California has declared itself a sanctuary state. Frankly, that is unconstitutional–even under the Tenth Amendment.
The Tenth Amendment states:
The Tenth Amendment assigns all powers not delegated to the United States, or prohibited to the states, to either the states or to the people.
Securing the borders is one of the powers delegated to the federal government, so California’s declaration that they are a sanctuary state is unconstitutional. However, there are other aspects of the actions of California that need to be looked at.
Yesterday The Western Journal reported that California will raise tuition for out-of-state students by nearly $1,000, a hike that will not apply to illegal alien students. So an illegal alien will pay less for an education in California than a legal American citizen from another state. That seems a little odd to me.
The article reports:
California Assembly Bill 540 mandates that illegal alien students can obtain in-state tuition if they attend high school in the state for a minimum of three years and earn a California high school diploma.
…UC regent chair George Kieffer reported that UC students have 31 percent less funding each in 2018 when compared with their 2000 counterparts.
“California is perpetually broke,” Mehlman told TheDCNF. “And yet they manage to come up with services for illegal aliens.”
The immigration advocacy spokesman elaborated on services the state provides to illegal aliens, such as grants, public housing, as well as various other state and local services.
Mehlman postulated that about half of illegal aliens work “off the books” and the other half use “bogus social security numbers.”
The demographic costs California taxpayers over $25 billion per year, according to FAIR.
TheDCNF reached out to the California Immigrant Policy Center for comment but received none in time for press.
I think if I were a legal American student from another state I would sue for discrimination. This policy makes no sense.