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County Votes 3-2 to Protect Criminal, Violent Illegal Aliens (Santa Clara-CA)
Judicial Watch ^ | November 15, 2013

Posted on 11/15/2013 11:28:52 AM PST by jazusamo

A large U.S. county is taking illegal immigration sanctuary to an extreme, officially adopting a measure that protects even those with serious and violent criminal records from the feds.

It’s a sanctuary county on steroids and, not surprisingly, it’s in California. Nevertheless, it’s preposterous even for a liberal local government that aims to make all immigrants part of its big, happy family. The story comes from Santa Clara County, located in the San Francisco area with a population of nearly 2 million, according to census figures.

The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal this month to turn over jailed illegal aliens with serious criminal records to federal agents for deportation. The county has always protected illegal aliens, but briefly considered turning over violent criminals to the feds so they could be deported. Instead, lawmakers caved into the open borders movement, passing a measure forbidding even that.

On the day they voted, torn county supervisors listened to “more than 60 impassioned activists,” according to a local news report that says Santa Clara is one of only a handful of jurisdictions in the country that refuse to hold any inmates for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The board took up the issue on the grounds that public safety is jeopardized by releasing violent felons who could be deported.

A Hispanic supervisor (Cindy Chavez) who represents a heavily Latino district says she voted for the measure because holding even a small percentage of jailed illegal aliens for ICE would have a “chilling effect on the immigrant community’s reporting of crime.” Chavez did, however, express particular nervousness about domestic violence offenders but evidently not enough to turn them over for deportation.

Much like its neighboring municipalities, Santa Clara County is famously liberal and has long offered illegal immigrants sanctuary. It only considered the policy because the local prosecutor and sheriff warned that freeing illegal aliens convicted of violent crimes or gangbangers poses a significant risk to the community. Influential groups, such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), countered that the county’s absolute no-holds policy has actually improved public safety by increasing immigrants’ trust in local police and by reducing their fear of reporting crimes.

This is an argument that’s repeated over and over again by the open borders movement as well as a number of municipalities that offer illegal immigrants sanctuary. Police departments such as those in Los Angeles and Chicago also cite it to justify their don’t-ask-don’t-tell immigration policies. Judicial Watch has been a frontrunner in holding these local law enforcement agencies accountable for these illegal policies and has taken legal action to change them.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; criminals; illegals; sanctuary

1 posted on 11/15/2013 11:28:52 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Just when I think Kalifornia can’t get any more liberal...


2 posted on 11/15/2013 11:29:53 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

I don’t know. Is there a difference anymore between “liberal” and “insane”? This is absolutely insane.


3 posted on 11/15/2013 11:34:14 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: jazusamo

This is your future, California.. And idiots who would rather
Protect criminals are in charge.


4 posted on 11/15/2013 11:36:50 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Exactly right. I wonder what Cindy Chavez would have to say about the “chilling effect on the immigrant community’s” murder rate this insane vote will have.


5 posted on 11/15/2013 11:43:02 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Jane Long

I used to get all depressed and sentimental over the “old” California of yesteryear when reading these stories, but I’ve gotten over it. They crapped the bed of their own free will.


6 posted on 11/15/2013 11:47:17 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: jazusamo

Retardafornia. You just can’t fix stupid.


7 posted on 11/15/2013 11:47:56 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repeal ObamaScam NOW!!!)
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8 posted on 11/15/2013 11:50:16 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Straight from the pages of “How to kill the Golden State.”


9 posted on 11/15/2013 11:55:26 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

How’s the murder rate in FResno? we’re at 40 or 41 and climbing. We’re behind Oakland but with BART now finally being built out and down to San Jose, thugs&gangs should be able to move more freely than ever.


10 posted on 11/15/2013 12:02:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: jazusamo

May they benefit from all the felons they are protecting.

Good and hard.


11 posted on 11/15/2013 1:00:04 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

No doubt a high price in pain and suffering will be paid by many for this atrocious act.


12 posted on 11/15/2013 1:05:56 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
A Hispanic supervisor (Cindy Chavez) who represents a heavily Latino district says she voted for the measure because holding even a small percentage of jailed illegal aliens for ICE would have a “chilling effect on the immigrant community’s reporting of crime.”

And why should they report crimes when nothing will be done about them anyway ? Isn't that what Chavez is saying ?

The woman is a pandering idiot.

DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS AND THEIR ANCHOR BABIES !

13 posted on 11/15/2013 1:22:46 PM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: jimt

Deport all illegals BUMP!


14 posted on 11/15/2013 1:27:54 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

it’s Kalifornia, so I don’t care. Maybe one day the citizens of that state will grow a pair and stand up to all the PC BS N CA


15 posted on 11/15/2013 1:30:56 PM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: jazusamo

Good news, now we know where to send violent felons from south of the border.


16 posted on 11/15/2013 1:48:33 PM PST by armydawg505
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To: jazusamo

I’ve got libtard relatives in that county. I’m sure this development will give them the warm and fuzzies.


17 posted on 11/15/2013 4:04:59 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jazusamo

These “officials” should be in prison.


18 posted on 11/15/2013 5:40:34 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Absolutely...And for a long time.


19 posted on 11/15/2013 5:44:07 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
It’s a sanctuary county on steroids and, not surprisingly, it’s in California. Nevertheless, it’s preposterous even for a liberal local government that aims to make all immigrants part of its big, happy family.

Santa Clara County is a pretty sleepy place without illegals because everybody else is busy being a wage slave. Where is your compassion? How are liberals ever going to justify a bigger bureaucracy with larger unions if they don't have people to manage?

20 posted on 11/16/2013 10:24:53 AM PST by Carry_Okie ("Single payer" is Medicaid for all; they'll pull the sheet over your head when you're done.)
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To: jazusamo; All

Illegal aliens are a unionized jobs bonanza for Democrats: prison guards, police, bailiffs, judges, shrinks, interpreters, nurses, school teachers, janitors, welfare counselors, child-protective services... you name it.


21 posted on 11/16/2013 10:31:33 AM PST by Carry_Okie ("Single payer" is Medicaid for all; they'll pull the sheet over your head when you're done.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Amen to that...Illegals provide job security for many and Dems salivate regarding illegal voters but more so the future legal Rat voters.


22 posted on 11/16/2013 10:54:32 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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