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  • Cedillo to Introduce Driver’s License Bill [for illegal immigrants, again]

    02/27/2012 5:00:45 PM PST · by bizlawnews · 11 replies · 3+ views
    A veteran California lawmaker said Friday he will, for the tenth time, introduce legislation to allow driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
  • Donnelly Targets (CA) Dream Act

    10/13/2011 10:43:12 AM PDT · by fifedom · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Mountain News ^ | October 13, 2011 | Glenn Barr
    Assemblyman Tim Donnelly said Tuesday he has filed a referendum to repeal the law. "We need 504,000 valid signatures," said Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), to qualify for the statewide ballot in either June or November 2012.
  • Calif. bill would protect unlicensed drivers from arrest

    09/11/2011 10:06:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/11/11 | Vivian Ho, Chronicle Staff Writer
    A bill loaded with immigration politics and potential implications for highway safety has landed on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. The legislation by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would change police procedures at drunken-driving checkpoints, prohibiting officers from arresting drivers and immediately impounding their cars if their only offense is not having a license. Supporters say the bill, AB353, would impose a consistent policy statewide - some agencies confiscate unlicensed drivers' cars now, and some do not - while keeping DUI checkpoints from being turned into traps for otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants who cannot obtain licenses. "In most parts of California,...
  • California "Dream Act" approved for illegal immigrants

    07/25/2011 4:55:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 25, 2011 | Alex Dobuzinskis, Steve Gorman -
    (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Monday a bill allowing illegal immigrants to receive privately funded scholarships to attend the state's public colleges and universities. The bill, dubbed the California Dream Act, passed the state Legislature earlier this month and aims at helping illegal immigrants who have earned a high school diploma after attending at least three years of high school in the state. "At the end of the day, if we're going to continue as a powerful, equal-opportunity society, we're going to have to invest in our people," Brown, a Democrat, said at the signing...
  • Financial aid for [illegal immigrant] college students advances in California Legislature

    06/02/2011 4:47:22 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | By Patrick McGreevy and Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
    State lawmakers Wednesday advanced measures that would allow undocumented university students to apply for financial aid, would help police monitor use of social networking websites by sex offenders and would end the fingerprinting of food stamp recipients. The state aid that undocumented students could become eligible for would include Cal-Grants, institutional aid and fee waivers at publicly funded colleges. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed measures that would have provided the same privileges. Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) said his proposal, which passed the lower house, would help "children brought here through no choice of their own, who embrace our values and learn...
  • Assembly OKs state grants for immigrant students

    06/01/2011 12:32:13 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/1/11 | ADAM WEINTRAUB, Associated Press
    California lawmakers have opened the door to state-funded financial aid for immigrant college students who entered the United States illegally. . . . Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, a Los Angeles Democrat, has introduced similar legislation each year since 2005 only to see it vetoed by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • LA Lawmaker Reintroduces "CA DREAM Act"

    01/12/2011 9:20:47 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    KMJ Now ^ | Jan. 12, 2011 | Margaret Carrero
    One state lawmaker from the southland is taking another shot at helping undocumented California college students pay for their education. Democratic Assemblyman Gil Cedillo of Los Angeles Tuesday re-introduced a state version of the federal "DREAM Act" which was shot down by Congress last month. Cedillo's previous attempt to help illegal immigrant students obtain financial aid was vetoed three different times by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who cited the state's financial crisis as his reasoning. If approved, the measure would give undocumented college students in the Golden State the opportunity to vie for Cal grants and other means of financial aid....
  • California Senate resolution would urge boycott of Arizona

    06/24/2010 8:03:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/24/10 | Susan Ferriss
    The head of the California Senate and minority lawmakers unveiled a resolution Wednesday urging a boycott of Arizona to protest its new police immigration law. Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, said 44 legislators have agreed to co-sponsor his Senate Concurrent Resolution 113. It urges, but does not mandate, an end to California public entities investing or doing business in Arizona. The measure also recommends not traveling to Arizona and calls on private businesses to consider severing business ties with the state. Arizona's new law requires police officers to ask for proof of legal status if they have "reasonable suspicion" that...
  • Chu wins California special election (NARAL DEM going to Congress)

