California Governor Jerry Brown is following through on a promise to defend illegal aliens from deportation. May revisions to his state budget proposal ask for $15 million to represent illegal aliens.
In other words, California is providing free criminal defense for illegal immigrants who are facing deportation by the federal government:
Apparently the governor is proposing to put taxpayer money where his mouth is, following up on his bold statement last January in his State of the State speech to the California legislature: “Let me be clear: We will defend everybody — every man, woman and child — who has come here for a better life and has contributed to the well-being of our state.”
It is certainly controversial, to say the least, for a state government, within the United States, to start providing taxpayer dollars to fight efforts by the United States to deport people who have entered the country, or overstayed their visas, in violation of the law.
To find this controversial spending proposal, just in the summary document of the budget, you have to comb through to the Department of Social Services section, and then read all of the way through to page 38, in the Health and Human Services subsection – where you find under “Immigration Services” an increase of $15 million to $30 million “to further expand the availability of legal services for people seeking, “…deportation defense…”.
It’s truly amazing to see a state fight the federal governments attempts to maintain the rule of law.