Law-abiding California citizens may well face a real-life “purge” if President Trump’s disgust with the Sanctuary State’s liberal leaders is acted upon.
The Hill reports that President Trump said Thursday that he was thinking of pulling federal immigration enforcement officers from California over the state’s sanctuary policies.
“Frankly it’s a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation,” Trump said at a high-level White House meeting on school safety, according to pool reports.
Trump discussed the idea of pulling ICE out of California, but said “in two months they would be begging for us to come back,” according to Mark Knoller of CBS News.
“And you know what? I’m thinking about doing it,” Trump added.
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan in January warned California should “hold on tight” for more ICE operations in the state.
But on Wednesday, Homan said the agency doesn’t conduct raids, but rather “targeted enforcement operations.”
“We don’t go into neighborhoods, knock on a bunch of doors looking for people different than us. Every person we arrest, we know exactly who we’re going to arrest, we know exactly where we’re going to arrest them,” Homan said on Fox News.
The Hill also noted that Trump complimented Attorney General Jeff Sessions – a frequent target of the president’s criticism over his recusal on the Russia investigation – on his handling of gang violence.
“You’re doing a great job on the gangs,” said Trump.
Of course, there is at least one California resident who will welcome the removal if ICE… Nancy Pelosi’s grandson?
Pelosi said in a Wednesday floor speech that her grandson wished for his birthday that he had “brown skin” and “brown eyes” like his Hispanic friend Antonio…
“He’s Irish, English, whatever, whatever, and Italian,” Pelosi said of her grandson. “And when he had his sixth birthday, he had a very close friend whose name is Antonio, he’s from Guatemala, and he has beautiful tan skin and beautiful brown eyes and the rest.”
“This was such a proud day for me because when my grandson blew out the candles on his cake, they said, ‘did you make a wish?’” Pelosi recalled. “He said, ‘I wish I had brown skin and brown eyes like Antonio.’”
“So beautiful, so beautiful. The beauty is in the mix — the face of the future for our country is all American and that has many versions,” Pelosi concluded.