The current situation in California is that illegal immigration is mostly not punished. Why do you think codifying that would make it worse?
All I’m seeing is Trump-style bogeyman logic. There is no possibility that China would send any immigrants, as that’s not how things work, and there are not millions of potential immigrants that are waiting in the wings, ready to strike.
Sure, if there were that many people coming in, it would be a problem, because the state couldn’t cope. But more immigrants in general? California is a pretty wealthy state, and can absorb them until they can contribute to the economy, making up for the investment. There’s a reason why the richest states tend to be the most liberal.
If letting California have more immigrants would be a bad thing, then stepped up enforcement wouldn’t be necessary. It’s only there because they don’t want people to see just how much it doesn’t matter. The current administration has to have its bogeyman. We can’t tell the truth that jobs are being lost to automation. No, we have to blame the immigrants.
None of this is about loyalty to country or state. It’s just not letting fearmongering, nationalist nonsense cause harm to real human beings. It’s just the left showing their characteristic compassion, and fighting against an administration fundamentally opposed to the concept.
Trump is evil. This is one of the ways in which he is evil. So the good guys are fighting back.