Silva and Wagner in Lonely Company Voting for Arizona-Style Anti-Immigrantion Bill for California

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Assemblymen Donald Wagner (R-Irvine) and Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) provided two of the three committee votes in favor of anti-immigration legislation in California modeled after Arizona's SB 1070.

But seven Democrats lined up against Hesperia Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's AB 26 and the bill died in the Assembly Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

The legislation would have allowed Californians to sue sanctuary cities and would have required employers to verify applicants' citizenship.

The third yes vote on the committee came from Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-La Mesa).

He and his colleagues had heard hours of testimony from dozens of teabaggers and Minutemen who blamed the undocumented for crime, gangs and drug and sex trafficking.



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Otribj.
Otribj.

I broke the law many a time in my younger years, paid fines, went to jail, did community service, in other words I "did the crime and did the time." Why are these thieves, who are BREAKING THE LAW, being given so much. When I worked in the Rampart area in L.A. (inhabited by 95% illegals) a majority were on Sec. 8 housing; welfare, foodstamps, free education for their children and other freebies. I recall visiting a home for an assessment, where the father earned $2,500 a mo. (under the table) the mother earned $1,500 a mo. (under the table), the family was on welfare and the mother had the audacity to complain that this country didn't know how to take care of it's people. I spent 5 yrs. in the Marine Corps and it pissed me off. It took a whole lot of deep breathing to calm down and when I finally did, in my calmest voice, I told her "lady if you don't like it here go back to Mexico, but please DO NOT speak negatively about this country, especially when you're not a citizen."

Sean W
Sean W

There is no such thing as an "undocumented" worker. It is an Illegal Alien according to the Federal Laws. Stop with the PC BS and crying ... If people really want to be in this country, let them come in the legal way like so many others have done. California as a state is way to lenient on this and providing public services (food stamps, emergency care, education) for illegal aliens is one of the reasons our state is broke. Enough is enough. I don't want to pay higher taxes to support these law breakers any more.

sweetpea
sweetpea

The bill was against ILLEGAL immigration.

Funny that this rag is too stupid to figure that part of it out.

Briansays
Briansays

what part of "illegal" do you not understand?

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