Thousands of Residents Leave the Bay Area as Illegals Flood in
For those you worried about the next big earthquake in California, don’t sweat it. Leftist politicians and Illegals will destroy California long before the state falls into the ocean.
As thousands of citizens leave the Bay Area almost daily, illegals flood the sanctuary state.
For the first time in decades, more people are leaving San Francisco than there are new people moving to the city. The mass exodus has propelled the Bay Area to the nation’s leading city for “out-migration.”
One of the reasons for the exodus is the cost of living in San Francisco.
San Francisco has also become one of the most progressive cities in the nation over the last few decades, culturally and politically, meaning liberal policies rule the day. The city is also heavily taxed.
But another large contributor to the problem, no doubt, is the city’s “sanctuary city” policy. It was the center of a national controversy after an undocumented immigrant murdered Kate Steinle in 2015. Steinle’s killer had been convicted of multiple felonies and deported from the U.S. five times before he shot and killed Steinle. He found safe harbor in San Francisco thanks to the city’s policy that prevents law enforcement from working with federal immigration authorities.
Forget the San Andreas Fault, as a far larger chasm engulfs The Golden State.
That chasm is the difference in what the state’s politicians legislate versus California’s fiscal future.
Pursuit of riches in the form of gold drove many prospectors to California, giving the state the motto, “Eureka!”. Ironically, gold still drives people to California, except people no longer prospect for the precious metal. Instead the new prospectors get politicians to do their dirty work. And the people being mined are the citizens of the once great state.
You would think places like California known for luxury living, expensive mansions, Hollywood, and a place to pursue ones dreams would take better care of what they have. On the contrary, thanks to Democratic leadership, the state is now the poorest in the nation.
According to new statistics released last month by the United States Census Bureau, the Democrat-controlled state has more people suffering from poverty than another state in the nation.
In its report, the Census Bureau used cost of living to determine poverty level. The report utilized a standard called the “supplemental poverty measure,” or SPM, which incorporates various factors including expenditures on food, clothing, shelter and utilities, as well as geographic variations, in housing costs.
A little more than 20 percent of Californians — about 8 million people — live in poverty, according to the state’s SPM rate. By comparison, in Mississippi, the state with the highest poverty rate by the official poverty measure, only about 16 percent live in poverty, according to the state’s SPM.
There plenty of reasons for California’s situation.
Welfare programs, over-regulated housing, and major taxation on Californians to name a few. But certainly one of the state’s major problems comes from providing safe harboring of illegal immigrants.
According to The Mercury News it noted that while tens of thousands of residents are leaving San Francisco, tens of thousands of immigrants are moving there:
Between July 2015 and July 2017, the region gained 44,732 immigrants but lost 44,102 residents to other parts of California and the country, according to the regional think tank. The population drops have been most notable on residents between the ages of 18 and 24, and between 45 and 64.
Illegals don’t replace the tax base, nor do they increase home values.
Californians are spending $23 billion on illegal immigration. Consider that the rest of the country spends a combined at $89 billion.
So what do California Americans have to say about the changes to the once great city? Well here’s one.
Carole Dabak is a retired engineer and has lived in the area for 40 years. Now, she’s moving to Tennessee.
“I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But it’s just not the same,” she told KPIX. “We don’t like it here anymore. You know, we don’t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics here.”
Soon, the only people in the city will be sanctuary illegals who don’t work and even if some do, the city will never be able to sustain itself and neither will the state.
California’s reckoning comes soon.