In introducing [Mexico President] Peña Nieto on Monday, Brown spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California and nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter whether they had permission to be in the United States.
“You’re all welcome in California,” he said.
Brown nonverbally called all legal immigrants “suckers” at the same time. They’re suckers for respecting American law, paying the fees, standing in line and raising their hand to swear loyalty to their new home. Those who broke the law are just as welcome as those who respected it.
Suckers. According to California Gov. Jerry Brown, Democrat.
Governors do not have the power to abrogate federal immigration law, anymore than presidents do. And they don’t.
Gov. Brown is both a scofflaw and a racist, favoring Mexican immigrants over immigrants from anywhere else in the world. But the left won’t indict him for the former, and won’t excoriate him for the latter. The left will praise him for both.
We live in scofflaw times, when the President of the United States considers granting unilateral amnesty outside the law to 5 million illegal aliens, a few years after his government sued Arizona for attempting to enforce immigration law.
California is running out of water and is all but out of jobs. Yet its governor welcomes a deepening of the labor pool, and an increase in the population.