Skip to comments.California Assemblyman (Haynes) Submits Initiative to Form "California Border Police"
Posted on 05/04/2005 11:39:08 AM PDT by StoneColdGOP
SACRAMENTO, CA: California State Assemblyman Ray Haynes (R-Riverside County) will submit language to the Attorney General tomorrow for a landmark statewide initiative that would establish a separate state police force to patrol Californias international border. Known as the California Border Police Initiative, the measure is the first of its kind in the nation.
The federal government has proven itself incapable of securing our borders, so it is time for Californians to step up and take matters into our own hands, said Assemblyman Haynes. This initiative establishes a separate and distinct state police force, much like the Highway Patrol, charged with enforcing immigration laws.
In neighboring Arizona, private citizens known as the Minutemen are patrolling the borders. Under the proposal by Assemblyman Haynes, Californias new Border Police would be trained and sworn peace officers who would supplement the work of federal border agents. The initiative also allows for the construction of new jail and prison facilities dedicated to housing illegal aliens who are apprehended by the California Border Police before they are turned over to the federal government for deportation. The initiative will need just under 600,000 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.
With three million illegal aliens here already and thousands more crossing the border every month, California is ground zero when it comes to illegal immigration, said Haynes. Hospital emergency rooms are closing, other public services are being stretched to the breaking point and we have over 48,000 illegal aliens in our prisons. In addition, our loosely controlled border presents terrorists with an easy entry point into our state and country. We cannot wait any longer for the feds to get the job done. We need to police our own border now.
In addition to submitting the language to the State Attorney General in preparation for a ballot measure campaign, Assemblyman Haynes is also introducing the measure as an Assembly Constitutional Amendment. The organization Rescue California, which gathered over 1.4 million signatures to recall Gray Davis in 2003, is preparing for a signature-gathering effort that would put the California Border Police Initiative on the June, 2006 ballot. A copy of the initiative along with a legal analysis of the states authority to enforce federal immigration law can be found at www.RescueCalifornia.com.
I'll vote for this!
One of the few in CA with the right views.
Uh... Any federal grants, or funding for this "crying, un-met need?"
Sounds like a good idea to me.
Since the Federal government sees its politics, as well as Afghanistan and Iraq, more important than the integrity of the US, it is time something happen!!
I see one big gotcha coming up that the ACLU is probably slavering over, and that is distinction between Federal and State laws.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Either post the California National Guard on the border, or seed the border with a few million "bouncing betty" anti-personnel landmines and the border will be secure.
Use the California State Police (who now only guard the govenor and state buildings to round up the illegals and then send them to the feds for deportation.
That's OK, however, as well have a blast making the "Big Government" federales look just exactly as stupid and out of sync with the People, as they are!!! (and even some employers who should know better, too)
Sounds like a good idea to me too. In fact disband the Federal progarm and use that money for the state program.
Maybe that will get W off the dime and do something about the border...
Although we don't have the money to pay for a state border police anyway. LOL
And of course, Ahnold does have the CA National Guard if he was reeeeeely concerned about the border...
It's time for the border states to send DC a bill for the costs of illegal aliens! hint, hint...
Sue the feds for NINE BILLION DOLLARS, Governor!
The organization Rescue California, which gathered over 1.4 million signatures to recall Gray Davis in 2003, is preparing for a signature-gathering effort that would put the California Border Police Initiative on the June, 2006 ballot. A copy of the initiative along with a legal analysis of the states authority to enforce federal immigration law can be found at www.RescueCalifornia.com.
Note to readers: Without SIGNIFICANT cross-over voting to recall Davis, it would not have been successful. D/L's for illegals was one of the top 3 motivators to recall Davis. Also, the recall of Gray Davis was the FIRST SUCCESSFUL recall in CA's history... Remember, by 2006, if the radical lobbyists have their way, illegals WILL BE VOTING. Soooooooooooo.. I'll be passing the word on this one.
"as well have a blast" should have read "as we'll have a blast," obviously!!!
The Villagers are coming over the hill with Tar and Feathers...
I think this is awesome! I'm trying to cobble up some kind of ping list for this one :)
There is still hope for intelligent leadership in CA, people!
Way to go California.
Sounds like another big bureaucracy to me...pensions, benefits, union, etc.
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