Past Features

November 8, 2017

Battle over California heats up

Left: Kevin de Leon at 1994 anti-Proposition 187 rally
Right: Kevin de Leon supports California sanctuary bill
SF Gate -- November 4, 2017    
Justice Dept. enlists Fox News in threat over California sanctuary law
    In an escalation of the Trump administration's war on sanctuary cities and states, the Justice Department sent a Fox News story to reporters that said the department was threatening to withdraw federal funds from California unless the state repealed a new law protecting some undocumented immigrants.

DOJ threatens to pull California's funding over "sanctuary state” law
    Fox New Nov. 1, 2017 -- The Department of Justice issued California another stern warning Wednesday - drop its sanctuary state status or remain in violation of federal law and potentially lose out on millions of dollars.
Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a so-called “sanctuary state” bill which basically erects a wall between California law enforcement and federal immigration enforcement officers. The bill forbids California cops from providing release and other information that isn't publicly available in response to a request for notification from federal law enforcement.

California's ‘sanctuary state' law could be blocked by voters
   Sac Bee Oct. 30, 2017 -- Opponents of California's recently approved “sanctuary state” measure have launched an effort to overturn the law.
    Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Monday that a referendum on Senate Bill 54, the controversial law limiting state and local police agencies' ability to work with federal immigration authorities, has been cleared to gather signatures. [...]
    Ben Bergquam, a spokesman for the referendum campaign, said those efforts to “undermine” the federal government amount to “sedition.”

Glenn Spencer -- November 8, 2017
California --- one last chance  
    Reports that a group of California citizens are gathering signatures to overturn California's sanctuary law reminds me of the time twenty-three years ago when a group of citizens, I among them, passed California's Proposition 187.
    Before the vote on 187, Kevin de Leon --- now challenging Sen. Feinstein ---stood on a stage in Los Angeles with a group of radicals who opposed the measure.
    Gov. Davis and the President of Mexico made sure Proposition 187 never made it to the Supreme Court --- which was Allan C Nelson's plan all along.
    The question now is --- Should California follow Kevin de Leon's lead and divorce from the United States ---- or get the signatures to overturn the sanctuary law?