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Cedillo KPLS Transcript on Spanish Radio (Schwarzenegger and licenses for undocumented
Save Our License/stateS ^ | March 17, 2004M

Posted on 03/17/2004 9:54:57 PM PST by misunderestimated

Senator Cedillo's comments on SB 1160

Radio host: Respect the Sombrero, the huaraches (leather sandals). But, they don't want to respect us, senator, they don't want to give us licenses. How is this bill coming along, the driver's license bill?

Senator Cedillo: As far as the governor is concerned, everything is all right. We are working hard together. We have an agreement with the governor. There are three important points [that make up this] agreement. One, the governor and I want to give a driver's license to all the immigrants that live in California [and] work here, undocumented people, those who are in the process of legalizing their status. Everyone.

Radio host: Everyone?

Senator Cedillo: Undocumented people, those who are in the process [of legalizing their status]-everyone. That is the first point. Second, we want to give the same license that everyone has.

Radio host: So, no marks? It won't be marked?

Senator Cedillo: That's right. It won't have a different color, no different numbers or letters...

Radio host: So, the governor's office is in agreement with not marking the licenses?

Senator Cedillo: Yes, because he says, "Gil, I am an immigrant."

Radio host: Oh, that's great. He should not forget that.

Senator Cedillo: And the third point is we want to give it as quickly as possible. Why? Because outside of the Capitol, there are politicians, radio hosts on the AM dial...

Radio host: John and Ken.

Senator Cedillo: Yes, exactly. Juan y Ken, Juanito y Ken, who attack our community daily.

Radio host: They say they are ready to pressure Arnold Schwarzenegger so he won't approve your plans and thereby spoil both of your [efforts] to give licenses. Do you think they will be able to do that, senator?

Senator Cedillo: There are more than 70% of voters who today don't want to give any rights, privileges, or responsibilities...

Radio host: How are we going to convince them? How are we going to convince the voters that they need to do it?

Senator Cedillo: I think that, I believe that with this new proposal, [which includes] verification, insurance, Schwarzenegger's strong support [and], possibly, the White House's support, we will be able to present a new law that will be acceptable for all Californians.

Radio host: And like you say, we have to hurry, otherwise John and Ken and other people who are against the licenses will win. When will you be able to present the bill [and get approval] on the California State Assembly floor?

Senator Cedillo: It's difficult to say today because we are working on difficult points. Schwarzenegger and I, and our teams are looking into a new computer that will create a new database. We are also talking to the insurance [industry] to figure out what we can do to give insurance to all the new undocumented drivers. We are working on these points daily. We are looking at the system that the Mexican Consulate has in place, the verification system they [rely on] to furnish the Consular IDs.

Radio host: Senator, we are running out of time. Senator Cedillo is working on a new bill, SB 1160, which will become law, so undocumented immigrants can finally get their license, but we have a bunch of enemies out there. They say, threaten that even though Gil Cedillo and Schwarzenegger are working separately to convince legislators in the California State Assembly to give drivers' licenses to undocumented people-here comes the opposition [and] they don't want us to have drivers licenses. They are against security on California roads and that's the plain truth. What do you say, senator, about all of this? And, please tell us more about the same machine that we need, which the Mexican Consulate is using to make the documents fool proof.

Senator Cedillo: Exactly. It is possible that we will use the Mexican verification process and other countries from Central America, Europe, China will do the same.

Radio host: And when will all this be ready? You tell us that you can't give us a date today, but the ultra conservatives, John and Ken, and others are applying pressure-they don't want to make California roads safer by giving undocumented drives the ability to learn the rules and get insurance. How is this war [playing out]?

Senator Cedillo: They are irresponsible.

Radio host: Yes, they are. It's John and Ken and there are other stations in San Diego and Sacramento that have their way of seeing things. They want to politically drown our community, but it is irresponsible.

Senator Cedillo: And, good news. The politicians that are using this as a campaign issue did not win.

Radio host: Do you have a majority [of the votes] in the Assembly? Senator, do you and Arnold have a majority to win?

Senator Cedillo: Schwarzenegger says that he has Republican votes, per our agreement, but it is difficult. We are working every day to get the votes we need in the Legislature. Schwarzenegger says he has about half a dozen and we have all the Democrats.

Radio host: Oh, that's great. Mr. Medina wants to ask you a question.

Mr. Medina: I just want to say one thing. I want to clarify something. Someone, who may face this problem, this is just in anticipation, someone who is asking for their driver's license and who has a criminal record in Mexico or China. What will happen then?

