Skip to comments.Illegal immigrants get boost in new California laws
Posted on 10/11/2011 8:14:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
As states such as Alabama and Georgia make waves with a hard-line approach to illegal immigration, California took a leap in the other direction this weekend when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a host of bills that make the nation's biggest state one of the most accepting of immigrants living here illegally.
Some saw the flurry of new laws, especially the California Dream Act, as a rejection of the political fervor against illegal immigration in other parts of the country.
"Wherever California goes, so does the nation. It may put a halt to some of this," said Assemblyman Paul Fong, D-Cupertino, whose bill to block mandatory checks of the immigration status of workers also was signed by the governor Sunday.
"It is costly and burdensome and unfair for businesses to act as immigration officers," Fong said of his bill, AB 1236, which prohibits local governments from making the federal E-Verify program mandatory for employers.
Only a handful of cities -- Lancaster, Temecula, Lake Elsinore and Murrieta -- have made the electronic employee checks mandatory, but Fong said dozens were considering it and a congressional bill by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, proposes to make E-Verify mandatory nationwide.
"We voted to make it optional," Fong said. "It should be that way until they fix up the system, which doesn't seem to be able to be fixed."
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S is for Socialist and Suicidal.
A is for Arrogant and A- uhh Oles!
What's it spell? DSA
on the EASTERN border of California.
That ought to be worth a few jobs, .. for illegals. ;-)
Don’t come crying to us, Cali Norte, when you can’t make payroll.
It’s nice to know he’s is concerned with regulations that are ‘costly, burdensome, and unfair’ for business.
I wonder about Mr. Fong’s view on the mountains of crushing regulations already on the books, including Obamacare. Will he now see fit to address those?
Another day, another reason to be glad I’m FROM California.
Best thing we did was move out of there.