Skip to comments.Escondido council stops court fight on rental ordinance (Illegals)
Posted on 12/13/2006 10:18:50 PM PST by ArmstedFragg
In a significant turnaround, the Escondido City Council announced Wednesday night that it has halted its efforts to defend in court a city ordinance that would punish landlords for renting to illegal immigrants.
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Escondido moves to 'Plan B'.
Here's the statement..
The city's paying 90 grand of the plaintiff's legal fees.
I recently read somewhere that some town was going to charge groups like the ACLU $20,000 just to challenge the law. Sounds good to me. The ought to make it a million or more.
The TRO was pretty much just a cut-and-paste from the plaintiff's brief.
This looked like a problem move, from the outset. Jurisdictions in California and elsewhere are taking actions which will probably meet legal tests.
Costa Mesa and Orange County are checking status of arrestees.
One of the other rental ordinances in a less liberal jurisdiction is far more likely to withstand challenge.
California's pretty much a lost cause for any non-leftist issue in Federal Court because of the 9th's history.
Ultimately, the question of how far local government can go to control slumlords will reach the Supremes, and it's better that it get there after such an ordinance is upheld by the lower courts.
Meanwhile, in Escondido, the Open Borders crowd is partying-down. (See comments on the article) Darned irritating gloating... but not unexpected, their little minds can't see past the headline.
That's exactly how the ACLU scum make their money
The ACLU is out of control. They need to stopped and now. The are thwarting the will of the citizens nationwide. It's a war and they are the enemy.
Posted on 12/12/2006 9:36:12 PM PST by ckilmer
Illegal aliens murder
12 Americans daily
Death toll in 2006 far overshadows total
U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq, Afghanistan
By Joseph Farah
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
WASHINGTON While the military "quagmire" in Iraq was said to tip the scales of power in the U.S. midterm elections, most Americans have no idea more of their fellow citizens men, women and children were murdered this year by illegal aliens than the combined death toll of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan since those military campaigns began.
Though no federal statistics are kept on murders or any other crimes committed by illegal aliens, a number of groups have produced estimates based on data collected from prisons, news reports and independent research.
Twelve Americans are murdered every day by illegal aliens, according to statistics released by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. If those numbers are correct, it translates to 4,380 Americans murdered annually by illegal aliens. That's 21,900 since Sept. 11, 2001.
Total U.S. troop deaths in Iraq as of last week were reported at 2,863. Total U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan during the five years of the Afghan campaign are currently at 289, according to the Department of Defense.
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But the carnage wrought by illegal alien murderers represents only a fraction of the pool of blood spilled by American citizens as a result of an open border and un-enforced immigration laws.
While King reports 12 Americans are murdered daily by illegal aliens, he says 13 are killed by drunk illegal alien drivers for another annual death toll of 4,745. That's 23,725 since Sept. 11, 2001.
While no one in or out of government tracks all U.S. accidents caused by illegal aliens, the statistical and anecdotal evidence suggests many of last year's 42,636 road deaths involved illegal aliens.
A report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Study found 20 percent of fatal accidents involve at least one driver who lacks a valid license. In California, another study showed that those who have never held a valid license are about five times more likely to be involved in a fatal road accident than licensed drivers.
Statistically, that makes them an even greater danger on the road than drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked and nearly as dangerous as drunk drivers.
King also reports eight American children are victims of sexual abuse by illegal aliens every day a total of 2,920 annually.
Based on a one-year in-depth study, Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute of Atlanta estimates there are about 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States who have had an average of four victims each. She analyzed 1,500 cases from January 1999 through April 2006 that included serial rapes, serial murders, sexual homicides and child molestation committed by illegal immigrants.
As the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. increases, so does the number of American victims.
According to Edwin Rubenstien, president of ESR Research Economic Consultants, in Indianapolis in 1980, federal and state correctional facilities held fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens. But at the end of 2003, approximately 267,000 illegal aliens were incarcerated in all U.S. jails and prisons.
While the federal government doesn't track illegal alien murders, illegal alien rapes or illegal alien drunk driving deaths, it has studied illegal aliens incarcerated in U.S. prisons.
In April 2005, the Government Accountability Office released a report on a study of 55,322 illegal aliens incarcerated in federal, state, and local facilities during 2003. It found the following:
"While the vast majority of illegal aliens are decent people who work hard and are only trying to make a better life for themselves and their families, (something you or I would probably do if we were in their place), it is also a fact that a disproportionately high percentage of illegal aliens are criminals and sexual predators," states Peter Wagner, author of a new report called "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration." "That is part of the dark side of illegal immigration and when we allow the 'good' in we get the 'bad' along with them. The question is, how much 'bad' is acceptable and at what price?"