Poll: If California Becomes A “Sanctuary State” Should Trump Withhold Federal Funds?

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When Donald Trump ran for president, one of his campaign promises was to put an end to those cities that refused to follow federal immigration laws.

Local authorities in more than 200 jurisdictions, across the nation, had been ignoring detainer requests from federal immigration enforcement agents, and releasing illegal aliens back onto the streets of America.

The argument, ironic though it may be, is that even though illegal aliens are, by definition, criminals, they should not be separated from their families by being deported back to their countries of origin.

After taking office, President Trump enacted executive actions that would allow for federal funding to be stripped away from those cities that acted in such a lawless fashion.

Proposals are being made in California to make the entire state one giant sanctuary jurisdiction, and Democratic legislatures are behind the efforts.

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The California Values Act (SB 54) will prevent California state agencies from inquiring, investigating, and/or reporting on the legal status of the residents of the state.

The bill asks the state’s attorney general to draft policies that would limit the federal government’s ability to enforce immigration laws to the extent that state agencies do not violate existing laws themselves.


7284.8. (b) The Attorney General, within three months after the effective date of the act that added this section, in consultation with the appropriate stakeholders, shall publish model policies limiting immigration enforcement to the fullest extent possible consistent with federal and state law at public schools, health facilities operated by the state or a political subdivision of the state, courthouses, and shelters, to ensure that they remain safe and accessible to all California residents, regardless of immigration status. 

All public schools, health facilities operated by the state or a political subdivision of the state, and courthouses shall implement the model policy, or an equivalent policy.

All other organizations and entities that provide services related to physical or mental health and wellness, education, or access to justice, including the University of California, are encouraged to adopt the model policy.

President Donald Trump has already pledged to cut federal funding to cities that consider themselves sanctuaries for illegal aliens, it would be interesting to see if the same policy would apply to an entire state that does the same.

Let us know what you think by taking the poll below:



Source: Conservative Tribune

Source: California Legislature Information

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