Scofflaw Legislators

by John Derbyshire

We all know that the Left Coast folk are kind of ditzy, but this beats all.

With a $26 billion budget hole, $650 million already cut from the state university system, with yet more cuts to come (and corresponding hikes in tuition), what is the priority of the California state legislature in regard to higher education?

Why, college-tuition subsidies for illegal immigrants! What else?

Are not the Democratic legislators who voted this measure — along with Governor Jerry Brown, who signed it — are not they guilty of the federal crime of abetting an illegal immigrant under Title 8, Sec. 1324 of the U.S. code? Why does the Dept. of Justice not prosecute them, or at least initiate an investigation? Can I fly over there and make some Citizen’s Arrests?

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