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Fake Landscaping, ‘Welfare for Illegals' Signs Appear in Los Angeles

The signs, featuring the official seal of the city of Los Angeles, were removed from the parkway

Fake landscaping signs that feature the city seal popped up Friday along a stretch of overgrown grass and weeds in Los Angeles.

The signs at Burton Way and Doheny Drive read, "Landscaping by L.A. City Council, We'd rather spend your taxes on welfare for illegals."

It was not immediately clear who placed the signs in the neighborhood near Beverly Hills. At least one of the signs had been removed by late Friday morning.

The signs appeared to be a direct reference to several moves made by the Los Angeles City Council over the past several months aimed at counteracting President Donald Trump's aggressive moves to curb undocumented immigration. Since November, the City Council voted to explore donating $2 million to a legal fund for immigrants facing deportation, voted to create an immigrant advocate to advise the council, and has passed several motions opposing some of Trump's proposed immigration policies.

Last week, a fake sign was posted along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The sign, posted under a city limit sign reads, "OFFICIAL SANCTUARY CITY 'Cheap Nannies and Gardeners Make Malibu Great!' (Boyle Heights Not So Much)."

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