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Arizona's fill-in governor does it again

BrewerJan Brewer, whose Wikipedia profile earlier Wednesday morning introduced her as "Janice Kay 'George Wallace' Brewer," seems intent on making the most (or worst) of her tenure as former Gov. Janet Napolitano's replacement. Add to the list of examples of her see-no-evil approach to the state legislature -- guns in bars, no more "dependent" status for the domestic partners of state employees and, of course, turning Arizona into an immigration police state -- a new law that codifies the whiteness of her state's public school curriculum by banning ethic studies courses.

The Times' editorial board will probably weigh in on the issue in the next few days. Not that I want to give away the board's position on the issue, but my money's on unfavorable.

In the meantime, I'd like to share the following quote by Arizona schools chief Tom Horne, a race-baiting candidate this year for state attorney general whose education department recently started auditing teachers to make sure whatever accents they have are sufficiently mild. It's a small bit of information, but also a stunning rationale for the ban (and not to mention a warped view of American history):

State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district's Mexican American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people.

Public schools should not be encouraging students to resent a particular race, he said.

"It's just like the old South, and it's long past time that we prohibited it," Horne said.

Arizona as the old South -- in a few years maybe, but not the way Horne sees it.

And some words for Brewer: Veto some bills, OK? I understand doing so takes the kind of political and intellectual fortitude not typically expected of replacement governors, but the paleo-conservative lawmakers of your state seem to have correctly judged you as an empty vessel. Whether intentional or not, you're proving wrong the Democrats who label Republicans "the party of no."

-- Paul Thornton

Photo: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

Credit: Tom Tingle / Associated Press

 

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Nemo

1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes.
This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.

2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

3.. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.

6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7... The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.

8 Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.

10. In L.. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish.. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County )


Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States ' annual population growth(and over 90% of California , Florida , and New York ) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens .

We are fools for letting this continue

Kurt

I still can't figure out what is so wrong about enforcing an existing federal law that the feds refuse to enforce? And the spin on this has been deplorable...I cringed when I heard Obama spout that drivel about someone being arrested when they go out for ice cream with their family.

Steve

NEMO...where exactly did you get your statistics? I wouldn't also put all my money on a position the FBI calls "most likely" ... especially when theoretically it cannot account for what is actually taking place other than police reporting which in of itself is obviously biased.

Doug R

I hope Californians don't make the mistake of allowing misguided politicians to interfere in Arizona law by boycotting or cutting off business ties with them. Most people in this country support the Arizona Law. We do not feel it is a racist law.
If California boycotts Arizona there will be a very big backlash against California. People will cancel trips to California-NO Disney, No Fishermen's warf, No beach vacations. No Caifornia fruit and vegetables.
Don't be stupid! A state that is teetering on financial disaster like California is in no position to risk an economic backlash by sticking their nose in another state's business.

sama

Boycott California! Turn off the water from AZ to CA!!!! Tax the hell out of the pipeline bringing gas to CA from AZ!!!! Turn off the electricity imported from CA!!!! Replace your idiot City Council!!!!

Jon Healey

@Sama -- Arizona has water?

liz

I guess not much has changed since I left Arizona.

liz

"Our assumption is that about three-quarters of other-than-legal immigrants pay payroll taxes," said Stephen C. Goss, Social Security's chief actuary, using the agency's term for illegal immigration.

The file has been mushrooming ever since: $189 billion worth of wages ended up recorded in the suspense file over the 1990's, two and a half times the amount of the 1980's.

In the current decade, the file is growing, on average, by more than $50 billion a year, generating $6 billion to $7 billion in Social Security tax revenue and about $1.5 billion in Medicare taxes.

In 2002 alone, the last year with figures released by the Social Security Administration, nine million W-2's with incorrect Social Security numbers landed in the suspense file, accounting for $56 billion in earnings, or about 1.5 percent of total reported wages.

