Governor Jerry Brown Signs Slew of Illegal Immigrant-Friendly Bills

Categories: Immigration
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While the federal government stagnates on any immigration reform, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bevy of illegal immigrant-friendly bills that will make their under-the-radar way of life less of a headache starting Jan. 1, 2012. Opponents have already started filing in. 

Perhaps the most contentious of the laws is what's known as the California Dream Act, which will now allow immigrant college students to apply for, and receive, state-funded scholarships and grants. California State Assembly Member Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) has already filed a ballot referendum to repeal the law, calling it "fundamentally unfair."

Also, under AB 1236, California cities and counties will be prohibited from mandating employers to use the voluntary federal e-verify program, which checks whether workers have legitimate papers to work in the country. The state law heads off a bill to make the e-verify program mandatory that is already wending its way through the U.S. Republican-controlled House of Representatives. 

Under AB 353, unlicensed drivers who get their cars impounded will be able to get their car back if an agent shows up the following day with a license and vehicle registration. This is similar to the reform in San Francisco Police Department policy we first reported on in 2008, which mandates that police allow an unlicensed driver 20 minutes to call a licensed driver to the scene to drive the car away.

Immigrant rights advocates were cheering the victories in statements released today. "2011 has proven a good year for laws that further distinguish [California] from neighboring Arizona and other states that have recently enacted virulently anti-immigrant laws," said a statement released by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).

Brown also signed Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's AB 207, which will require school districts to accept reasonable documentation that a student lives in that district and can attend school there. 

Brown did veto two other bills that would have benefited immigrants, including state Sen. Leland Yee's AB 111 which would have prohibited businesses from barring customers not speaking English. The other, AB 1389, would have imposed further conditions on vehicle checkpoints, which tend to be death knell for immigrants, who can't get driver's licenses without social security numbers in California.

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Dave Francis
Dave Francis

DON’T VOTE FOR JERRY BROWN’ NEW CALL FOR MORE TAXES.

 

Los Angeles Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich website states thatan illegal immigration costs $550 million for public safety and nearly $500million for healthcare, a total cost to County taxpayers that exceeds $1.6billion dollars a year and doesn't include the billions more in education. California,the epitome of a Sanctuary states will be the epicenter as millions of fleeingaliens arrive there, from less benevolent states?   Unfortunately left wing Governor Jerry(moonbeam) Brown is now preaching more taxes, cuts in benefits—when removingthe millions of foreign national could save the state.   Not the state, not county but a federal lawthat will stop this theft of American jobs. Unscrupulous employers need to beheld accountable and harshly fined, stripped of their ill-gotten gains andsentenced to prison. Rather than go into the details about the taxpayers rippedoff, judge for yourself by going to NumbersUSA and American Patrolwebsites.

 

California has been hit a hard financial blow, because ofits Liberal state capitol is genuflecting to the illegal alien invasion,carrying a cost of $16 billion dollars with no end in sight. California insistsmore money from taxes, as they are in serious trouble with their welfare issues,with Billions of dollars going towards illegal alien schooling, health care andthe population of prison inmates. Immigration is the primary reason Californiahas become the least-educated state considered in terms of the share of workerswith less than a high school education. The state ranked 35th in terms of theshare of its 19-year-olds who have graduated high school. The large share ofCalifornia adults who have very little education are likely to necessitate welfareservices and making it challenging for the state to create sufficient taxrevenue, to encompass the demands for services made by its large unskilledpopulation. THE NATIONAL PRESS REMAINSSILENT ABOUT THE ILLEGAL ALIEN WELFARE PROBLEM THAT IS DRAINING PART OFCALIFORNIA’S 16 BILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT.

 

If no other law is passed by the Government, mandatory (E-verifyH.R. 2885) needs to be the policy of this country?  If E-Verify is enacted the mass exodus ofmillions of foreign nationals will begin, as they will be unable to find a joband it will discourage the annual influx of more foreigners into the country. Bothpolitical parties have done nothing about this unlawful epidemic, as theDemocrats expect blocs of minority voters-Whether a citizen or not makes nodifference to them. Republicans just want to exploit the cheap labor for theirbig corporate campaign contributors. POLITICS IS ABOUT MONEY, INFLUENCE ANDPOWER—NOTHING MORE? ITS JUST PLAIN UNADULTERATED GREED? Our country is sodivided; brain washed by the left and illegal immigration has caused thismassive spreading abyss. The agendas are so irreparable that the government hasturned on its own people, as we have seen with Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Utah,South Carolina and others waiting for court outcomes. Our nation has turnedinto a welfare state for foreign countries own populace.

 

Californians also better be vigilant when voting for JerryBrown’s election for more taxes, as illegal aliens are voting and willcertainly will again; just investigate the thousands of non citizens voting in Florida?

