Fake road signs attack California’s new immigration law
Drivers heading to California saw fake signs denouncing a new immigration policy on at least two freeways, welcoming them to an “official state sanctuary” that is home to “criminals” and gang members.
State officials removed a sign on the Arizona line on Tuesday and another near the Nevada border on Monday, Transportation Department spokesman Mark Dinger said.
The signs target California Sanctuary State law, which came into effect Jan. 1, and offers greater protection to immigrants living illegally in the state. It limits cooperation between local law enforcement and US immigration authorities.
Police are prohibited by law from asking people for their immigration status, but prison officers can work with federal authorities in some cases. The measure was widely supported by Democrats.
The fake signs appeared just under the official “Welcome to California” markers and referred to the Central American street gang MS-13: “Criminals, illegals and MS13 are welcome!” Democrats need the votes!
President Donald Trump’s administration has severely criticized sanctuary policies and attempted to cut federal funding to the jurisdictions that adopt them.
California has adopted a statewide sanctuary policy that went into effect with the New Year, and cities like San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia have adopted them. A federal judge blocked the effort to stop the funding.
The fake, paper signs covered existing signs on Interstate 15 at Mountain Pass, near the California-Nevada border, and along Interstate 40 in Needles, near the California-Nevada border. Arizona.
A similar sign appeared in Malibu last year after the Sanctuary City policies were passed.
The state Department of Transportation does not allow unauthorized signage on state rights-of-way for safety reasons, Dinger said.