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California’s Sanctuary State Hypocrisy



Knowledge Nuggets:

  • California, a sanctuary state since 2017, has expressed outrage over the arrival of over a dozen undocumented immigrants from Florida via a private plane.
  • State officials, including Attorney General Rob Bonta and Governor Gavin Newsom, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the immigrants’ arrival, potentially considering criminal or civil action against those responsible for the transport.
  • Critics argue that this response seems contradictory to the state’s long-standing policy as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants and suggests the state is unwilling to accept the consequences of its own sanctuary policies.

California, a sanctuary state since 2017, has found itself in a quagmire of controversy following the arrival of over a dozen undocumented immigrants in Sacramento via a private plane from Florida. What should have been routine under the state’s own sanctuary policy has turned into an uproar, leading some to question the hypocrisy of California’s stance on immigration.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta has expressed his indignation, promising a full investigation into the circumstances that led to these immigrants’ unexpected arrival. Governor Gavin Newsom has supported Bonta’s position, suggesting that the situation could be likened to “state-sanctioned kidnapping.” This response from two of the state’s highest officials paints a picture of a sanctuary state caught off guard by its own policies.

Critics argue that this reaction is hypocritical considering the state’s declaration as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. By definition, a sanctuary jurisdiction limits its cooperation with national government efforts to enforce immigration law, often in an effort to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. Yet, the reactions of Bonta and Newsom suggest that the state is not ready or willing to deal with the practical implications of its own policy.

This debacle also raises important questions about the nature of sanctuary policies across the United States. If California and other sanctuary states and cities are sincere about their commitment to provide a haven for undocumented immigrants, shouldn’t they be prepared to accept the consequences, such as an unexpected influx of immigrants? If the states like Florida are informing undocumented immigrants about sanctuary cities and their policies, can they be accused of misleading the immigrants?

Ultimately, this incident exposes the complex challenges associated with the sanctuary state policies in the United States, particularly around issues of immigration and resource allocation. If California wishes to uphold its sanctuary status and its reputation, it must be ready to face these challenges head-on rather than react with surprise and indignation.

Clear Thoughts:

The recent controversy over the arrival of undocumented immigrants in California, a declared sanctuary state, highlights the striking paradox in the state’s immigration policy.

Attorney General Rob Bonta and Governor Gavin Newsom’s outrage at the unexpected arrival of these immigrants reveals an uncomfortable truth: California’s welcome mat comes with conditions. The state appears to be more comfortable supporting sanctuary policies in principle than grappling with their practical implications. Their outrage, however, smacks of hypocrisy, especially considering that border towns in Texas and other states are dealing with the consequences of these very policies, often without much “advance warning.”

This incident throws into sharp relief the ongoing struggle to reconcile the promise of sanctuary with the realities of immigration. If the goal is to truly protect and provide for undocumented immigrants, then sanctuary states like California must be willing to face the consequences of their policies head-on, rather than passing the buck or feigning surprise when those consequences land on their doorstep.




  1. Jim West

    June 8, 2023 at 6:48 am

    Since California is a sanctuary state, which borders Mexico, every illegal immigrant crossing the California-Mexico border is welcome in California. California objecting to illegal immigrants arriving on airplane, or on a bus, when California allows tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to simply walk across the California-Mexico border makes no sense. Since California is a sanctuary state, and welcomes all illegal immigrants, then all illegal immigrants entering a non-sanctuary state need to be immediately bussed or flown to California. California chose to be a sanctuary state, so other states should respect California’s decision, and send all illegal immigrants to California. How can California be a sanctuary state if California only welcomes illegal immigrants that walk or drive into California ?? That is funny/

  2. Tom

    June 8, 2023 at 6:49 am

    Good article. I have been saying this all along. The old saying is, “Put your money where your mouth is!” California wants to shoot their mouth off but let everyone else pay for it but them. Again, CA proves why it is the state of fruits and nuts!

