In a state known around the world for its progressive leanings, it’s sometimes easy to forget that conservatives do, in fact, still exist in California.
Many conservatives understandably stay in the closet for fear of being demonized by rabid liberal lunatics, but every once in a while these patriots venture out to cast their votes for Republicans in the privacy and safety of the voting booth.
In February of 2014, conservative residents of San Diego were able to turn out in numbers large enough to elect Republican Kevin Faulconer, making San Diego the largest city in the United States with a Republican mayor.
Faulconer’s conservative influence has trickled down to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, who currently hold a remarkable 4-1 majority in a Sanctuary City.
But the city’s status as a haven for illegal immigrants may be in jeopardy now that the Democratic stranglehold is slipping away.
From San Diego Union-Tribune:
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California over laws that the state passed last year to limit its role in immigration enforcement.
The county will file an amicus brief at the first available opportunity, likely if and when the case moves to a higher court on appeal, said Kristin Gaspar, supervisor for the county district stretching from Miramar to Encinitas and Escondido and chairwoman of the board.
Dianne Jacob, who voted in favor of supporting Trump’s lawsuit, said that national security was at stake. “We’re talking about people who are crossing the border illegally, coming into this county and committing a crime and them being let loose probably to commit another crime. That creates a public safety issue and creates a problem in our neighborhoods.”
Kristin Gaspar echoed her colleague’s statements, saying that San Diego was much safer before it stopped police from being able to do their jobs and detain illegal immigrants.
During the debate over the vote, she showed those in attendance two stacks of emails she’d received from people in the community. One stack was from people blasting her for supporting the president’s lawsuit. Another stack was from people who praised her for wanting to keep San Diego safer.
The praise emails were over a foot thick, while the critical emails were barely thicker than a legal pad, proving once again that there are more conservatives in California than people will give the state credit for.
Many of those conservatives decided to finally come out in public to announce their support for the lawsuit during the vote. One citizen named Cyrus Hojjaty, whose parents immigrated to America legally from Iran, called California’s immigration policies, “embarrassing” and “disgusting.”
When Middle Eastern immigrants are siding with conservatives, you know that something extraordinary is happening in California.