California sued by Feds over Sanctuary policies, Demonstrates why Texas will stay Red Texas isn’t blue. Not yet. And not soon. But we should not get complacent.

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By Lynn Woolley

I didn’t see much in the recent primaries to indicate that the much-ballyhooed “bluing” of Texas is actually going to happen this November. If I had to guess, I’d say some metro area down-ballot races might go blue, but Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Sen. Ted Cruz will keep Texas red as a beet – and will enforce policies against sanctuary cities like Austin.

It’s not that way in solid-blue California where the Justice Department has come down hard against three laws that favor illegal aliens.


Bins of signs are seen in a storage area at the Bexar County Election offices last month in San Antonio.
Eric Gay/AP

It’s a culture clash of major proportions.

While Texas is fighting those policies, California has been implementing them – making it harder for the federal government to do sweeps and deport people who should not be here. The DOJ charges in its suit that California is violating the Constitution. It is – but courts could side with the state.

The three California laws that aid and abet illegals.

From FOX News, here is a summary of the three laws that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is fighting:

LAW #1: Offers additional worker protections against federal immigration enforcement actions, allegedly preventing companies from voluntarily cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. Employers are mandated to demand ICE agents present a warrant or subpoena before entering certain areas of the premises, or when accessing some employee records.

LAW #2: Called the “sanctuary state” bill protects immigrants without legal residency by limiting state and municipal cooperation with the feds, including what information can be shared about illegal-immigrant inmates.

LAW #3: Gives state officials the power to monitor and inspect immigrant detention facilities either run directly by, or contracted through, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

From Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions – Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images

“The Department of Justice and the Trump Administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair, and unconstitutional policies. We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America.”

And the reply from far left-wing Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown:

“At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America. Jeff, these political stunts may be the norm in Washington, but they don’t work here. SAD!!!”

Regardless of how this turns out in federal court in Sacramento, or at the appeals court (probably the ultra-liberal 9th US. Circuit) or at the Supreme Court, this shows the totally opposite mindset of the two largest states (by population) in the United States.

Video: The morning after the Trump administration sued California over its immigration policies, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at 8 a.m. to members of the California Peace Officers Association.

In California, unrestricted immigration is fully accepted by government—and the state is paying a price.

As I wrote in this space, California has become a hellhole. Taxes are high. Los Angeles and other major cities are filled with homeless people who take bowel movements on public property that tourists are warned to avoid.

The mayor of Oakland has warned illegals of impending federal sweeps, and she ought to go to jail or it. Lots of one-way U-Hauls are heading for Texas. That’s what we have to watch out for.

Protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities Friday, April 14, 2017 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

In Texas, we’re not loopy like Callie is. But we MUST be vigilant.

We could get where they are.

We have as many big cities as they do, and all but Fort Worth are far left. Downtown Austin is filled with homeless people, many begging for money or sleeping on park benches. Austin is thriving economically, but it benefits from being in Texas instead of in California. State laws provide a balance for left-wing policies in Austin. Other big towns in Texas are the same.

We’d better be careful. Illegal immigrants leave Mexico for the greener pastures of the U.S., and then proceed to support left-wing policies that they think favor them. Muslims who escape from the Middle East and land here still cling to their old belief system and would like to implement it here.

Do we think that a mass invasion of Texas from California will accrue to keeping Texas red? Of course not. If they all moved to Austin, we wouldn’t notice a difference. But if they invade Amarillo, Georgetown, Temple, Waco, Killeen, Midland, Odessa, Lubbock – and other mid-sized Texas cities and take them liberal, we’re in for a world of hurt.

Texas isn’t blue. Not yet. And not soon. But we should not get complacent.

Texas has a full slate of Republican, mostly conservative statewide officeholders. We have a Republican Senate and a Republican House. Joe Straus, the too-moderate House Speaker is out. Most of our cities have financially conservative local government. Our schools are left-wing, but that’s the norm in all 50 states.

This is the time to implement policies such as anti-sanctuary policies – win in the courts — and put Travis County Sheriff “Sanctuary” Sally Hernandez in jail if she fails to comply. The libs will never stop trying to turn Texas blue. But it isn’t blue — and that means WE have the power to make sure it stays very red.

lynn@BeLogical.com

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