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Is Trump’s War on California Coming to West Hollywood?

Sun, Jan 07, 2018   By Staff    17 Comments

Tomi Lahren, a Fox News contributor and avid supporter of Donald Trump, says she’s headed to West Hollywood today to challenge supporters of sanctuary cities.

In a post on her Twitter account, @TomiLahren, Lahren said: “I am 100% against sanctuary for illegals. I’ll be out in West Hollywood this afternoon with my Fox team. Come change my mind.”

Since Donald Trump’s election in November 2016 roughly 300 cities, counties and states across the country have declared themselves sanctuaries for undocumented people according to the Center for Immigration Studies. West Hollywood is one of them.

Those cities are under attack by the Trump Administration and so is the State of California as described in a New York Times story headlined “In Clash Between California and Trump, It’s One America Versus Another.” That story cites the sanctuary city issue along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent announcement that he will more vigorously enforce federal laws making marijuana possession and sale illegal. California voters legalized the sale of recreational cannabis last year, and this past Monday West Hollywood was home to the first shops in Los Angeles County selling that product. Another wide gap between the majority of Californians and the Trump Administration is the GOP’s passage of a measure changing federal tax laws that will have a high impact on local residents by limiting their federal tax deductions of state and local taxes. State officials currently are studying a way to declare those tax payments “contributions,” which would make them deductible.

In a recent video posted on the Fox News Insider webpage, Lahren says: “I now live in California and it’s beautiful. We got the ocean, mountains, forests. And wacko liberals more than happy to regulate everything except illegal immigrants.”

It is unclear where and exactly when Lahren and the Fox News crew will land in West Hollywood. In fact, the newsroom at Fox 11, the Los Angeles television station, was unaware of Lahren’s stated plans until WEHOville alerted it.

Lahren, 25, is a California resident who was born in South Dakota. Earlier this year she began working for Great America Alliance, part of a pro-Trump super PAC that is chaired by by Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani. In August 2017, she joined Fox News as a contributor.

With Lahren’s youth and long blonde hair she fits what has become somewhat of a stereotype of Fox News television personalities. She has a somewhat controversial history, having compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan and criticized black Americans for unemployment, and drug abuse. Her stand on racial issues has led to some calling her “White Power Barbie.”

Lahren also has provoked the right wing, coming out in favor of abortion on March on “The View” television show.

There is no standard definition for the term “sanctuary city.” But it generally is understood to mean a city that limits its cooperation with U.S. Custom and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) officers who are charged with enforcing immigration law. In most cases that limit is a refusal to share with ICE officers information that would enable them to seize undocumented immigrants and hold them for deportation. Most sanctuary cities bar public safety officers or city employees from questioning people about their immigration status and refuse requests by ICE officers to detain people beyond their release date, if they were jailed for breaking local law.

Sanctuary cities argue that such seizures are a public safety issue, likely to lead undocumented residents to refrain from reporting crimes and inhibiting them from using health and social services and enrolling their children in school. Sheriff Jim McDonnell, whose L.A. County Sheriff’s Department provides public safety services in West Hollywood, has protested that seizure of undocumented workers who have not been arrested for serious crimes is a public safety concern.

The City of West Hollywood is one of three dozen government jurisdictions that filed a court brief in March opposing Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities. The others included the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and Santa Monica and Santa Ana.

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17 Comments

  1. J SimmonsSat, Jan 13, 2018 at 2:59 am

    WHY REPOST THIS IGNORANT HATE? I would say STATES RIGHTS HERE (the overused Republican excuse to everything they don’t like) AND. Tell her to MOVE OUT OF CALIFORNIA!
    (side note, I doubt any illegal, legal & regular educated Americans could afford to live in WeHo anyway)

  2. C.R.Tue, Jan 09, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    There’s no reason to pay attention to this obnoxious person. It’s not on anyone else to change her mind. If she has a problem with this, it’s her problem. It’s clear she has a lot of problems. Maybe some therapy would be helpful for her.

  3. Larry BlockMon, Jan 08, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    When will this Trump nightmare end?

  4. Erik WilsonMon, Jan 08, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    The truth hurts..no one wants Africa or Arabia to pour into there countries..only the (((people))) in charge do..they force it on us…we don’t actually get to vote for any of it.
    No one besides illegals want a sanctuary city besides them..
    Free health care, cheap or free housing, fee schools, etc etc..more than actual citizens.
    Only the gate keepers are guaranteed life long high paying jobs, private schools, gated communities..they are evil..
    Us normal folks want nothing to do with it..NOTHING..
    Stop being politically correct, silence equals death..
    The gay “white male” is also enemy number 1..
    Do nott let them use us, our votes, our safety to further there lies.
    They do not care about us, never have..we are just a vote to them.
    There will be no one to help you if the doors are open for everyone..you’ll be truly a target them. They’ll have no reason to not attack us, they’ll change the laws, the courts..
    Wake up people please..

  5. Henry (Hank) ScottMon, Jan 08, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Sorry. But your statement is not true. And the Justice Department document that you have provided a link to doesn’t even discuss that. Take a look here for the facts: http://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2017/aug/03/antonio-villaraigosa/mostly-true-undocumented-immigrants-less-likely-co/

  6. PecDanceMon, Jan 08, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Stats prove illegal aliens commit “massively disproportionate” amount of crime in US. The line that illegal aliens commit less crime is a lie that has no facts to back it up.

    They commit 22% of murders, 18% of fraud, 33% of money laundering, 29% of drug trafficking, and 72% of drug possession offenses.

