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Sen. Cedillo says, 'This is the year' - Will eighth time be the charm for driver's license bill?
Sacramento Bee ^ | December 28, 2005 | Jim Sanders

Posted on 12/29/2005 3:33:05 PM PST by calcowgirl

Legislation to grant California driver's licenses to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants will be pushed in 2006 for the eighth year in a row - and this time the iron is hot for success, its author contends.

"The dynamics have changed dramatically, and in our favor," said Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles.

Cedillo said the new bill will be very similar to Senate Bill 60, vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in October.

California's political scene has shifted significantly since then, Cedillo said, citing three examples:

* All four of Schwarzenegger's government "reform" proposals were defeated in the Nov. 8 special election, prompting the governor to reach out to Democratic leaders.

* A shake-up of Schwarzenegger's top-level Cabinet elevated Republicans Fred Aguiar and Dan Dunmoyer, and Democrats Susan Kennedy and Daniel Zingale, all of whom Cedillo says are pragmatic, knowledgeable and not closed-minded on the issue.

* Even in conservative districts, voters are becoming less extremist, as evidenced by the recent Orange County election of state Sen. John Campbell, R-Irvine, over Jim Gilchrist to fill a vacant congressional seat, Cedillo said.

"This is the year," Cedillo said of prospects for his bill, which will be introduced when the Legislature reconvenes on Jan. 4.

(snip)

Supported by most Democratic lawmakers, Cedillo's push to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants has passed the Legislature each of the past six years but died in gubernatorial offices.

Gov. Gray Davis signed such legislation in 2003, but was recalled from office shortly thereafter, partly as a backlash to that decision.

Schwarzenegger, after succeeding Davis, persuaded the Legislature to repeal the bill before it became law.

Now two years later, Schwarzenegger may desire a closer rapport with Democratic leaders, but switching gears on SB 60 could backfire - especially in an election year, Mehlman said.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; cedillo; driverslicense; driverslicenses; immigrantlist; mexifornia; onebillgil; sb60

1 posted on 12/29/2005 3:33:09 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl
But Vince Sollitto, a spokesman for Schwarzenegger, said the governor remains opposed to the license law he vetoed and bases such decisions on public interest, not political considerations.
2 posted on 12/29/2005 3:33:30 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

This guy is such a broken record...


3 posted on 12/29/2005 3:34:34 PM PST by nj26
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To: All

One Bill Gil Strikes again!


4 posted on 12/29/2005 3:35:53 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy (Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish Freepers, too!)
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To: calcowgirl

Stay vigilent. The Leftists DO NOT give up.


5 posted on 12/29/2005 3:36:41 PM PST by Clock King ("How will it end?" - Emperor; "In Fire." - Kosh)
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To: calcowgirl
Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles.

This little traitor will never give up.

6 posted on 12/29/2005 3:38:00 PM PST by Jigsaw John
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; A CA Guy; ...

ping


7 posted on 12/29/2005 3:40:07 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: Jigsaw John

Hes no traitor. Hes serving HIS country quite well.


8 posted on 12/29/2005 3:41:09 PM PST by mthom
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To: calcowgirl

I've said it before. You don't need any proof of citizenship to vote in California. We also have 'motor-voter' here so when all these illegal immigrants register for their driver's licenses, they can simply check a box and they will be registered to vote. I don't believe the illegal-licenses will pass a vote of the people in this state if it comes up on our ballot. The dem politicians making it a law without the population voting is a real possibility though. I do believe, however, Arnold will veto it every time it comes before him---a blessing.


10 posted on 12/29/2005 3:48:17 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: calcowgirl
The stupidity of this effort by the (mostly) Democrats in the California legislature is demonstrated by a contradictory federal law. When California faces the loss of its billions of dollars in federal highway funds, these blow-hards will knuckle under. Big time.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: " 'Domestic' Dishonesty -- the Press and NSA 'Wiretaps' "

11 posted on 12/29/2005 3:48:23 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (A Freeper is quoted in the WashTimes' "Inside Politics." Article cited above appeared today.)
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To: calcowgirl

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.


12 posted on 12/29/2005 3:49:08 PM PST by American Quilter
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To: mthom

You are correct. My mistake.


13 posted on 12/29/2005 3:50:23 PM PST by Jigsaw John
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To: calcowgirl

I can see the "Great Pretender" going for this once he has no more elections to face. Wouldn't surprise me at all.


14 posted on 12/29/2005 3:53:55 PM PST by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: calcowgirl

This guy can't be termed out soon enough.


