Skip to comments.Anti-illegal Immigration Measure Makes San Bernardino(CA) Ballot(Council Votes Today)
Posted on 05/15/2006 12:07:23 PM PDT by kellynla
LOS ANGELES A San Bernardino measure that would prohibit landlords from renting to illegal immigrants and force day laborers to prove legal residency to work has qualified for a special election, a city official said Thursday. The minimum 2,216 valid signatures had been counted, setting the stage for an election, said San Bernardino City Clerk Rachel Clark.
Joseph Turner, an anti-illegal immigration activist who sponsored the initiative, said it would show cities that they have the power to combat illegal immigration.
Turner said the initiative specifically aimed to circumvent a Supreme Court ruling prohibiting public schools from asking students for proof of legal residency.
If an undocumented family can't live in the city, they can't send their children to public schools, he said.
The proposal also would ban taxpayer funded day labor centers, mandate that city business be in English and deny permits to businesses hiring illegal immigrants. In most cases, violators would be fined $1,000.
Nationwide, cities are dealing differently with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants, a majority of whom are Hispanic. While some cities have built day labor centers and declared themselves immigrant sanctuaries, others have used city ordinances to arrest day laborers and voted to have their police officers enforce immigration law.
When a special election might be called was unknown. The City Council can first decide to approve the measure without alteration, said Clark.
If the council rejects it, a special citywide election must be held in 90 to 135 days.
Calls Thursday afternoon to the office of Mayor Patrick Morris were not immediately returned.
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woohoo gooooooo San Bernardino
Must be old data, I'd estimate about 60%.
About six years old if it's census data.
Hard to stop them in California thanks to Clinton's motor voter fraud.
well lets not confuse illegals with Californians of Hispanic ancestry...
if you know any Hispanic California natives, you would know that they are the most anti-illegal alien contingent in the state.
The illegals not only take their jobs, lower the wage scales but also lower the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
I just voted "no." And so did 89% of the other respondents.
Drive through there and you'd think it was 90%.
Huh? Are you on the city council and this was voted down? That stinks.
Oops, sorry. Somehow my post got on the wrong thread!
I hope it passes and gets quickly cloned throughout the state.
"The proposal also would ban taxpayer funded day labor centers, mandate that city business be in English and deny permits to businesses hiring illegal immigrants. In most cases, violators would be fined $1,000. "
I hope it passes! TAXPAYERS fund centers for the invaders?
Sounds like this measure has too many clauses, pro-illegal immigrants will go judge shopping and have this measure stopped dead in it's tracks.
Man is this guy naive. The rules are only as good as your willingness to enforce them. San Diego has kids who physically reside in Mexico and who cross the border each day to attend school. They register using addressses of friends/relatives/whatever, and nobody ever checks. I've heard that the schools down near the border had attendence fall off 25% in the days after 9/11 temporarily barred entry.
"Man is this guy naive"
Yep, as is GWB, this whole mess could have been alleviated and resolved had Bush sealed the borders, fined employers and deported 18 million illegals instead of the six million his administration proudly admits.
If this passes, then we can hope the enforcement will be done. Without it, no chance at all. So a net positive.
I can understand your frustration and skepticism, John. But, I assure you that I am not naive.
One of the purposes of this initiative is to provide an example or template, if you will, of some of the things that can be done at the local level by those who have the political will and desire to do so.
There are many issues at play with this initiative and I would be more than willing to go into it in greater detail.
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