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Brown’s ‘No-Cuts’ Budget Raises Taxes to Pay for Illegal’s Legal Defense, Fund Planned Parenthood and More Gun Control

The largest budget in California history contains none of Gov. Jerry Brown’s promised cuts—but it’s chock full of nasty surprises for taxpayers—including increases in taxes, more money for legal defense of illegal aliens, and expands gun control.

This budget is a far cry from the priorities Gov. Jerry Brown laid out back in January.  When the economy was still struggling, and revenues were skittish, Brown promised cuts to increases in education, subsidized childcare and planned to “phase out a middle-class college scholarship program,” according to a Capitol Radio story.

But that’s not even close to the whole story.

An ABC News/AP Story explains why there are two different budget numbers floating around in press reports:

“The one-year budget takes effect July 1. The $125 billion figure reflects spending from the general fund — the money over which lawmakers have the most control. Including bonds and special funds, the budget is $183 billion.”

When you take into account the entire budget at just under $200 billion—included are the projected revenues from the cigarette, marijuana and gas taxes recently passed—it’s easy to see how so many individual spending items fly under the radar.

Nasty Surprises in California’s $183B budget plan

  • Expands Gun Control
  • Higher Taxes on cigarettes, and gasoline
  • $118M Startup Cash for Marijuana Industry Tax Collection dept.
  • $50M in funding to Planned Parenthood (to offset any federal cuts per LA Times)
  • Prevents any new Federal Immigration Detention contracts with local governments (squash deportations)
  • Expands the Low-Income Tax Credits to those too poor to pay state income tax
  • $50M in Additional Aid for illegal alien legal protection
  • Diverts cigarette tax money to cover MediCal deficit and fully fund medical and dental for welfare recipients
  • Borrows $6B from a state fund to restore CalPERS fund
  • Increases subsidies for childcare by $15.5M for poor
  • Language that keeps Oroville Dam Repair Plan Secret
  • Resets clock in recall elections to prevent Josh Newman recall and protect SuperMajority

According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, “[g]un rights advocates are fuming over some language buried in [the] state budget bill that would expand the number of Californians who can’t get guns.

Current law prohibits the possession of firearms by those convicted of a felony, but the new legislation would extend that to those with outstanding warrants for a felony or certain misdemeanors.”

North Bay Business Journal reports that the budget includes “$118 million to pay for startup costs for the newly regulated [marijuana] industry, including technology and staff to work on regulations and issue licenses. The state will open a tax office in the remote region north of San Francisco so marijuana businesses can pay their taxes in cash without having to drive long distances with thousands of dollars.”  Under new regulations, it will now be legal in California to sell marijuana at state fairs and for home delivery. The reason the industry must deal in cash?   Banks are federally regulated—and marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

The irony is that Democrat leaders have a very different take on the budget accord than ordinary Californians—if growing opposition to the gas tax is any sign.

Less than $3 billion will go to infrastructure ($2.8 billion for mostly local roads and transit projects) and barely $111 million of the $7 Billion water bond passed under Prop 1—and 2 years after the passage, this money will only be spent to assess and evaluate safety of, not build, any actual dams.

To add insult to injury, the Los Angeles Times reports that “[o]n the legislation’s second-to-last page, it says the required emergency action plans would be kept confidential to ‘protect public safety.’’

Republican James Gallagher, the assemblyman who represents Yuba City where the Oroville Dam is located, took exception to the proposed secrecy.

“So there’s clearly problems with the emergency action plan at the dam that we need to improve and change,” Gallagher reportedly said, “But they’re going shield it from public review and criticism.”

“Brown, a Democrat, has called the budget ‘balanced and progressive,’ [according to an ABC New report,] Legislative Democrats said it would help alleviate poverty while building up savings for a future economic downturn.

‘This is a budget that does things for people, not to people,’ Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon [reportedly said]. ‘With this budget, we keep our promises to students, patients, and voters… In this budget, we will protect what we have gained and we will persist in moving forward.’”

The $45 million in increased funding to expand legal services for illegal aliens over Brown’s original $30-million budget request is sure to rile up Californians now being forced to pay more in gas taxes just to maintain crumbling roads.  Democrats are making good on their promises to do everything in their power to keep illegal aliens—including criminal aliens—from being deported by the Trump administration.

