Protecting Illegal Criminals Over American Citizens

March 8, 2018

“What the mayor of Oakland (Libby Schaaf) did the other day is a disgrace,” said President Donald Trump today in a cabinet meeting where he addressed a number of issues. One issue of major importance is the defiance of Schaaf and California Governor Jerry Brown, who have put California and American citizens in grave danger. So important is this issue that it prompted Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make a trip to Sacramento and announce a federal crackdown on California’s lawlessness.

Having declared California a sanctuary state, Brown chided the Attorney General for coming to Sacramento to make clear that California does not have the authority to make such a declaration nor will it get away with it. Brown also stated that it is unprecedented that Sessions would come with aggression and make war with California. What’s unprecedented is Brown’s defiance of federal law. Just because he declares California a sanctuary to illegal aliens, criminal or otherwise, doesn’t make it so and now Sessions is wisely cracking down on the lawlessness of Brown, Schaaf and many others who favor protecting illegal immigrants over keeping Americans safe. (And no, illegal aliens are not Americans, contrary to what many pro-illegal activists claim.)

Proponents for the rule of law have long waited for the federal government to come in and straighten out the crooked administration of California. For decades California has aided and abetted illegal aliens, ignored the problem of unemployment due to illegals taking jobs away from Americans and allowed illegal alien criminals to get away with murder, sexual violence, human trafficking, fraud and many other crimes. It’s about time.

Although Governor Brown has been an adamant supporter of criminal aliens, Oakland Mayor Schaaf has been making a name for herself recently where harboring illegal criminals is concerned. What Schaaf did is worthy of prosecution. Last week she made headlines when she announced to her community that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was planning raids to arrest those who were serious threats and in violation of federal law.

Any sane and normal person would feel good about ICE’s efforts to do their jobs and protect Americans. Apparently the liberal activist Oakland mayor has no qualms about letting criminal aliens roam free to commit horrible atrocities and hurt families in the process. It is this attitude that caused Kate Steinle to be murdered in the neighboring community of San Francisco almost three years ago.

How many more senseless tragedies committed by illegal aliens must California and the United States go through before something is done to thwart the violence perpetrated on American citizens? For their defiance of federal immigration law, obstruction of justice and putting Americans and law enforcement officers in danger, Governor Brown and Mayor Schaaf should be brought up on charges and face prison time. A message needs to be sent that rogue elected officials are not free to get away with harboring illegal aliens and letting their crimes go unpunished.


Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of, a website for conservative viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at

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