UPDATED 12:51 PM PT – Wednesday, December 14, 2022
California Governor Gavin Newsom warned that President Joe Biden’s plan to reverse Former President Donald Trump’s border policies could have dire consequences on his state on Monday.
The Biden administration’s plan to lift the Trump-era Title 42 policy, which allows border officers and police to expedite the process of expelling illegal immigrants is facing a lot of criticism. The most recent and notable of which is from Governor Newsom (D-Calif.).
“What we’ve got right now is not working and is about to break in a post-42 world unless we take some responsibility and ownership.” Newsom said in interview.
The California governor claimed that the current administration is sending more migrants to California than anywhere else because the state is “taking care of folks.”
“We’re already at capacity at nine of our sites. We can’t continue to fund all of these sites because of the budgetary pressures now being placed on this state and the offsetting issues that I have to address,” Newsom continued. “The reality is, unless we’re doing what we’re doing, people will end up on the streets.”
This comes as a surprise given Newsom’s background of supporting policies that accommodate and expand protections to illegal migrants coming to California.
It is estimated that about 22% of California immigrants, which is around 11 million, are in the U.S. illegally.
In January, the Democrat unveiled his 2022-23 budget plan for the state that includes health care benefits for low-income residents. Also listed on this plan are illegal immigrants.
Many speculate that this is the first step in Governor Newsom’s plan to challenge Biden in the next presidential election.