    05/20/2009 9:03:23 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 5 replies · 861+ views
    Politico ^ | May 20, 2009 | Josh Kraushaar
    ... With 220 of 222 precincts reporting, (Judy) Chu comfortably outdistanced Democratic state senator Gil Cedillo by over 4,000 votes, 32 to 23 percent. ...
  • CA: Feds release ID standards (does little to resolve long-standing dispute over DL for illegals)

    03/13/2007 6:41:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/13/07 | Aurelio Rojas
    The federal government has released long-awaited draft regulations creating a national standard for driver's licenses, but left California and other states to deal with the emotional issue of illegal immigrants. The Real ID Act regulations -- which will require all 23 million California drivers to go in person to Department of Motor Vehicles offices -- do not prohibit states from issuing licenses to illegal immigrants. But Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who previously said the state would wait until the regulations were issued before grappling with the issue, now wants to wait until the federal government enacts an immigration overhaul. The release...
  • Schwarzenegger vetoes California Dream Act

    09/30/2006 6:33:12 PM PDT · by ruination · 31 replies · 2,771+ views
    CA Governor's web site ^ | September 30, 2006 | Arnold Schwarzenegger
    To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 160 without my signature. I applaud all young people who work hard, graduate high school and attend college. Current law allows undocumented students who have attended a California high school for three years and graduate from a California high school to attend a state college and get a reduced “in state tuition rate” but not be eligible for public financial aid dollars. California has over 100,000 students here legally who apply annually for financial aid to attend college, and our state has limited funds available for this...
  • Driver's license bill vetoed by governor

    09/29/2006 12:40:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 731+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/29/6 | Jim Sanders and Judy Lin
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation Thursday to allow illegal immigrants to obtain California driver's licenses, marking the eighth consecutive year such proposals have died. Senate Bill 1162 was a far weaker proposal than had been pushed in years past, recognizing the string of defeats and bitter political friction over the issue in an election year. The veto marked one of dozens of actions taken Thursday by Schwarzenegger, who is racing to meet a deadline of midnight Saturday to sign or veto about 500 bills remaining on his desk. Two high-profile bills signed by the Republican governor, Senate Bills 1655 and...
  • Schwarzenegger Vetoes Drivers Licenses for Illegal Aliens (Says "premature")

    09/28/2006 7:04:11 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 25 replies · 874+ views
    To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 1162 without my signature. This issue has been the subject of a number of prior legislative attempts. Last year I vetoed a similar measure, SB 60, because action on this issue is premature until federal regulations are promulgated to implement the REAL ID Act. We are still awaiting those regulations. Given the potential impact of the REAL ID Act on the public safety and homeland security of Californians, members of my administration are working with the federal government to develop those regulations and secure funds necessary to...
  • Schwarzenegger To Veto Illegal Immigrant Licenses

    08/31/2006 12:24:40 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 43 replies · 895+ views
    CBS13 ^ | AUg. 31, 2006 | AP
    A bill allowing illegal immigrants to obtain state driver's licenses has passed the Legislature, but Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he will veto it.
  • Demo bills highlight contrasts. (California)

    08/30/2006 7:22:06 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 250+ views
    Marcury News ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Mike Zapler and Edwin Garcia
    The state Assembly on Monday passed a pair of sweeping social policy changes -- a universal health care bill and a proposal to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses -- that have virtually no chance of becoming law but could become fodder in the governor's race this fall. The bills represent heartfelt Democratic causes and are certain to draw vetoes from Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, should they reach his desk. They also highlight important differences between Schwarzenegger and his opponent, Democratic Treasurer Phil Angelides. The difference is sharpest on the driver's license bill: Schwarzenegger opposes it; Angelides said...
  • Illegal immigrant driver's license bill is back (yes, again!)

