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  • Los Angeles to consider cutting ties to JP Morgan

    01/15/2014 8:41:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2013 8:14 PM EST | Michael R. Blood
    A Los Angeles councilman proposed Wednesday that the nation’s second-largest city consider ending tens of millions of dollars of financial ties with troubled JP Morgan Chase & Co. A motion introduced by Democrat Gil Cedillo seeks a review of city business with the nation’s largest bank, as well as an analysis of legal options to end those contracts. It said a city retirement system holds over $100 million in JP Morgan stock and investments, and the city has a line of credit with the bank. The motion also suggests disqualifying the bank from doing further business with City Hall. …
  • California allows driver's licenses for young undocumented immigrants

    10/01/2012 4:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/01/2012
    Young undocumented immigrants will be able to receive California driver’s licenses under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Sunday. As many as 350,000 undocumented immigrants in California may be eligible for the Obama administration program, which waives the threat of deportation for two years for those who have no criminal record. According to The Times' Patrick McGreevy: Young people would qualify if they are accepted by a federal program giving work permits to those who came to this country before they were 16 and are now 30 or younger. Brown spokesman Gil Duran said that by issuing the driver’s licenses,...
  • (Jerry) Brown approves driver's licenses for young undocumented immigrants

    09/30/2012 10:50:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 30, 2012 | 9:57 pm
    The governor signed a bill Sunday that will let hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants qualify for California driver’s licenses. Young people would qualify if they are accepted by a federal program giving work permits to those who came to this country before they were 16 and are now 30 or younger. …
  • Some illegal immigrants may get drivers licenses under new California law

    10/01/2012 3:17:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/1/2012 | ap
    Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy. The bill requires the department to accept as proof of legal residence whatever document the federal government provides to participants in its deferred action program. Cedillo said his bill will make roads safer while letting young immigrants drive to school and to work. His reasoning drew support from several...
  • 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.
  • The Sanctuary State: Jerry Brown Signs a Trio of Bills on Behalf of Illegal Aliens

    10/10/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-10-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It is hard to overstate the stunning embrace of lawlessness represented by three bills signed by California Governor Jerry Brown this past weekend. Brown on Saturday signed three bills that directly champion illegal aliens. Together, they put the state so far on the side of illegals (and against legal taxpayers), that California now has no legitimate rival for the title of "The Sanctuary State", and should consider changing their official motto accordingly. Facing a midnight deadline for sign several controversial bills, Brown avoided a public signing ceremony for these unpopular bills. He waited until the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown and 3 Telling Bills

    09/13/2011 5:58:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 13, 2011 | Sandra J. Saunders
    California Gov. Jerry Brown scored a victory for common sense last week when he vetoed a bill that would have imposed criminal penalties on minors -- or their parents -- who ski or snowboard without a helmet. "While I appreciate the value of wearing a ski helmet, I am concerned about the continuing and seemingly inexorable transfer of authority from parents to the state," Brown explained. "Not every human problem deserves a law." That veto endeared Brown to conservatives who have grown wary of the Democratic Legislature's nanny-state ways. It also highlighted how unpredictable Brown can be. There are two...
  • 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,...
  • Donnelly urges protest over Dream Act [Cal Ab 131 call 916-445-2841, oppose Ab131 ]

    08/29/2011 3:49:05 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies ^ | Aug 29 2011 |
    As the controversial Dream Act advances, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is urging citizens to voice support for Gov. Jerry Brown to veto the bill that would allow students who entered the country illegally to receive statefunded financial aid at California’s public colleges. Donnelly in a statement called Assembly Bill 131 — which passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday — a “nightmare for citizens.” “Students are already struggling to pay increased tuition and many cannot even get into the classes they need,” he said, “but the Legislature continues to pretend we can afford this entitlement. The simple truth is,...
  • 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
  • California Assembly passes bill to let undocumented students apply for college scholarships

    05/06/2011 6:46:16 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies · 1+ views
    KPCC ^ | May 5, 2011 | Julie Small
    California’s State Assembly on Thursday approved legislation to let undocumented students apply for college scholarships. But only Democrats voted for the bill. Assembly Republicans say it makes no sense to offer financial aid to students who have no legal right to live and work in California. Under the California Dream Act, only students who’ve attended a California high school for at least three years may apply for college scholarships — but only for those that private donors underwrite. Assemblyman Gil Cedillo of Los Angeles said these students deserve at least that much. “These young men and women were brought here...
  • 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....
  • 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. ...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Closer to Getting Driver's Licenses[California]

