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[CA] Assembly OKs bill allowing illegal immigrants to get licenses
AP ^ | 9/8/5 | STEVE LAWRENCE

Posted on 09/08/2005 10:33:18 AM PDT by SmithL

SACRAMENTO -- Another attempt to allow illegal immigrants to qualify for California driver's licenses is one step from the governor's desk and a likely veto after a heated Assembly debate that included charges of racism.

Lawmakers voted 42-34 late Wednesday to approve a bill by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, that would allow undocumented immigrants to get licenses that would have to be of a different design or color than standard licenses and would not be widely recognized as valid identification documents.

The bill's supporters said the measure would implement federal security requirements and improve highway safety by requiring that license applicants pass a driving test and by making them eligible to get auto insurance.

"It's vital that we all take responsibility for ensuring that all drivers are educated, tested and licensed," said Assemblyman Ron Calderon, D-Montebello. "Trained, tested and insured drivers enhance public safety for all of us."

But opponents said the bill amounted to rewarding illegal behavior by immigrants who burden the state's schools and hospitals.

"We're talking about people who broke into this country," said Assemblyman Jay La Suer, R-La Mesa.

"The reward is not the driver's license," replied Assemblyman Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont. "People come to this country for the jobs and a better opportunity."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; california; cedillo; driverslicense; illegal; immigrantlist; montebello; roncalderon; sb60
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When will this Run-Amok Legislature finally adjourn?
1 posted on 09/08/2005 10:33:21 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Arnold better veto this too!


2 posted on 09/08/2005 10:34:03 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: SmithL

The people are as much to blame as anyone. They need to vote them out ASAP.


3 posted on 09/08/2005 10:36:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: SmithL
They never learn. But the libs here could care less about public opinion. They needed to placate their two most powerful constituencies: gays and the open borders lobby.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
4 posted on 09/08/2005 10:37:25 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: SmithL

Never, why should they? The voters let them get away with it. How many of you called your assemblymen/women yesterday to voice your opposition of this bill? I did. I also called all the transportation committee who first voted on it.


5 posted on 09/08/2005 10:37:55 AM PDT by sheana
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To: SmithL

Another veto for One-Bill Gil (Cedillo).


6 posted on 09/08/2005 10:37:59 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: goldstategop

Is there any Left Wing lobby that the Cal legislature does not pander to?


7 posted on 09/08/2005 10:38:26 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: SmithL
a heated Assembly debate that included charges of racism.

Racism? What a shock. See my tagline.

8 posted on 09/08/2005 10:38:40 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: sheana

Politicans listen on to those who contribute the most to their war chests. I (sadly) gave up on my representatives a couple of years ago. (I had been a once a week caller for several years.)


9 posted on 09/08/2005 10:41:16 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Boycotting movies since 1988)
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To: moehoward

"Arnold better veto this too!"

He will, but what will you do after he's gone ?

WE THE PEOPLE need to make fundamental changes in how this State is to run.

Arnold will do much, though his props if there is no other way, but we have to get rid of these legislators who just refuse to do the will of the people.


10 posted on 09/08/2005 10:41:47 AM PDT by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling. ")
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To: SmithL
The process of pandering to special interests continues.
(Yawn!)

They send up a radical bill. The Gov. vetoes it. Nothing gets done. The legislators get more special interest $$$.

It is a truly remarkable example of government wheel spinning and waste.

Hey, but I'm glad the MSM is on the case, exposing this fraudulent routine. (NOT!) And they riduculed the Gov. for suggesting a part-time legislature? Yeah, I can see these guys and gals are doing really, really important work up there! /sar
11 posted on 09/08/2005 10:41:52 AM PDT by Wiseghy (Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will. Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: SmithL

Ya know I can't believe the good folks in Pasadena, San Marino and South Pasadena voted for this clown, Cedillo???
There must be someone in the district with half a brain to run against this clown!!!

I know the Mexican-American native Californians are OUTRAGED by all these illegals running around unabated!
These illegals are taking away their jobs, ruining the neighborhoods and pulling down the wage scales!!!


12 posted on 09/08/2005 10:42:04 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: moehoward

He says he will. When he came into office he veto this and the gay marriage bill.

Two years later the legislature gives him similar bills against the will of the people.


13 posted on 09/08/2005 10:43:23 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: proudofthesouth

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Why do you think they listen to the special interest groups? They are small but very loud. We need to do the same. Let our voices be heard and not be defeatists.


14 posted on 09/08/2005 10:43:23 AM PDT by sheana
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To: SmithL

Can you say,"MOTOR VOTER?"


15 posted on 09/08/2005 10:44:40 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; A CA Guy; ...

ping


16 posted on 09/08/2005 10:46:05 AM PDT by gubamyster
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I hope CA FReepers contact this idiot's office and voice their outrage!!!!

State Senate District 22
Gil Cedillo

State Capitol, Room 5100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4022
Fax: (916) 445-0413


17 posted on 09/08/2005 10:47:00 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: SmithL

Where can I live where it's sane?


18 posted on 09/08/2005 10:48:16 AM PDT by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: SmithL

The congressperson was offended and bigotry and racism hung in the room. Why, for calling a spade a spade?
Would they prefer foreign criminal? Those who break the law are considered criminals in most societies.
And if they succeed in rewarding these folks, you can bet the flow will increase, and eventually they'll be allowed to vote.
What would be next?


19 posted on 09/08/2005 10:50:55 AM PDT by Straight8 (Humpty Dumpty was pushed!(That's my conspiracy theory, and I'm Stickin' to it))
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To: SmithL

The congressperson was offended and bigotry and racism hung in the room. Why, for calling a spade a spade?
Would they prefer foreign criminal? Those who break the law are considered criminals in most societies.
And if they succeed in rewarding these folks, you can bet the flow will increase, and eventually they'll be allowed to vote.
What would be next?


20 posted on 09/08/2005 10:53:41 AM PDT by Straight8 (Humpty Dumpty was pushed!(That's my conspiracy theory, and I'm Stickin' to it))
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