Tomi Lahren on New California Sanctuary Law: ‘CA Is Going to Hell in a Hand Basket’


Fox news commentator Tomi Lahren eviscerated California for enacting a new law that allows illegal immigrants sanctuary in the entire state.

Lahren was referring to Senate Bill 54, a law that not only give sanctuary to illegal immigrants in a single city, but to the entire state of California. The statewide law bans local law enforcement from inquiring about a suspect’s immigration status.

Lahren, blasted California’s government in her latest “Final Thoughts” segment

Yes, I now live in California. And it’s a beautiful state. We’ve got the ocean, the mountains, forests – and wacko liberals more than happy to regulate everything … except illegal immigration. Welcome to The Golden State – a state that is not only perfectly okay with harboring and shielding illegal immigrants, but is actually proud of it.

Thank you, Governor Jerry Brown, for reminding all Americans and legal immigrants that law-breaking, line-cutting and a general disregard for our nation’s safety and security is celebrated. See, the law known here as SB 54, passed last October, and now in effect, bans – among other things – local law enforcement officials from asking about a person’s immigration status.

Yes, that’s right. California is going to hell in a hand basket, and residents seem to be okay with it. Or are they?

Californians, I’m talking to you. Are you really okay with this? 39 million of you are okay with welcoming and harboring people from God knows where, here to do God knows what? Are you sure? That’s quite the gamble your favorite Democrats are willing to take.

This new law is going to spread faster than California wildfires to the illegal communities. And what will it do? It will open the floodgates for more illegal immigrants, more people living in the shadows, and yes – more crime. That means blissful Californians could be more likely to meet the same fate as Kate Steinle and Jamiel Shaw II – both killed by illegal immigrants.

So what does this say to the thousands of people waiting in line to come to this country – legally? I’ll tell you what it says, “Why bother?” Why respect the law when you can cheat, and leaders like Jerry Brown will welcome you with open arms, and pocketbooks?

It’s absolutely disgusting. There’s a reason thousands of level-headed Californians are fleeing to other states. My goodness. Get it together, California.

Passed by the California state legislature in September and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in October, SB 54 went into effect at the beginning of this year and gives sweeping protections to illegal immigrants residing in the state. The law prohibits police in the nation’s most populous state from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities in most cases.

California is home to an estimated 2.3 million illegal immigrants.