Posted: 7/6/2012 9:59:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/6/2012 10:00:19 AM EDT by CCW]
Los Angeles Times –– July 6
California Senate OKs bill that would blunt deportation efforts
The Assembly is expected to pass the measure, which would limit California officers' cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, particularly the Secure Communities program.
Romney: Will he lead or cave in?
A bill that that would restrict California law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement efforts passed the state Senate on Thursday.
The Trust Act would prohibit police and sheriff's officials from detaining arrestees for possible deportation unless the suspects have previous convictions for a serious or violent felony. The measure is aimed at blunting federal immigration enforcement, in particular the Secure Communities program, under which fingerprints of arrestees are shared with immigration officials who issue hold orders.
The legislation now goes to the Assembly, where even opponents say it is likely to pass.
American Patrol Report Comment
Gov. Romney has a chance to prove he is a leader. He can do the following:
Say the border must be secured before any change in law enforcement;
Adopt American Border Patrol's plan for establishing border security; and
When the border is secure, open the debate in Congress.
Romney can start this process by visiting American Border Patrol's ranch and get a briefing by Glenn Spencer on how to measure border security.
I have always (from 2002) viewed immigration solution as a three step sequence. 1. secure border (this means interdiction at a level that no more than 20,000 cross illegally per year, see it is not zero because zero is unattainable and unsustainable, particularly now under Dream Act and Obamacare and possible recovering economy). 2. develop a more robust BP & ICE free from cartel corruption, and an immigration court system streamlined to process IA cases at a rapid rate, 3. then let congress develop new laws or modify old laws until their hearts content.
Our congresscritters and obamanation seem to want to jump over 1 and 2 and go straight to 3. That is a fools gambit that the american tax payers have already been exposed to more than once since 1986 and lost every time. There were no funds allocated to adequately accomplish Step 1 after great promises.
i wonder when Eric Holde will sue them...