Governor Jerry Brown says All Mexicans, including Illegals, Welcome in California
According to the Los Angeles Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is “the other Mexico,” Brown “spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California.” He “nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter if they had permission to be in the United States.”
“You’re all welcome in California,” Brown reportedly said.
Brown has made California a sanctuary state by signing the Trust Act and giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. He has also expanded financial aid to illegal immigrants by signing the California DREAM Act. Peña Nieto reportedly “thanked state officials for embracing foreigners, citing measures that extend state benefits to immigrants.”
Even during the border crisis, Brown reportedly vowed “to find ways to shorten long waits at the Tijuana-San Diego international border crossing,” saying, “If we can put a man on the moon, we can put a man from Mexico to California in 20 minutes.”
In 2012, 28% of Californians were born outside the United States, according to The New York Times. Hispanic voters reportedly “made up 19.2% of California voters” in 2010. And according to Pew Research, Latinos make up nearly 40% of the state’s population and have made California “only the second state, behind New Mexico, where whites are not the majority and Latinos are the plurality.
Two Men Arrested for Drive-By Killing of 9 Year Old Girl
Although the police department refuses to confirm the status of suspected illegal aliens in the death of a 9 year old girl in Anaheim by saying: “That’s something the federal authorities look into, post-arrest–not something we facilitate.”
The two, Ricardo Cruz, 19, of Buena Park and Alfredo Miguel Aquino, 20, of Drive-By Killing were arrested the same day Ximena Meza was hit in the chest by a bullet while she was playing outside with her sisters, the apparent victim of a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting.
She “died in my arms,” her father said, according to NBC Los Angeles.