Congressional Representatives Urge Brown to Sign Immigration Bill

Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, August 14, 2013

Twenty-eight of California’s congressional representatives are throwing their weight behind state legislation that would make it harder to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally.

The representatives–all Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco–sent a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown urging him to sign the bill if it reaches his desk.

The bill, known as the Trust Act, “establishes a bright line standard between local law enforcement and federal immigration enforcement” and would “continue California’s proud tradition of being a leader on smart and sensible policies,” the letter says.

The representatives said unnecessary deportations have “reduced the willingness of immigrant and non-immigrant crime victims and witnesses to cooperate with local law enforcement, and consequently has diminished public safety.”

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The bill (AB 4), authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), would limit local law enforcement’s role in working with federal authorities to begin deportation proceedings.

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  • Puggg

    “Harder to deport”

    Again, what deportation?

    “State legislation”

    Where are the bigmouths now who always run their traps about preemption of Federal law?

    • JackKrak

      Exactly. When states’ rights arguments are made in California, Oregon, Washington, etc., it’s because enlightened do-gooders put their bongs down for long enough to take a stand against tyrannical and unjust federal laws.

      But when the same arguments raised in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, etc., it’s the first step towards the long night of fascism…..

  • Greg Thomas

    Why are illegal invaders a witness to so many crimes that it would be a basis for not deporting them?

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Wow. Let’s pass a law that will make it even harder to…enforce the law!!!

    • JDInSanDiego

      And let’s pass a law that makes it easier to kill, rape and rob white, American, law abiding, tax paying citizens while swindling us for welfare benefits and useless college degrees in latino studies while swamping our legal system while dumbing down our schools while bankrupting our hospitals while destroying our neighborhoods and property values all while calling us racists whether or not we complain about it all.

      • Libertarian67

        Yeah I got my first taste of the south of the border when I lived in San Diego. Having grown up in MI you saw plenty of blacks but not much of any other shade outside white. For the longest time I hated them more than anyone else but at least they were deported when caught. Now they use the border runners to justify stops of citizens such as myself at highway check points with no probable cause yet the beaners get to flaunt the law with impunity.

      • Greg Thomas

        Those college degrees in La Raza studies are not useless JD. They are the perfect prerequisite for getting a job with the State of California,
        handing out our tax dollars to their illegal invading La Raza. The State of California has never met an anchor baby with a BA in La Raza studies they did not fall in love with. Especially if they speak spanish, which most do.

  • Spartacus

    “The representatives said unnecessary deportations have “reduced the
    willingness of immigrant and non-immigrant crime victims and witnesses
    to cooperate with local law enforcement, and consequently has diminished
    public safety.”

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    No, letting dark-skins jump the fence into your country is what diminished public safety. Jesus, are these people really that stupid, or do they think the rest of us are retards, so they don’t even have to bother to come up with A LIE THAT AT LEAST MAKES SENSE ?!?!?!

    • Sick of it

      It’s California. They could say the sky is purple and find people willing to agree with them.

    • JDInSanDiego

      No, they really are that stupid. They actually believe this stuff themselves. I took a management training course where a former marine informed us that we can’t get rid of illegals because there are “too many” and besides we need them to help us with our diversity. Funny but he doesn’t think there are too many Iraqis or Afghanis for us to go to the other side of the world and overthrow their government. Another professor type told us the Italian Renaissance was due to Islam saving all the old writings. The irony that the Italian Renaissance is named after the Italians and not the Moslems was lost on him as was the fact that Greek historians fleeing the Ottomans brought many of the ancient writings to Italy.

  • bigone4u

    Unofficially, in south Texas the cops already ignore whether a person is here illegally. It can’t be much different in California. But Democrats want the symbolism of the “Trust Act,” in order to convert even more Mexicans into Democrat Voters. This is despicable Democrat politics at its worst. Whatever happened to respect for the law? If you’re here illegally, you’re a criminal. That fact should never be ignored.

    • Greg Thomas

      It’s not any different here bigone. Illegal invaders can do as they please and have no fear whatsoever of ever being turned over to immigration when encountered by police.

    • Sick of it

      Well, law enforcement has shown ever more contempt for the laws. Congress respects no law, including the Constitution. The Supreme Court makes up garbage as it goes along. The Executive has wielded dictatorial power for decades. We’re not allowed to enforce the law (at gunpoint). This is a nation of the criminal, by the criminal, and for the criminal.