Jon Healey

@Nemo -- Those stats are bogus and have been debunked multiple times.

liz

The Immigration Policy Center has released a fact sheet which shows the decrease in Arizona crime rates over time. The fact sheet also indicates that states with high immigration have the lowest crime rates and that unauthorized immigration is not associated with higher crime rates. Highlights include:

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, violent crimes in Arizona fell from 512 per 100,000 people in 2005 to 447 per 100,000 people in 2008, the last year for which data is available.

According to a 2008 report from the conservative Americas Majority Foundation, crime rates are lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rates, such as Arizona.

From 1999 to 2006, the total crime rate declined 13.6 percent in the 19 highest-immigration states (including Arizona), compared to a 7.1 percent decline in the other 32 states.

Although the unauthorized immigrant population doubled to about 12 million from 1994 to 2004, data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that the violent crime rate in the United States declined by 35.1 percent during this time and the property crime rate fell by 25.0 percent.

Little Ann

I am tire of all the hate. This isn't about illegal immigration and you know it. It is about white anglo-saxon domination of American culture. It is sad to see that students are going to be forbiden in participating in an alternative to "white" culure in the Arizona school system. Especially since it not only whites in the educational system. If think that this is only going to affect the "mexican" your wrong. It going to effect the African Americans, Native Americans, and Anglo-whites because laws like this deepen the color and ethic line.

anonymous

hey nemo - I am wondering where you picked your information out of...I am thinking it is stinky and hairy!

Most people who live in Los Angeles are not illegal aliens - that is ridiculous. That only 25% of the children that are born in LA County are born to citizens and residents is equally outlandish.

Maybe you missed the LATimes article in which there was an in depth investigation done by the State of California to determine how many illegal aliens were receiving medical benefits - and they found (going on memory here because I could not locate the article) 2 or maybe it was 3. The state spent over 2 million dollars and found (for sure) less than 5 who were recipients of medical benefits who did not have legal status. let's see that is hundreds of thousands of dollars per recipient...

It is scary that this mis-information has been put here...because perhaps there is another village that is missing thier "special person" and may believe the garbage that you wrote.

Is there a problem with illegal immigration? yes! should it be dealt with by the Federal Government? yes! but spreading around lies only promotes fear...

Brittanicus

The viscous oil spill is spreading across the Gulf is not unlike the illegal immigration pandemic that is encompassing America? Our politicians over the years have refused to enforce the laws and so the invasion has become far worse and states are now forced to enact their own immigration laws. Arizona has been demonized by entertainer's, sports figures and now the United Nations, who has now shoved their noses into where it isn't wanted. This whole controversial subject is to do with the American people as a whole, not individuals, lawmakers or any one organization, but the 315 million citizens and legal residents? It should not be left to a bunch of lawyers, turned politician to speak for everybody living here, but should be by referendum or popular vote. While we are spending billions of dollars on foreign wars, that we only perceive as of interest to us, when our young men and women returning to their soil in body-bags, Yet our government squabbles over a few billion dollars on building the real fences separating us from criminal activity and foreign peoples across the border.

TWO FENCES should have been built, not (ONE) stretching from the Brownsville, TX to connect with Rep. Duncan Hunters (REAL) fence ending at the Pacific Ocean. The second interior chain-link 15 foot high fence should have been topped with razor wire, that would have been a major deterrent after scaling the first obstacle. Instead we have a single fence so illegal immigrants and drug smugglers are in the United States and not confronted by a wide space intersected by driving tracks for the US Border Patrol. Isn't any wonder that Arizona, California, Texas and New Mexico have to soak-up the huge deficits, because of Federal mandated laws That states must give free health care, an education and other welfare programs to people who have broken our laws?