15 posted on 12/29/2005 3:55:33 PM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: calcowgirl; gubamyster
Damn those viper lefties keep striking!

Stay the course, California FReepers...just say NO!

16 posted on 12/29/2005 3:55:49 PM PST by kstewskis ("Go to your room!"....Dan Rowan to Dick Martin)
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To: calcowgirl
Allow me for the benefit of all who think Arnold will save us:

Schwarzenegger on Driver Licenses for illegal aliens during a January Interview with Univision:

We are right now in the middle of working very hard with Senator Cedillo. My staff and his staff. Everyone is working together. And we are absolutely positive that we will come up with a great bill. With his help and with my team's help, I think we will work it out. So there's, uh, really a good move forward.

Interviewer: How would you deal with more conservative members of the legislature...?

Schwarzenegger: Again, it's one of those things where we all have to get together and see that this is a good idea and this is the way to move forward. So, I am talking to my Republican friends all the time about it, and also to my Democratic friends. We will do it.

Washington Times, 3/02/04

"Our staffs have met, and they're working on this together," said Vincent Salido, spokesman for the Republican governor

Schwarzenegger on Driver Licenses for illegal aliens during a December 2003 Interview with Dan Weintraub:

Reporter: "You did say that to me when we talked one on one (Sept. 6, 2003) that you would consider a package deal that would have included a requirement of insurance for those people that are going to get the drivers license. That I know is something that you believe in. Do you also believe that all undocumented immigrants will be able to get a drivers license if they present insurance, if they have a background check, fingerprints?

Governor: "Absolutely...yes. This is what we are going to work on. This is what we are going to talk about, but right now the most important thing is to get this passed (the repeal of SB 60) so we can move to other issues. I think Senator Cedillo was extremely gracious and helpful with this whole thing. He is a great leader, he understood what would be the best thing for California; rather than just doing an immediate fix, but to make everybody happy. It doesn't make sense if the majority of Californians run around and hate the idea of undocumented immigrants having drivers licenses because there is no background check, because it doesn't solve the problem with insurance. Let's do it the right way, let's make every Californian happy and let's make the undocumented immigrants happy."


17 posted on 12/29/2005 3:56:54 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Carry_Okie
From the text of the article:
Schwarzenegger, in vetoing SB 60, said the bill was "premature and could undermine national security efforts to identify individuals who pose enormous risk to the safety of California."

Schwarzenegger added that California should not act on such matters until federal regulations are adopted for the Real ID Act.


18 posted on 12/29/2005 4:02:17 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: Americe_Love_it_Or_Leave_it

Spell check and preview post is your friend. I have to be reminded now and then myself.


19 posted on 12/29/2005 4:02:23 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: Czar

Someone needs to terminate Gil Seditious Cedillo.


20 posted on 12/29/2005 4:03:35 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: dynachrome

"Spell check and preview post is.." Or maybe "are" would work better. sheesh.


21 posted on 12/29/2005 4:04:02 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: calcowgirl
"Someone needs to terminate Gil Seditious Cedillo."

Nothing would please me more than to see this weasel along with his state, city and county co-weasels, all shipped to their country of primary allegiance--the rathole known as Mexico.

22 posted on 12/29/2005 4:15:24 PM PST by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Czar
BTTT!

Gil Cedillo is a Mexican politician, and he serves his master Vicente Fox. If Arnold doesn't stand up for California citizens, he'll be booted out, just like Gumby was.

23 posted on 12/29/2005 4:29:23 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: calcowgirl

Working HARD with this treasonous sonofabitch? WHY? Does Arnold wish to be a traitor too? Work hard to lock him UP! Guv.


24 posted on 12/29/2005 4:44:52 PM PST by Waco
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To: calcowgirl
Didn't Bush Jr. demand that a provision baring illegal alien licenses be removed from some recent legislation?
25 posted on 12/29/2005 4:47:43 PM PST by dagnabbit (Vicente Fox's opening line at the Mexico-USA summit meeting: "Bring out the Gimp!")
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To: calcowgirl
His repeated elections should tell us something about the "voters" in Kalifornicate.....

I've been forced to ignore ANY candidate of "minority or ethnic" background ---- unless they have PROVED their loyalty to protecting the Republic and the Constitution......

Most of our "minority" candidates have proved unreliable in both regards.....including women..

Semper Fi
26 posted on 12/29/2005 4:57:17 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Jigsaw John

Is this the guy who was the former member of MECHA, or is that somebody else?


27 posted on 12/29/2005 5:03:32 PM PST by SC33
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To: calcowgirl

Ya know, if AZ and NV (No hope for OR)would just put CA on notice that if they issue licenses to illegals they will no longer recognize CA licences in their states.........