      • bigone4u

        As you suggest, the whole system of laws has been corrupted. I love your phrase, “of the criminal, by the criminal, and for the criminal.”

        • Sick of it

          It would have been a more honest statement from the tyrant Lincoln. Even more so from that corrupt piece of human garbage Ulysses Grant.

          • Libertarian67

            Lincoln would have stood for crimes against humanity in my world and swung with the rest of them. And I am a “yankee”.

          • Sick of it

            That Negroes in Negroland book was written by a pro-Union yankee who, while still supporting the union somehow, came to utterly despise the Radical Republicans and what they had done to the country after the war. Perhaps if he (and others) had bothered to look into the men in the Republican Party prior to the election of 1860, history would have turned out differently.

          • I’m about two-thirds through that book.

            I think the typical racially aware white person that was a Union proponent (on both sides of the M-D line) wanted the Union to win because they presumed it would mean both the end of slavery and the repatriation of blacks to Africa. IOW, they supported the Union for racial reasons. You’re right, it didn’t take much digging to discover that any notion of seriously repatriating blacks was was phony baloney, and that the true aim of the union was racial egalitarianism in a multiracial unitary state enforced by a presumed superior Federal government. Meanwhile, the good guys were making it plain that white racial dominance and black subservience was one of their goals.

    • Bossman

      Being in the country without permission is still a misdemeanor. If someone is working with fake ID or stolen ID, then these felonies are under a different category.

  • Freedoooom

    “They are around a lot of crimes, can we keep em please please please!!!!!”

  • Luca

    So, in California, our beloved leaders are telling me that because illegal immigrants are scared to report crimes or cooperate with law enforcement, that is why we have a spike in crime and reduced public safety.

    I thought it was due to an increase in illegal immigrants, increased minority population, white flight and the fact that California was ordered to release 10,000 criminals from over crowded prisons. How could I be so blind?

    • Greg Thomas

      I often wonder how many illegal invading mexicans are sitting in our prisons, taking up space who do not belong here. Yet another consequence of not enforcing our immigration laws and defending our southern border.

      • Bossman

        They are only sitting there if they’ve committed a serious crime. After they’ve done their time, they are deported.

  • RHG

    I find it amazing that nobody ever asks these Democrats why they hate American workers so much. But, what is really amazing is that working Americans turn around and give these traitors votes.

  • Evette Coutier

    This is a dream come true. Should it happen, it will devastate blue collar workers in California. This will expose the hypocrisy of the liberal politician and the diversity agenda. There is no better race realist than a man with a family who went from earning 40 to 50 thousand a year to minimum wage, if he even has a job, all so illegals can collect welfare. Sorry to sound cold, but California is an ultra liberal state filled with tree hugging diversity loving, gay loving, pushy leftists who want to force their nonsense down the throats of everyone else in America. It’s high time they paid the price of their foolishness instead of us.

  • Evette Coutier

    Just a quick story. Today as I got out of my car to go into the store, an illegal pulled in next to me in a BMW. He got out, handed me a card that said, “l have a family and lost my job. Please help.” Then it asked for money. WTF!!!!!!!!!

    • Juan Outtamany

      BMW? Does that stand for Big Mexican Woman?

      • Evette Coutier

        I find it difficult to feel sorry for someone driving around in a 50,000 car begging for money.

  • Ella

    Hmmm, one day Latinos may “out vote” the powers-to-be. But the elite expect them to not organize for many years being Mexican, Cuban, Central American and ect with their ethnic clashes and lacking education, at least for a while. Where is our political organization in numbers? We are so asleep.

  • Sick of it

    Research the Grant administration. Until Obama, his was the most corrupt administration in American history. He was also the President during the worst “reconstruction” years (he supported radical reconstruction), as neither Lincoln nor Andrew Johnson had planned to punish the South. Even wikipedia has a section under reconstruction calling him The Radical President.

  • U.S.eless Grant was clean yet all of his people were dirty?

    That goes into the same box as those who want us to believe that Barack Obama is appointing all these left wing kooks by accident.

    Personnel is policy. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Or however you want to put it.

  • Bossman

    Illegal immigration may not even be a problem. By providing cheap labor, it keeps inflation low. The biggest threat to any economy is high inflation.