Over the past six years, Barack Obama and fellow Democrats have been working hard to strip Americans of their rights and give many of those rights to illegal aliens.
First Obama illegally ordered the Department of Homeland Security to stop deporting most illegals and just allow them to remain in the United States. Then Obama issued an illegal executive order known as DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Then he again illegally ordered more changes to the federal immigration laws to allow more illegals to avoid deportation. Obama’s illegal orders have even allowed tens of thousands of illegals with felony convictions to remain free.
Then, Obama illegally issues a memo last November that provides for the delayed deportation of up to 8 million illegals along with providing work permits and access to benefits including obtaining valid state driver’s licenses. Also violating federal law is Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, who extended the qualifications of Obama’s memo, increasing the number of illegals allowed to delay their deportation to 20 million.
A number of states have taken action to stop Obama’s illegal orders and memos in order to protect themselves from the dangerous and costly invasion. One of those states is Arizona, who is on the way of passing a law that bans the implementation or enforcement of any presidential order that does not have the approval of Congress.
Now a group of Democrats in California wants to pass a 10-bill package of immigration related issues that if successful, may just give illegals enough rights that could allow them take political control of the state. The liberal politicians are also hoping that their package of bills creates a momentum that leads to the passage of similar immigration bills in other states and nationally.
Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), President pro tempore of the California Senate, commented about the proposed legislation:
“Our message to other states and to members of Congress in Washington, D.C., is that there’s nothing to be afraid of. What is it that we fear in embracing the millions of human beings that are already living in our communities?”
The LA Times describes one of the most controversial and costly bills in the package:
“The most far-reaching of the new proposals would offer enrollment in Medi-Cal — California’s healthcare program for the poor — to people who qualify regardless of immigration status.”
“In California, about 1.8 million people who are in the country illegally lack healthcare coverage, according to estimates by UC Berkeley and UCLA. About 1.5 million of them would qualify for Medi-Cal.”
California has been fighting drastic budget deficits that amount into the billions of dollars. They’ve looked at cutting some services and raising taxes on individuals and businesses. They even passed their own cap and trade bill that would allow them to extract additional taxes out of many businesses.
So why would they look at taking on the expense of opening their healthcare system to 1.5 million illegals?
Joe Guzzardi, with Californians for Population Stabilization agrees that the proposed bills make no financial sense. He commented:
“It doesn’t make any sense to keep on reaching out and encouraging more illegal immigration into California.”
“More people into California means more water consumption, more resource depletion, more traffic on the roads, more urban sprawl — that’s beyond question but it doesn’t seem to bother [lawmakers].”
Large areas of California are currently experiencing severe drought and are enacting strict water usage ordinances. Yet, state Democrats want to keep millions of illegals in the state and even make the state a desirable destination for millions more. That’s like being stranded in the middle of a vast desert with very little water and then inviting dozens more people to join you. It makes no sense whatsoever, but then again when have California’s liberal Democrats ever made sense? That’s why many people refer to the state as the land of nuts, fruits and flakes.
It seems that Democrats are bent on destroying the state along with the entire country, yet too few Californians have any clue of what’s happening to their state. Perhaps they have the state leaders they deserve.