As a destination state for illegal aliens, California has long felt the impact of lax immigration policies. However, since President Obama took office, he’s sparked a border rush through continuous calls for amnesty for illegal aliens and by awarding amnesty to hundreds of thousands through what many consider an abuse of his executive powers. That’s only added to an already dire situation for many in California. Children in the state are being disproportionately affected. California has the highest rate of poverty in the nation, the second highest number of uninsured children and one of the lowest high school graduation rates. Three of the cities in the country with the worst gang violence are located in California. And in Long Beach and Los Angeles, the majority of 15-24 year old homicides are related to gang violence.