Skip to comments.Gov. Brown signs bill to reduce deportations for minor crimes
Posted on 07/23/2014 9:54:24 PM PDT by blueplum
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of misdemeanors.
The legislation aimed at reducing deportations of noncitizens who are legal residents cuts the maximum possible misdemeanor sentence in California by one day, from one year to 364 days.
Under federal immigration law, a felony is a crime punishable by 365 days or more, in which case a noncitizen legal resident can face deportation, according to state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Deportable crimes that carry a maximum one-year sentence include theft, fraud and forgery.
"As a result of the differences between state and federal sentencing laws, some legal residents are torn from their families for committing minor crimes, such as writing a bad check," Lara said.
But critics say not all of the crimes covered by the new law are minor, even if they are misdemeanors. Sen. Mark Wyland (R-Escondido), who opposed SB 1310, said it could allow criminals to escape deportation for crimes such as identity theft, cruelty to animals, child neglect and repeat drunk-driving offenses.
Assemblyman Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) also voted against the bill...
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I thought deportation etc; was the under the purview of the Feds, per the Arizona suit. Not that we’ll ever again see deportations at even 15% of those who get their asses across the border.
Suicide. I thought his father was bad enough, but he has really surpassed him.
Re: “minor crimes”
Translated into Spanish:
“Any crime against a white person.”
didn’t they tell us that immigration was not a state issue?
This fool might change his mind if a couple of illegal gang members beat him up/mugged him.
didnt they tell us that immigration was not a state issue?”
Seems like that rule only applies to Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, and the central tier of states.
So WHY does the paper talk about misdemeanors, then?
BTW, even "legal" immigrants should be deported if they commit felonies.
I've lived my entire life in the USA and never committed a felony.
Is it just too much to ask immigrants to respect our freakin' laws?
Moonbeam can make his own immigration laws?
I totally agree
I guess he thinks he can - depends a lot on whether the reps in the state want to mount a state constitutional challenge, maybe under Article 5 section 8a? Not sure.
“The Governor shall report to the Legislature each
reprieve, pardon, and commutation granted, stating the pertinent facts and the reasons for granting it. The Governor may not grant a pardon or commutation to a person twice convicted of a felony except on recommendation of the Supreme Court, 4 judges concurring.”
I wish there was some sort of Election tampering or whatever that could be pursued.
DWI got a lot of them deported.
Of course! He’s a Rat.
“Minor crimes?......If they are here illegal, what the hell makes the difference, they have already committed a crime so deport them.