“Reform California” chairman Carl DeMaio on Saturday criticized California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of a bill that permits some illegal immigrants to serve on county central committees — one in every of a variety of payments signed to profit those that entered the nation illegally.
“These bills are not just symbolic wokeness, this is a fundamental redefinition of who gets to be elected to office in California, and they’re starting small but this is absolutely the first step,” DeMaio informed Fox News.
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The bill, was one in every of a variety of payments that Newsom’s workplace described as “expanding the state’s humane immigration policies by protections and support for immigrants” and included a regulation ending the usage of “alien” to describe non-citizens.
Included was a bill that amends California election code to allow what Newsom’s workplace described as “aspiring citizens” to be appointed and elected members in a county central committee. Proponents have particularly talked about “DREAMers” or recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) — which protected illegal immigrants who got here to the U.S. as kids from deportation.
The bill says it’s going to “permit a person who is not a United States citizen, but who would be eligible to register to vote if the person were a United States citizen, to serve as a member of the committee.”
Those committees are governing our bodies of county events and includes budgetary issues and different enterprise at county stage for these events.
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“This is a election that’s on the official ballot that every voter receives, so illegal immigrants’ names will be printed on ballots with all the other offices, all the way from president to school board,” DeMaio stated.
He claimed it was a part of an even bigger push to get illegal immigrants on ballots, and stated that in different components of the state there had been profitable pushes to get them on to elections for varsity boards.
“Clearly this is a pattern and this is not going to stop with this bill Newsom signed,” he stated.
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“They want to normalize the practice of illegal immigration and that’s what they’re doing by changing words — words have meaning.”
The governor additionally signed laws figuring out assaults on migrants due to their immigration standing as hate crimes and affirming protections for unaccompanied migrant kids.
Fox News’ Thomas Barrabi contributed to this report.