Section 8 of the Constitution elaborates Under the Power of Congress: " To provide for calling forth the Militia (NATIONAL GUARD) to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; " We have uncounted numbers of foreign nationals pouring into a sovereign land and that constitutes an--INVASION? Whether it's 13 million illegal aliens or over 20 million foreigners, this number is unconscionable. Its been allowed to happen between collusion of those politicians who are supposed to defend America from enemies domestic and foreign? Section four of the Constitution says, " The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion." Therefore why isn't the US Government protecting the citizens of this nation by foreign occupancy? Your voice, your phone call and your vote have the greatest power against Liberal intervention on illegal immigration at 202-224-3121. We already have the 1986 immigration laws that they want to undermine. We do not need the Simpson-Mazzoli bill weakened, to let millions more people to enter America. Remember you will always find answers to all your immigration questions at NumbersUSA

Nancy

So this is how it starts? Simplistic reactions to a complex issue do not solve the problem, and the Arizona governor has signed a law that targets immigrants instead of fighting the drug cartel. The Arizona Governor along with the Republican Senators (McCain, Kyle) and other Right-Wing Republicans are pushing an ideological agenda. We know that this country, especially the Southwestern states, has benefitted from undocumented workers for generations (housing boom, agricultural boom, service sectors,...). It was President Reagan in 1986 who granted amnesty to 3 million undocumented workers.

The general public that agrees is not unlike the previous waves of "public" that wanted a simple _solution_ to what were complicated problems. The border problem with Mexico is not an immigration problem, but a drug cartel problem. The Arizona legislators are simply distracting the nation from what truly needs to be addressed.

The similarities to the following quote attributed to Pastor Martin Niemoeller are striking:

"THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up."

Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

It is time to defy unjust laws. This simplistic ideology of finger-pointing, erasure of difference, and desire for a homogeneous community denies the principles on which this country was founded.

Living and working in Arizona has made us very concerned about the direction in which this state is moving. The Tucson and Flagstaff city councils have voted to file suit against Arizona's new immigration law. The universities have supported the city councils. Not everybody in Arizona agrees with the new laws. It is disheartening to see that "59% of adults polled in a national survey gave their overall approval to the law" (L.A. Times article). It is disheartening to know that we have not learned much from past mistakes.

Penny Stover

Yeah--you folks in California really have the moral authority to tell another state how to conduct business. Please continue your inexorable march toward self-destruction--but do it with your mouths shut, please.

Paul Thornton

@Penny Stover and others who cite the California apocalypse: What a cop-out. Your perceived moral authority by virtue of living outside California is a totally ineffective way to defend Arizona. Please argue your position on the laws' merits.

Rick Lindroos

All high schools have ethnic studies. That's a crazy law. i get the immigration, but I hate the racist momentum of this state. Several of me and my friends have planned to move elsewhere.

youareuniquelikeeveryoneelse

What business do public schools have teaching these worthless "ethnic studies" courses when they can't even teach basics like math, reading, and writing?

Mitchell Young

"Our assumption is that about three-quarters of other-than-legal immigrants pay payroll taxes,"

assumption-- n. a thing that is accepted as true or certain to happen *without proof.*

Oxford American Dictionary

Mitchell Young

Seeing that Arizona's law has been excoriated by the powerful, great, and good from the President on down to Gavin Newsome, it is difficult to make the case that Brewer lacks courage. At any rate, as the 1070 simply empowers state officers to enforce what is already federal code, we must all be living in a 'police state' .

Michael

"The best in Southern California opinion journalism".

LOL. you can shove your opinion journalism up your you-know-what. go arizona!

David

Nemo, your attempt at padding statistics is very laughable.

David Johnson

And she does it with massive, overwhelming support from the people who actually live there. Go Arizona!!! You left-wing radicals are a small minority......get ready for November.

JusticeWONK

Too bad LA Times columnists don't know how to spell: " a new law that codifies the whiteness of her state's public school curriculum by banning ethic studies courses." Either that, or they don't have enough money to hire proofreaders. Maybe it's because of the opinions professed in their Opinions Pages. (Or maybe their proofreaders are Illegal Aliens who refuse to learn the language.)