 

Each year, according to the Edwin Rubenstein report, illegalaliens cost American taxpayers $346 billion across 15 federal agencies. (Online:TheSocialContract) That includes breakfasts and lunches for their children; itincludes English as a Second Language. It includes free education from K-12. Itmeans free and unconstrained medical care paid for by your billfold or purse.It means you pay for the insurance rates by unlicensed drivers. Illegalmigrants and immigrants are worked at a third the wages and frequently, underthe table. Not only do our kids not have jobs; you’re paying taxes for illegalaliens who are not paying taxes.

 

 

Also the most costly payout from taxpayers is the childrenthat are slipped in by visitors from other countries or across our poorlyenforced fence at the border that are eligible to become citizens, whichpromotes massive chain migration and enables parents to settle here. Over 400thousand are estimated to take advantage of this misinterpreted law, againcosting genuine Americans welfare programs. The birthright citizenship law mustbe amended, so only children with one citizen parent allows this right.  Don’t remain blind to the profiteers inWashington and demand they enforce immigration laws.    Because of this fiasco of our Immigrationlaws business owners are directly responsible for the growing amount of $113Billion dollars in public welfare programs.

 

Another piece of mind boggling piece of  information that Americans pay $27 billion providingforms, ballots, interpreters and brochures for 149 languages yearly.

 

One out of two adult African-Americans in New York arejobless. African-American children’s impoverishment has grown by 50 % since1999. Parents of these kids cannot find a job; large numbers taken byforeigners as cheaper labor.

 

American females have to put their children in daycare justto make ends meet. Schools are so cramped in states with illegal foreignchildren; nobody is learning hardly anything anymore as teachers are forced togive more attention to non English speakers. American born and legal residentkids cannot get temporary work anymore, as they have been displaced by cheapillegal labor.

 

According to the Heritage Foundation if Democrats get theirway, we would be adding a further 2.6 Trillion dollars to the alreadyaccelerating 15.6 Trillion dollars if an amnesty is imposed. Both politicalparties are responsible for this parasitic invasion, which is catering to anyof the 20 million plus illegal aliens already here.  Even while they are stealing us blind of ourown impoverished, our own sick and homeless, they are stealing another $4.2billion dollars from taxpayers through the incompetence of the IRS, who wouldaudit American for exaggerating on the business car mileage.  Even illogical to this is that illegal aliensare allowed to wire out of America annually over $40 billion dollars to foreignbanks not being absorbed back into the economy.

 

Our country has been neglected for years, occupied byillegal immigrants and hordes of criminals. Mitt Romney better not turn on themassive TEA PARTY on this issue, or they will realize he cannot be trusted. Americanshaven’t learned that you cannot get something for nothing. Half of thiscountry’s population, live off the other half’s income and that is why oursocial safety nets are failing. The last realistic chance we have of gettingout of our financial mess is to remove the old members of Congress and statecapitals, with Tea Party leaders. It happened in Indiana when Senator RichardLugar was retired, replaced by a Tea Party lawmaker.

women shoes
women shoes

Yes, by all means what California needs to do is make life less of a headache for the criminals residing in their state and take on the extra expense associated with providing services to the criminals and their children.

burnwinter
burnwinter

Brown is a traitor to the honest people of California.

"We call things racism just to get attention. We reduce complicated problems to racism, not because it is racism, but because it works."  --- Alfredo Gutierrez, political consultant, as quoted by Richard de Uriarte, The Phoenix Gazette, March 14, 1992

Mike
Mike

ALL ILLEGALS should be deported!! Or, for those that don"t have a problem giving them money and services, here's a novel idea: you people, and only you people pay. Our state and country is going to Hell!! 

thomas long
thomas long

moonbeam  at  it  again  what an idiot

thomas long
thomas long

moonbeam is  a  depraved  liberal ass  clown

thomas long
thomas long

forcefully  deport  all illegals  now ..filthy  cockroaches

thomas long
thomas long

moonbeam  is still an idiot ,,,,,,,and  sadly making  it  unsafe  for  us  citizens.. CA spends  billions  every  year  on  illegals..the  jails and  emergency rooms  are  filled  with them ...deport  all illegals  now  forcefully we  need  a  final solution now just  like  germany  had

Jennifer
Jennifer

E-Verify puts a lot of pressure on businesses to find "legals", however, if the documentation checks out and they a few months later the place is raided and its found the legal person submitted "real documents" and used someone else's information then how can we fine them out of existence. I believe the fines issued were in the are of $50 million. While its all grand that we can fine people out of existence we aren't fixing the problem. And we are making businesses want to leave the United States because we are fining and jailing their workforce.