And California voters are not likely to forget their priorities come election time.

“Today’s vote confirms our responsibility to protect the due process rights of people living within our borders which is fundamental to our democracy,” Hueso, chair of the Latino Caucus, said in a statement picked up by the Los Angeles Times.

Originally published at Breitbart News.

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Giving Only Congressman Reciprocal Right to Conceal Carry in DC is Misguided, It’s Everyone’s Right to Carry

A Republican Lawmaker is pushing to grant Congressmen reciprocal carry rights in DC in response to the attempted assassination of numerous Republican representatives today in Alexandria, Virginia.

On the surface, it may sound good, but not after you think about it for a moment.

Why only Congressional Representatives?

What makes them so special?  After all, we are all equal under the law, and our form of self-government allows for us to be ruled “by the people.”

So why preferential treatment only for those in elected office?

The California legislature pushed a similar bill after AZ Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in 2011.  The problem is that ordinary citizens are routinely denied the same “special right” that some wish to confer on elected representatives.

The 2nd Amendment is clear.  It was intended to empower the people in the defense of their freedom and to secure their natural rights.

26 of the most powerful words in any language:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The idea of creating a higher tier of rights that would apply only to those holding elected office would be deeply offensive to the founders and violate the intent and purpose of the establishment of the American government as outlined in the Declaration, and reinforced in the Constitution—which was, in essence, to secure and safeguard our natural, God-given rights—that of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

And when the government becomes the greatest threat to the very rights it was formed to protect—by abridging and infringing the 2nd Amendment for example—citizens have every right to “alter or abolish” it.

Best place to start—abolish laws that only apply to elected officials as if they are a “special class.”

The San Bernardino Terrorist Attack made it clear to every American paying attention that not only can’t the government protect you, it won’t—in fact, by granting a visa to a radicalized Muslim like Tafsheen Malik, they’ve put you in even greater danger.

And the most expedient way for the average American to improve their likelihood of surviving an active shooting situation?  Even in a gov’t-declared gun-free zone like San Bernardino?

Carry.  That’s right.  I said it.  Training with your weapon is important, but even more so, make sure it is with you and ready to go at all times.

Simply exercise your right “to keep and bear arms” and carry as necessary to perform the function that Government failed to do.

Note:  I didn’t say go beg for permission to carry from a Sheriff, and pay the government a yearly bribe to exercise your natural, God-given right to defend your life and your freedom.  Some people choose to do that.  My question to them is always—why? Most want to avoid trouble with the law.  But the only way to true freedom is to understand that your right to life trump all manmade laws, but you cannot live free if you cannot first think free.”

Do more than pray for the victims—empower yourself so that if you’re ever called upon, you neutralize the threat and save your own life and the lives of others.

Godspeed,

Tim Donnelly

Former CA State Assemblyman

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Another Terrorist Attack on London Bridge, Car Ploughs into 20, 7 stabbed

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What we know:

Three men with ’12in knives stab pedestrians’ after mowing down up to 20 people – including a police officer – with a white van amid reports of gunfire as bomb squad are scrambled to busy night spot

  • There have been unconfirmed reports of at least seven victims being stabbed at landmark in central London
  • Three men ‘of Mediterranean origin’ reportedly left van and began stabbing people on Borough High Street 
  • One witness said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut on London Bridge 
  • Also unconfirmed reports of gunfire on Southwark Street amid the ‘utter chaos’ of attack on Saturday night
  • Police are also responding to an incident at Borough Market, Scotland Yard have confirmed
  • Armed police and a bomb squad are attending the scene and boats are searching the Thames
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A white van has reportedly ploughed into 20 people in a suspected ‘terror attack’ on London Bridge station, amid reports of ‘rapid gunfire’.

There are unconfirmed reports that least seven people have been stabbed as witnesses told of bodies ‘strewn’ on the road at the landmark in central London.

One witness said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut on London Bridge.

Others said they saw three men, described as being ‘of Mediterranean origin’, jump out of the van and began ‘randomly stabbing people’ along Borough High Street with 12-inch long knives.

