Sacramento, CA – As California’s status as a “sanctuary state” went into full effect on Monday, new highway signs were erected to ensure that criminals and illegal immigrants know they are welcome.
The California Values Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October 2017, “bars law enforcement officers from arresting individuals based on civil immigration warrants, asking about a person’s immigration status, or participating in any joint task force with federal officials for the purpose of enforcing immigration laws,” The Political Insider reported.
As the law was officially implemented on Monday, motorists who entered California through Arizona or Nevada were greeted by a new message at the border, posted just below the “Welcome to California” sign, FOX News reported.
“OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE,” the signs proclaimed. “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!”
“OFFICIAL SANCTUARY CITY,” the older sign read. “’Cheap Nannies and Gardeners Make Malibu Great!’ (Boyle Heights Not So Much)."
California is the most populated state in the United States, and has an estimated 2.3 million illegal immigrants, FOX News reported.
“These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear every day,” Gov. Brown said when he signed the bill into law.