studentofcalifornia
studentofcalifornia

 I am a 22 year old college student who's not eligible, qualify, or "entitle" to government grant or financial aid. Although my parents are both permanent resident (green card holders), it was very unfortunate for me not to have a green card due to complications regarding immigration laws. All my tuition and expenses in school (which is up to a total $20,000 per year) are paid by mother out of her own pocket through hard work and struggle. She hopes that I will pursue and complete my education. Notice I enrolled into college 2008 and so far I am very content with academic grades; but due to expensive tuition, I have to skip school sometimes to work and save up some money. This is the second semester (equivalent to a full year education) that I have to skip school because my family cannot afford the standard tuition. All I have to say that I am grateful for these considerate laws and bills that benefit us "illegal aliens". True that we have no rights in this country for we are not citizens of America, but still we are forever grateful for the fruits this country has provide for us and there is not enough words to express our gratitude. Thank you Governor Brown. You light up hope in our hearts.

Jack S
Jack S

I'm going to go out on a limb here, but what the hell...   I give credit where it's due, and blame where it's due.   "Illegal immigrants" are being scapegoated right now, and blamed for everything that's wrong with our society and our economy much like gay people have been scapegoated for just about everything...  It's never as simple as "remove this one desired element, and everything will peacefully return to the "Happy Days" world of the 1950s.  (Curious, anyone who remembers the 1950s - was it really as nice as people think?   Are you worse off now?)

Immigrants, being people (though citizens of Arizona and Alabama may disagree) DO contribute to our economy.  They buy food, pay rent, pay money to use our public transportation, buy gasoline for their cars...   They DO pay taxes.  (Taxes are so far embedded into many things that you don't even realize it most of the time.)   The food that they buy (and often pick!) has to be packaged, delivered, and sold by others.  If we really DID manage to just "make the all go away" (like what was practically done in Alabama over the last two weeks) it would HURT us.   All of a sudden, tons of homes empty?   Drop in rents (good for renters).   Also, drop in construction jobs.   Who needs to build new houses when there are so many empty ones?

Georgia is already finding out what their bigotry against immigrants is costing.   Massive amounts of crops rotting in the fields because there is no one to pick them.   That's going to drive up produce prices (the supply will be MUCH smaller now) and kill all the jobs of the people (legal or otherwise) who would pick, pack, ship and SELL all that (now missing) food.   It will take the farmers YEARS to recover from the damage that one season of state-sponsored bigotry will cause them.  God help them if they don't come to their senses and kill that law soon.

Yes, we pay to have the illegal immigrants' kids educated.  But like I said, they buy gas, groceries, pay rent, take the bus...  So they're probably paying for their own kids' education.  Maybe not much more than that.  But they're HERE if you need someone to do work.  There are theives, rapists, murderers and drunks among them.   Just like in our ordinary every-day society of American-born citizens.   Most of the illegal immigrants just want an honest day's pay for an honest day's work.

I think Governor Brown is smart to realize that while immigrants are the unpopular scapegoats of the day, educating people can only make the world (or at least our little corner of it) a better place.

ninesixteen
ninesixteen

Does this guy think he's Governor of Mexico?  Why all the pandering to foreigners? California voters, please wake up.  The legislature and the governor are one monolithic bunch with no checks and balances.  Time to change that.  We need to recall the governor and vote out the legislature.  Let's replace them with people that will really serve the citizens of California.

jpprocel
jpprocel

Why is it tha anytime good news about immigration are given there are a 100 negative comments from ppl who have no life but time to dedicate to spread hate and racism

bigriggs
bigriggs

He's really bending over backwards with the pandering....

Aprildiva21
Aprildiva21

This is not simply an "immigration reform" issue, this is an "illegal immigration reform issue." The term "illegal" being the key point here. No one has an issue with immigration. But there is protocal that needs to be followed.

Flemingrandolph
Flemingrandolph

Gov. Brown is actually 'El Chapo' of the Sineloa  Cartel , incognito.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

And you're a traitor to people who are honest.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

Ah, you guys are Neo Nazis. It all makes sense now.

burnwinter
burnwinter

If a business uses E-Verify and the person later turns out to be here illegally, they are off the hook.

Look up Obama's silent raids, the people are turned lose to find new jobs, and the business has it's fine removed if it cooperates.

What will the illegal community do next year when Obama is gone?

ninesixteen
ninesixteen

Businesses that break the law and rely on illegal labor deserve to have "their workforce" removed and deserve to be fined.  Their profits should be given to law-abiding businesses and to reimburse taxpayers who have shouldered the public burden of those low-wage illegal workers.  Those businesses are unfairly competing against law-abiding businesses.