    08/29/2006 2:54:53 AM PDT · by ruination · 21 replies · 902+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 29, 2006 | Aurelio Rojas
    Legislation to allow illegal immigrants in California apply for driver's licenses was resurrected Monday in a weakened version that's contingent on federal funding. Senate Bill 1162 by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, was approved by Democrats in the Assembly on a 42-34 vote, a week after Democrats derailed its precursor, fearing a voter backlash in November. The emotionally charged measure still requires confirmation by the state Senate, which passed an earlier version, SB 1160. It also faces a likely veto by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who vetoed similar legislation last year. Unlike SB 1160, the amended legislation does not require state...
  • CA: Lawmaker hasn't given up attempt to allow licenses for illegals

    08/19/2006 6:43:58 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 15 replies · 249+ views
    AP - North County Times ^ | August 18, 2006 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    SACRAMENTO -- Sen. Gil Cedillo said Friday that he has not given up on his eighth attempt to enact legislation that would let illegal immigrants get driver's licenses, even though his latest bill is bottled up in committee with time running out on lawmakers' 2006 session. "There are a myriad of ways to do this," the Los Angeles Democrat said in an interview. "We're going to find one of them to do it." Cedillo has been trying for eight years to overturn 1993 legislation that prohibits the state from issuing licenses to drivers who cannot prove they're in the country...
  • Plan to let illegal immigrants apply for driver's licenses is shelved again

    08/18/2006 3:04:11 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 37 replies · 680+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Aug. 18, 2006 | Edwin Garcia
    This was the seventh time in seven years that Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, had tried to pass the measure, which would establish a special license for the state's more than 2 million undocumented immigrants who, according to estimates, are driving. His most recent efforts have been passed by the Legislature only to be vetoed by Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis. This time, the bill was shot down by a Democratic-controlled committee. Political insiders suggested the measure was perhaps too controversial for an election year. The bill is opposed by Republicans -- and a majority of voters -- who...
  • CA: Illegal immigrants find room at colleges - UC system has supported policy

    07/24/2006 12:02:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 991+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/24/06 | Juliana Barbassa - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO – When he started high school, Matias Bernal's English was so limited he stumbled over the words for numbers and colors. Four years later, he was on the wait list at Princeton. Bernal is an illegal immigrant from Mexico City. Without access to financial aid, grants and most scholarships, he had to push aside the Ivy League brochures and prepare to attend California State University Fresno, where he can live with family and pay tuition with money from jobs he is not supposed to have. “I was crushed,” he said. About 65,000 illegal immigrants graduate from U.S. high...
  • Bill would Allow Illegals to attend California Community Colleges for FREE!!!

    06/19/2006 2:43:49 PM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 56 replies · 1,553+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 06/19/2006 | Craig DeLuz
    State Senator Gill Cedillo, infamous for his effort to give drivers licenses to illegal immigrants has now wants to allow them to get grants provided to UC and CSU students and would make them eligible to receive the Community College Boar d of Governor’s Fee Waiver that would allow them to attend Community College in California for free. Read More...
  • Perata, Bowen, Cedillo show true loyalties

    06/10/2006 9:22:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 290+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/10/06 | Editorial
    For years, Sacramento wags have joked about “state Sen. Rudy Bermudez, D-California Correctional Peace Officers Association,” because the only thing the Norwalk lawmaker seems to care about is propping up the pay and benefits of prison guards. Given what happened this week in the Legislature, it is now just as proper to think of Sens. Don Perata, Debra Bowen and Gil Cedillo as being “D-California Teachers Association” – because their primary allegiance obviously isn't to Californians in general. This week Perata, Bowen and Cedillo killed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's nomination of David Crane, a highly regarded San Francisco financier, to the...
  • CA Senate approves minimum wage indexing over governor's objection (Gov will veto)

    06/01/2006 6:57:19 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 349+ views
    Mercury News ^ | June 1, 2006 | DON THOMPSON
    The Senate on Thursday joined the Assembly in approving legislation that would give 1.4 million minimum wage earners a $1-an-hour raise and then boost their pay annually to keep up with inflation. But the Senate bill, along with its Assembly counterpart, seems to be headed for a veto by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who supports the $1 increase but opposes automatically tying future increases to inflation. Both measures would raise the minimum wage from $6.75 to $7.75 an hour in two 50-cent steps - the first on July 1, 2007 and the second on July 1, 2008. They would then require...
  • CA: Legislators seek to cut benefits to illegal immigrants .. DLs for illegals is back too

    05/03/2006 9:38:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 810+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 5/3/06 | Harrison Sheppard
    SACRAMENTO - Even as the national debate rages over illegal immigration, California legislators are weighing bills that take aim at the issue on fronts ranging from such public benefits as driver's licenses and in-state tuition rates to better investigation of the citizenship status of state prison inmates. Many of the bills are authored by Republican legislators looking to reduce public benefits to undocumented immigrants and investigate what they cost the state in resources and infrastructure. One bill would eliminate in-state discounted tuition rates for undocumented immigrants to attend community colleges and the California State University system. Another would allow the...
  • Uno de Mayo--Radical leftists resume massive rallies on May Day...with illegal immigrants as props.