The car, believed to be a B&Q vehicle, was reportedly veering in an ‘S shape’ at 500mph across the bridge and has driven towards the Shard and is south of the river. The drivers have not been caught.

Terrifying footage from the scene shows police officers shouting ‘Clear the scene now!’ as panicked pedestrians flee.

The bridge is in lock down and the area around it is closed with bus routes being diverted, as armed police and a bomb squad attend the scene and boats search the water.

Police are treating injured people and carrying them away at the end Thrale Street. Members of the public were told by police to ‘run as fast as they could’ westbound.

Police have stormed a pub opposite the bridge and told people to sit on the floor.

A cab driver told LBC that three men jumped out of the van.

He said: ‘They just had these long blades, about 12 inches long. They just went randomly along Borough High Street stabbing people.

‘A young girl got stabbed in the chest, she was laying there – it’s so sad.

‘I thought, ‘I’m gonna try and hit him, I’m gonna try and knock him down’. I spun the cab round, I was about to ram one of them, but he side-stepped and three police officers came running towards them with their batons drawn.

‘I was shouting at everybody, just get away from the area, stay back, just run the other way. There were a good few hundred people out there.’

‘He’s veered across the road towards the right hand of where Southwark Cathedral is and rammed it where the steps are.

‘He just rammed it towards them, wedged it in between the lamppost and the steps and so he’s hit people there.

‘They’ve jumped out of the van and started stabbing people randomly. There was a scattering of people.’

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MS-13 Gang ‘Decapitated’ in 50 Los Angeles Raids

Federal and local law enforcement officers conducted 50 simultaneous raids in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, taking down almost two dozen “high-ranking” suspected leaders of the notoriously violent MS-13 street gang, along with numerous Mexican Mafia leaders, in what is being described as the “largest gang raid in Los Angeles history.”

This story originally appeared on Breitbart News.

According to NBC News’ local Los Angeles affiliate, the raids were “the culmination of a three-year investigation,” in the words of the FBI’s Deidre Fike.

 Led by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Task Force on Violent Gangs, the investigation began in June 2014, targeting the most violent actors and most senior leaders within the violent criminal enterprise controlled by MS-13, along with their ties to the Mexican Mafia.

Some 34 MS-13 and Mexican Mafia associates were charged with federal RICO violations, and five Mexican Mafia associates were charged “in a narcotics conspiracy.” Two others were arrested for probable cause for narcotics and weapons violations, Fike added.

The Los Angeles Daily News quoted Acting United States Attorney Sandra R. Brown: “This gang is responsible for murders — both of rival gangsters and innocent bystanders — as well as drug dealing and extortion in many communities in the Los Angeles area … With thousands of members here in the Southland, the gang’s power is widespread — power which it maintains with severe acts of violence.”

Los Angeles has long been the epicenter for MS-13 criminal activity, which has tens of thousands of members across the globe and is considered one of the largest criminal organizations in the United States. Originally founded on the streets of Los Angeles in the 1980s to protect new El Salvadoran immigrants from more established Mexican street gangs who preyed on them, MS-13 became known for its vicious and brutal methods of enforcing its territory — often decapitating rival gang members — in order to instill fear within the neighborhoods it controlled.

The Los Angeles Times quoted Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck as saying, “MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, preys on immigrants without legal status.”

“They extort them. They rob them. They rape them. They murder them. Without their cooperation as witnesses, none of this would be possible,” Beck added.

The Times also made special note that President Donald Trump should not receive any credit for the raids—even though they occurred on his watch: “The sweep was based on sealed federal indictments orchestrated before President Trump — who has cast MS-13 as a deadly domestic scourge that his administration will wipe out — took office.”

Tim Donnelly is a former California State Assemblyman and author who is doing a book tour for his new book: Patriot Not Politician: Win or Go Homeless. He ran for governor in 2014.

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Fresno shooting spree: 3 people killed, suspect who yelled ‘Allahu Akbar,’ says he ‘hates white people’ in custody

From Breitbart.com and Fox News Reports….DEVELOPING: Three people were killed after a man went on a shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California on Tuesday while shouting “God is great” in Arabic before he was tackled and taken into custody, police said.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said officers took Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, into custody in connection to the shootings. Dyer said Muhammad went by the nickname “Black Jesus” and shouted “Allahu Akbar” as police tackled him to the ground.