Hose A

I always love the "taxes" argument. Puhhhhlease!!! You think day laborers pay any type of taxes???? And what about the wages and benefits of lower class households??ALL GONE! Because of this great CHEAP labor where I can get my yard cleaned and car washed for a nickel. To the illegals (and your legal supporters), we Yankees have laws, laws which your country does not have, if you want in to the US of A, respect those laws, just like the current LEGAL RESIDENTS did. If you do, we will accept you with a smile on our face and arms open.

Reality Chick

The boycott is a reaction to an unjustified law which will allow police enforcement to racially profile persons on the street as suspected "illegals". In addition to the law passed earlier they go and attack etnic studies in the schools for being anti-white.

Who's to say what makes a person suspicious of being an illegal? Can it be the Maple Leaf stuck to your inside collar to remind you that you are a Canadian in this country illegally? Is it the fortune cookie tucked safely under your native Chinese bamboo hat? How about any or the other "non" American characterists i.e. toe headed blue eyed features of invaders to this land? Why single out Mexicans? I propose we all must carry around our family tree to see who's roots dig deepest inro the earth's crust.

So, in other words, Bimbo Blondie with your insta-tan better think twice before vacationing in the Grand Canyon state of NAZIzona. You may end up in Mexico and it's no longer Spring break. What are you going to do then?

Pizzedoff

I am apolitical, neither right, left nor independent. I'm gonna comment straight up as I can;
You liberal, intellectually challenged emo's are floundering in a vacuous dumpster of pathetic cheap shots... because you have no argument!
@Posted by: Nemo lists some very strong stats, yet the best from @Posted by: David cites the numbers as "laughable" but offers nothing in rebuttal.
Most of you others are so weak that the best they can manage is cry "Nazi", "biased", bogus" and "Racist" throughout the theatre. Again, nothing offered in challenge because you have no original, studied thought.
I have no idea how old many of you liberal dupes are, but there is a substantial truth whatever the actual numbers may be, that is; the twenty something's, your children will inherit a burden sure to tax and rob them of their expectations and quality of life if such laws are not enforced.
It might shock some of you self-absorbed agenda types that most every other country enforces much harsher immigration and population laws.
I advise you to shut your mouths and cease assaulting the rest of us with your dysfunction until you read a copy of Article 67 of Mexico's Population Law for instance.
Get some reality!
Thank you for your time and comment Nemo.

Concerned Citizen

The Times has been the nation's leader in telling us about Mexico's Drug Wars and also telling about the horrendous impact on Arizona that the war has caused.

If the Times wants to criticize Az, then give a better suggestion.

cafetime

A country divided against itself can not stand. How dare Los Angeles boycott AZ, for enforcing a federal law. Illegals have put a two billion dollar annual burden upon the state, and Los Angeles wants to boycott??? Gotta wonder who is protesting? Could it be illegals?? Only in America do our politicians and big cities apologize for being in America. It use to be when people came to this country they had to have a sponsor, someone that is held accountable for this person and to this country, it's time to get back to accountability.

This law is about economics, if you have a party and too many people come that haven't' been invited, they drink your beverages, they eat your food, they need to use the facilities it will eventually tap your resources. Most of us couldn't sustain these uninvited guests.. as nice as they are, you can't afford to let them continue to "hang out at your place".

And if you read the law you'd see that it isn't as inflammatory as it's being made out to be. I highly suggest reading the law for yourself. Be informed.

RJ Lundstrom

The issue with La Raza studies is that the class is used as a substitute for American History. The purpose of a social studies education, in which students take classes in multiple disciplines, is to develop an understanding of the responsibilities of US citizenship. La Raza classes offered in high school does not adhere to those principals, if you have read the curriculum of the course and observed the teaching of the class (I have) then you would understand. However, since many of you only read the headlines and not the actual law, such a SB 1070, you do not comment from fact but emotion and do not understand the issue. The course should be offered as an elective - and if it was there would not be an issue.

