Democrats are threatening to make California a “sanctuary state” and hire lawyers for the illegal criminals!
But, President Trump won’t back down, he even said he’d cut their federal funding.
President Donald Trump won’t rule out the possibility of defunding the entire state of California if it declares statewide sanctuary status for illegal immigrants.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly asked Trump for his thoughts about the proposed law during an exclusive pre-Super Bowl interview Sunday.
“I think it’s ridiculous — sanctuary cities. As you know I’m very much opposed to sanctuary cities. They breed crime. There’s a lot of problems,” Trump said.
“If we have to we’ll defund. We give tremendous amounts of money to California. California in many ways is out of control. Obviously the voters agree. Otherwise they wouldn’t have voted for me,” the president added.
This is pretty much similar to what Texas governor Greg Abbott did to Travis County after they violated federal immigration law, and welcomed immigrants.
The President raised lot of dust with his threat. He was loud and clear. Matt Cate, executive director of the California State Assn. of Counties, revealed that their officials are “legitimately concerned.”
“The dollar amounts are large enough that cutting them could cause irreparable harm to the counties and their residents,” Cate said. “So we’re uncertain and concerned.”
Estimates from the Legislative Analyst’s Office say that California receives $368 billion in federal money.
Will the President proceed with his threat?