    08/31/2008 3:35:07 PM PDT · by BGHater · 50 replies · 618+ views
    KMPH ^ | 31 Aug 2008 | Dani Carlson and Kyra Jenkins
    A California bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses is one step closer to becoming a state law. State senate bill 60 passed through the assembly Friday. If the bill becomes law, legislators say the estimated 2.2 million undocumented immigrants in California will apply for one, an idea that's creating a lot of controversy. "I think they should be able to get licenses just like everybody else," said Nicole Holland, a Fresnan who supports the bill. "They are already committing a crime coming over here," said Albert Ratliff, a Fresnan who opposes the bill. "I don't think...
  • Senator pushes school course on mass 1930s deportations

    04/21/2008 6:13:33 PM PDT · by ruination · 38 replies · 139+ views
    AP via San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/21/2008 | Steve Lawrence
    SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Gil Cedillo is trying to shine some light on a shocking but little known episode in American history. He faces an uphill battle. The Los Angeles Democrat is the author of a bill that would require public junior high and high schools to teach students about the deportation of about 2 million Latinos, including 400,000 Californians, to Mexico during the Great Depression. Elementary schools would have the option of including information about the deportations in social science instruction. The deportation program was started in 1929 (and ran to 1944) by the Hoover administration, supposedly as a...
  • Bill would give illegal immigrant students tuition assistance (California)

    10/13/2007 10:14:05 AM PDT · by Dubya · 19 replies · 109+ views
    A controversial bill on the governor's desk would give illegal immigrant college students in California new benefits, including access to state grants and fee waivers. Immigrant rights groups have urged Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign Senate Bill 1, also known as the California Dream Act, saying it would give those students hope for a better future. But the governor rejected a similar bill last year and opponents say the measure would stretch the state's already tight resources. "I guess California hasn't figured out what to do with its revenue surpluses," said Ira Mehlman, referring to the state's ongoing budget shortfall....
  • Immigration politics stall license bill(CA)

    08/18/2006 10:00:35 AM PDT · by radar101 · 18 replies · 410+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 18 AUG 2006 | Aurelio Rojas
    Fearing a voter backlash this fall, Democratic lawmakers Thursday derailed legislation to allow illegal immigrants to obtain California driver's licenses. For the eighth consecutive year, legislation pushed by state Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, that has provoked deep emotions on both sides of the immigration debate has apparently failed. Unlike last year, when the legislation was vetoed by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- who had vowed to do so again -- Democrats in the Assembly pre-emptively shelved Senate Bill 1160. This time, the measure died without a vote in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. "My intention and expectations are to move...
  • Governor vetoes bill to grant licenses to illegal immigrants

    10/07/2005 3:48:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 216 replies · 7,122+ views
    AP ^ | 10/7/5 | TOM CHORNEAU
    SACRAMENTO, (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday vetoed legislation that would have granted driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, saying that approving the measure into law could have undermined national security efforts. The veto was expected and marked the second time Schwarzenegger has rejected such a bill. "Enacting this bill will result in billions of dollars being spent on a process that ultimately could conflict with federal regulations," he said in his veto message. The bill's author, Los Angeles Democrat Gil Cedillo, said the veto broke Schwarzenegger's promise to sign a driver's license bill. He also said the rejection jeopardizes...
  • Governor Can't Please Every One On License Issue (Just Say Don't Reward Illegal Behavior, Guv!)