Senator Cedillo: We will have an agreement between Mexico, California, Bill Lockyer, [and] the police. We will have a verification process. It is possible that we will use the same system that is used to issue the Consular IDs.

Radio host: Right. Exactly. People who had problems in Mexico will not be able to apply for it. So, why bother applying? Well, senator, we are right along side you in this fight.

Senator Cedillo: Your support is very important. I am not concerned about the driver's license bill or my work with Schwarzenegger. My concern lies with the [voters'] reaction in November. Why? Because with a popular vote they can change any law I write.

Radio host: Right, of course.

Senator Cedillo: So, the fight will be ongoing even when you and Schwarzenegger pass a law to give drivers licenses? These people will turn it into a popular referendum.

Radio host: Well, thank you, senator.

Senator Cedillo: I will work for this all my life...until I die.

Radio host: Yes, we know. We are your cheerleaders.

Senator Cedillo: I have an understanding with my wife and with my community.

Radio host: Thank you, senator, for working so hard.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; california; cedillo; driverslicense; governor; illegals; license; radiovisa; schwarzenegger; undocumented
"We are also talking to the insurance [industry] to figure out what we can do to give insurance to all the new undocumented drivers. "

"Give"??? What does that mean?

1 posted on 03/17/2004 9:54:58 PM PST by misunderestimated
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To: misunderestimated
Bump
2 posted on 03/17/2004 9:59:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ... Support Our Troops! ... Thrash the demRats in November!!! ... Beat BoXer!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
OK, so who's going to start the recall?
3 posted on 03/17/2004 10:02:18 PM PST by McGavin999 (Evil thrives when good men do nothing!)
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To: McGavin999
No comment. lol
4 posted on 03/17/2004 10:07:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ... Support Our Troops! ... Thrash the demRats in November!!! ... Beat BoXer!!!)
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To: misunderestimated
Just E-Mailed to John & Ken, I'm sure they will be interested!!!
5 posted on 03/17/2004 10:13:57 PM PST by Mike Darancette (General - Alien Army of the Right (AAOTR))
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To: McGavin999
Agreed. AAAAHHHHNOLD should be on notice that this is a line that cannot be crossed. He should know that if he signs any legislation which in any way grants a CDL to illegal aliens no matter how many hoops they have to jump through, that the recall drive will start the very next day.

Keep in mind that this effort is not about Driver's licenses; It's about doing an end run around the Constitutional requirement for citizenship for VOTING vis-a-vis the Motor Voter Act.

If they get this through the with AAAAAHHHHHHNOLD's signature, it's all over for California---er I mean Mexifornia.
6 posted on 03/17/2004 10:49:17 PM PST by rottndog (woof!)
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To: misunderestimated
For anyone who is interested, there is a related article on FOX website, regarding infiltration and influence of local and state governments by an agency sponsored by the Mexican government and ordered by Vincente Fox, himself! Really scary stuff!
7 posted on 03/17/2004 10:53:44 PM PST by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,...for without victory there is no survival. -Churchill)
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To: misunderestimated
What that means is there's big money helping this. Perhaps a boycott might be in order.

This transcript appears on John and Ken's site; see this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1100087/posts for more comments.

Just to reiterate what appears on that thread: Schwarzenegger himself hasn't made a statement on whether he's working with Cedillo. However, it doesn't hurt to give Arnold a call. Nothing anyone says will dissuade Gil Cedillo from his quest, so Arnold's probably the person you should contact.

Please contact Arnold and politely let him know what you think:

Phone: 916-445-2841

Fax: 916-445-4633

governor@governor.ca.gov

http://www.governor.ca.gov/state/govsite/gov_contacts.jsp
8 posted on 03/17/2004 11:01:13 PM PST by lonewacko_dot_com (http://lonewacko.com/blog)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
"Please contact Arnold and politely let him know what you think: "

BWWWWAAAAHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

lot of good it will do.

That RINO probably has already cut a deal.
9 posted on 03/17/2004 11:04:36 PM PST by rottndog (woof!)
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To: McGavin999
OK, so who's going to start the recall?

That was going to be by question. If Arnold thinks he's going to get away with this, he's a lot dumber than I thought. I supported him because of his promise to repeal that idiotic license legislation, but I'll be the first to admit I was wrong about him if he goes ahead with this.

10 posted on 03/17/2004 11:07:31 PM PST by giotto
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
I heard on John & Ken today that if this bill passes and Arnold signs it, it's considered an "emergency measure" that goes into effect immediately (due to "dangerous roads") and it will be referendum-proof for TWO YEARS.

