California’s elected representatives want to make it difficult if not impossible for the Trump administration to arrest and deport illegal immigrants in their state, even if those immigrants have committed crimes while staying in this country. They’ve gone so far as to pass laws that prevent local officials from cooperating with federal authorities, laws that punish companies that let ICE take a look at their workforce, and even encourage mayors to give illegals a heads up if they know a raid is going down. It is a complete outlaw state of affairs at this point…but there is hope.
The first glimmers of that hope came when the small town of Los Alamitos voted to exempt themselves from California’s sanctuary policies. The next came when Orange County and San Diego followed suit, voting to file amicus briefs on behalf of the Justice Department, which is suing California under the claim that these laws are unconstitutional. And the latest glimmer of hope comes from the people of California themselves.
According to a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, most Californians would like to see MORE illegal immigrants be deported. The survey, taken by Haas (which was obviously hoping for a much different set of results) in December 2017, proves that Sacramento’s Democrats have left their voters behind in their desire to cater to illegal immigrants. The institute was taken aback by the results, saying in conclusion that Californians “hold some contradictory and troubling views.” In other words, they don’t agree that California and the rest of the United States should just throw open the border and do away with this messy concept of “citizenship” altogether!
Even so, Haas went out of their way to highlight results like: “66% reject the idea that the U.S.-Mexico border wall is an important immigration policy priority.” Which, you will note, is not exactly the same thing as saying their oppose the building of the wall. Haas did not draw attention to this important distinction, naturally.
But even they couldn’t get a lot of mileage out of the rest of the survey. Only 51% of respondents opposed “banning people from majority-Muslim countries.” Which is to say, in the heart of deep-blue California, nearly HALF of the citizens think the Trump Ban was a good idea.
Nor could they spin the result that said 59% of Californians want to “increase deportations of those here without documentation,” which is their wordy way of saying “illegal immigrants.”
In conclusion, the people at Haas recommended that, in light of the survey’s results, California’s Democrats should stop fighting the Trump administration, carry out the will of the people, and help ICE deport criminals back to Mexico.
No, of course they didn’t say that.
Instead, they recommended “outreach and information campaigns anchored in narratives that point Californians towards their shared progressive values and identity.”
Because any American who thinks we should actually enforce our border laws has obviously lost their minds and needs better indoctrination.