    05/01/2006 5:41:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies · 1,448+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | May 1, 2006 | Lowell Ponte
    “We’re going to close down Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Tucson, Phoenix, Fresno” on May Day this Monday, labor organizer Jorge Rodriquez told the British wire service Reuters. “We want full amnesty, full legalization for anybody who is here [illegally],” said Rodriquez, organizer for one of the unions of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees of the AFL-CIO. “That is the message that is going to be played out across the country on May 1.”  Listen to the cynicism behind Rodriquez’s arrogant statement. Government workers who belong to AFSCME unions will not see their jobs taken...
  • CA: Organizers gear up for rally - May 1 protest

    04/25/2006 1:27:47 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 67 replies · 1,061+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 04/25/2006 | RACHEL URANGA
    Organizers gear up for rally Employers urged not to punish workers who take part in May 1 protest Readying for a massive national rally on May 1, organizers are calling on employers not to punish employees who skip work to protest, while state legislators are expected to vote this week on a resolution that would formally recognize a boycott. For weeks, organizers have been calling for a massive mobilization on May 1, Labor Day in the United States or International Workers Day abroad, to show the force of the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. - an estimated 5 percent...
  • CA: Senate panel backs driver's license measure (for Illegals)

    04/19/2006 1:37:44 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 17 replies · 864+ views
    sandiegouniontribune ^ | April 19, 2006 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO – Sen. Gil Cedillo's maneuvering to broaden the appeal of his ongoing campaign to grant undocumented immigrants the legal right to drive may cost him traditional allies. The Senate Transportation Committee yesterday approved his bill on a 7-3 vote amid the backdrop of recent massive immigrant rights rallies and a planned boycott of stores and jobs May 1. The bill, SB 1160, is designed to give illegal immigrants the opportunity to apply for a clearly distinguishable document that could only be used as a certificate to drive – not for identification. The legislation also includes provisions that would bring...
  • Sen. Cedillo says, 'This is the year' - Will eighth time be the charm for driver's license bill?

    12/29/2005 3:33:05 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 44 replies · 1,460+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 28, 2005 | Jim Sanders
    Legislation to grant California driver's licenses to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants will be pushed in 2006 for the eighth year in a row - and this time the iron is hot for success, its author contends. "The dynamics have changed dramatically, and in our favor," said Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles. Cedillo said the new bill will be very similar to Senate Bill 60, vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in October. California's political scene has shifted significantly since then, Cedillo said, citing three examples: * All four of Schwarzenegger's government "reform" proposals were defeated in the Nov. 8...
  • Arnold 'will do anything' to see reform prevail

    09/21/2005 9:31:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 460+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 9/21/05 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday that he is placing no limits on the personal wealth he will contribute toward his Nov. 8 special election to revamp government and acknowledged his measures zap Democrats, though unintentionally. In a small round-table interview with reporters, Schwarzenegger also said that a tax hike would eventually be inevitable if his proposed spending-limit initiative fails — but he said he is confident the unpopular measure and others ultimately will be approved by voters in November. In response to a question about how many millions of dollars he is prepared to contribute to his...
  • CA: Impound bill on Arnold's desk (Illegals seek exemption)

    09/20/2005 11:15:10 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 40 replies · 951+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 9/20/05 | Harrison Shephard
    A bill sitting on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk could exempt illegal immigrants and unlicensed teenagers from vehicle-impound laws that apply to other drivers who are arrested for driving with suspended and revoked licenses. The bill requires the police to return vehicles to their registered owners who present a valid registration and driver's license. So if police stop a joyriding teenager or an illegal immigrant who is borrowing a friend's car, they cannot impound the vehicle if the owner shows up with a valid license, as they can under current law. Assemblyman Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont, said his bill was not aimed...
  • Gov. Vows to Veto Driver's License Bill

