I live in California, have all my life except for a few years, I was a proud Californian but not so much any more. A 12-cent gas tax hike recently approved by California’s Democrats will bring the gas tax to 73.2 cents per gallon, this money is put in a General Fund and is accessible for our state leaders to take it and use it for anything they wish, as is our Sin Taxes on Alcohol and Tobacco. When they (State Lawmakers) initiate these taxes they tell us they are to be used for certain uses but we know this is a lie and that is what has to stop, California Infrastructure (Roads and Damns etc..) are a mess and the money has actually gone towards paying for the Sanctuary State Illegals, Education, Health, Housing, Food… More pressure needs to be put on the country of Mexico to take care of their citizens, United States Manufactures have moved a lot of businesses to Mexico and given the citizens of that country a lot of jobs but this didn’t slow illegal immigration but it actually has increased and the reason for this is California offers so much more for those who come here illegally than their own country offers them, we actually make it easier for illegals to get into social programs than we do for our own citizens, after all they are who they say they are and they have the dependents that they tell us they have, United States is one of the most lenient countries in the entire world to immigrate to, but I for one say enough is enough, being a senior citizen and had worked for 50 years I am slowly being choked out financially by higher prices at the Supermarket, Gas Pump, Insurance, Medical Insurance, Prescription Drugs, the list is long and I am almost at the point in looking for a state that is friendlier to its Retirees and Citizens. The Wall promised by President Trump would have greatly helped curb illegal drug trade, lowered cost for infrastructure, education, medical cost, police, Hospitals, Schools, Teachers, the list goes on and on of what the increase of illegals cost the American Citizen and takes away from our own children. It is time to force the country of Mexico to start taking care of their own so we can do the same. So in closing I have to say that if the Wall is not built I for one take a harder look at immigration and suggest we deport ALL illegals… Force Mexico to man up and take care of their people, they say Charity begins at home, so be it.