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Sanctuary City of Los Angeles Considering Criminal Charges Against Texas for Sending Them Illegal Immigrants

Sanctuary City of Los Angeles Considering Criminal Charges Against Texas for Sending Them Illegal Immigrants

“Texas has sent a total of 11 buses of migrants to Los Angeles, beginning with the June 14 arrival, containing a total of 435 migrants.”

The City Council of Los Angeles recently voted to pursue legal action against the state of Texas for sending them bus loads of illegal border crossers. Have you noticed that many so-called ‘sanctuary’ cities get angry when you take them up on their stated policy?

ABC 7 in Los Angeles reports:

As 11th bus of migrants arrives, LA considering criminal charges against Texas

On a day when another bus of migrants from Texas arrived in Los Angeles, the City Council on Wednesday approved a motion asking the City Attorney’s Office to investigate whether Texas Gov. Greg Abbott committed any crimes when he sent 42 migrants on a 23-hour bus ride to downtown L.A. in June.

The motion requests the city attorney to begin proceedings on any potential civil legal action that could be taken against the state of Texas, Abbott, or any other entity involved in the planning and action of busing migrants to Union Station, where they arrived June 14.

The council voted 13-0 to approve the motion, which was first introduced by council members Eunisses Hernandez, Nithya Raman, Monica Rodriguez and Hugo Soto-Martinez on June 16. Hernandez and Councilman Curren Price were absent during the vote.

Texas has sent a total of 11 buses of migrants to Los Angeles, beginning with the June 14 arrival, containing a total of 435 migrants.

The latest bus arrived Wednesday and contained 35 asylum seekers from Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Russia and Venezuela, according to the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights.

Los Angeles is taking legal action over 435 illegal immigrants? They should take a look at some of the smaller communities along the border that are dealing with thousands of people.

Here’s a video report from KXAN News:

Los Angeles is complaining when they’re only dealing with a tiny fraction of this problem.

From the Center Square:

While Los Angeles mayor decried bus of migrants from Texas, 87,000 crossed Rio Grande in July

The Los Angeles mayor criticized Texas for sending another bus of roughly 50 people when Texas was inundated with over 87,000 illegal border crossers in July alone.

On Aug. 21, amid preparation for a tropical storm to make landfall, LA Mayor Karen Bass said, “It is evil to endanger the lives of vulnerable migrants by sending a bus with families and toddlers on board to a city that at the time was under an unprecedented tropical storm warning. As I stood with state and local leaders warning Angelenos to stay safe and brace themselves for the worst of the coming storm, the Governor of Texas sent families and toddlers straight for us on a path through extreme weather conditions. If anybody understands the danger of hurricanes and thunderstorms, it’s the Governor of Texas – who has to deal with this threat on an annual basis. This is a despicable act beyond politics.”…

So far, Texas has bused over 330 illegal foreign nationals to Los Angeles over the last two months.

Last month alone, Texas saw nearly 3,000 illegal border crossers apprehended or reported evading capture daily.

This entire affair makes Los Angeles look petty and hypocritical.

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“No standing.” 🙂

Yeah, good luck with that.

    MarkS in reply to UJ. | September 1, 2023 at 11:55 am

    oh, they’ll find some Lefty judge to go along

      Gosport in reply to MarkS. | September 1, 2023 at 3:23 pm

      Nice try LA. Texas didn’t force those illegal aliens to get on the bus, they just offered seats.

      Maybe you should sue Biden for letting them across the border in the first place?

They’re going to arrest the state of Texas?

    Just put an ankle bracelet on Texas and send it home.

    Maybe California can send a cadre of California state police over to Texas to arrest Governor Abbott and put him in a California jail. Oh wait. Probably not. I suspect the Texas state police and lots of local Texas cops, not to mention a whole lot of private Texas residents, might have a problem with that. Well, at least it would be an interesting spectacle to see any California authorities unfortunate enough to get sent to Texas get their butts kicked and sent home. Sorry, Governor ass-hat Newsom, but Governor Abbott has denied your request for extradition.

      Milhouse in reply to Rand. | September 2, 2023 at 10:20 am

      Well, if they could find some grounds to indict Abbott and get a court to issue an arrest warrant for him, they could demand that Texas extradite him and Texas would have no choice but to comply. They wouldn’t have to go arrest him in Texas.