    09/09/2005 12:11:30 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 26 replies · 772+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/9/05 | By Robert Salladay and Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writers
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto legislation approved Thursday to create a separate driver's license for illegal immigrants in California, a top aide said only hours after the bill passed the state Senate. The upper house sent the controversial bill to Schwarzenegger on a 21-15 vote, the minimum needed for passage, only to have the governor's office say he would reject it. It would be the second time in two years that Schwarzenegger has rejected Democratic legislation allowing licenses for illegal immigrants Richard Costigan, the governor's legislative secretary, said the bill was premature because the federal government was still writing regulations...
  • [CA] Lawmakers OK driver's license, supplement, violent video bills

    09/08/2005 9:24:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 572+ views
    AP ^ | 9/8/5 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    SACRAMENTO - Nearing the end of their 2005 session, California legislators approved bills Thursday to allow illegal immigrants to have driver's licenses and to keep certain nutritional supplements out of the hands of student athletes. Among the dozens of measures awaiting final votes were bills that would bar the sale or rental of extremely violent video games to minors, allow schools to use alternatives to the high school graduation exam and promote a massive expansion of solar energy use.That bill, by Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, would offer subsidies to home and business owners that install solar panels. It was...
  • Illegal Immigrant License Bill Advances in Calif.

    09/08/2005 4:49:44 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 20 replies · 467+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/8/05 | Nancy Vogel
    After a late-night debate on the politically sensitive issue of immigration, the California Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to extend driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. The measure would clear the way for California to create a distinct driver's license, with a unique design and color, for people who cannot prove legal citizenship in the United States. The license could be used only for driving and would not be valid identification for other purposes such as opening a bank account or boarding an airplane. The bill, SB 60 by Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), would also allow roughly 800,000 people...
  • CA Senate Again Approves Drivers License for Illegals 21-15 (goes to the Governor now)

    09/08/2005 3:05:52 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 75 replies · 1,870+ views
    Senate just passed Cedillo's SB 60 - Drivers Licenses for Illegals. Assembly passed it last night. It now goes to the Governor
  • [CA] Assembly OKs bill allowing illegal immigrants to get licenses

    09/08/2005 10:33:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 781+ views
    AP ^ | 9/8/5 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    SACRAMENTO -- Another attempt to allow illegal immigrants to qualify for California driver's licenses is one step from the governor's desk and a likely veto after a heated Assembly debate that included charges of racism. Lawmakers voted 42-34 late Wednesday to approve a bill by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, that would allow undocumented immigrants to get licenses that would have to be of a different design or color than standard licenses and would not be widely recognized as valid identification documents. The bill's supporters said the measure would implement federal security requirements and improve highway safety by requiring that...
  • CA Assembly passes driver's licenses for illegal aliens (Gil Cedillo's SB-60)

    09/06/2005 9:46:39 AM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 52 replies · 1,088+ views
    CA Assembly ^ | 9/2/05 | CA Assembly
    On Friday the California Assembly voted 43-31 to approve SB60, state Sen. Gil Cedillo's bill that would give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. I believe this now goes to Arnold Schwarzenegger for his signature. He has said he would veto driver's license bills before the federal government has released their guidelines for implementing the REAL ID Act, but it's always good to make sure. Please call, FAX, or email Schwarzenegger and demand that he veto this bill: Phone: 916-445-2841 FAX: 916-445-4633 email form: govmail.ca.gov
  • CA: Illegals' licenses return to floor (SB 60 - Gil Cedillo's Bill .. and more)

    06/27/2005 9:35:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 994+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/27/05 | AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Sen. Gil Cedillo is making his fifth attempt in seven years to enact legislation allowing illegal immigrants to get California driver's licenses. This time he's hoping to get a governor's signature that will stick. Former Gov. Gray Davis signed a Cedillo bill legalizing the licenses in 2003, but lawmakers overturned it after Davis was recalled following a campaign in which the license legislation was one of the issues used against him. Davis' successor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed the repeal bill and vetoed another version of the license bill last year, saying it didn't include adequate security...
  • [Calif.] Calls needed to stop driver's licenses for illegal aliens