Maria

Why are our local politicians bending over backwards to please the illegals and their ilk?
They are draining California.
Oust those ignorant politicians. I am ashamed of them and they do NOT represent me.
Kudos to Arizona for having the guts to say NO MORE!

Maria

Just a thought, our ignorant mayor and city council members have voted to boycott Arizona.
Does it mean the L.A. Lakers are going to forfeit to the Suns?
Obviously if they go to play in Arizona, many Angelenos will go see the games and stay in hotels, and spend money in food and souvenirs...
Or is the mayor and company true HYPOCRITES and just boycott selected things?
I say to Señor Villaraigosa..either do it all the way or SHUT UP!

kim

This Governor is creating a dangerous presidence for everyone in the US no matter your status, race or religion. There may be an issue with illegal immigration, but a police state is not the way to go. It is exactly the opposite of what the right wing, tea party, oath keepers are about, less govt.

Putting it all up to economics and what they cost is a also a dangerous way of measuring it. Are you really willing to give up YOUR freedoms because these people cost money? Because that is what you are doing. You are giving up your freedom to save some cash. YOU being everyone white and otherwise.

I am an American legally living abroad and I can't get a job because of my accent. I am the immigrant suffering discrimination as a white person in a white society. Stop thinking with your pocket books and start thinking with your brain. Think with humanity. Make real solutions, not racist ones.

Gabacho

California-Arizona war? Just let the Lakers and Suns settle it on the hardcourt!

liz

I can't be the only one who sees the irony and hypocricy in the IF YOU AREN'T FROM ARIZONA THEN SHUT UP ABOUT OUR IMMIGRATIN LAW folks inviting Sarah Palin to the state to speak and waiting with baited breath over every word she reads writen by some highly paid political speech writer who is also not from Arizona.

Nemo

"@Penny Stover and others who cite the California apocalypse: What a cop-out. Your perceived moral authority by virtue of living outside California is a totally ineffective way to defend Arizona. Please argue your position on the laws' merits.


Posted by: Paul Thornton | May 12, 2010 at 03:15 PM"

Au Contraire, Mr. Thornton. Penny Stover is right to point out that the California apocalypse is the result of California's failed political class, it's failed ideology, and it's failure to obey federal law.

This failed political class has wasted the incredible resources of California and has brought it to bankruptcy. California is the new Greece.

It is the merit of those laws that are in debate here, and California as a failed state, has absolutely no moral authority to impose it's failed ideology on any other state.

Your attempt at being thought police, is also interesting. And it FAILS, too.

Bringing it to light

Here is a recently reviewed law in CA-gosh does this sound familiary or what???!!??

California Penal Code Section 834b

(a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully
cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.
(b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following:
(1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and
place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status.
(2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or leave the United States.
(3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal status and provide any additional information that may be requested by any other public entity.
(c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly
prohibited.

Socorro Varela

An old Mexican proverb: "El miedo no anda en burro." Meaning that fear, as the fear that is now consuming 70% of white Arizonans and 60% of white Americans, does not travel on a donky. No, it is clear that the phobia that has siezed hold of all these white people is clearly traveling on an SST. Mexico once lost more than half of its territory to Americans doing exactly what the undocumneted are doing today. It is laudable that these Americans at least understand the consequences of their own actions. For it is they that opened pandora's box and allowed this situation to develope by over-indulging in birth control, abortion and more recently, mercy killing, euthanasia and homosexuality.
Guess who is filling the void they created?

Randy L.

"...codifies the whiteness..."

1) Waht a racist comment.
2) If whites had an ethnic studies course, you and the rest of the lame people, would call it racist. Why is it different for other people?

What a bunch of hypocrites writing for this rag.

Lee Ingram

Due to AZ new law, LA wishes to boycott the state. Well that is fine. That is your choice. It now seems that 9 other states have introduced a plan to craft legislation just like AZ new law.
Will LA boycott those states also. Soon LA will be all by its self dealing with no one.