      But that’s not on the cards for any number of reasons, including the fact that the headline is contradicted by the article. See my comment below.

        henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | September 2, 2023 at 5:38 pm

        Naw, just have Texas pass a law in the same pattern as the one California passed that protects Munchausen Mommies against extradition. Toodle-oo.

          Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | September 2, 2023 at 7:17 pm

          I don’t know what law you’re talking about, but no state has the authority to pass any such law. The constitution requires states to extradite fugitives to each other; they get no choice in the matter.

Lucifer Morningstar | September 1, 2023 at 11:36 am

As I’ve said before now is the time for the Southern states to up their game and send even more illegals to those states and cities that sanctimoniously declared themselves Sanctuary Cities. Put the screws to them and expose what hypocritical NIMBYs they truly are now that those filthy, disease ridden illegals are showing up on their doorsteps.

Would this be an Art. III sec. 2 case where original jurisdiction goes to SCOTUS?

Should be interesting when LA is reminded about the Biden admin flying illegal immigrants all over the Nation. Maybe TX should respond to this absurdity with their own charges of a conspiracy to aid human trafficking based on LA self proclaimed sanctuary status and their refusal to cooperate with Fed agencies.

Gov. Abbott didn’t send them to CA, or NY, or IL or anywhere else. These illegals freely traveled on their own to these places. No force or deception was involved. Abbott was simply a travel agent assisting in interstate travel. The text of the Constitution plus a long line of USSC opinions support these,

    not_a_lawyer in reply to fscarn. | September 1, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    This. Perhaps the TX executive is purchasing the bus tickets with taxpayer funds, but the illegal aliens are getting on the busses voluntarily. I would guess that TX officials have signed contracts with each of the aliens that demonstrate there is no coercion going on.

    Once in the US, the states cannot prohibit interstate travel. fscarn is absolutely correct here.

    However, I do welcome this notion of CA criminally charging the TX executive. What does Sacramento do? Does the CA AG file an extradition suit with the Superior Court of Austin, or does it go straight to the Supreme Court of Texas? What specifically are the charges? How fast does that get pounded down and thrown into the Rio Grande?

    Does the TX executive need to never step on CA soil again? The whole thing is humorous.

    CA is flailing.


    How is Texas paying for migrants to be bused to California any different than California spending California tax money to transport abortion patients to California and pay for their abortion procedures?

    Oh wait. I’m forgetting. Left-wing folks don’t work on consistent principles of right and wrong, nor do they have an moral integrity. They just use arguments of convenience and apply their “rules” in whatever way achieves their desired goals, The ends justify the means, don’t you know.

Lucifer Morningstar | September 1, 2023 at 11:54 am

So instead of investing tax money for supporting these “over 330 illegal foreign nationals” the Los Angeles City Council would rather waste the taxpayer money on grandstanding lawsuits in a sick, sad, and pathetic attempt to make themselves look like victims of some nefarious plot. Just how disgusting is that. NIMBY!

Lucifer Morningstar | September 1, 2023 at 12:02 pm

There seems to be a plethora of officially declared sanctuary cities where these “illegal foreign nationals” could be sent:

Berkley, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Santa Ana, CA
Aurora, CO
Hartford, CT
New Haven, CT
Washington, D.C.
Alachua, FL
Miami, FL
Iowa City, IA
Chicago, IL
New Orleans, LA
Amherst, MA
Boston, MA
Cambridge, MA
Lawrence, MA
Northhampton, MA
Somerville, MA
Minneapolis MN
St. Paul, MN
Baltimore, MD
Detroit, MI
Lansing, MI
Newark, NJ
Benalillo, NM
San Miguel, NM
Ithaca, NY
New York City, NY
Springfield, OR
Philadelphia, PA
Providence, RI
Austin, TX
Houston, TX
Monteplier, VT
Winooski, VT
Milwaukee, WI

    The more the merrier? It’s all fun and games when the virtue signaling doesn’t have a direct cost or show up in your backyard, when they do arrive things get real very quickly.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | September 1, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    There are 37 cities on that list who should be willing to take at least 10,000 invaders per city.

