The sad part is that this is some of the most fertile agricultural land in the entire world. Environmentalists have essentially shut down irrigation to the fields in order to protect the delta smelt. They will sacrifice billions of dollars to protect a fish, yet they are deathly silent about illegal immigrants using the countryside as a literal dumping ground. The rural areas are awash with discarded, dirty diapers, old furniture, abandoned cars, impromptu meth labs, etc. and they don't say a word because it doesn't fit their political agenda.
"Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
--Hugh Latimer, October 16, 1555