Dyer said at a news conference Muhammad told police that he hates white people, and has made posts against white people and the government on his Facebook page. All of the victims of the shooting rampage on Tuesday were white men, according to police.

The shooting spree began around 10:45 a.m. local time, when one person was shot in a PG&E utility truck, a second person was shot on Fulton Street and a third person was shot in the parking lot of Catholic Charities, FOX 26 News reported.

All three shooting locations were close to each other in the downtown area. Around 16 shots were fired during the shooting spree, police said.

“What we know is that this was a random act of violence,” Dyer said. “There is every reason to believe he acted alone.”

Muhammad was already wanted in connection to the killing of an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 last week, police said.

“Our thoughts are with all involved in the incident that occurred in Fresno today,” PG&E said in a statement. “Public and employee safety is always our top priority. We are still gathering information on what happened, and will work to support first responders and law enforcement in their efforts.”

Dyer said Fresno police have called the FBI to assist in the investigation. Muhammad made other statements to police, but Dyer did not disclose what they were.

 

One of the shooting scenes happened outside a Catholic Charities building, but officials don’t believe the suspect was tied to the nonprofit organization.

Following the shooting, Fresno city spokesman Mark Standriff said county offices were placed on lockdown, and people were urged to shelter in place.  Read the rest of the story here.

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Leftist Media Describes Deadly Terrorist Attack On Anniversary of Brussels Massacre ‘Firearms Incident’

 

Hard to believe that we still have those in the media who cannot simply say what they see.  A lone attacker runs innocent people over on purpose, then stabs a cop in an attempt to get into Britain’s Parliament only 40 yards from the Prime Minister, and Yahoo News called it a ‘Firearms Incident’ rather than a ‘Terrorist Attack’.

Who does that?

 

Especially considering the initial attack was “an ordinary family car”, “a knife (see picture) and the only gun used was by cops to stop the terrorist.

But the left’s obsession with covering up for radical Islam and blaming ‘guns’ knows no bounds.

Sky News summarized the incident as follows:

The assailant has been shot.

Commander BJ Harrington of the Metropolitan Police said there were “a number of casualties”, including police officers, but could not comment on the numbers or nature of the injuries.

Eyewitnesses have said the attacker mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing his car into railings outside the Houses of Parliament then running out with a knife, stabbing a police officer and then being shot.

Photos show several people injured on Westminster Bridge, some bleeding heavily, others lying in blood.

Ambulances rushed to the scene as the area was cordoned off.

So far the name of the terrorist is not known, but since the incident happened on the anniversary of the horrific Brussel Massacre a year aid that left 32 people dead and over 100 wounded, it is most likely that he will be found to be a radicalized Islamist.

I’ll leave it to others to be politically correct and pretend we don’t know what we don’t know.

 

 

 

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CA Democrats Want to Raise the Gas Tax to Pay for Dam, Road Fixes

After posting up a picture of a San Bernardino County Fire Truck that lay on it’s side in a river of mud about 30 feet below the freeway surface, I got a flurry of comments on my Facebook Page from people criticizing me for blaming California’s elected leaders for what Mother Nature did.

That picture and the dramatic footage of the Studio City sinkhole that swallowed two cars have done what California’s infrastructure hawks couldn’t do for a decade: forced the question.  Those graphic images combined with the near catastrophic failure of the Oroville Dam—did more to make the public pay attention and care about the condition of California’s roads, bridges and dams than decades of warnings.

According to an LA Daily Breeze story, it’s been a wake up call for politicians and the public alike, but one California Democrat, state Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, is pushing a proposal to raise $6 billion in new money by raising gas taxes.

Beall has proposed boosting the per-gallon gas tax by 12 cents, the diesel excise tax by 20 cents and the sales tax by 4 percent, plus enact an annual $100 fee on zero-emission vehicles.

“I’m not surprised by any of this that is happening right now because we have been delaying maintenance everywhere,” said Hasan Ikhrata, executive director of the Los Angeles-based Southern California Association of Governments.

Former San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris quickly drew the same conclusion.

“I guess that’s testimony of the amount of maintenance needed in California,” Morris told the Breeze by phone.

