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Los Angeles Contradicts Its Own Official Policy; Mayor Villaraigosa Supports Human Trafficking
City of Los Angeles, CA Ordinance (Council File: 05-0643-S1) ^ | 15 May 2010 | AmericanInTokyo

Posted on 05/15/2010 5:45:37 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

Washington (CNSNews.com) – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told CNSNews.com Thursday that illegal immigration has not contributed to his city’s budget problems, but, on the contrary, that illegal immigration adds to the "economic might" of California.

"In California, I think there’s a real sense that these immigrants provide a great deal to the economic might of the state," said Villaraigosa.

(Snip).....

....Daniel Nasaw, BBC News, Washington:

The Los Angeles city council has voted to boycott Arizona businesses in one of the strongest moves yet against the state's new immigration law. Council members agreed to bar official travel to Arizona and avoid new city contracts with state firms.

Last month, Arizona passed a law requiring police to check the immigration status of people suspected of being in the US illegally. Opponents have rallied against the law, saying it encourages racial profiling. Several cities have enacted resolutions condemning the law and tens of thousands of people across the US have joined protests against it. ....Travel ban: The Los Angeles legislation now goes to the city's mayor, who has pledged to sign it. It could affect up to $8m in city contracts and travel.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; boycott; boycottaza; boycottla; california; contradiction; humantrafficking; hypocrisy; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; losangeles; sanctuary; sanctuarycity; smuggling; standbyarizona; standwitharizona; villaraigosa; violation
"Council File: 05-0643-S1Title

(Vote 12 to 0 in Favor; Los Angeles City Council, 31 Oct. 2006)

BILATERAL SAFETY CORRIDOR COALITION / HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Motion - It is estimated that every 10 minutes, a woman or child is trafficked into the United States for forced labor and that 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the United States annually. Los Angeles has become one of the largest points of transit for trafficked women in the world. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports that over 10,000 are trafficked into Los Angeles every year. Human trafficking is a complex issue where in many cases authorities identify multiple violations: illegal immigration, prostitution, smuggling, and kidnapping, overshadowing the most egregious crimes of rape and sexual abuse.

The Commission on the Status of Women has been designated as the lead agency in the City of Los Angeles to assist in the effort to reduce human trafficking and assure that victims are provided appropriate resources. The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC), established in 1997, is a non-profit organization based in San Diego and provides comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking in the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan area.

The Southern California "Unity" Coalition headed by BSCC will subcontract with the Commission on the Status of Women and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force to provide a comprehensive community response to human trafficking within the Southern California area. Given the complexity and geographic extent of human trafficking, the BSCC, the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women will consolidate the southern region of California, which includes San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles County, and unite the 3 established coalition's efforts into a single Southern California Regional Coalition.

THEREFORE MOVE that Council takes the following actions, subject to the Mayor's approval: 1. Authorize the Executive Director, Commission on the Status of Women, or her designee to execute and administer a grant agreement for $200,000 from Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement. The grant is to support the City's efforts on reducing human trafficking and Southern California Regional Coalition.

2. Authorize the Executive Director, Commission on the Status of Women, or her designee to execute the Memorandum of Understanding between Commission on the Status of Women and the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) to provide the City comprehensive community services in response to human trafficking from September 30, 2006 to October 1, 2007, not to exceed $200,000 subject to review by City Attorney for form and legality.

3. Authorize the Controller to establish a fund entitled Commission on the Status of Women Grant Fund to record the receipts and disbursements of the above or similar grants administered by Commission on the Status of Women. *4. "*4. Appropriate the $200,000 Federal Department Health and Human Services grant in the newly established Commission on the Status of Women Grant Fund and authorize the Executive Director or her designee to expend from the following: Account Title Amount A120 Commission on the Status of Women $42,846 A201 Contractual Services $125,000 A202 Travel $5,000 A203 Office and Administrative Supplies $24,000 A299 Related Costs $3,154 Total $200,000 *5. Authorize the Controller to transfer funds from the new fund Account A120 in the amount of $42,846 to the General Fund, and appropriate to General Fund 100 Department 20 Commission on the Status of Women Account 1010 Salary - General. The transfer should be made upon receipts of the grant funds. *6. Authorize the Executive Director, Commission on the Status of Women to prepare Controller instructions and make any necessary technical adjustments consistent with the Mayor and Council actions on this approved project, subject to the approval of the CAO and authorize the Controller to implement those instructions.

