It’s ironic that impeccably progressive, far-left California seems to be following the Confederacy down the road to asserting a state’s right of “nullification” of federal laws. Recall that it was this very same nonexistent “right” that southern states asserted in the 1800s to defy the federal government on tariffs and slavery, and again in the 1950s to ignore desegregation laws passed by the federal government. Those did not end well for the states involved.
The federal government is represented in this situation by Alabama-born Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.
The editorial board ran the numbers:
California has 38 million people, about 12% of the nation’s total. It has at least 2.5 million illegal immigrants, or about 21% of the official U.S. total (some believe the number is far larger). It also has about a third of the nation’s welfare recipients.