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Trump to Fox News: I may defund California as 'a weapon' to fight illegal immigration

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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: buster2010

Except that those tech companies get massive tax breaks and hide all of their money off shore anyways.




posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: carewemust

trump should be urging the DOJ to start enforcing the laws, they can start by arresting every mayor and city council member of every sanctuary city.



Personally, I think Donald Trump should leave alone the "hot button" issues, like Mexican immigration and Islamist terrorism. They take a lot of time to resolve, create a lot of controversy, and do little to make any of our lives, or the country, better off.

Before Donald Trump was sworn-in, he was focused on items that brought jobs to America, created jobs in America and kept jobs from leaving America. Only CNN had bad things to day about those efforts. There were no protests. President Trump should RE-FOCUS on "GOOD NEWS FOR AMERICA!" type of issues. He frustrates me so much at times!



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: avgguy

California is taking federal money to aid the federal government in enforcing immigration laws, if California will no longer be doing that then they should refuse the money other wise they are accepting it under false pretenses which is fraud.


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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

One of the reasons people voted for Trump was his promise to keep America safe, fight terrorism and illegal immigration.
He is keeping his promises.

Of course Trump is going to do things that need to be done regardless of them being "hot button issues".
You must be thinking of other POTUS who worried more about public image than getting things done.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:01 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986

originally posted by: Annee
a reply to: Profusion

Surprise

Another "ham-handed, trigger-finger" action - - - from a the slum lord who turns off electric and heat to get tenants to leave.



You're still mad at something he did 40 years ago? I know you hate him but it's like you don't even try to hide your bias anymore.


Leopard doesn't change it's spots.

Especially when money is the driving force.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: BlueAjah



It's interesting that you are so worried about the people in these cities, but you were not so worried about how children would be affected when you supported Obama cutting federal funding of schools for not following his bathroom gender rules.

Is there a law which says States cannot receive funding if they do not enforce federal laws?



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus




their actions and words are evidence enough to arrest and convict them of conspiracy to violate federal immigration laws.

Thank you for your opinion, your honor.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

Defund California?

uhhh.... California generates the most tax revenue of any state in the US.

It grows a very large percentage of all our fruits and vegetables. I don't think you could match Californias food production output.

Californias gross production is some 2.496 trillion dollars.

California doesn't need the United States as much as the rest of the country needs it.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: Phage

There was for Obama but not for trump?



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: avgguy
Yes. Title IX.
What law supports Trump's threat?

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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Federal immigration law, you know the one that this whole thread has been about.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: avgguy

Which part of that law links federal funding to cities (or States) enforcement of federal laws?


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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: BlueAjah



It's interesting that you are so worried about the people in these cities, but you were not so worried about how children would be affected when you supported Obama cutting federal funding of schools for not following his bathroom gender rules.

Is there a law which says States cannot receive funding if they do not enforce federal laws?


No but funding can be denied for non compliance of federal laws. It's been used many times in the past. If say California refuses to detain illegals to turn over to ice then Washington could decide to stop sending federal finds to there law enforcement. This would mean the loss of about 35 million a year to the state.

The other option is actally prosecution for failing to follow US law this is a bit harder though since states rights become involved. And it be a tough argument trying to show that the feds have jurisdiction of local law enforcement in the first place.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:17 PM
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a reply to: Phage

The U.S. Congress — the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States — develops and passes legislation, which the president signs into law, and federal agencies (executive branch) implement legislation. The primary immigration law today is the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (the INA).



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: grey580

12% of all government contracts go to Cali companies. My state only gets 1%. Cali benefits from the Fed Gov. plenty.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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In California illegals can get a driver's license.

That alone seems to circumvent the legal immigration altogether, and encourages illegal immigration into the state.

Doesn't that alone already make California a "sanctuary state"?



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:26 PM
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uhhh.... California generates the most tax revenue of any state in the US.


That's got to be some creative fact making considering 34% of the total us population on welfare resides in one state.

CALIFORNIA.

www.sandiegouniontribune.com...



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

I thought you people were pro state's rights. You are, up until the point the state doesn't want to do what the Emperor wants to do.


Here's another "What IF"...

What if the Democrat Congress during Obama's 1st two years would have made immigration States' Rights.

No problem right?




posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: avgguy

Yes. I know that Congress makes laws.
Which law links enforcement of federal law to federal funding?


New England won in OT, btw.

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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986

originally posted by: Annee
a reply to: Profusion

Surprise

Another "ham-handed, trigger-finger" action - - - from a the slum lord who turns off electric and heat to get tenants to leave.



You're still mad at something he did 40 years ago? I know you hate him but it's like you don't even try to hide your bias anymore.


Leopard doesn't change it's spots.

Especially when money is the driving force.


So he's defunding California because he apparently became a Slum Lord 40 years ago and not because California is just disobeying the law?




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