Californians are building a new Underground Railroad to fight Trump’s immigration laws, but is it really like the one from the 19th century that freed slaves?
Pastor Ada Valiente took CNN on a tour of a home in Los Angeles that she is refurbishing to welcome immigrants that are on the run from US Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents.
Valiente told CNN that he could see “three families” living in the house.
When asked about what will happen if I.C.E. does come knocking? She said, “I definitely won’t let them in. That’s our legal right. If they have a warrant, then they can come in.”
The house is part of a larger network of homes that is being called the new Underground Railroad by the corporate media. Californians are thinking they are doing the honorable thing, and they are, if non-criminal families were going to be on the run from immigration officers.
Churches in LA are setting up safe houses to hide families running from ICE.
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Unlike the Underground Railroad of the mid 19th century that helped slaves escape to the North, this modern day Underground Railroad is going to fight against federal agents searching for criminal illegal aliens.
In a memo that DHS released that outlined the new immigration crack down, it specifically says it wants to expedite the removal of criminal illegal immigrants and those that have been here less than two years.
If immigration does go after the criminals that are also illegal immigrants, then are the members of the new Underground Railroad just helping criminals?
Building the new Underground Railroad is just one step that Californians are taking to stand against Trump and his immigration policy designed to protect Americans and deport illegal immigrants that have committed felonies.
The USA Today reported earlier this month that a “sanctuary state bill” or Senate Bill 54 was introduced to make California the first sanctuary state.
Making California a sanctuary state would limit local law enforcement’s relationship with federal I.C.E. agents. State and local police would be restricted from helping with information and manpower to enact Trump’s immigration crackdown.
The only way to stop the federal agents from working in California is for the state to secede from the nation. The group called YesCalifornia is gaining ground on a petition to get 600,000 signatures in order to put a secession vote on the ballot in 2018.
The real question is, why is California fighting Trump so much on immigration when criminal illegal aliens are killing Californians? It makes no sense.
A felon and five-time deported illegal immigrant shot and killed Kate Steinly in San Francisco.
Nancy Pelosi, House Minority leader from California had to face a grieving mother when she asked about sanctuary cities after her son was tortured and killed by an illegal immigrant. See the tearful exchange below.
California is resisting Trump’s immigration crackdown and it is not the same as southern slaves, stolen from their homeland, attempting to free themselves by heading north. If the pastors built the new Underground Railroad through Mexico to help families get to the United States, then maybe.
But protecting people that came here on their own, illegally and who have committed crimes should not be compared to the brave men and women of the 19th century that organized the real Underground Railroad.
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