In a sign of the times, the Attorney General of California, Xavier Becerra, has threatened to prosecute any private employers who assist federal immigration officials.
From The Sacramento Bee:
The state’s top cop issued a warning to California employers Thursday that businesses face legal repercussions, including fines up to $10,000, if they assist federal immigration authorities with a potential widespread immigration crackdown.
“It’s important, given these rumors that are out there, to let people know – more specifically today, employers – that if they voluntarily start giving up information about their employees or access to their employees in ways that contradict our new California laws, they subject themselves to actions by my office,” state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said at a news conference. “We will prosecute those who violate the law.”
It is time for the federal government to crack down on these lawless sanctuary cities and states. Earlier this week, it was reported that the Justice Department is considering bringing criminal charges against public officials of sanctuary jurisdictions who impede federal immigration enforcement. Such a response is desperately needed. It is time to see some of these officials marched out of their offices in handcuffs!