UPDATED 7:05 AM PT — Tuesday, January 8, 2019
California’s new governor is vowing the state “will be a sanctuary to all who seek it” in direct opposition of the Trump administration’s hardline stance against those policies.
Gavin Newsom repeatedly challenged federal immigration authorities during his inauguration Monday and took aim at the Trump White House. He also called for the state’s government to serve as a contrasting example for the U.S. in comparison to the federal government.
Newsom also spoke out against the president’s repeated calls for a border wall.
“But all kids, not just children of a governor and a filmmaker, should have a good life in California, shouldn’t be ripped away from their parents at the border and nor should they be left hungry when politicians seek to pour billions into a wall that should never be built,” stated Newsrom.
His remarks come after Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh died in the line of duty at the hands of an illegal alien last month.
Newsom was sworn in as California’s 40th governor, and was joined by outgoing Governor Jerry Brown as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.