    09/16/2005 12:53:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 485+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 09/15/05 | Daniel Weintraub
    The governor is being disingenuous. At this point the only honest reason to oppose giving licenses to illegal immigrants is because the state should not be giving its blessing to illegal behavior. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that position. Maybe the governor should try it on for size.
  • 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:
  • Treasonous but Gutless

    07/06/2005 3:15:03 PM PDT · by television is just wrong · 4 replies · 406+ views
    By Mark Andrew Dwyer - July 6, 2005 A majority of California lawmakers work hard to give away as much of the Golden State and its budget to illegal aliens as they can. But they don't have guts to openly say so. They will deceitfully seek all kinds of phony excuses to cover up for their de facto refusal to represent majority of California voters, that only those brainwashed in California public schools and universities and those with substandard IQ will buy. As reported by the Associated Press [1], "[t]he Judiciary Committee [of California Assembly] voted 4-2 to turn down...
  • 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 ^ | 5/20/2005 | Save Our
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our
    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 email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • No License? No Insurance? No Problemo!

    05/10/2005 6:29:15 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies · 1,291+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10 May 2005 | Jack Dunphy
    No License? No Insurance? ¡No Problemo! Driving with Gilbert Cedillo. Perhaps you read of the recent controversy here in southern California concerning those billboards for a Spanish-language television station. The billboards showed the skyline of downtown Los Angeles, superimposed on which was the Angel of Independence, a famous landmark in Mexico City. More galling than that, at least to those who cling to such old-fashioned notions as national sovereignty and recognized borders, was the billboard's copy, which read, "Los Angeles, CA MEXICO." The ensuing hubbub made for great fun on talk radio and all the cable-news yack-fest programs, of course,...
  • Driver license issue to be put off

    12/09/2004 5:24:58 PM PST · by gubamyster · 15 replies · 387+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/09/04 | Michael Gardner
    Governor wants feds to develop standards By Michael Gardner COPLEY NEWS SERVICE December 9, 2004 SACRAMENTO – Looking to sidestep one of the most contentious issues he faces, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to defer talks on driver licenses for illegal immigrants until federal officials develop standards required under legislation to overhaul the national intelligence network. "It would be premature to do anything at the state level right now because the federal government could potentially pre-empt anything we do," said Margita Thompson, a Schwarzenegger spokeswoman. The governor's move comes as his top aides had begun to quietly explore whether California could...
  • Just say no to driver's licenses for illegal aliens

    07/14/2004 4:11:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 64 replies · 1,578+ views
    North County Times ^ | June 14, 2004 | Mark Wyland
    Last year, liberals who dominate the state Legislature passed a bill giving driver's licenses to illegal aliens. This bill was signed into law by then Gov. Gray Davis, who was facing a recall election. The public was outraged. Republican candidates for governor promised to roll back the illegal driver's license bill if one of them were to be elected governor. In the wake of the recall election, the new governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, made it clear that he intended to live up to his campaign pledge. Shell-shocked by the recall election results, and a gathering referendum drive to repeal the law,...
  • Driver's License Bill Gains

    06/16/2004 6:26:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 407+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 16, 2004 | Jordan Rau
    SACRAMENTO — The renewed legislative push to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants has prompted disagreement among law enforcement officials about whether the permits would make it easier or harder for would-be terrorists to infiltrate California. The license fight, which helped Arnold Schwarzenegger unseat Gov. Gray Davis in last year's recall, has been resurrected in the Legislature, where a Democratic-controlled Senate panel Tuesday voted 7 to 4 to approve a bill that would grant licenses to immigrants who passed a criminal background check.
  • California: Pact sought on licenses for illegal immigrants

    04/30/2004 9:23:04 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 161 replies · 391+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | April 30, 2004 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO – Locked in delicate negotiations, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state Sen. Gil Cedillo have struggled to narrow their differences over divisive legislation to give illegal immigrants the right to have driver licenses. Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, and the governor's negotiating team are pondering background checks, including requiring applicants to submit a full set of fingerprints, at least two identification documents and proof of address. In addition, the two sides are looking at withholding licenses from illegal immigrants who have criminal records. People from countries considered to be state sponsors of terrorism, such as Iran, Sudan and Syria, also would be...
  • California: Last Weekend to "Save Our State!"

