So did I.
California was ignoring the federal law which restricted illegals from getting welfare benefits, the same law that was the basis for Friedman’s defense of open borders and my own.
Proposition 187 was simply a state statute which would force our own government to RESPECT THE FEDERAL LAW.
That is why the case was heard in a FEDERAL COURT and their ruling was based on a FEDERAL STANDARD; the United States Constitution.
Every aspect of the Proposition was rejected, even the parts which were direct quotes from the Federal Law, congress never changed any part of the Federal law but it is UNENFORCABLE and IGNORED today.
Of course congress can and does “restrict natives and qualifying aliens” because congress is the entity that creates and defines the “benefits”; but once those benefits are created they cannot be refused to anyone based on their immigration status after 1999.
Ever heard of a Federal case brought against California for giving federally mandated welfare benefits to illegals? NO YOU HAVE NOT.
How about a case against California ADVERTISING ON SPANISH RADIO AND TV ads that promise they can get full benefits and will never be turned in for their illegal status? NO YOU HAVE NOT.
For almost 20 years the citizens of the United States have been funding federal welfare programs that have been given to illegal immigrants, that is a FACT and you know it; so does every Democrat because that FACT is their only hope for electoral dominance.
Your whole Party has given up on gaining popularity with any other other demographics; they have Unions, the Racists, the abortionists and the various religious freak groups like the gay mafia and Enviro-Nazis.
This patchwork coalition cannot deliver consistent victories, you need another 10 percent from somewhere and you have no objection to importing millions upon millions of Welfare rats to get you over the hump.