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A State Border Patrol Wouldn't Be Out Of Bounds (George "Slumberin'" Skelton Alert)
Los Angeles Times ^
| George Skelton
Posted on 05/24/2005 12:52:26 AM PDT by goldstategop
"We conservatives believe government has one legitimate function public safety. Protecting the border is public safety."
The border police force also would enforce ignored laws that ostensibly forbid the hiring of illegal immigrants. For farm labor, Haynes supports a temporary guest worker program.
"People coming into this country now are exploited at every level," he says. "They're exploited by traffickers, they're exploited by a large chunk of employers, they're victims of crime they can't report because they're afraid of being caught."
Haynes is under no illusion that the Legislature will pass his measure. So he's aiming for a ballot initiative in June 2006.
"This is going to fly," predicts his campaign consultant, Dave Gilliard, "because it's not punitive. It's enforcing existing law."
It would not be the first time California has gotten out ahead of the rest of the country. And if nothing else, it might prod the feds into doing their job.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2006; aliens; borderpolice; bordersecurity; calborderpolice; georgeskelton; gop; illegalimmigration; losangelestimes; openborderslobby; rayhaynes
The Democrats are too afraid of pummelling Pedro by passing a California Border Police law. Voters will do it for Sacramento. Haynes' measure will fly as a ballot initiative in 2006 because it enforces existing law. And more to the point: it sends the feds a message - its time to seriously deal with the danger illegal immigration portends for the future of country. Its a national security issue. Heck, even a Lefty like George "Slumberin'" Skelton gets it. Its about time our Open Borders Lobby President in Washington gets it as well.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
The OBL freepers are gonna paint a target on your back.
posted on 05/24/2005 12:55:19 AM PDT
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