Darrelb

Quite a snarky article, Thornton. Maybe you would like to explain to us why taxpayer dollars should be used to teach minority students that they are oppressed and exploited by "evil" white people. Basically, to teach one group of Americans to hate another group of Americans. Is that good for the country? Is that what you think America should be all about? Oh, yes, as a post-modern liberal I'm sure that is exactly what you think.

Gary

Go Arizona! California keep on taxing, I'm another business moving to Arizona! And in my best British Accent "Up yours"!

boochie

The schools can't even teach their students basic math and English yet they teach 'Ethnic Studies'? The Latino drop-out rate in the LA Unified School Distrct is over 60% while most of the ones 'graduating' are doing so at a 9th grade level. Just how successful are all those thousands of kids going to be?

Anonymous

My 2 kids went to Santa Monica public schools, excellent schools, academically, but they also DO teach Reconquista, the White Man is evil, the white man stole this land from the Mexicans etc. blame America first crowd, this is happening NOW in America, now in Ariz, now in Calif. I saw it and you saw it on film, the teacher in Los Angeles, LAUSD teacher, screaming "They Stole this land from YOU!!!!" with a devil voice like in the Exorcist. I saw it and you can google it too. I'm sure it is on all news channels, even the mainstream ones, because they BELIEVE this is true!!!! God help us all if schools are allowed to ban the American flag, ban American flag t shirts etc as was done in Calif recently. You all saw it. Wake up people!!! A young lady from Cuba who is now here and is a US citizen said it best:" America had better wake up and fight for our country!! don't just roll over and let Reconquista take place" she said. This is a Cuban American young adult. I heard her with my ears. Craig Wilson LA Calif

Tim Bowman

Arizona has again identified a problem and derived a solution that does not deny anything to anyone - unless you are for the teaching of racism, subversion, and sedition in our schools.

Brenda

Wow first of all the LA Times staff should probably A) have their facts straight and B) have someone proof read before posting.... its's called Ethnic Studies moron not Ethic Studies but what do I know, I'm just some dumb ass that lives in Arizona.

I'm pretty sure California has enough of its own issues with the assanine joke of a governor that you have, your ignorant political ruling class, bankrupt economy and your own illegal immigrant situation to deal with. But it appears you roll out the welcome wagon for illegal criminals, welcome unlimited numbers of anchor babies and social welfare recipients and drugs who cares about that in California.

Then again in California you let radicals who preach violence and spew anti-American hate speech teach in your classrooms. So why wouldn't you get your elitist nose out of joint over the fact that in Arizona we refuse to expose our childrend to Anti-American rantings and ravings in the classroom on our taxpayer dime.

I can honestly say I am thrilled to boycott California this summer and keep my vacation dollars at home supporting my community and my fellow citizens. I'll stay in AZ and mind my own business and hey California you stay home and mind your own business. How's that?

ZAZA

The MexicaNazi's wont be able to study and plot about La Raza taking back Aztlan (California, Arizona and New Mexico) on our taxpayer dime...boo hoo! Jan Brewer "You go girl"!!!

Peopeg

Brewer for President!

Unfortunately, there are no "public servants" in Caloifornia with courage to say to ILLEGAL immigration.

Why is LA Times always siding with ILLEGAL? Your reporting is so biased no wonder the readship is sinking like a rock.

Go read the SB1070! If you can read in English.

Legal residents and naturalized US citizen since 2002

quadbubbles

I think ALL spousal dependants should be banned from getting government benefits. They don't do any work for the state so why should they get money from the taxpayers?

wakeupcitizens

Here is the Ca law which is pretty much the same as the AZ law. It unfortunately is not enforced or used, but has been on the books for years.

California Penal Code 834b: 834b. (a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws. (b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following: (1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status.

Let's get started California....deport deport deport....load'em up and buss'em out of hear!!!!!!!!

 
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