Skip to comments.Initiative Would Let Illegal Immigrants Work In Calif. Legally
Posted on 12/03/2011 9:45:20 PM PST by Lmo56
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants could live and work openly in California with little or no fear of deportation under an initiative unveiled Friday by a state legislator and others.
Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Democrat, is helping spearhead the measure, called the California Opportunity and Prosperity Act.
The proposal was filed Friday with the state Attorney General's Office, marking a first step toward a drive to collect the 504,760 voter signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.
Fuentes called the measure a "moderate, common-sense approach" necessitated by the federal government's inability to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
"I hope this shows Washington, D.C., that if they fail to act, California will take the lead on this critical issue," Fuentes said in a written statement.
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This is the law that ICE uses when it raids slaughter houses, etc. that employ illegals ...
live, work, get on welfare
This doesn’t change federal at all of course.
Why not just re-join Mexico, that way they wouldn’t be illegal aliens?
Nope, that would never work. I California rejoined Mexico there would not be all those great welfare benefits.
Yep, California’s law would directly conflict with federal law. Pennsylvania v. Nelson, 1957.
The preemption doctrine derives from the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution which states that the “Constitution and the laws of the United States...shall be the supreme law of the land...anything in the constitutions or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.” This means of course, that any federal law—even a regulation of a federal agency—trumps any conflicting state law.
But when has upholding the law ever been a concern of the 9th circus or Obama administration when there is political hay to be made?
Maybe this would be enough incentive to get all the illegals to move from all the other states to California. If so, works for me!
How about just calling it the Magnet Act?
“Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Democrat”
Just another illegal alien from a past generation who “moved on up” from his Green Card to the legislature, working like the termite that he is to “make a place” for the rest of his “kind.”
Isn’t this usurping federal law? Oh, never mind it is liberals doing it.
California cannot overturn federal law. Of course, the real problem is that the federal laws are rarely enforced.
Gang members agree.
They are adopting newt plan. Probably global warning and indivual mandate next in ca
Lol.. When the employers and employees start having to pay taxes on these folks... And minimum wages... Yeah, like that’s gonna happen.
Of course it is but you see when you pass laws to enforce federal law ala Alabama but these laws are counter what the Mussie in Chief wants to do, they are not constitutional...of course if you do anything the Mussie in Chief wants regardless of how it violates federal law, no problema.
Any possibilty that California will “tip over”?
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