(I know I'm dreaming, but it's a nice dream)


28 posted on 12/29/2005 5:06:30 PM PST by Chuckster (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoset)
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To: janetgreen
I doubt that Arnold can any longer be salvaged. I have polled quite a few of my conservative friends and, so far, there isn't a one who would vote for him again. Not one.

That includes me and five other votes in my family. We're done with him.

29 posted on 12/29/2005 5:06:41 PM PST by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: SC33
Is this the guy who was the former member of MECHA, or is that somebody else?

Yes, but you may be thinking of Cruz Bustamante (Lt. Gov) or Antonio Villaraigosa (Mayor of Los Angeles) who have been in the press more for their Mecha affiliations.

Villaraigosa and Cedillo have traveled the same path for decades. Both went to Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles and then to UCLA where they became activists, including MECHA. Both attended the People's College of Law (neither passing the bar or becoming a lawyer). Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez also comes from the same camp.

30 posted on 12/29/2005 5:30:04 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: Americe_Love_it_Or_Leave_it
This guy's issue seems to be to get Mexican voters drivers licenses.

Seems to me that's an ambition much better served in Mexico itself.

So, why doesn't he go back home?

31 posted on 12/29/2005 5:38:27 PM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: calcowgirl

Here we go again... Any idea when "One Bill Gil" is term limited out?


32 posted on 12/29/2005 6:05:01 PM PST by newzjunkey (Prayers for our Troops and those missing loved ones in the coming year.)
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To: newzjunkey

I believe it's going to be a while.
Didn't he just move from the Assembly to the Senate 3 years ago?


33 posted on 12/29/2005 6:26:24 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

And a Happy New Year to you...


34 posted on 12/29/2005 6:46:37 PM PST by tubebender (You can't make Chicken Soup from Chicken Poop...)
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To: calcowgirl
"The dynamics have changed dramatically, and in our favor," said Sen. Gil Cedillo

Time is on this anchor baby's side.

As generation after generation of the consequences of illegal immigration reach the age of franchise, they will send more and more with similar postures to the California Legislature.

The only factor that may eventually render this movement moot is if all Mexicans migrate from the old country to California before those holding US citizenship gain their inevitable majority in the Legislature.

35 posted on 12/29/2005 6:50:00 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: tubebender
And a Happy New Year to you...

LOL. And the same to you!

36 posted on 12/29/2005 7:08:21 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

"our" favor?


37 posted on 12/29/2005 7:09:10 PM PST by bigsigh
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To: Amerigomag
The only factor that may eventually render this movement moot is if all Mexicans migrate from the old country to California before those holding US citizenship gain their inevitable majority in the Legislature.

It seems to be only a matter of time.

38 posted on 12/29/2005 7:14:31 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl
* Even in conservative districts, VOTERS ARE BECOMING LESS EXTREMIST, as evidenced by the recent Orange County election of state Sen. John Campbell, R-Irvine, over Jim Gilchrist to fill a vacant congressional seat, Cedillo said.

Now, it has become extremism if a person wants to follow the word of the law. I don't believe voters are getting less extremists, I think the illegals are diluting the voter pool in the state of California. Thanks to people like One Bill Gil.

Someone like posted that Gil works for Vicente Fox. I think he is correct. I'd love to be able to trace all of Gil's bank accounts, legal and illegal, and see how much has been deposited by the corrupt Mexican government or maybe even a communist backed group.
39 posted on 12/29/2005 7:21:32 PM PST by antiunion person (Don't let anyone separate you from your hard earned money.)
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To: antiunion person
...or maybe even a communist backed group.

I think a historical look at his track record would place him in this vicinity.

40 posted on 12/29/2005 7:37:42 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: newzjunkey

Any idea when "One Bill Gil" is term limited out?

2010


41 posted on 12/29/2005 8:27:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: gubamyster

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Support our Minutemen Patriots!

Be Ever Vigilant ~ Bump!


42 posted on 12/30/2005 7:36:44 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie

Deport all criminal invaders ~ Bump!


43 posted on 12/30/2005 8:22:55 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Merry Christmas and happy new year to all our troops at home and abroad!!)
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To: Americe_Love_it_Or_Leave_it

Where do we sign to impeach or recall this anti-american bastard?


44 posted on 12/30/2005 8:59:12 AM PST by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Protest your local Home Depot.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

If they return ~ Hang 'em High ~ Bump!


45 posted on 12/30/2005 12:13:12 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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