    04/23/2004 10:32:38 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 9 replies · 164+ views ^ | 4/23/04 | self
    "This is the final weekend and now is the time for everyone to increase efforts and work harder than ever to Stop Gil Cedillo and his bills that cheapen and devalue the legal process millions of immigrant Americans have abided by. There is only one way to do this, sacrifice just a few more hours over the next few days to help qualify the Save Our State/New Prop 187 petition for the Nov. ballot... All petitions must be postmarked and in the mail by April 26, 2004, and received by April 27th. However, any envelope containing large quantities of petitions...
  • CA: Save our State - Drivers Licenses, Public Benefits and Heading off Amnesties

    03/26/2004 6:11:48 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 18 replies · 927+ views Website ^ | March 26, 2004 | Me and Various
    Heading for the Finish LineRon Prince, sponsor of the Save Our State (SOS) Initiative, and an author of the original Proposition 187, has been hitting the talk radio circuit the past few days to garner support and solicit signatures to qualify an Initiative Consititutional Amendment for the November 2004 ballot. Andy Ramirez, SOS Media Director, and a prior Democrat nominee for the State Assembly, has also been working the airwaves helping to get the message out. With an April 15 deadline for gathering signatures rapidly approaching, they are soliciting immediate support from Californians. Prince told KFI last night: "We need...
  • There is NO DEAL says, Arnold Schwarzenegger!

    03/23/2004 4:50:02 PM PST · by Eric Hogue 1380 KTKZ · 115 replies · 256+ views | March 23, 2004 | Eric Hogue
    News from the "Belly of the Beast", the Governor's office is reporting that there is "NO DEAL" with Gil Cedillo on SB1160. I have confirmed reports that Arnold has NOT agreed to anything...and what he has mentioned as a possibility is too strict for the taste and liking of Cedillo and the Democrats. Plus...there was a report that 12 Republicans were ready to sign this 'piece of legislation' (that never was/is)...well I discivered today that the truth is...the Democrats don't have enough votes to bring this (if it was an authentic committee draft, it's not!) to a count in the...
  • Arnold and Cedillo Driver's License for Illegals?

    03/21/2004 6:31:23 PM PST · by Eric Hogue 1380 KTKZ · 39 replies · 1,190+ views ^ | March 21, 2004 | Eric Hogue
    All of the focus on Gil Cedillo and Arnold Schwarzenegger needs some intelligence.There are not '12 Republicans' ready to vote for a deal.
  • California: Governor seeks "referendum proof" illegal alien driver license bill

    03/08/2004 5:38:55 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 157 replies · 942+ views
    KFI AM640, Los Angeles, John and Ken Show | March 8, 2004
    Just heard an appearance on the John and Ken show by Ron Prince, sponsor of the new Proposition 187-type initiative that (if it gets enough signatures) will appear on the November ballot. Prince reports that an associate was attending a meeting with Schwarzenegger aides, on the subject of how Republican candidates should handle their campaigns. In the course of the discussion, the question of the new illegal alien driver licenses came up. An aide answered, "Don't worry about that, we're going for a 'referendum-proof' version." It seems that if the legislature designates a bill as "urgent," two-thirds of the legislators...
  • Arnold on drivers licenses

    12/02/2003 11:52:43 PM PST · by gubamyster · 87 replies · 2,632+ views
    SacBee Weblog ^ | 12/02/03 | Daniel Weintraub
    <p>Reporter: "You did say that to me when we talked one on one (Sept. 6, 2003) that you would consider a package deal that would have included a requirement of insurance for those people that are going to get the drivers license. That I know is something that you believe in. Do you also believe that all undocumented immigrants will be able to get a drivers license if they present insurance, if they have a background check, fingerprints?</p>
  • Driver License Issue Returns

    01/29/2004 2:02:41 PM PST · by TatooChick · 97 replies · 562+ views
    Press Enterprise | 1/29/04 | Jim Miller
    Copyright 2004 The Press Enterprise Co. Press Enterprise (Riverside, CA) January 28, 2004, Wednesday SECTION: A SECTION; Pg. A01 LENGTH: 635 words HEADLINE: Driver license issue returns; REPLACEMENT: The governor is confident he can legalize the road for undocumented residents. BYLINE: JIM MILLER; SACRAMENTO BUREAU/THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE BODY: SACRAMENTO Gov. Schwarzenegger said Tuesday he was "absolutely positive we'll come up with a great bill" to replace a law granting driver licenses to undocumented immigrants that was repealed days after he took office. It was a strong sign he supports giving driver licenses to California residents in the state illegally. Schwarzenegger said...
  • Are Schwarzenegger and Cedillo trying to pull a fast one?

