As if the nail had not been driven into California’s coffin enough, along come a raft of new open-borders goodies for illegal aliens. Gov. Jerry Brown has now sanctioned the practice of law by law-breakers. He also signed measures that will make it even harder to detain illegal alien criminals, further endangering the law-abiding populace (what’s left of it, anyway). And it will now be a crime for law-abiding employers to tell suspected illegal alien employees that they will report their status to federal authorities (those who are left who might actually do something about it, anyway).
Brown (D) signed eight bills Saturday, including one prohibiting local law enforcement officials from detaining immigrants longer than necessary for minor crimes so that federal immigration authorities can take custody of them.
Under the Trust Act, immigrants in this country illegally would have to be charged with or convicted of a serious offense to be eligible for a 48-hour hold and transfer to U.S. immigration authorities for possible deportation.
The measure is the second milestone immigration bill signed by the governor in three days. On Thursday, he approved a measure allowing immigrants in the country illegally to receive California driver’s licenses.
“While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead,” Brown said. “I’m not waiting.”
Other bills signed Saturday will allow people in the country illegally to be licensed as lawyers, impose restrictions on those who charge a fee to help immigrants gain legal status, and make it a crime for employers to “induce fear” by threatening to report someone’s immigration status.
Meanwhile, back in Washington, GOP leaders continue to plot with open-borders Democrats to hasten the Californication of the rest of the country.