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‘About to Break’: Newsom Says Feds Are Overwhelming California with Immigrants

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D.) / Reuters
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D.) / Reuters

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D.) this week warned that California would experience an unsustainable flow of illegal immigrants once President Joe Biden reverses the Trump administration’s border policy.

"The fact is, 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," the governor told ABC News Monday.

Newsom’s comments allude to the Biden administration’s plan to next week lift Title 42, a Trump-era policy that allows law enforcement to quickly expel illegal immigrants. The governor also complained about the Biden administration’s decision to send "planes and buses to California full of migrants because of all the good work … the state is doing for the immigrant community," ABC News's Sacramento, Calif., affiliate reported.

Newsom's apparent criticism of Biden’s immigration moves is new for the governor known for tweeting condemnations of Texas and Florida, whose Republican governors have transported busloads of illegal immigrants to liberal enclaves like Martha’s Vineyard and Washington, D.C. Newsom also raised his national profile by fighting President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

Now, it seems, he will miss at least some aspects of Trump’s pandemic policy.

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