In his first State of the City address, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said, “To all of my fellow New Yorkers who are undocumented, I say: New York City is your home, too, and we will not force any of our residents to live their lives in the shadows.”
The radical left-winger said providing the estimated half-million illegal aliens living in New York City identification cards allows them to feel like citizens and enjoy some of the same benefits as actual citizens. “We don’t want any of our fellow New Yorkers to feel like second-class citizens,” Comrade Mayor de Blasio declared. “We don’t want them to feel left out.”
The Left Coast is equally brain-dead on the subject of protecting American citizens by providing secure borders. Diminishing the importance of U.S. citizenship is the new standard.
Sharing a stage with loopy Democrat California Gov. Jerry Brown in Los Angeles in August, brassy Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto called on other states to “evolve” like California so the United States can be more like his home country. Pena Nieto called for amnesty legislation and open borders while criticizing governors who have taken strong positions against illegal immigration. He referred to California, by saying “This is the other Mexico.”
In return, Jerry Brown cheered, “You’re All Welcome in California!” Although California is operating under a nearly $9 billion cash deficit, Brown proposed a record $106.8 billion budget. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System debt alone is accruing at $22 million per day. Yet the gravy train continues. According to CBS News, California citizens paid out $650 million in welfare benefits to illegals in 2013. The actual amounts are vastly higher, ultimately exceeding $1.6 billion dollars a year, as the final paragraph in the news report acknowledges.