1 posted on 05/15/2010 5:45:37 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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Not only do I initially find the Mayor of Los Angeles through his recent words, and the City Council of Los Angeles through their legislative actions with respect to Arizona, extreme hypocrites, I particularly find the City Council action in direct contradiction to their official stances against illegal immigration and human trafficking (which facilitates it) in view of their previous unanimous City Council vote. Further I find that Los Angeles could well be open to a class action lawsuit charging the City Council in dereliction of official duty and in violation of their own codes as well as Federal statute in their official responsibilities for administering a taxpayer funded Federal program for which they receive monies, to combat illegal immigration and human trafficking by issuing a “boycott” of a sovereign US state (Arizona) which has recently passed state law mirroring federal law in an urgent effort to cease illegal human trafficking/immigration. I think the attorneys for the People should immediately consider action against the City of Los Angeles in federal or local courts in view of their positions and conflict of interest, particularly when it comes to mis-administration of taxpayer monies to combat the indicated crimes above and at the dollar amounts stipulated, in view of their contradictory statements, actions and motions.
2 posted on 05/15/2010 5:46:37 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I´ve got some lazy neighbors here in Mexico, they won´t support their families, in and out of prison. I´ll spread the word that they want them in Los Angeles and will give them bunks and beds..and see this as a great asset to the city.


3 posted on 05/15/2010 5:47:32 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: AmericanInTokyo

So Mayor, why does your State have a $19 billion deficit?


4 posted on 05/15/2010 5:48:58 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“Further I find that Los Angeles could well be open to a class action lawsuit charging the City Council in dereliction of official duty and in violation of their own codes as well as Federal statute in their official responsibilities for administering a taxpayer funded Federal program for which they receive monies, to combat illegal immigration and human trafficking by issuing a “boycott” of a sovereign US state (Arizona) which has recently passed state law mirroring federal law in an urgent effort to cease illegal human trafficking/immigration. “

Absolutely!


5 posted on 05/15/2010 5:51:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: rovenstinez
He would just sign them up to vote por socialismo, once they got there illegaly, that's all. /sarc

An indepth study of Los Angeles vis a vis massive Chinese human smuggling through illegal immigration networks from FUJIAN, CHINA (through LA ports and other California areas, by air through LAX and from the border from Mexico) was the subject of a major academic paper.

This Los Angeles City Council vote can be intellectually, if not legally, blown to smithereens, seven ways to Sunday, it isn't even funny! How foolish of them, did not they realize people would research the parameters they have put themselves under with their own votes prior to this latest "boycott"? Illegal immigration and human smuggling are incontrovertibly tied up with each other.

6 posted on 05/15/2010 5:55:13 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I’ve seen study after study which shows BILLIONS more going to illegals and their families than states like CA take in. The LA Times (no conservative meme, they) showed that nearly 30 PERCENT of the workers in LA County are paid in cash; i.e., no taxes, no UEI, no workman’s comp taken out. Someone should tell Mayor MecHa that if you lose 1000 illegals, nobody’s going to notice, but when one millionaire leaves for Nevada, Arizona, Texas, or anywhere with lower taxes and a better business climate, you can bet your ass you’ll feel that. Question is, will you NOTICE the pain before it’s too late? My guess is no.


7 posted on 05/15/2010 5:58:01 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: OCCASparky
Bingo.

That angle, as well.

What short-sighted morons, congratulating themselves the other day after the vote with SEIU hordes in the Council public gallery. Morons.

8 posted on 05/15/2010 6:00:34 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

bump


9 posted on 05/15/2010 6:03:32 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("In war, the first casualty is the truth." Aeschylus, 456 BC)
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To: All

I asked conservative patriotic bloggers or news consolidators furthering this particular angle I have highlighted, to quote this FR thread and also link to it directly if possible, when you viralize, please.


10 posted on 05/15/2010 6:04:20 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
the guy is like an overseer... uncle tom of the new millennium....

Unbelievable that the democrats support slavery....

11 posted on 05/15/2010 6:10:31 AM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
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To: Porterville

the same logic behind “liberated” american lib females on u.s. campuses, supporting islamofascism, which would just as soon have them all forced into burqas and also married to men whom have other wives. some “liberation”. some contradiction. liberalism is a mental disorder


12 posted on 05/15/2010 6:12:46 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Just sayin’ Hey AIT - been a long time.


13 posted on 05/15/2010 6:15:34 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: rovenstinez

Arizona should offer free, one-way bus service to LA.


14 posted on 05/15/2010 6:18:06 AM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Isn’t he a “former” LaRaza guy?

The new Hispanic block being cultivated by the Dems are Revolutionaries who want to overthrow the Government like that Gochez clown.

The DemocRAT Party is an Anti-American Enterprise.

If only the Press would do their job and inform the citizens of the traitors among them.


15 posted on 05/15/2010 6:26:56 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: R0CK3T

I thought the only thing he cared about was getting his
little chorizo taken care of.


16 posted on 05/15/2010 6:49:51 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: major-pelham

no doubt about that


17 posted on 05/15/2010 6:54:30 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: R0CK3T
Now why would the PRESS "out" themselves. Many of them are part and parcel of that very "treason."

Why do you think the term *Government-Media Complex* is used??!!

18 posted on 05/15/2010 6:56:05 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
BTW, from this link...

Immigration and Custom Enforcement's 287(g) Program: Empowering Sheriffs to Address Illegal Immigration

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act ("IIRIRA") was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1996 and provided a broad series of amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 ("INA"). Section 287(g) of IIRIRA was Congress' response to the overburdened federal immigration system. More specifically, Section 287(g) authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") to deputizes state and local law enforcement personnel so that these local officers can enforce federal immigration laws. The language of section 287(g) is written broadly, allowing ICE discretion in specifying the duties of these local officers, the duration of their authority, and ICEs supervision of these officers.

Paging the mayor....

19 posted on 05/15/2010 6:58:37 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

>Illegal immigration and human smuggling are incontrovertibly tied up with each other.

Indeed.
I wrote up a possible logical/legal solution [moral, legal, and logical are three separate things] to the illegal immigration problem, starting with two [seemingly] contradictory premises: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ATyjMtQJe7iWZHY2OTh0bV8yN2htZnBzOWQy&hl=en
{Though, I’d prefer a military solution to this one; this was written to put military-action into perspective.}

PS - It got pulled from here; because either the title was ‘bad taste’ or because it’s too politically incorrect to suggest.


20 posted on 05/15/2010 7:09:03 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Look up this guy's history. Proof positive that Mexico is slowly taking over California.

21 posted on 05/15/2010 7:16:31 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Can we all count on Mayor Villaraigosa to boycott California, now? After all, California has had precisely the same law as Arizona's law on the books for years. Section 834b provides:

(a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.

(b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following:

(1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status.
(2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or leave the United States.
(3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal status and provide any additional information that may be requested by any other public entity.

(c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly prohibited.

22 posted on 05/15/2010 7:25:58 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
As (fictional) Mayor of my (fictional) city, I have decided that we will no longer enforce rules against video piracy. I hereby declare all copyright laws regarding Hollywood movies to be null and void.

Furthermore, I declare my city to be a sanctuary city - no one need fear arrest.

Anyone who disagrees with this policy is a racist.

23 posted on 05/15/2010 7:29:32 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: mewzilla

yep, that’s another good one, to show what fools these (and other cities which would try to follow suit) are.... angry at “new” laws which are not even new at all


24 posted on 05/15/2010 7:34:08 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: SMM48

slowly?? / sarc


25 posted on 05/15/2010 7:35:54 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: ZOOKER

wow...that certainly kicks them in the nuts. lol!


26 posted on 05/15/2010 7:36:44 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

27 posted on 05/15/2010 7:39:28 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: ZOOKER

LOL!


28 posted on 05/15/2010 7:40:41 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Compare LA’s miserable economic situation to what has happened in Oklahoma the past few years:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2513584/posts

Two Years After Strict Immigration Reform, Oklahoma Is More Than OK
Pajamas Media ^ | MAy 14 | Tom Blumer

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 9:56:07 AM by AJKauf

Given the economic damage inflicted on us by the current administration and many state governments, most readers of this column would probably be quite happy to live in a state where:

• The official unemployment rate in March was 6.6%.