    06/24/2005 8:52:05 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 14 replies · 687+ views
    FAIR (via email) ^ | 6/24/05 | FAIR
    CALLING ALL CALIFORNIA IMMIGRATION REFORMERS! Fight Illegal Alien Driver's License BillUrge Committee Members to Reject SB 60 at Monday Hearing On Monday, June 27, the Assembly Transportation Committee will consider legislation introduced by Senator Gil Cedillo that would give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens. The Latino community and other special interests have a huge grassroots campaign underway and are pressing hard for the passage of this legislation. SB 60 has already cleared the State Senate and must be stopped now before it's too late. We need your calls and emails to committee members to show that California residents oppose...
  • Statement by Senator Tom McClintock in Opposition to SB 60

    06/05/2005 12:29:11 AM PDT · by GOPXtreme20 · 13 replies · 597+ views
    Tom McClintock for L.t. Governor in 06' ^ | June 2nd. 2005 | State Senator Tom McClintock
    Statement by Senator Tom McClintock in Opposition to SB 60 Senate Floor, June 2, 2005Mr. President: Let’s make one thing very clear from the outset. The new federal law DOES NOT require states to give driving-only driver’s licenses to foreign nationals illegally in this country. The new federal law DOES NOT in any way sanction states that do not give driving-only driver’s licenses to foreign nationals illegally in this country. This bill does many other things that are NOT required by federal law: California currently requires every applicant for a driver’s license to prove they are legally in this country....
  • Minutemen and Police Attacked by Illegal Alien Activists

    05/26/2005 10:31:29 AM PDT · by American Cabalist · 40 replies · 1,473+ views
    HE!D! says... ^ | 5/26/05 | American Cabalist
    Last night, Minutemen supporters gathered privately at the Women's Civic Club of Garden Grove (in O.C.) to hear a discussion lead by James Gilchrist, the founder of the Minutemen Project. About 300 protestors, charging that the Minutemen are a racist group, gathered outside to protest the meeting. When the Minutemen supporters tried to leave the event, at least two of their cars were attacked by dozens of protestors. The protestors hit the vehicles with placards and other objects until one of the drivers gunned his car to get away from the crowd. He was arrested, though I'm not sure what...
  • Driver's Licenses for Illegal Aliens Bill Passes Senate Transportation Committee(California)

    05/20/2005 2:54:36 PM PDT · by kellynla · 42 replies · 1,266+ views
    Save Our License.com ^ | 5/20/2005 | Save Our License.com
    As we expected, the State Senate Transportation & Housing Committee passed Gil Cedillo's driver's license bill on Thursday. All Republicans on the Committee voted no, all Democrats but one voted yes. There was one Democrat not voting. The bill will next be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The committee meets every Monday at 1:30 pm. As soon as a hearing date has been set, we will notify you. Please take time to contact the committee members and the committee consultant to oppose this bill.
  • (CA) Senate panel passes bill to extend licenses to illegal immigrants

    05/19/2005 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 29 replies · 1,012+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | May 19, 2005
    The latest attempt to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in California cleared a Senate committee on Thursday but with provisions that restrict how the licenses can be used and what they would look like. The bill, by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would bring California into compliance with federal law. The REAL ID Act, signed by President Bush last week, requires states to verify that people who apply for a driver's license are in the country legally. It also allows states to choose whether to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants as long as they have different markings —...
  • HEADS UP CALIFORNIANS! Illegal Alien Driver's License Bill Set for Hearing Tomorrow

    05/18/2005 8:55:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 2,140+ views
    Save Our License.com ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our License.com
    Senator Gil Cedillo's bill to give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens is set to be heard in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee this Thursday. Please take time today to contact the committee members and ask them to oppose this bill. more information available at www.saveourlicense.com email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • McCain backs off migrant claim

    05/18/2005 8:31:33 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 36 replies · 1,367+ views
    East Valley Tribune.com ^ | Ryan Gabrielson
    "If we went down to the Camelback Inn today in Phoenix and arrested everyone who’s working there illegally, the place would probably shut down," McCain was quoted as saying in The Hill, a nonpartisan newspaper covering politics in the nation’s capitol.
  • McCain/Kennedy Expected to Unveil New Guestworker/Amnesty Legislation