Must not happen!!! I hope Arnold realizes that if he signs it many of the Republicans who decided to give him a chance won't be voting for him again...
11 posted on 03/17/2004 11:20:20 PM PST by GOPrincess
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To: giotto
Seriously, though, shouldn't someone start a "RECALL ARNOLD"
thread so we could get the ball rolling? If we wait until the inks on the paper, it's too late.

They are putting and "urgency" clause in the bill which will immunize it from referendum. This is total sleaze. They know by at least 3 to 1 the people of California are opposed to this, so they are attempting once again to thwart the expressed will of the people.

The mere fact that the guv refuses even to comment on the urgency clause tells me that this goose is already cooked.

I think the only real arrow we still have in our quill is the Son Of 187 initiative which is in the works for the November election. Still needs several hundred thousand sig's to get on the ballot, though. It needs to get more publicity.
12 posted on 03/17/2004 11:21:01 PM PST by rottndog (woof!)
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To: misunderestimated
"We are also talking to the insurance [industry] to figure out what we can do to give insurance to all the new undocumented drivers. "

"Give"??? What does that mean?"

It probably means, Calif. taxpayers are going to be paying for illegals auto insurance.
13 posted on 03/17/2004 11:29:35 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: misunderestimated
Radio host: So, the governor's office is in agreement with not marking the licenses?

Senator Cedillo: Yes, because he says, "Gil, I am an immigrant."

Damn, I thought he was the Governer,

Senator Cedillo: There are more than 70% of voters who today don't want to give any rights, privileges, or responsibilities...

"the governor and I want to give a driver's license to all the immigrants that live in California [and] work here, undocumented people, those who are in the process of legalizing their status. Everyone."

we want to give the same license that everyone has.

Thats so at the voting booths, no one can tell the voters ARE ALL ILLEGALS

Radio host: So, the governor's office is in agreement with not marking the licenses?

"Senator Cedillo: Yes, because he says, "Gil, I am an immigrant."

Radio host: And like you say, we have to hurry, otherwise John and Ken and other people who are against the licenses will win. When will you be able to present the bill [and get approval] on the California State Assembly floor?

Let's rush this through before the Californians can stop it.

Our state is being highjacked.

14 posted on 03/17/2004 11:45:46 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: misunderestimated
My concern lies with the [voters'] reaction in November.

These people will turn it into a popular referendum.

To Cedillo, we are "THOSE PEOPLE"

15 posted on 03/17/2004 11:52:23 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: rottndog
Go to the website http://www.Save187.com/ (the one this transcript from the radio show came from) and check out the info for a petition to
stop this bill. They need signatures for the petition.
16 posted on 03/17/2004 11:53:36 PM PST by misunderestimated
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To: Mike Darancette
Good idea.
17 posted on 03/17/2004 11:53:58 PM PST by misunderestimated
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To: singfreedom
Do you have a link? Better yet, has it been posted to FR?
18 posted on 03/17/2004 11:54:54 PM PST by misunderestimated
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To: misunderestimated
Already signed it. I just don't have several million dollars I can spend to override the partisan media and get the message out to enough people. This would/will pass overwhelmingly if enough people know about it.
19 posted on 03/18/2004 12:00:35 AM PST by rottndog (woof!)
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To: philetus
"THOSE PEOPLE" = THOSE OUTSIDE THE RACE.
20 posted on 03/18/2004 12:02:12 AM PST by rottndog (woof!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
Thanks. I did a search and didn't come up with anything.
21 posted on 03/18/2004 12:04:05 AM PST by misunderestimated
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To: rottndog
Seriously, though, shouldn't someone start a "RECALL ARNOLD" thread so we could get the ball rolling?

Good idea. If we wait until the license law is a done deal, by the time the new recall election came around, there would be millions of illegal aliens with California drivers licenses that are indistinguishable from those of legal residents.

How about a petition stating that the recall would be activated IF Schwarzenegger signs this bill. We could start collecting signatures immediately. I'll bet that would get his attention.

22 posted on 03/18/2004 2:24:54 AM PST by giotto
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To: misunderestimated
Sorry, mis, but I'm so computer illiterate I don't know how to post a link! It's in the lower portion of FOX's web page, labeled "Views", and the title is "Is Mexico Thwarting U.S. Immigration Enforcement". It is a very interesting commentary and if you could link it I would be very grateful. I'm sure others would be interested. I read it last night and had nightmares!
23 posted on 03/18/2004 10:33:30 AM PST by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,...for without victory there is no survival. -Churchill)
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