President Trump Threatens To Defund The State Of California

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President Trump is not here for California offering a helping hand to undocumented immigrants. In a recent interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, POTUS expressed his distaste with the state’s burgeoning new legislation, which is designed to help the immigrants not legally documented.

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The state created The “California Values Act,” which would make it a “sanctuary” state for the undocumented population. The act was introduced by Senate Leader Kevin de León, reports Fusion. According to León, this is what the act would do:

 Among other things, prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies and school police and security departments from using resources to investigate,interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes.

In response to this, Trump said he will suspend the federal funding the state receives. “If we have to, we’ll defund,” he said. “We give tremendous amounts of money to California. California in many ways is out of control, as you know.”

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For Trump, these sanctuaries pose a major threat to his ideologies on immigration. “I think it’s ridiculous,” he said, adding that these cities and laws only “breed crime.”

We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for the state, considering the bill was approved on Tuesday (Jan. 31) by a state senate committee, reports The Los Angeles Times.