    Yeah, but spreading them out doesn’t turn the screws like sending them to select cities, led by high-profile, loud-mouth Dems (I could have just written “hypocrites,” everyone reading here would have understood). Also, the disparity between the sizes of the target cities and the paltry number of illegals being sent to them underlines the point – if these cities with all their infrastructure and welfare programs can’t handle a few illegals, how do they expect much smaller states and cities to deal with the problem?

    Rather, California and other target states should join with border states to sue the federal government for border enforcement and relief from this problem for all.

    Winooski, VT would be crushed by 300 “migrants.”

Tropical storms in Los Angeles? The LA idiots should buy a dictionary and a map.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | September 1, 2023 at 12:56 pm

This is a lot of brown people hating on other brown people:

Council members Eunisses Hernandez, Nithya Raman, Monica Rodriguez and Hugo Soto-Martinez

Illegal invaders from:

Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Russia and Venezuela

“My family got here first. We are now the gatekeepers of who is and isn’t entitled to sanctuary.

Fucking hypocrites.

Point of order, Your party opened the borders.

It isn’t just Texas. All of those illegals coming through the Arizona border aren’t headed for El Paso. They’re bound straight for LA.

Send more seeing how they’re crying uncle.

Make California A Texas Border Town

How dare they give you what you say you wanted…

They gonna charge him with “aggravated responsibility”?

Fat_Freddys_Cat | September 1, 2023 at 3:19 pm

What law is being broken? And considering that the illegal aliens are breaking laws by entering the country do the LA pols really want to open that can of worms?

LA voted for them, let them have them all.

City Attorney’s Office to City Council, there are no such laws.

    DaveGinOly in reply to thad_the_man. | September 1, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    Oh, I have little doubt they’ll contact a novel legal theory/legal Rube Goldberg device to meet the challenge. Look what they’re doing to Trump.

      Trump is just a single rich guy. Formidable, but in the final analysis just one dude. Texas is a big fucking state with some significant sovereign powers under our federal system. Let the imbecile politicians in Los Angeles try to mess with Texas. If nothing else, this should be most amusing to watch.

“Quick! Find somebody else to blame for our insanity!”

“We didn’t actually mean it about that sanctuary city bullshit.”

Wait—California is considering criminal charges for anyone for anything? That alone is shocking….

Nothing is going to happen here. CA would be slapped down in federal court, when it tried to enforce jurisdiction over the TX Gov, etc. They got slapped down but SCOTUS trying to tacan NV resident (Gilbert Hyatt). They do not have jurisdiction in TX, and can’t force that state to submit to it.

At some point soon, true Americans will need to realize that war against democrats is going to be necessary to save this country. The fact that people are dancing around this necessity is embarrassing and pathetic at this point and everyone knows it.

Antifundamentalist | September 2, 2023 at 10:11 am

They want to criminalize providing transportation to persons willing to travel? That’s another level of insane.


As 11th bus of migrants arrives, LA considering criminal charges against Texas

Huh? Criminal charges against a state?! How does that work? How do you prosecute a state?

But it seems that headline is wrong, because the article begins with:

to investigate whether Texas Gov. Greg Abbott committed any crimes

OK, that’s a bit better. I can see — just barely — prosecuting a governor. Not sure how you can square that with the constitution, but at least it’s something that’s possible.

But wait, there’s more. As we progress into the article we see that the lede paragraph was wrong too.

The motion requests the city attorney to begin proceedings on any potential civil legal action that could be taken against the state of Texas, Abbott, or any other entity […]

Oh. So the entire premise of this article is the result of a game of “broken telephone”, with the key content distorted twice to produce something that is just nonsensical.

LA could take civil action against the state of Texas, or against its governor, if it found some grounds to do so. So asking the city attorney to find such grounds — if possible — is something that makes legal sense, albeit not political sense. Assuming the attorney found such grounds and filed suit, it would be totally embarrassing for the city and its leaders, but at least it wouldn’t be thrown out of court on sight, with sanctions for wasting the court’s time.

California has long had cops stopping cars, trucks, and buses at the state border and searching them for fruit or vegetables that might be carrying plant diseases. They certainly have the capability of turning back a bus full of illegal immigrants. Legal grounds? I am not a lawyer, but I’d think it would be a lot easier to justify turning back a bus loaded with criminals than to justify legal action against another state because the criminals got on the bus there.