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Californians may just get their wish to have the federal government out of their hair, but they might not like the results. President Donald Trump said he might consider pulling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) out of the Golden State turned sanctuary state, leaving its citizens and police force to handle crimes on their own.
“Frankly it’s a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation,” Trump said at a White House meeting. Local politicians had been caterwauling that the Trump Administration had it out for them and was somehow picking on them, like a bully at a schoolyard. But they may have just bitten the hand that feeds them.
The Threat Revealed
Trump said if he decides to pull ICE out of the state, “you would have a crime mess like you’ve never seen in California.” The Western Journal said the move could have a severe impact on the citizens and the state:
“If we ever pulled our ICE out, if we ever said, ‘hey, let California alone, let them figure it out for themselves,’ in two months they’d be begging for us to come back, they would be begging,” Trump said. “And you know what, I’m thinking about doing it.”
Let’s take a look at just some of the statistics in California right now regarding illegal aliens.
- $4.4 billion is spent each year in crimes committed by illegals
- $4.02 billion spent annually on healthcare for illegal immigrants
- $15.63 billion is spent educating children from illegal immigrants
As Liberty Nation reported: “75% of federal drug possession sentences were given to illegal immigrants and 40% of all federal crimes were committed in jurisdictions neighboring the Mexican border – meaning they were likely due to gang and drug trafficking committed by illegal immigrants.”
Now, what do you suppose will happen if the president removes ICE from the equation? Do Californians really think crime will come skidding to a halt? Not a chance. The word will spread like wildfire: California is the place for illegals to go. Not only is it a sanctuary state, protecting illegals from deportation, but it will then become an unprotected state as well.
“Illegal immigrants commit 38% of all murders in California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York.” And that’s with ICE’s presence. For a state that’s already poverty-stricken, how will it afford to pay for replacement law enforcement?
The lawmakers seem to think ICE goes around arresting people who fit the description of an illegal immigrant. But, as we all know, that’s simply not the case. ICE Director Thomas Homan said:
“We don’t go into neighborhoods, knock on a bunch of doors looking for people different than us. Every person we arrest, we know exactly who we’re going to arrest, we know exactly when we’re going to arrest them.”
“If I can’t arrest a bad guy in the safety of a county jail, then I have to go to his home or his place of business, and that’s an officer safety concern. Number two, when I go to that home I may find others, others that were not on my radar that now I have to take action against.”
Homan said they weren’t doing anything different than what they were instructed to do in the first place. The difference now is that the current administration is allowing and even encouraging them to do their job.
Californians look out. Our president is not the sort to sit by and take insult after insult and whining, sniffling threats. While former presidents would have turned the other cheek, Trump is more likely to smote them where they stand – and show them the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it. And you may just regret it.