California and her hometown of Los Angeles, in particular, should focus on taking care of its current population of homeless, poor and hungry, instead of taking on the burden of more immigrants, Singer/Entertainer Cher tweeted Sunday:
“I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants, but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000 plus Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE, & HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own (Many Are VETS) How Can it Take Care Of More”
Cher’s tweet comes after President Donald Trump reportedly threatened to release illegal immigrants into the nation’s “sanctuary cities,” like Los Angeles, which offer safe harbor for those who illegally live in the U.S.
Trump has long opposed sanctuary cities, particularly in the case of one illegal alien who shot and killed San Francisco resident Kate Steinle, The Los Angeles Times reports in an article on Trump’s threat to release immigrants into California:
“Sanctuary cities have long been a favorite target for Trump. During his campaign, he repeatedly criticized San Francisco for releasing from custody an immigrant who later fired a shot that killed 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in 2015.The immigrant was ultimately acquitted in the shooting after defense attorneys argued the shot had been fired by accident. Trump called the acquittal a ‘disgrace.’”