Los Angeles, CA — On Monday morning, California rejected President Trumps plans to send National Guard troops to the border.
In response, Pablo Alvarado, Director of NDLON issued the following statement:
“We applaud Governor Brown for rejecting Trump’s deportation force. Trump wants to use the National Guard like an invading army because he is obsessed with demonizing both immigrants and California. No doubt, today’s news will only amplify xenophobes’ obsession with California’s sanctuary policies.
Ironically, the media’s sensationalist focus on California will continue to propel a growing consensus that ICE itself should be kicked out of the state, entirely. ICE is a rogue federal police force, that spreads fear like a virus in order to justify it’s own existence.
The truth is that ICE is a very real threat to California’s public safety. We don’t need more forces to enforce unjust immigration laws. What we need are better laws that reflect California values. “