California governor Jerry Brown has issued a revised budget which allocates an extra $15 million to help defend illegal immigrants against deportation, according to KABC in Los Angeles.
The cash influx nearly doubles what had already been earmarked, bringing the total amount of state aid being allocated for illegal immigrants to roughly $33 million.
Brown has vowed to do everything in his power to defend criminal illegals against President Trump’s policy of following the law.
During his State of the State address, the governor promised to “defend everybody – every man, woman and child – who has come here … and has contributed to the well-being of our state.”
Now it appears, Brown is putting taxpayer money where his mouth is, protecting illegals like Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who was deported five times, each time returning to the U.S. The fifth time he shot and killed Kate Steinle, young San Francisco woman.
The budget revision appears ironically in the section headed Health and Human Services. Here is the passage:
Immigration Services — An increase of $15 million General Fund — bringing total funding to $30 million — to further expand the availability of legal services for people seeking naturalization services, deportation defense, or assistance in securing other legal immigration status. [Emphasis added]
Anti-law leftists however, don’t feel that Brown’s efforts go far enough. Ronald Coleman, government affairs director for the California Immigrant Policy Center, whined that the legislature needs to “deepen its investment in programs,” adding:
It is going to be key given that California can be ground zero for the devastation that we would face from Donald Trump’s deportation policies.
California currently has over 2 million people in the state who are illegal.
A new report indicates that arrests of illegal immigrants have risen over 38% in the 100 days since President Trump signed an executive order to strengthen immigration enforcement.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession