Skip to comments.2 Riverside County cities vote to support Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law
Posted on 06/23/2010 8:14:20 AM PDT by granite
The city councils of Hemet and Lake Elsinore, both in Riverside County, approved proclamations Tuesday in support of Arizonas controversial anti-illegal immigration law.
The Yorba Linda City Council in Orange County approved a similar resolution earlier this month, countering actions taken by leaders in cities such as Los Angeles, who voted to boycott doing business with Arizona companies in protest of the law.
The law tells police officers to check the immigration status of people they have stopped for another reason and reasonably suspect are in the U.S. illegally.
The Hemet City Council unanimously approved the measure, proposed by Mayor Eric McBride. Dozens of residents testified throughout the evening, with supporters praising the council for taking a stand against illegal immigration and for the rule of law, and opponents accusing the council of fostering racial profiling and discrimination. Residents on both sides criticized the White House and Congress for failing to address the issue.
It may not be perfect, Im sure its not, Councilman Robert Youssef said of the Arizona law. But its a step in the right direction.
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Proves not all of us in Southern California are fruits and nuts! :-)
there is hope.
We need to deport or imprison ALL illegal aliens, including their anchor babies, seal/secure the border and SHOOT anyone who tries to re-enter illegally.
Getting sooooooooo sick of reading this. What these communities should be doing is vote to enforce Federal Immigration Law! Good luck finding a Judge who would say a state can't do that.
Translation: The stampede exiting Arizona aren't welcome in our city. Go elsewhere. We don't want to become Maywood.
Nice to see some cities in California upholding the law for a change.
Our fair city of Menifee, midway between Hemet and Lake Elsinore, reached a different conclusion a week or so ago. The City Council decided it was inappropriate for them to advise Arizona officials. Instead, they passed a resolution encouraging California’s legislature to enforce immigration laws.
So not all of California is a lost cause, some still get it.