“When you get rainstorms like we’ve experienced over the last several weeks, suddenly reality sets in,” he said.

State Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, termed the damage a wake-up call – and symbol.

“It’s symbolic that we’re not paying attention to infrastructure,” Stone said. “It’s a symptom of a greater problem. It all comes down to neglect.”

Even some Democrats are willing to concede that infrastructure must  become a priority.

Former Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Glendale admitted that the storm damage reflect the lack of attention California leaders have given to transportation lately.

“Some of it is human nature,” Gatto said.

He said public officials, like everyday people, often react to problems and challenges rather than plan for them in advance.

“But you can’t attribute all of this to human nature,” he said. “We need a little more forethought in our state.”

Perhaps this rare note of agreement by both parties can lead to action.

Getting back to even will be daunting.

Ikhrata said a recent analysis estimated there is a 10-year, $296 billion backlog of maintenance for the state as a whole, and a $190 billion backlog for the six counties the association represents.

“This is just to bring the system up to par,” he said.

A Few Suggested Solutions:

  • We need to pass a budget that reflects and prioritizes our actual priorities.
  • Gov’t doesn’t exist to give everyone a cushy job and a retirement, so renegotiate every contract starting with our elected officials from the top down, and include every single state employee, union and non-union alike, get rid of duplicate agencies, and cut down the number of regulations so you can fire a lot of the unnecessary regulators, saving money.
  • Cut off every penny of direct and indirect aid that is taxpayer-funded to illegal aliens. If people want to help them, let them do it with their charity, not our infrastructure dollars.
  • Figure out the savings from above actions and invest it from the general fund (not more borrowed bond money) into the most critical infrastructure projects in the order of urgency
  • Dams, Waterways, Bridges, Roads only, not enviro-pork or politician’s pet projects like high speed rail, or sand dunes in Pismo or bike paths in San Diego.

That’s what I’d do to start. Lots of other things need to be done, but if we stopped spending so much money on things that Gov’t was never intended to do, we could begin an aggressive campaign to update, repair, and expand our infrastructure (much like they did in the 1940’s and 1950’s to sustain the 38 Million Californians who now live here. It’s not complicated, but it would require some hard choices.

Tim Donnelly is a former California State Assemblyman, who ran for CA Governor in 2014.  His first book, Patriot Not Politician:  Win or Go Homeless exposes the endless corruption within California’s dysfunctional legislature.   You can buy an autographed copy here, or click here to order a standard copy of the book on Amazon.

 

 

 

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The Cost of Wasting Tax Dollars on Illegal Aliens instead of Infrastructure

This is the cost of spending all our tax dollars in CA on freebies for illegal aliens, public sector unions and politician’ pet projects like the High Speed Rail boondoggle–instead of investing in and maintaining our infrastructure.  Fire truck falls off collapsing freeway (see video, it’s unreal), sink holes in Los Angeles gobbling up Mercedes SUV’s, the nation’s tallest dam comes to the brink of collapsing under the massive burden of serving as the collection point for almost 2/3’s of the drinking water in the state as it feeds water through the State Water project.

Last time we gave out—or proposed a new benefit for illegal aliens?  24 hours ago with the proposed Gov’t run single-payer health insurance plan to include illegal aliens.  Before that it’s been every few days since the election of Donald Trump.

Proposal to make California a Sanctuary State.

Proposal to give Obama’s unvetted refugees in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.

Proposal to cut off Federal Withholding taxes to Federal Gov’t unless they back off immigration enforcement.

California Democrats are so drunk with power that the President Pro Tem of the CA State Senate admitted half his family is here illegally and uses fraudulent documents to work.

 

Last time we actually built a dam?  38 years.

 

The year was 1979–the New Melones Dam.

 

You just can’t make this stuff up.  Maybe it’s time for a new direction in California.  Time to Make California Great Again!

 

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California Democrats Propose In-State Tuition for Refugees

California Democrats have proposed a law to give refugees in-state tuition at publicly-funded colleges and universities, and grant to others “priority enrollment status” over U.S. citizens.

According to the Orange County Register, State Assembly Democrats announced a package of bills Wednesday to grant refugees in-state tuition at public colleges and provide money to school districts with large child refugee populations.

