California Governor Jerry Brown has been attempting to rebel against the president’s crackdown on illegal immigration by making his state into a sanctuary one – safe haven for illegal – and now, it has all come back to bite him.
As Fox News reported, Brown is about to be visited by ICE Director Thomas Homan, who stated that California “better hold on tight” since Brown let the sanctuary state law to happen. When he signed it, Brown was claiming it would protect illegals living in the shadows of society from law enforcement intent on “yanking them out of there.”
Homan said it has been terrible and that Brown is putting politics ahead of the safety of the California’s citizens. He then noted that rank-and-file police officers are opposed to the new measure and that Brown’s administration did not consult them before the law being approved.
“Brown maybe believes he is protecting the community, but he’s actually doing quite the opposite. Brown is putting law enforcement at risk and he is aware of that. There is no sanctuary from law enforcement. California needs to hold on tight – deportation officers are about to come in a much bigger number. If politicians don’t protect their communities, then ICE will do it”, Hooman said.
In addition, he warned that illegal alien smuggling organizations will use this law as a “selling point”, and that Brown bit off more than he is able to chew. Plus, according to him, Brown and other sanctuary-jurisdiction leaders may have violated 8 U.S. Code § 1324 – relating to “harboring certain aliens”.
According to this law, anyonen “knowing the fact that an alien has come to our country in violation of the law, conceals, harbors or shields from detection such an alien in any place” can face fines/several years in prison. Then, Homan called on the DOJ to look into whether Brown and other California officials can be charged for this.
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