As politicians in California prepare to fight the Trump administration’s lawsuit against state officials over sanctuary cities, it’s all come to this:

You read that right — a candidate for president of Mexico was in California to encourage state politicians and other officials to support providing sanctuary for people in the U.S. illegally:

According to Mexican newspaper Excelsior, Ricardo Anaya Cortes met with businessmen and activists in Los Angeles — which has a large Hispanic population.

Among those he met with was Obama-era Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, now the president of the University of California.

In a tweet accompanied by a picture with Napolitano, Anaya said they “talked about the importance of supporting the Dreamers and agreed that Mexican migrants deserve respect.”

If you live long enough you see everything.

Great question! Perhaps there are several reasons.