Final Word: Showdown
ST. LOUIS —
A sort of "war" has been declared by California Governor Jerry Brown over protecting illegal aliens in his state. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week a major crackdown and lawsuit against California and cities like Oakland, which have recently passed laws and worked to help illegals avoid federal immigration and law enforcement officers.
Governor Brown, along with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, fired back against Sessions and the Justice Department, saying, “this is basically going to war against the state of California."
Sessions not only reinforced that his department would enforce federal immigration law, he said that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's warning to illegal aliens in her city of possible deportation efforts was not only unlawful, but disgraceful and lacking in common sense. "How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement just to promote your radical open borders agenda?" Attorney General Sessions asked while addressing California Peace Officers Association meeting in Sacramento on Tuesday.
Becerra recently announced that his office was ready to enforce a statewide "sanctuary" law that requires employers to NOT cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, creating criminal penalties and fines for those who comply with federal immigration law.
With the announcement of President Trump's lawsuit against the State of California, and Governor Brown's militant rhetoric, it is clear that a major showdown is coming. Wednesday night on The Allman Report, Jamie talks about it in his Final Word.
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