• The average unemployment rate in 2009 using the most comprehensive definition was 10.5%, the fourth-lowest in the nation (behind three much smaller states), and far lower than the national average of 16.2%.

• The number of people either working or looking for work has actually grown during the past twelve months (in most states, the labor force has contracted significantly).

• The economy grew in 2008, and probably did so again in 2009.

Illegals are killing this nation and states economically and will drag us into being a third world country if they aren’t stopped from coming here illegally.


29 posted on 05/15/2010 7:52:27 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: ZOOKER

Way to go for their vitals!


30 posted on 05/15/2010 7:53:54 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Ohhh,dont be so insennnnnnsitive to divvvvvversity and confuse us with FACTS! / sarc ;-)

Good post. Great stats.

31 posted on 05/15/2010 7:55:06 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; SwinneySwitch

Here is another reality check the lovers of illegals are not telling us.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2513703/posts

52 percent of adult Latino immigrants are drop-outs
Immigration Chronicles/Pew Hispanic Center ^ | May 14, 2010

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2010 12:09:22 PM by SwinneySwitch

The Pew Hispanic Center released a sobering report this week reminding us about the bleak education outlook for the nation’s largest minority group.

The most worrisome stat? More than half of all foreign-born Latino adults in the U.S. are high school drop-outs. That’s compared with 25 percent of native-born Hispanics.

The implications of this trend are huge for a host of socio-economic reasons. But one of the most significant? It could lead to a more illiterate and ill-equipped workforce that’s precisely what an information and technologically driven economy doesn’t need.

PS from Grampa Dave: I don’t think that the Pew research groups can be called racist conservative tea party pollsters.


32 posted on 05/15/2010 8:01:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Expect an Executive Order from the President any day now, probably within the next two months, amnesty-ing 30 million Illegal Immigrants on the spot with the signing of one document. He would be just the person to do such a thing, and offer them all Federal Protection from the states, particularly if these spreads to other states from Arizona.


33 posted on 05/15/2010 8:04:23 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Some of us have warned/predicted that 0haha might do what you are warning us of:

“Expect an Executive Order from the President any day now, probably within the next two months, amnesty-ing 30 million Illegal Immigrants on the spot with the signing of one document. He would be just the person to do such a thing, and offer them all Federal Protection from the states, particularly if these spreads to other states from Arizona.”


34 posted on 05/15/2010 8:05:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Thanks AmericanInTokyo.
The Los Angeles city council has voted to boycott Arizona businesses in one of the strongest moves yet against the state's new immigration law. Council members agreed to bar official travel to Arizona and avoid new city contracts with state firms. Last month, Arizona passed a law requiring police to check the immigration status of people suspected of being in the US illegally. Opponents have rallied against the law, saying it encourages racial profiling. Several cities have enacted resolutions condemning the law and tens of thousands of people across the US have joined protests against it. ....Travel ban: The Los Angeles legislation now goes to the city's mayor, who has pledged to sign it. It could affect up to $8m in city contracts and travel.

35 posted on 05/15/2010 9:03:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


36 posted on 05/15/2010 2:21:32 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Illegal is a Crime, it is not a Race ~)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

He implies slave labour beats regular labour.

Are the Democrats that screwed up?


37 posted on 05/16/2010 12:39:44 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Del Rapier
Democrats are indeed that screwed up. And a lot of screwed up Republicans as well on this issue of border security for the last frikkin 20 years have been screwed up, too.

In short, as a country...

We're screwed.

38 posted on 05/16/2010 9:50:32 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Well, I suppose he could say North is really South.. but that won’t make it so.


39 posted on 05/16/2010 10:08:01 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: AmericanInTokyo
One more link....

US Immigration Law Enforcement by Local Agencies

In 2002, the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issued an extremely important legal opinion explaining that state and local police officers have the inherent authority to arrest illegal aliens and transfer them to federal custody, regardless of whether the aliens have committed criminal or civil violations of immigration law. U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced the conclusion of that OLC opinion in June 2002. However, the full opinion was only made available to the public as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The local arrest authority recognized in this opinion is a critical component of immigration enforcement. Read the full opinion (PDF).

40 posted on 05/17/2010 4:22:41 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29.)
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