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Illegal immigrants get boost in new California laws
Mercury news ^ | 10/11/11 | Matt O'Brien - Contra Costa Times

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; bankrupt; boost; borderwars; california; calinotheartless; crimaliens; freecheese; illegal; immigrants
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1 posted on 10/11/2011 8:14:26 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Time to build a fence


on the EASTERN border of California.

2 posted on 10/11/2011 8:34:50 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: red-dawg

That ought to be worth a few jobs, .. for illegals. ;-)


3 posted on 10/11/2011 8:39:53 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
I suggested they move to Pelosi’s district in this:
A Suggestion to Illegal Aliens: Boycott Arizona to teach them a lesson! (April 27, 2010 | sickoflibs)
4 posted on 10/11/2011 8:45:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you like Obama ( Bammy) you will really LOVE Romney!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t come crying to us, Cali Norte, when you can’t make payroll.


5 posted on 10/11/2011 8:48:41 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: NormsRevenge

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?


6 posted on 10/11/2011 8:53:14 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Doesn't anyone love liberty anymore?)
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To: sickoflibs

Another day, another reason to be glad I’m FROM California.

Best thing we did was move out of there.


7 posted on 10/11/2011 9:02:55 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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8 posted on 10/11/2011 9:11:51 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: NormsRevenge
Large parts of the state are becoming unrecognizable as Mexafornia takes shape with the help of the politicians.
9 posted on 10/11/2011 9:33:52 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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Ping!


10 posted on 10/11/2011 11:35:02 AM PDT by HiJinx ("Family values don’t stop at the Gulf of Aden." Flag_This)
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