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Fake Lawn Signs With Anti-Immigrant Messages Show Up In Beverly Hills

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A lawn sign with the Los Angeles city seal spouting anti-immigrant rhetoric appeared on a median in Beverly Hills, according to the Associated Press. The sign read "Landscaping provided by City Council. We'd rather spend your taxes on welfare for illegals." It has since been taken down.

The sign showed up in an overgrown median near the intersection of Burton Way and Doheny Drive. City Councilman Paul Koretz spoke against the signs, claiming the policies of President Trump have empowered hateful rhetoric, while reiterating how "the city of Los Angeles will never give in to these types of people," according to the Associated Press.

The sign comes after a similar sign appeared in Malibu. It also had an official-looking seal, and it read "Official Sanctuary City! Cheap Nannies and Gardeners Make Malibu Great! (Boyle Heights Not So Much)." According to ABC, that sign was claimed by a group of Republicans who want to create an art movement to demonstrate how the "Los Angeles scene does not belong to the left wing."

The signs come as Los Angeles and its surrounding municipalities continue to make official and unofficial decisions not to cooperate with federal immigration policies under President Trump.