the world’s most famous surf town and one of Orange County’s perennial tourist revenue locations, had been making considerations to opt out of sanctuary city status months ago.
Kevin de León, California’s Senate leader, who is behind the state’s “law” regarding resisting ICE agents, described the Los Alamitos council members as those in line with “President Trump’s racist” immigration policy. León is vying to unseat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and he’s clearly sticking to her script as part of his strategy.
An internal struggle over immigration policy is certainly not what California needs or wants. The state consistently puts on a front that there is little to no internal rife and that the state is united on the front of immigration enforcement rejection, disarming citizens, and creating tent cities for newly homeless middle-class workers who can’t afford rents throughout the state.
If the people of California catch wind that their neighbors may also reject the state’s seemingly fascist direction, it is possible that more and more of them would rise up collectively. For many of California’s citizens, rejecting the state’s extremist policies could result in job loss, being ostracized by family and friends, and taking on a general outcast label.
There is little doubt that people in California driving by tent cities, being told they need Doctor notes to approve basic public school absences, and having to get their ammo approved, are beginning to notice the terrifying new reality upon them. If the herd senses that they won’t be outcasts to such a large degree for speaking out against a tyrannical state government, they may be more willing to form a movement. Californians are being taxed into the oblivion under the guise of “environmental” and “social welfare” premises. But they are actually being robbed blind while the middle class is falling into the abyss.
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Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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