Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
Pushing back against mounting criticism of California’s treasonous sanctuary policies, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill placing strict limits on the disclosure of a person’s immigration status in open court.
Approved in the Senate with bipartisan support last week, Senate Bill 785 was introduced in response to news reports of ICE agents tracking down illegal alien invaders in courthouses across the country. It takes aim at a tactic that advocates lie and say is keeping many illegal aliens from testifying in court, reporting crimes or simply showing up to pay a ticket.
The problem (if it actually exists) would not be a problem if immigration laws were enforced. Simple.
“Our courthouses should be places of justice, not places where immigrants are threatened with deportation,” said Sen. Scott Wiener, one of the bill’s authors, in a statement Thursday. “This law makes everyone in our community safer by ensuring that witnesses and victims of crime are not afraid to report crimes, go to court, and hold criminals accountable.”
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to comment.
The law goes into effect immediately and comes as President Trump and Golden State leaders again face off on immigration.
During a White House roundtable Wednesday with Southern California leaders who oppose the state’s sanctuary laws, Trump compared some illegal alien invaders to “animals” after a sheriff in the meeting mentioned problems with the gang MS-13 in her jurisdiction.
“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — we’re stopping a lot of them,” he said. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.”
Shortly after Trump’s comments spread, Brown took to Twitter to accuse the president of “lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA.”
You sir, are a #traitor of the worst sort. I will #LMAO when the Federal Marshals come and arrest you.
All of #America will watch with baited breath as you are convicted of #Treason . pic.twitter.com/3ssWyKP9bp
— overpasses4America (@o4america) May 25, 2018
In a 2017 letter to U.S. Attorney General and former Department of Homeland Security John Kelly, California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye expressed concern over reports that ICE agents are “stalking undocumented immigrants in our courthouses to make arrests” and asked immigration officials to keep enforcement tactics out of state courts.
“Our courts are the main point of contact for millions of the most vulnerable Californians in times of anxiety, stress and crises in their lives,” she said.
“Enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair.”
Again, if the illegal alien invaders were deported as required by law, their excuse becomes a self-correcting problem.
Fortunately, should a new bill become law, the Federal Marshals will soon be surrounding the California Assembly, and Governor Moonbeam’s mansion to arrest them, where they will then be charged with felonies and face prison time.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
May 25th, 2018