As of the new year, California has officially become a Sanctuary State. This means for the estimated 2.3 million illegal migrants within the state borders that they can now rest easy on worries of deportation regardless of any crimes they may commit.
Governor Jerry Brown was incredibly pleased with himself as he signed the bill, saying:
“These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear everyday.”
But isn't “living in fear” exactly what we should want for people who break the law? If the only crime they have committed is to enter the country illegally, then a sense of fear will make them apply for proper processing and become American citizens (it appears much easier for someone who has jumped the border than for someone from the UK).
But if they have committed other crimes, they are, therefore a criminal…So why should the good people of California be forced to live alongside others who have no respect for them and no respect for the law? Wh does Brown really think he is helping.
The truth is that immigrants who commit crimes and don't get deported could go on to commit more crimes…And where do they live? Right next door to the folk who came to America for a better, safer life.