    03/08/2004 5:38:16 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 6 replies · 168+ views
    According to Ron Prince of, the new CA driver's licenses for illegal aliens bill is designed to be "referendum-proof" and if it passes, an initiative would need to be created to overturn it. The next time an initiative could be voted on would be two years from now. This was just discussed on the John and Ken Show, and no web page with this information is available yet. The bill (SB1160) was sponsored by Gil Cedillo and marked with an "urgency clause." That urgency clause means that after it's passed by the legislature and signed by the governor, it...
  • Arnold seeks to revamp license bill

    03/01/2004 10:06:25 PM PST · by kattracks · 35 replies · 380+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/02/04 | Valerie Richardson
    <p>California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is working with state Democrats to revamp a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, a politically fractious issue that contributed to the ousting of his predecessor.</p> <p>Three months after securing a repeal of Senate Bill 60, the highly criticized bill approved by former Gov. Gray Davis, Mr. Schwarzenegger is working to craft substitute legislation, which would address national security concerns and ensure that drivers carry insurance, with Democratic state Sen. Gil Cedillo.</p>
  • Fremont slayings inflame driver's license debate

    03/01/2004 11:33:52 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 6 replies · 374+ views
    Contra Costa Times/San Jose Mercury News ^ | Feb. 25, 2004 | Edwin Garcia
    The unsolved slayings of two women violently attacked while walking to work earlier this month has become a rallying cry for supporters of a movement to allow illegal immigrants the right to obtain driver's licenses. But license opponents accuse them of memorializing the victims, who were living in the country illegally, for the wrong reasons. Immigrant-rights groups have staged three vigils to promote their political cause since Feb. 1, the morning a man wielding a tree branch beat to death Maria Esperanza Hernandez, 39, and her daughter, Maria del Carmen Castillo Hernandez, 19. The most recent vigil, which was held...
  • California: New Effort Launched to Give Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

    02/05/2004 5:51:06 PM PST · by ambrose · 21 replies · 663+ views
    News10 ^ | 2.5.04
    New Effort Launched to Give Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants Immigrant advocates are promoting a new attempt to allow illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. The moved has prompted a number of prominent conservatives to gear up for a fight. Advocacy groups are counting on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to make good on his promise to reconsider a law giving illegal immigrants the right to drive, as long as security issues are adequately addressed. Petitions in support of a new bill were dropped off at the governor's office on Wednesday. Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has pushed for similar laws several...
  • Activist group pushes new legislation allowing illegal immigrants the right to drive

    02/05/2004 4:14:31 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 528+ views
    napanews ^ | February 5, 2004 | DAVID RYAN
    Emboldened by President Bush's recent call for an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy, local immigrant groups and California legislators are again pushing for a bill that would allow undocumented workers to obtain driver's licenses. A coalition of activist groups delivered 32,000 signatures to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office Wednesday, supporting SB 1160, a terse bill that calls on the legislature to pass a law that would ensure all California drivers were licensed and have proof of insurance. "The signatures are there to demonstrate there is support for developing legislation to give licenses to all drivers ... including the undocumented," said Sister...
  • Betraying the Will of the People

    02/05/2004 5:40:22 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 388 replies · 343+ views ^ | 02-05-04 | Farah, Joseph
    Betraying the will of the people Posted: February 5, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 George Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger have done more to demoralize American voters than any two politicians in my lifetime. Both were elected with the promise of bringing real change to their respective offices – the presidency and the governorship of California. Their candidacies generated great excitement. Their elections brought great hope. But their actions suggest all they did was fool enough of the people to get their votes. And the people are catching on. George W. Bush promised to rein in spending. Instead, he...
  • Bush plan may help drive for immigrant licenses (Illegals in CA - here it comes again)

    01/15/2004 10:33:31 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 46 replies · 198+ views
    Proposed legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses in California may have received an unexpected political boost this week when President Bush announced a sweeping plan for immigration reform. < -snip- > Sen. Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, said his plan to introduce a new version of the driver's license bill is on track to be introduced this month. "It's very helpful for the president to go out there and acknowledge the contribution of immigrants,'' said Cedillo, who for the last five years has pushed for legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants in the state to drive legally....