    • Ted

      June 8, 2023 at 9:11 pm


    • Sean Rickman

      June 8, 2023 at 9:31 pm

      Kind of like granola,”what ain’t fruits and nuts,is flakes”.

  3. Old wolf

    June 8, 2023 at 6:52 am

    If you still live in California and voted for the governor in office now. Then you deserve what your getting from the loser running the sh#t show in California. Are yall stupid or what ??? I mean really, what the hell are yall thinking. Or should I say, why are yall NOT thinking about what ya voted for and who. Guess to much sun on the brain, It fried ya some, making yall confused. Oh well yall have to live with ya bad decisions, not me. I left California 48 years ago. Good luck tho, ya going to need it. Dumb azz’s

  4. Jim West

    June 8, 2023 at 6:55 am

    Maybe the answer is for Texas and Florida to fly or bus all illegal immigrants to Tijuana, Mexico, where they can walk or drive into California, and be welcome.

    • Tim Kuehl

      June 8, 2023 at 8:10 am

      How about bussing and/or flying them to Deleware. They may not be a sanctuary state but they’re the ones who originally gave the crooked, traitorous Joe Biden power.

  5. Lee

    June 8, 2023 at 8:10 am

    Bus them in? I only know one US highway that doesn’t have an “agricultural” checkpoint where all vehicles have to stop. I won’t put it here to make Commiefornia’s job of stopping buses of illegal imigrants easier.

  6. Spencer

    June 8, 2023 at 8:20 am

    To hell with Boner and Newscum. Every conservative state should pass laws requiring illegal aliens deported to liberal states and all entrances to have well armed check points at the state line to make sure there is zero illegals coming in. It can and should be done for the protection of the conservative American citizens.

  7. Spencer

    June 8, 2023 at 8:22 am

    To hell with Boner and Newscum. Every conservative state should pass laws requiring illegal aliens deported to liberal states and all entrances to have well armed check points at the state line to make sure there is zero illegals coming in. It can and should be done for the protection of the conservative American citizens.

  8. Leftshot

    June 8, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Kidnapping? How is providing transport to a supposedly ‘free’ state kidnapping? First, California declares they are going to commit federal crimes by defying our immigration laws. Then they want to fabricate crimes to punish those they don’t like. Wow!

  9. SHRW

    June 8, 2023 at 10:38 am

    California has declared itself to be a sanctuary State. It is my understanding that a sanctuary accepts all who are seeking sanctuary. What is the real objection to these few? The objections of the State’s official is obviously hypocritical and politically motivated. Providing free transportation does not qualify as kidnaping. And how did these foreign nationals come to be in Florida in the first place?

  10. Richard

    June 8, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Anyone who supports sanctuary cities must have their heads up their A$$ including Newsome fool of Cali.

  11. Theresa Adams

    June 8, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Newsolini, the HEAD HYPOCRIT! It sounds good to him when he says it BUT dont actually at my word.We welcome diversity BUT on my terms. He’s a total moron.

  12. Ted

    June 8, 2023 at 9:09 pm


  13. Sean Rickman

    June 8, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    The people of california are not all bad,it’s mostly evil politicians that want power and wealth.It’s no different in the corrupt state that I live in,illinois.Most of the downstate illinois people are honest and hardworking.The problem in both california and illinois,and many other states are idiots in control that never had to work to make a living,our country has way too many of these”slugs”,but I don’t know the answer with all of the brainwashing that’s being feed to very gullible voters.

  14. Phillip R. Lake

    June 9, 2023 at 1:13 am

    All this does is show actual proof that southern California, from San Fran south, is rampant with liars and massive numbers of self-serving people. Sounds like these two “elected” individuals need to have a long talk with their beloved Basement Joe and ask HIM why this problem has gotten so bad. In MY personal opinion I think the world would be a better place if all of Southern CA fell off into the ocean yesterday.

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