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

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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