Fake signs removed from California highways 'welcome' gang members, 'felons, illegals'

Homan, who was announced in December as President Trump's pick to permanently run the agency, went on to say that politicians enforcing sanctuary city policies need to be held "personally accountable".

"As I've always said, there's only one way to deal with bullies, and that is to stand your ground and stand with the people, and that's what we'll continue to do in Sacramento", Steinberg said. "We've got to take them to court and we've got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes".

The posts resemble a sign posted below a Malibu city limit sign after it became a sanctuary city in April, which read, "Cheap Nannies and Gardeners Make Malibu Great!" Gov. Greg Abbott has sought to pressure sanctuary cities, and signed the law being fought over in court. "They are about to see a lot more special agents, a lot more deportation officers".

Fake signs on the California border welcome "Felons, Illegals and MS13" into an "Official Sanctuary State". "I mean you've got the state of California that wants to put politics above public safety, ahead of officer safety", Homan said during a Fox News interview on January 2. However, the official confirmed that uncooperative jurisdictions have a higher rate of criminal alien releases than in places that honor ICE detainers.

In an interview Tuesday, Homan told Fox News that politicians themselves should be arrested for interfering with federal law. "I think if they knowingly harbor and shield a known illegal alien, a public safety threat, in a jail and won't give us access". "SB54 will negatively impact ICE operations in California by almost eliminating all cooperation and communication with our law enforcement partners in the state, voiding the delegated authority that the Orange County Sheriff's Office has under the 287g program, and prohibiting local law enforcement from contracting with the federal government to house detainees".

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Despite Travis County becoming a lightning rod past year over the new sheriff's policies limiting cooperation with ICE agents, Homan's threats have little applicability in Travis County while state Senate Bill 4 remains on the books. It limits cooperation between local law enforcement and USA immigration authorities. The law, which went into effect on January 1, "bars law enforcement officers in the state 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 objective of enforcing immigration laws", according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Almost one quarter (more than 2 million) of the country's estimated illegal alien population lives in California, according to the Public Policy Institute of California.

Supporters of SB 4 believe the law will take criminals off the streets.

He revealed that he's working on an initiative that would repeal California's sanctuary state law and require law enforcement to cooperate with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

Violators could be subject to civil action, according to state Senate president and author of the bill Kevin de León.

  • Adam Floyd