Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CA Illegal Immigration Initiative Signature Drive

A new ballot initiative has been OK'd in California for an immigration law modeled on Arizona's law. Michael Erickson may start gathering signatures in order to get the initiative on the next ballot. He needs 433,971 valid signatures by April 21, 2011.

The proposal makes it a state crime for illegal aliens to seek work while hiding their immigration status, or for employers to “intentionally or negligently” hire an illegal. Also, all highway patrol, police, sheriff’s deputies and other officers will be required to investigate a person’s immigration status if they are “reasonably suspicious” that the person they stopped is in the country illegally. The proposal also allows legal residents to sue officials or agencies if they refuse to carry out immigration enforcement.

The difference with Arizona’s law is that officers would have to contact federal immigration authorities and conduct immigration checks within a “timely manner” and could not hold a person for a long period of time.

Michael Erickson, of Republicans for National Interest is a Tea Party activist in Belmont, CA, and is a former chair of the Sonoma County Republican Party.

The decision to allow a petition drive for this initiative was announced late Tuesday afternoon November 23, 2010 by the California Secretary of State.

13 comments:

fuzzys dad said...

The states must take the lead.As the government will not.

Paul J. said...

The government will not only lead, this particular administration will bring lawsuits against states if they exercise their rights.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I'll sign !

Doom said...

Here is hoping they get this done. If California can do it, the fate of illegal allowances is over. If 35 states ratify this type of law, an amendment and changes to amendments are only a few steps away.

Trestin said...

California surprised me with Prop 8. I hope they do it again by passing this.

madmath1 said...

When the leaders refuse to lead the people, people must lead the leaders. Unfortunately, I'm not optimistic, though supportive, of this intitative. Even should it get the signatures and miraculously pass in one of the most warped, if not the #1 leftist state, it will take just one leftist activist judge to nullify it as unconstitutional (either state or federal level) and in this state where illegals are sacred cows, there's no way the courts would let this stand. After the Arizonal debacle, and dispite the no holding without cause, the courts won't allow it because illegals are more valued than law abiting citizens.

madmath1 said...

Trestin, haven't you kept up with current events. Prop. 8 has for the most part been overtruned on "due process" and "equal protection" statues.

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Just a conservative girl said...

Does something like this have a chance in passing in California? Something this this would pass in my state, but CA is another can worms altogether.

Opus #6 said...

Good question, JACG. I think it has a chance. Prop 187 was an attempt to address the illegal issue many years ago. It passed with flying colors. Struck down in court, of course.

The_Kid said...

Good stuff. I also feel the states are going to have to take the lead in keeping America.

WoFat said...

If illegals are no longer permitted to work in California, who are the liberals going to under-pay to cut their grass and blow dry their lawns?

Z said...

(hi...did you ever email me?)
"illegal to seek work while hiding their status... etc."? Do you think that'll work here in CA? I'm not so sure. Imagine how hard Moonbeam and Boxer will fight it? UGH.
Happy THanksgiving, Opus!