(Alex Tien, Headline USA) As a self-declared ‘sanctuary’ state, California refuses to enforce the law when it comes to illegal immigration, but now the far-left state plans to put those same illegals in charge of enforcing the law.
State Sen. Nancy Skinner recently introduced Senate Bill 960, which would allow for non-citizens and possibly illegal immigrants to work in law-enforcement in California, Big League Politics reported.
California senator @NancySkinnerCA
wants to let illegal aliens be law enforcement officers. Foreigners illegally in the US to police- with a right to use force, on US citizens.
What’s to stop the Chinese Communist Party from from rolling down your street & policing You?
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Existing law, with certain exceptions, prohibits a person who is not a citizen of the United States from being appointed as a member of the California Highway Patrol. But when have leftists or Democrats with partisan agendas to push let anything like existing laws stand in their way?
Indeed, the state is rife with so-called sanctuary cities, where illegals are essentially free from prosecution. The situation reached such critical mass that in 2020, Immigration and Customs Enforcement felt compelled to conduct sting operations to get illegals who had committed crimes off the streets.
ICE officers took into custody 128 people in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco between Sept. 18 and Oct. 3, 2020, according to then-Department of Homeland Security Chief Chad Wolf. About 96% of those arrested had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges at the time of arrest, but had been released from jail by sanctuary cities, Wolf said.
“It’s about dangerous policies that are dangerous for that community … We’re going to go in there,” Wolf said at the time.
“We’re going to pick up individuals that should not be in those communities — so wherever they’re at,” he said. “Obviously, we understand, and we know that California has a number of sanctuary cities in their jurisdiction.”
As it currently stands, California’s laws require that police officers meet a number of minimum standards, such as being 18 years of age, being of good moral character, passing a background check and importantly, being either a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
Skinner’s bill cleared its committee at the end of March with four ayes and one no. Democrat Sens. Steven Bradford, Sydney Kamlager and Scott Wiener, along with Skinner, all voted in favor of the bill. Sen. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, a Republican, voted no.