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1020056/download?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

  7. JohnMon, Jan 08, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Tami who?

  8. John HortonMon, Jan 08, 2018 at 5:46 am

    The Third World invasion of the West is all based on Communist envy. The beggars from the Third World do not want to improve their own countries but would rather beg in Western countries. It is statistically impossible for the West which is 10% of the world population to babysit the 90% of the population located in the Third World by moving the Third World population to Europe and North America.

    Kick the dirty illegals and other foreigners out of Europe and North America because they stink especially if they are on welfare. 99% of fake refugees placed in the USA are Muslim because the United Nations High Commission for Refugees is 80% staffed by Muslims and the Commission is a propaganda and Muslim population invasion agency of the Islamic Caliphate. In other words, it’s a deceptive racket and con-job.

    Bibliography (mostly books) on illegal immigration, “Islamic immigration jihad / hegira,” fake refugees and the Islamic Invasion Army conquest of Europe and North America:

    — ¡Adios, America! : the left’s plan to turn our country into a third world hellhole https://lccn.loc.gov/2015012276
    — Alien nation : common sense about America’s immigration disaster https://lccn.loc.gov/94012478
    — America alone : the end of the world as we know it https://lccn.loc.gov/2006024828
    — America and Islam after Iraq http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/851989001
    — American jihad : the terrorists living among us https://lccn.loc.gov/2002319345
    — Ann Coulter, who has studied the illegal immigrant problem extensively, found the number of illegal aliens in the United States to be in the neighborhood of 40 million: https://conservativedailypost.com/justice-dept-and-dhs-jump-into-fray-as-report-delivers-scathing-proof/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_campaign=23_December-1

  9. MikeMon, Jan 08, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Someone said: “Never argue with an idiot. People might not know the difference”.

  10. BobMon, Jan 08, 2018 at 5:19 am

    I hope they deport as many illegals as possible and hope they never return.

  11. Cy HusainMon, Jan 08, 2018 at 12:22 am

    So the bigoted blonde bimbo is headed to The Great City of West Hollywood “to challenge supporters of sanctuary cities”, will she present us a copy of an amicus brief she helped write? She claims to be an authority on the topic but, I find nothing of her work citing case law to back her position. Most Political Science graduates here in California can easily refer you to work they have done in this field such as contributing to an amicus brief. What we have here is a “talk show celebrity” simply appealing to long debunked racist myths held by her under-educated audience.

    Reality is that “Sanctuary Cities” are not only Constitutional but, are consistently supported by well established precedent in case law and, of course “local” law enforcement can not look into people’s immigration status or enforce immigration law. Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution is commonly referred to as the “Supremacy Clause.” It not only establishes that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions but; prohibits states from interfering with the federal government’s exercise of its constitutional powers, and from assuming any functions that are exclusively entrusted to the federal government. Compelling “local” law enforcement to enforce immigration law is NOT allowed because it would amount to the federal government “commandeering” state and local officials. Under the Constitution, state and local governments have every right to refuse to help enforce federal law! As seen in cases like Printz v. United States (1997) and New York v. United States (1992), the Supreme Court has ruled that the Tenth Amendment forbids federal “commandeering” of state governments to help enforce federal law. Most of the support for this anti-commandeering principle came from the conservative NOT liberal justices such as the late Antonin Scalia, who wrote the majority opinion in Printz. From Scalia in the same opinion, federal law violates the Tenth Amendment if it “requires [state employees] to provide information that belongs to the State and is available to them only in their official capacity.”

    The bigoted blonde bimbos (up to and including the one in the White House) can spout all the nonsense they want, it will only be thrown out of Court! 🙂

  12. JasonSun, Jan 07, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    This website is nothing but propaganda. Worse than what the republicans did back in the 70s. You don’t post anything that is truthful from some of the most respectable people /sites in the world. You don’t let people criticize Big Pharma (all sued for fraud), the DNC (wikileaks proves the fraud), etc. I’m an independent. Not a Republican, not a democrat. I own 3 businesses and own some property in W. Hollywood. I worked for very hard for what I have with a lot of pain and struggle. When this country and certain websites block people’s opinions, you don’t have a free country anymore. Just a government owned prison.

  13. jeffery wardSun, Jan 07, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    The only thing illegal is drawing an arbitrary line in the sand and telling people that have been traversing that sand for 12,000 years that to do so now will result in their illegal detainment based on some law they do not prescribe too, there would be no such thing as illegal immigration if labor was allowed to move as freely across borders as capital, goods, or services!

  14. Josh KurpiesSun, Jan 07, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    She is so misinformed. Undocumented residents actually commit less crime than citizens/legal residents. She calls herself a “conservative” and then ignores the that leading law enforcement agencies believe that community trusting them is safer than the working iwh ICE on immigration status. But the real take away here is: Tomi Lahren needs to reduce her caffeine intake!

    Throughout her rant, I think she was increasing her own blood pressure. That’s not healthy! Why is she coming to West Hollywood? We don’t even have a jail (a little one, but we’d never have enough room to hold people for ICE purposes anyway). While she’s here though, maybe she can stop by one of our pot shops. She clearly hates line cutters, but someone should let her in front of them this one time cuz otherwise she’s going to lose it!

  15. rcSun, Jan 07, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Good for her. I welcome her ideas. If you can’t have free speech, we have no America.

  16. SnarkygalSun, Jan 07, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I hope the LASD shuts White Power Barbie’s little show down when she gets here. She should go back to South Dakota, as she is just a “look at me” type of conservative. Notice how she was shouting at the camera? Pure showmanship (showpersonship? LOL)

  17. Jim NasiumSun, Jan 07, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    The Fox News Channel and Fox 11, the local tv station, are two separate and independent entities. One would not know what the other is doing.

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