Another bill in the package would also give refugees with Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) who served the U.S. Armed Forces or State Department in Iraq or Afghanistan priority enrollment in public colleges and help them apply foreign work experience toward a professional license.

Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), and Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) held a press conference in Sacramento on Wednesday to announce their package of bills.

“We’re not taking part in this fear mongering and this hatred, and in fact we’re going to do the opposite,” said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), the Register reported. “We’re going to open our arms. We’re going to continue to find ways to support them and say, ‘You are welcome.’”

Sacramento Assemblyman McCarty also likened individuals with SIVs — earned for their work with the State Department or U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq or Afghanistan — to U.S. combat veterans.

However, when the California legislature first passed its so-called “Deam Act” to give in-state tuition to illegal aliens who attend California’s taxpayer-funded public colleges and universities, that same privilege was not offered to active-duty service members and their families, who might be transferred to California for duty.

Although that discrimination against military service members has since been rectified, it still does not include spouses and college-aged children, who often move into California to be close to their loved one.

According to Kevin McCarty’s official Assembly website (emphasis added):

The California Welcomes Refugees package pushes back on religious and racially charged hate rhetoric from the federal government that has sought to limit refugees and other legal immigrants from entering the United States. The legislative package will offer a number of ways to help refugees successfully integrate in California, including:

  1. Providing refugees with in-state tuition at public colleges and providing priority enrollment for refugees with a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) (those who served the U.S. Armed Forces or the U.S. State Department in Iraq or Afghanistan).

  2. Allowing SIV refugees to apply foreign work experience toward a professional license.

  3. Making a one-time budget request of $5 million to provide grants to Local Education Agencies in counties with high child refugee populations to improve refugee student integration.

  4. Declaring June 20, 2017 as World Refugee Day and affirming California’s commitment to support and protect refugees from throughout the world.

California is home now to almost 8,000 refugees brought in under President Barack Obama’s program.

The bill, Assembly Bill 343, is available here.

Tim Donnelly is a former California State Assemblyman.

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California State Senate Leader: ‘Half My Family’ Here Illegally

California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) said last Tuesday that “half his family” was in the country illegally, using false documents, and eligible for deportation under President Trump’s new executive order against “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

De Léon, who introduced the bill, made his remarks at a hearing in Sacramento on SB54, the bill to make California a “Sanctuary State.

He said (at 1:27:34 in the video that follows):

… I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under [President Donald Trump’s] executive order, because if they got a false Social Security card, if they got a false identification, if they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing AB60, if they got a false green card, and anyone who has family members, you know, who are undocumented knows that almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification. That’s what you need to survive, to work. They are eligible for massive deportation.

Testifying before the Senate Public Safety Committee, De Léon defended the widespread practice by illegal aliens of using fraudulent documents to work and obtain taxpayer-paid benefits, dismissing any concerns California citizens may have about being the target of identity theft.

In an interview the following day on KPCC 89.3’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle, De Léon expressed outrage that President Trump’s executive order would include those who possess fraudulent documents or committed identity theft to obtain a Social Security number.

“Someone simply who received or purchased a [fraudulent] Social Security card down at McArthur Park, or elsewhere in my district would be eligible immediately for mass deportation,” De Léon said (at 11:45 in the link above).

“He’s trying to deputize police officers — and with the suspicion of someone being a criminal or having a broken taillight, that they themselves, as a local police officer, could call the ICE agents immediately and have that person deported without even legal due process.”

Host Larry Mantle asked him: “… First of all, I just — I want to make sure I understand correctly: You don’t think purchasing a phony Social Security card and number should be a deportable offense?”

De Léon replied: “I don’t think so … the vast majority of immigrants — hard working immigrants — have done that.  I can tell you I have family members specifically who came here as undocumented immigrants, and they did the same thing. That’s what you need to do to survive in this economy.”

Mantle objected: “But of course the problem is, — and I know people too — who’ve had their Social Security numbers and identities stolen as a result of that….”

De Léon minimized the problem, saying it was not the same as “Russian” hacking.

Breitbart News’ calls to the President Pro Tem’s office were unreturned.

Tim Donnelly is a former California State Assemblyman, who writes a column for Breitbart News.

Author, Patriot Not Politician: Win or Go Homeless