Skip to comments.California Senate passes "anti-Arizona" immigration bill
Posted on 07/05/2012 8:15:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - The California Senate on Thursday passed a bill supporters dub the "anti-Arizona" law, which seeks to shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police and challenges Republican-backed immigration crackdowns in other U.S. states.
The Democrat-led state Senate voted 21 to 13 for the California Trust Act, which blocks local police from referring a detainee to immigration officials for deportation unless that person has been convicted of a violent or serious felony.
The bill has the backing of about 100 immigrant rights groups, police chiefs and mayors.
It has already passed the state Assembly in a 47-26 vote. It will go back to the Assembly for a concurrence vote following the summer recess before heading to Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat.
The measure seeks to create a national model to counter what backers say is racial profiling inherent in the part of Arizona's anti-immigrant law allowed to stand by the U.S. Supreme Court last week.
It also seeks to push back against a federal program called Secure Communities, which shares the same principles as Arizona's law, supporters say.
"Today's vote signals to the nation that California cannot afford to be another Arizona," Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a Democrat who sponsored the measure, said in a statement.
"The bill also limits unjust and onerous detentions for deportation in local jails of community members who do not pose a threat to public safety," he added.
In passing the law, California stands apart from not only Arizona, but also Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah, which have all adopted strict laws in the past two years to try to discourage illegal immigrants from settling in their states.
On June 25, the top U.S. court upheld the most controversial aspect of Arizona's immigration statute..
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hey cali: GFYS
Is it just me, or do others feel they’re the only sane person in this country? These sick people will justify anything that kills, rapes or rips off other Americans.
The California Trust Act
For years the liebrals and DEms have been running this state into the dirt.. and against the grain of common sense and decency.
What do you expect from a bunch of gay dope-smoking over-self-medicated commies on state stipends?
The diagnosis of California’s malady is that it’s terminally Democrat. NO longer expected to survive.
California - still the land of fruits and nuts and illegals...
(I deleted my further comment about illegals...might get quoted somewhere)
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
California stands apart from not only Arizona, but also Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah, which have all adopted strict laws in the past two years to try to discourage illegal immigrants from settling in their states.
But it’s still the home farmstead for FR too! so all ya folks wishing ill on the ignorant masses of Kaliforniyaa, remember , you got a stake in it too! sort of. ;-)
Donate early and often to the FReepathon.. before the taxman cometh and taketh the rest away.
Half of the Mexican population is in Californee-i-a.
If I were an illegal criminal alien, I would get to California as fast as I could.
Arizona should just build a wall . . . . between itself and California.
So...California approves the suicide invasion?
Why the FU*K would you DEPORT those CONVICTED (and defended at TAXPAYER expense) of violent or "serious" felonies?
That is just tag and release, a get out of jail free card. Mexico doesn't care. They don't want them. They will even help them get to the border and back into the USA again.
I am ashamed that California is a part of the United States.
This law discriminates against those who are legally in this country and must remain behind bars when they commit a crime, felony or not.
It is unconstitutional.
Arizona and other surrounding states should advertise this new California law as long and loud and often as they can! Put ads on radio and TV, especially the spanish channels. Those states are fools if they don’t take advantage of this.
Good luck trying to balance that budget in a year!