California bill would create a new state agency that would serve illegal immigrants

California Assembly Bill 2973 would expand the number of agencies in the state government from eight to nine, keeping the original eight and adding a new Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency.

The bill would establish an Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs within the new agency, transfer existing functions and programs relating to immigrants and refugees to that office, and declare intent to incorporate future such programs into the office.

In federal immigration law, an “immigrant” is a foreign-born person who became a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. In progressive-speak, an “immigrant” is any living thing residing in a given piece of territory that isn't an animal, plant, fungus or unicellular microorganism.

Who would an Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs serve?

The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs in Seattle will be used as a model to forecast the types of services that would be provided by an identically-named government agency in California.

On March 1, 2020, the most prominent feature on the Seattle OIRA website home page is a rotating banner which displays the following slides:

SubjectApplies to
Information about the Trump administration's “public charge” ruleAny alien who is not here as a tourist
Pending Supreme Court ruling on DACAIllegal aliens
Free immigration legal servicesPeople who are worried about being deported
A hotline to call if an ICE raid is taking placeIllegal aliens
A link to information about community programs in SeattleAnyone interested in receiving government benefits
Information about Seattle's ‘Welcoming City’ policiesAnyone physically residing in the U.S. who is not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident

CHIRLA, the ‘Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles’

In early 2019 an identical piece of legislation was introduced in the California Assembly, namely AB-1113 Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. That bill died in committee.

AB 1113 was introduced by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco). A press release from David Chiu's office explained that The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is sponsoring AB 1113.

The press release quotes Angelica Salas, Executive Director of CHIRLA, as follows: “California must be bold as the Trump Administration seems to criminalize immigrant families … AB 1113 will institutionalize immigrant integration in the Golden State.”

This statement demonstrates that an Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency would be brought into existence to serve illegal immigrants. Legal immigrants aren't criminalized; they are given a naturalization certificate or a green card.

CHIRLA is a 501(c)(3) organization that advocates for “immigrant” “rights” at the federal, state and local levels. They also provide immigration legal and community education services.

What would these idiots do to the United States, if allowed to have their way? This position paper gives a quick preview: Abolish ICE: Just the Tip of the ICEberg.

Consider the following excerpt from a December 2019 News Release from ICE Homeland Security Investigations:

HSI saw a record-breaking year in narcotics enforcement by leveraging partnerships and using a variety of task forces, including its Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST). HSI seized more than 12,450 lbs. of opioids in FY19 – a record-breaking amount – exceeding FY18 seizures by more than 2,500 lbs. HSI also seized more than 3,600 lbs. of fentanyl and made more than 1,900 fentanyl-related arrests in FY19, which are both substantially higher than FY18 figures. HSI also seized more than 145,000 lbs. of methamphetamine in FY19.

If you were a cartel leader, with drug distribution networks in the United States run by ”family“ members, with a standing need to transport illegal substances into the U.S. and onward to major distribution hubs, not to mention the critically important need to launder and transport drug-sale proceeds back to Mexico, would you consider making a contribution to CHIRLA?

California AB-2973: ‘Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency’

AB-2973 was introduced by Assembly Member Miguel Santiago on February 21, 2020. Miguel Santiago is a Democrat who represents California's 53rd State Assembly district, which encompasses the heart of Los Angeles.

As of March 1, the bill is pending referral and may be heard in committee on March 23.

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