As reported by the Sacramento Bee on July 18, 2018
"California is home to more than 2.6 million illegal aliens, with 3.5 million people in illegal resident households, at a cost to California taxpayers of more than $23 billion dollars annually, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates stronger limits on immigration. These burdens are straining a state with crumbling infrastructure, terrible schools, excessive pension obligations, unaffordable housing forcing veterans and other Americans to live on the streets, and a middle-class tax base fleeing California daily.
Day after day in California, we read stories like the chainsaw attack last week by 32-year-old Alejandro Alvarez of Whittier, who gruesomely assaulted his wife in front of their three boys. He had been deported 11 times previously but kept coming back. The greatest brunt of criminal activity perpetrated by illegal aliens falls on their own communities, but liberal politicians turn a blind eye to this harsh reality. It doesn’t fit their narrative.
California’s sanctuary state laws have created a permanent underclass that is exploited for cheap labor, and preyed upon by the criminals shielded by actions such as Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff’s reckless warning to ICE targets earlier this year. California itself is exploited by “guests” who come and put down roots without obeying the laws that govern the rest of us – laws relating to taxation, identity theft, and more."