On Wednesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly criticized Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) on two grounds — for his tack toward Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto as a U.S. Marine sergeant is being held in Mexico and for his policies on immigration, which have made California a so-called sanctuary state.
“Very quietly, Gov. Brown has created a sanctuary state in California. That is his state will not cooperate with the Feds by enforcing immigration law. Earlier this week, Mexican President [Enrique Peña] Nieto traveled to California and was greeted by a hero by authorities there even though Nieto could pardon Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been imprisoned in Mexico for six months. But Nieto will not allow Sgt. Tahmooressi freedom even though he has post traumatic disorder. The beef against the sergeant is low-level to say the least.”
On immigration, O’Reilly argued Brown was threatening comprehensive immigration reform by subverting the process and costing taxpayers in his state $25 billion annually.
“By allowing folks who sneak in here or overday their visas legal status to drive, Gov. Brown is subverting federal law, as well as undermining comprehensive immigration reform,” O’Reilly continued. “’Talking Points’ wants, wants a fair new federal immigration law that all states obey. But that’s not going to happen as long as people like Jerry Brown disregard current federal policy. That’s because in order to get so-called comprehensive immigration reform, there has to be compromise. But the open-border people and the amnesty folks will not compromise if they think they can get what they want without securing the southern border. See, that’s the big thing. Making the southern border impenetrable to illegal aliens, drug smugglers and terrorists. As long as the Feds will not do that, many in Congress will not vote for a pathway to citizenship.”
“Are we all understanding that?” he continued. “First you secure the border in a very visible way. Then you deal with the millions of illegal people and their children who are already here. That’s how you get comprehensive immigration reform passed in Congress. Gov. Brown and others have subverted the entire process. They’re saying to everybody, ‘Hey, hey, you’re welcome in California. Come on in.’ Simply put, that is insane. We all know why Jerry Brown is doing what he is doing — votes. About a third of all people living in California were not born in the USA. In addition, illegal immigration is costing the golden state an estimated $25 billion a year. So what do you have to say about that, Gov. Brown? American citizens in your state paying $25 billion because you defy federal law. That is absolutely irresponsible. Most likely illegal, and as I said, completely insane.”
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