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Schwarzenegger Vetoes Calif. Driver's License Bill
Reuters ^ | 22 September 2004 | Staff

Posted on 09/22/2004 7:31:32 PM PDT by JackelopeBreeder

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed illegal immigrants to get a state driver's license.

The move was expected after Schwarzenegger cited security concerns in opposing the legislation, which had been proposed by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.

"One of the most important duties of the governor of a state is to protect its citizens," Schwarzenegger wrote in his veto message.

"Determining the true identity and history of an individual is a key component of that protection. This bill does not adequately address the security concerns that my Department of Homeland Security and I have and I cannot support it," he wrote.

In his drive last year to recall Gov. Gray Davis, Schwarzenegger campaigned hard against a similar law that approved driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, winning popular support for his stand.

After Schwarzenegger was sworn in as governor last January, state lawmakers repealed the license law.

Nunez, a Democrat from Los Angeles, was expected to issue a statement later on Wednesday, a spokesman said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ab2895; aliens; callegislation; cedillo; driverslicence; driverslicense; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; immigration; napalminthemorning; veto
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1 posted on 09/22/2004 7:31:33 PM PDT by JackelopeBreeder
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To: B4Ranch; madfly; FITZ; Reaganwuzthebest; hsmomx3; Joe Hadenuf; 4Freedom; Ajnin; Marine Inspector; ..

Ping! And let the yammering commence!


2 posted on 09/22/2004 7:32:38 PM PDT by JackelopeBreeder (Proud to be a mean-spirited and divisive loco gringo armed vigilante terrorist cucaracha!)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Not conservative enough???


3 posted on 09/22/2004 7:34:17 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (http://www.drunkenbuffoonery.com/mboards/)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Good start.


4 posted on 09/22/2004 7:34:30 PM PDT by tioga
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Thank god. I think if he were to sign that, the folks here in California would have yet another new Gov. in the next few months.


5 posted on 09/22/2004 7:35:07 PM PDT by cocopopcrazy
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To: Lunatic Fringe

6 posted on 09/22/2004 7:35:49 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Veto of the Terrorist Driver's License bill,
signed into law bill against sex with a corpse. Not bad!


7 posted on 09/22/2004 7:35:58 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

He has more stuff to veto, but this one is a biggie.


8 posted on 09/22/2004 7:35:59 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

WAY TO GO GOVERNOR!!!! I can hear the girlie men crying from here.


9 posted on 09/22/2004 7:37:39 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Nice move..Conan the Common Sense Governor..(yeah..that is lame..what do you expect on a wednesday nite?)


10 posted on 09/22/2004 7:38:17 PM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Maybe Governor Schwarzeneggar can show President Bush how to use the VETO PEN.


11 posted on 09/22/2004 7:38:21 PM PDT by xrp (Executing assigned posting duties flawlessly -- ZERO mistakes)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
More detail from the Associated Press:

?Schwarzenegger vetoes license bill for illegal immigrants

12 posted on 09/22/2004 7:39:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Atta boy!


13 posted on 09/22/2004 7:41:30 PM PDT by Samwise (Kerry's convoluted speaking style correlates with his convoluted thought processes.)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

YES!how refreshing - a politician who does what he says.


14 posted on 09/22/2004 7:41:52 PM PDT by avital2
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Way to go Arnold....setting the right example.


15 posted on 09/22/2004 7:42:58 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: JackelopeBreeder

GO ARNOLD!

Now post national guardsmen along the border to protect it and maybe the "must be born in the U. S." clause in running for President will be changed.

Why can't all politicians have that much backbone?


16 posted on 09/22/2004 7:43:00 PM PDT by schouston (Holy Katie, Matt, Al and Ann...Batman....this guys got balls!)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Nice! Now, with the veto pen in hand, on to the Sierra Conservancy. I don't want to hear "I'll be back." Do it now!


17 posted on 09/22/2004 7:45:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservatives)
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To: TheDon
He also last week vetoed a raise in the minimum wage and a bill that would have forced big box stores such as Wal Mart to file an economic impact report before building a store.
18 posted on 09/22/2004 7:48:43 PM PDT by socal_parrot (John Kerry is so 9/10.)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Surprises are nice, aren't they.

Keep up the good work, Gov. There's a lot more to be done.


19 posted on 09/22/2004 7:57:07 PM PDT by B4Ranch (´´Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the people´s liberty´s teeth.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

ping


20 posted on 09/22/2004 8:14:27 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster

What a relief.


21 posted on 09/22/2004 8:15:29 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Good. It's high time.


22 posted on 09/22/2004 8:18:02 PM PDT by Carry_Okie
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To: BurbankKarl

Agree, but half a loaf is still better than no slices at all.


23 posted on 09/22/2004 8:19:52 PM PDT by snooker (French Fried Flip Flopper still Flouncing, be careful out there.)
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To: xrp

From your lips to GWB's ear!!!


24 posted on 09/22/2004 8:21:08 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (You never know what you'll get when you troll through a newsroom with a phony document.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Not conservative enough???

Defineitely not.

25 posted on 09/22/2004 8:21:14 PM PDT by Carry_Okie
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Arnold has cajones.


26 posted on 09/22/2004 8:21:34 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (What did Kerry know and when did he know it?)
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To: snooker

well, in la la land, they dont need no stinking licenses!

1 out of 8 workers in CA are illegal...the cat is already out of the bag.


27 posted on 09/22/2004 8:23:27 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Nice to hear that. Go Ahnold!


28 posted on 09/22/2004 8:25:04 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Proud rabbit hater and killer)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
One Down.