    05/16/2005 5:26:41 PM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies · 3,249+ views
    FAIR ^ | May 16, 2005 | Staff
    On May 12, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced companion guestworker amnesty bills, S. 1033 and H.R. 2330. The text of this legislation is not yet available, but here's what we've learned this legislation entails. Millions of currently resident illegal aliens would be permitted to buy guestworker status for a fee of $1,000. After the first three year term they could apply for three year extensions (for another $1000), and in the meantime, apply for green cards. After six years they would be eligible for permanent residency, which...
  • LONEGAN NEWS CONFERENCE TO PROTEST “DRIVING PRIVILEGE” LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS

    05/16/2005 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Irontank · 24 replies · 1,617+ views
    -- “Illegal Aliens should be rounded up and deported.” LONEGAN NEWS CONFERENCE TO PROTEST “DRIVING PRIVILEGE” LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS LODI -- Bogota Mayor and GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Lonegan will hold a news conference at 12 noon, Monday, May 16, 2005 to protest proposed “driving privilege” licenses so illegal aliens can drive cars “legally.” WHERE? Outside Lodi DMV, 8 Mill Street (off Garibaldi Ave.), Lodi WHEN? Noon, TODAY, Monday, May 16, 2005. WHAT? Lonegan will also urge State Republican Chairman Tom Wilson to withdraw his support for the “driving privilege” driver’s license for illegal aliens as expressed in a...
  • Lawlessness: The Solution to Anarchy! (Fighting Crime the McCain/Kennedy Way)

    05/16/2005 6:49:05 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 14 replies · 890+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | May 16, 2005 | Mac Johnson
    According to the FBI, every 14.6 seconds one burglary is committed in America. The primary reason behind this disturbing fact is that it remains illegal to take other people’s stuff. Even if you really, really need other people’s stuff to enjoy a better life for you and your children, you are not “supposed” to take it under current rules. But what choice do tens of thousands of Americans have? Likewise, there are millions of items that –when new and un-stolen-- have prices that most Americans are simply not willing to pay. We all benefit from theft, yet it remains illegal....
  • Taking illegals for a spin [Mulshine exposes NJ GOP Chair as a dastardly RINO!]

    05/16/2005 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 13 replies · 852+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 5/15/2005 | Paul Mulshine
    Taking illegals for a spin I got a press release the other day from one of those liberal interest groups. The release called for New Jersey to start issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens.......Following is the release. Notice how the writer artfully makes a radical idea seem acceptable to mainstream Americans. I am an expert in decoding political spin, so I have put in brackets my explanations of just how the spin doctor operates. Here goes: "The REAL ID Act of 2005 has now been passed by both houses of Congress and is poised for the President's signature. New Jersey...
  • CA: New hurdles for driver's license bill

    05/14/2005 2:43:32 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 18 replies · 610+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 14, 2005 | Aurelio Rojas
    New federal legislation setting national standards for driver's licenses will still let states issue licenses to illegal immigrants. But Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has talked about scaling back on the number of applicants he is willing to consider - and aides now say he will not sign any license bill for up to a year. Schwarzenegger had previously said he wanted to find a solution to cover all illegal immigrants if his security concerns were allayed. (snip) "We cannot really provide any driver's licenses other than for people that are maybe in the pipeline and about to get their permanent residence...
  • English-instruction dispute may doom entire state budget

    05/14/2005 12:54:40 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 6 replies · 544+ views
    Arizona Daily Star - CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES ^ | May 15, 2005 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX - Gov. Janet Napolitano said Friday she might veto the state's entire $8.2 billion budget over a dispute with the Republican-controlled Legislature on funding to teach English. A veto would force the Legislature, which adjourned about 1:15 Friday morning after 123 days, to return in a special session. Napolitano said the budget deal negotiated with the GOP leadership a week earlier included an "understanding" that Republicans "would sit down and negotiate a Flores resolution with the Democrats." That refers to a 14-year-old lawsuit in which a federal judge ruled Arizona was not meeting its legal obligation to provide adequate...
  • Alien flees after cop dies

    05/12/2005 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 32 replies · 1,398+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, is suspected of shooting two Denver police officers at about 1 a.m. Sunday after they refused to let him re-enter a baptismal party. Detective Donald Young, 44, died at the scene after being shot from behind three times in the back and head.