Prank California Highway signs ‘welcome’ criminals, illegal immigrants and the MS-13
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Drivers entering California are greeted with signs proclaiming the liberal stronghold “OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE,” according to photos and videos circulating on social media that appear to show a prankster attached the official-looking blue signs just below the signs. legitimate “Welcome to California” markers.
The state sign of the sanctuary, which adds “Felons, Illegals and MS13 [gang members] welcome, âis similar to one hung up by an activist in Malibu last year.
âDemocrats need the votes! Reads a message on the signs, which are covered with the Great Seal of California and a donkey, one of the symbols of the Democratic Party.
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) spokesman Mark Dinger told Fox News on Tuesday that one of the signs was removed yesterday on Interstate-15 near the California-Nevada border. A team was dispatched today to remove another sign spotted on I-40 near the Arizona border, he added.
“For security reasons, Caltrans does not allow any unauthorized signage within state holdings,” the agency said in a statement. “If we haven’t already done so, the Caltrans teams will take steps to remove them.”
California became a “sanctuary state” on Monday after a bill that Democratic Governor Jerry Brown signed in October officially came into force.
Police in the country’s most populous state are prohibited by law from questioning people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration law enforcement activities in most cases.
The Golden State is home to approximately 2.3 million illegal immigrants.
The signs in photos and videos posted on social media are similar to the one placed in Malibu in April 2017, after declaring itself a sanctuary city.
âCheap nannies and gardeners make Malibu awesome! “(Boyle Heights Not So Much.)” Read the sign on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway, according to FOX5.
This sign was reported by a California State Parks employee to authorities, but had already been removed by the time deputies arrived to investigate.
“It was not an official city sign,” said Laura Rosenthal, city councilor for Malibu. told the Los Angeles Times. âIt’s broken down, and it’s very disheartening that someone displays such an ugly poster. “
“Whoever did that spent time on it,” she added.
Amy Lieu of Fox News contributed to this report.
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