Now for the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Arnold. VETO!
29 posted on 09/22/2004 8:26:28 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Arnold is doing good, repealed bad license law, great speech at RNC, vetoes Redskin nickname bill, now this. Keep up the good work Arnold


30 posted on 09/22/2004 8:26:58 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Not conservative enough???

Not conservative at all.

What is it about the word "ILLEGAL" you don't understand.
The bill should have never been entertained... just more wasted State resources.

31 posted on 09/22/2004 8:29:25 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: TheEaglehasLanded

Arnold could not be doing any better.
Unfortunately with the idiots in the legislature, that might not be good enough.


32 posted on 09/22/2004 8:30:15 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: BurbankKarl
Lived there for 15 years, San Jose. But as you say the cats out, so we have to deal with it. Auhnold may be trying. You can't reverse 40 years of damage in one stroke. Maybe I would try but it wouldn't succeed. To many dim voters at stake.
33 posted on 09/22/2004 8:34:44 PM PDT by snooker (French Fried Flip Flopper still Flouncing, be careful out there.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
He does support Bush's amnesty plan. He knows that he couldn't sign the bill since it was what cost Grayout Davis his job. Being a RINO doesn't make him stupid.
34 posted on 09/22/2004 8:38:17 PM PDT by radicalamericannationalist (Kurtz had the right answer but the wrong location.)
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To: calcowgirl
What is it about the word "ILLEGAL" you don't understand.

Well if I am reading this right, Arnold vetoed this bill- he didn't introduce it.

35 posted on 09/22/2004 8:39:19 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (http://www.drunkenbuffoonery.com/mboards/)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
Terminated

Next!

36 posted on 09/22/2004 8:46:20 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: DoughtyOne; FairOpinion; Ernest_at_the_Beach
He's signing the damn thing (The Sierra-Nevada Conservancy)at 9:30 AM in Colfax, CA, at a railroad depot signing ceremony with a few "Born Again Pagan" GANG-GREEN EnvironMentalists in attendance, which is most appropriate as it's nothing but a "railroad job" by a very narrow, but very powerful special interest group headed by Robert Kennedy, Jr!!! (the Natural Resources Defense Council)

I watched the sunset on the last day of freedom in the Sierra-Nevada tonight, the last day of our Sierran Region not being in Arnold Schwarzenegger's huge BOX!!!

37 posted on 09/22/2004 8:50:42 PM PDT by SierraWasp (FreeRepublic.com = A horde of Buckheads! cBS = A handful of Buttheads!!! Truth over Deception!!!)
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To: gubamyster

Surprised he didn't fold. He must still be all pumped up from the RNC. We should have elected McClintock...then we wouldn't have had to worry about which side Ahnold will go to.

Bump for the gun grabber pic.


38 posted on 09/22/2004 8:56:35 PM PDT by 1_Inch_Group
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Gil Cedillo was the main force behind this bill, not Nunez.


41 posted on 09/22/2004 9:17:15 PM PDT by John Jorsett (Kerry-Edwards: FORGING AHEAD)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
OMG! He signed a bill stopping criminals that are in our country illegally from getting drivers licenses!!!!

What a guy. We should be heaping praise on Arnold. That must have take a lot of guts. Boy, he really doesn't mess around.

Go team!

42 posted on 09/22/2004 9:20:02 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Mount Athos

Remember the idiots that voted or chose not to vote that put the idiots in the legislature. ;-)


43 posted on 09/22/2004 9:24:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: blahdeblah

http://www.mexidata.info/id272.html

September 7, 2004

Mexico City — Members of the Assembly of California have asked the Mexican Senate (sic) to beseech Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign the bill so that almost 2 million undocumented Mexicans can obtain driver’s licenses that would serve as identification...

...Marco Antonio Firebaugh, said that the governor “is the one who has the ability to make it law, to give this right to Mexicans, whether they have settled in California or not... We want the Mexican people to know that the measure is on his desk... However it is now September and he has not responded whatsoever, although we will insist on approval of the bill, basically so that illegal migrants can have access to education and health services in the U.S..."

Assemblywoman Cindy Montañez, from the San Fernando Valley, said that it is vital for Mexico to ask Schwarzenegger to approve this legislation "so that he would know that not only people of California, but an entire country is asking that he sign the bill."


44 posted on 09/22/2004 9:26:01 PM PDT by lonewacko_dot_com (http://lonewacko.com/blog)
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To: JackelopeBreeder

For all the doubters BUMP!


45 posted on 09/22/2004 9:28:27 PM PDT by ladyinred ("John Kerry reporting for spitball and typewriter duty.")
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To: JackelopeBreeder

Wow, I am impressed. I heard about that PC bill he vetoed, and now this!!!

I still am apprehensive about the people he's pardoned, from what I've read, it shouldn't have been done. Unless someone's got different (but accurate) info...


46 posted on 09/22/2004 9:33:25 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: JackelopeBreeder
A pleasant surprise.

Waytago, Arnold.

47 posted on 09/22/2004 9:38:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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RINOld must have gotten the message...

Sign the bill and you sign your political death warrant!!!

Any questions, RINOld?

Guess not,
since he vetoed the bill!

NYTOL!


48 posted on 09/22/2004 10:01:06 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi Travis,http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: BurbankKarl

Ya and they ride the bus here in OC, and pay in $ bills.


49 posted on 09/22/2004 10:03:38 PM PDT by markman46
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To: Lunatic Fringe

I'll give Gov. Arnold credit--he's been doing better than I thought he would!


50 posted on 09/22/2004 10:09:24 PM PDT by RockinRight (W stands for whoop-a**!!!)
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