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.
Time to start building that wall on I80, 50...
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!
Greece on the Pacific.
Oh, ho ho, when the time comes for illegals to be considered invaders and those helping them to be guilty of treason this will bite them.
What, and slow down the stampede of illegals of AZ into CA?
Hey Tom Ammiano, my mother-in-law who waited for years to emigrate legally to America from Ireland and is now a US citizen says FU!!
... and why not pray tell ... why not?
The leftists running this state are insane.
Is that like one of those little buildings that the border agents hang out in?
As many know the process is very taxing.
Most government expenditures are.
California, the Lindsay Lohan of the United states.
There are millions of sane people still left. But America has lurched so far left in the last 40 years. What kind of nation allows itself to invaded this way and protect foreign born law breakers this way?
I can’t believe this is happening.
It’s the green light for drug cartels and anyone who does not care about the rule of law.
It's our SHTF retreat, not near the border nor anything else. By "taxing" I meant difficult and demanding. Although to pay for it I had to earn about 50% more than it cost due to paying my less than fair share, lol.
I want out of this state SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This state is a war zone and the tax payers have lost.
Now Arizona can pass a bill offering $50 and a bus ticket to California to anyone here illegally!
Free bus ticket, enough cash for beer and ice, and a destination that will protect you from the cops - how could they resist?
I think the Constitution got flushed down the toilet the past three years, and a plunger was used last week by the SCOTUS to make sure it was gone.
They did, they called it Nevada... unfortunately it's not a tall wall, and due to a surveyor's mistake it doesn't extend all the way down... but those are minor details.
Wrong target. It's not California. It's the wackadoo infestation that's gone viral in that state. They're in the majority now, and will continue to enact contra-survival legislation until the place implodes in anarchy and violence.
I was born in California and spent nearly half a century there. I got the hell out in 2005 and never looked back. So should any other law abiding, productive, patriotic American.
We can take it back from the wack jobs after it collapses.
Re “California cannot afford to be another Arizona”. You Aholes wish you were Arizona, despite the destructiveness of Gov. Janet Napolitano (who has been given an opportunity to show off her incompetence at the national level).
Your cities are going bankrupt, your gangs are larger than most major cities’ police forces and National Guard, crime is rampant in many of your major and medium-sized cities, your Gov. doesn’t know what planet he is on, and your state legislature sounds more like the Soviet Politburo than a sane, representative body.
You think that breaking the law is permissible and that enforcing it is not. George Orwell would be proud of you, comrades.
Let’s celebrate your latest legal fiasco like “it’s 1984”.
to Batman11: I like your mother-in-law already. Welcome to America. We need more like you.
LOL — perfect.
One of the major causes of why America has lurched so far left is that states like California, Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts and New York made “communism” chic and acceptable instead of repulsive and unacceptable.
Communist propaganda, aided and protected by so-called “free speech” liberals, has been infused into the American educational and so-called intellectual systems and minds since the 1930’s. This is especially true in Hollywood.
Also, the media has turned from being professional and inquisitive to being downright corrupt and incompetent, as well as becoming a part of the Democratic Party (you really can bribe the news media if you know how to do it).
Look at the crap on TV, in the movies, in some music, in the newspapers and in the school books and you’ll know what I mean. Anti-American, all the time, whenever possible.
If it weren’t for groups like Accuracy in Media, Accuracy in Academica, a few conservative academic organizations, Andrew Breitbart/Newsbusters, Glenn Beck (Fox TV show) and the Media Research Center, you wouldn’t have the documentation available to see what has happened to the media since the early 1960’s.
I say this as a former card-carrying journalist (pro-America, Vietnam and Cambodia), Congress, the streets, etc.
The journalists of today have about as much training in ethics, good judgment, balance and patriotism as Charles Manson had in table manners.
As long as liberal, retard states pass their own pro-illegal measures, I doubt any appeals court of fed judge will rule against this travesty.
I feel sorry for conservatives & freepers who are living in la-la Kalifornicate Socialist Republic. Otherwise it is time to hand Kalifornicate back to Mexico and never let them return to the U.S.
Will illegals in California be able to get California Driver’s Licenses that they can show to cops in other states to thwart the laws of more rational states (such as Arizona)?
Dems love illegal aliens..why..simple..because they need the votes, anyway they can get them..and they can get illegals to vote for them. If illegal aliens voted Republican you would hear from Dems that they want them deported, but since illegals love Dems and love Commies they make idiotic bills such as this. I have lived in this state my entire life and if it wasn’t for the fact that the majority of my family lives here I would have left this commie hellhole a long time ago
California is already on the brink of bankruptcy, this just ensured it gets there quicker and faster by basically inviting every illegal to come abuse the state and get away with it.
With this latest outrage against its citizens, my wife has finally agreed that we need to leave this politically crappy state. She is interested in going to Arizona or Texas. I’m ecstatic!!
If the fedgov picks up the what? $41 billion that Cali is in the hole, then the feds are paying for all of these insane acts that are passing in the legislature out there.
Let em rot and find a way to pay for these insane lefty nut programs by themselves.
We need to file a class action lawsuit against every state with a sanctuary city and that offers drivers licenses to illegal aliens. They're using them to vote and that's diluting our votes, making them less valuable.
Doesn't the Constitution specifically state that only citizens can vote? (yeah, I know)