Getting back to your alleged concern that businesses might get away with hiring illegal workers even with the E-Verify system - that's why we need to get the IRS and social security to cooperative to go after identity thieves.  Then E-Verify would be even more accurate!

burnwinter
burnwinter

If your parents received green cards and you were under 18 and living at home, you should of received your green card, unless you had felonies against you.

hobnob
hobnob

You are not an illegal alien.  b/c your parents are green card holders (unless their green card expired and they reside in the US illegally and work illegally while you go to school), even though you don't have your green card.  Even if you had your green card, are you qualified for this grant b/c you're not a US citizen?

Seems to me that the financial aid packages were initially made for citizens and not other students of different nationality.  It's one thing to have private donors make scholarships/grants for ANYONE to win/apply for.  It's a different thing to allow illegal immigrants access to these grants that were intended for US citizens and/or legal aliens.  I'm not sure if legal aliens were ever in contention for these grants in the first place.

Sure, you get your education, you're still not legally allowed to work in the US until you're a legal resident...

The real issue is rules, every country has them... illegal immigrants cut in line of all the other immigrants that are doing it through legal means.  I don't have the right to pick and choose what my tax dollars go to, so the STATE shouldn't have the right to pick and choose what laws to follow either.  If I did, I'd pick and choose not to pay taxes on a few things I completely disagree with how the state and the US are doing.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

Yeah, remember how well things worked out with that recall election last time?

Oh wait...

bigriggs
bigriggs

This is not good news about immigration. It's just more pandering from a politician that cares more about illegals than he does legal citizens of this great country.

fredgill
fredgill

Are you reading the comments? Few posters have a problem with LEGAL immigration - you know, where the prospective immigrant actually applies to legally reside in the country as federal LAW requires? Ever heard of that process? And what if millions of white supremacists started illegally pouring into the country? Would you be eager to defend their "rights" to illegally invade the country and by so doing to irreparably damage it? If you say yes I'll give you credit for an honest, if foolish consistency. If you say no then it's clear you only care about Illegal immigrants when you think they will further your political agenda.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

Which laws are you referring to when you say "illegal" exactly?

burnwinter
burnwinter

The anti defamation league has asked that references to Hitler be left out of the immigration debate.

hobnob
hobnob

You are not an illegal alien if your parents are green card holders and you have an application pending on your green card/getting valid visa to stay.  Sorry, that was an incomplete spot... however, this does make you go into INLIMBO status, but still legal if you have a visa request pending.

Sucks, but I know a lot of people that have requests pending as well.

ninesixteen
ninesixteen

Are you suggesting that every recall results in the same replacement governor?  What an odd thought you have.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

"Pandering" to a group of people who can't vote?

Wow, you really thought this one out.  Great job using your head there.

Jennifer
Jennifer

Fred maybe you cannot read, maybe you are a product of the California school system but every reference to illegal always has Mexican in it. That is racist. Also if you look legal what color do you think you would most likely be? Surely not white?

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

Except that's not what's happening.

Nice try with the strawman argument though.

Jennifer
Jennifer

How racist. Stupid and illegal Mexican in the same sentence. Goes to show you that T-Tards don't understand illegals can be Canadian, Australian, French, British. Oh wait... GOP's aren't concerned with the ones who look legal. They also hyprocritically claim not be racist but claim that you can tell if someone is "illegal" by outside appearances. I lived in Minnesota and Washington. Tons of Canadian illegals 10 years ago, get there money at vending machine all the time. But the T-tards aren't concerned with those who look white. Now that is hypocrisy.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

No, I never said that.

You seem to have forgotten exactly *HOW* Arnold got elected.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

So Bigriggs, you're talking about a politician who's "pandering."  But you didn't say who he's pandering to.  So if he's not pandering to a group of VOTERS, then who is he pandering too?

Honestly, you expect me to believe that a career politician would make the mistake to pander to a group who can't re-elect him?  Get real.  You must be new to democracy to think something that stupid.

bigriggs
bigriggs

pan·der /ˈpændɚ/ verb pan·ders; pan·dered; pan·der·ing [no obj] disapproving : to do or provide what someone wants or demands even though it is not proper, good, or reasonable —

Nice reading comprehension. Where exactly did I write anything about voters??? I double and tripled checked and still am unable to find the word voters in my post. Please point it out to me. I will not be able to get anything done today until I am shown the word voters in my post. I'll be waiting with baited breath.

Well, I waited about 30 seconds before I realized you would not be able to properly answer. Why is that? The lack of the word voters in my post. There is a reason for that ommision. I realize that illegals are not able to vote (unless thay have a stolen or fraudulent id, which is a real possibility) and responded to the original poster with my concern.

These polticians pander to a certain base that bitch and moan on a daily basis about how unfair life is for them in this country. Not their country, my country. They complain about our laws, our crazy notion about following these laws and that they should enjoy all the luxuries of being an American citizen.  They drain resources from each and every city and state using services meant for those legal citizens that have less. They have nobody to blame but themselves. End of story. Have a nice day.

Jennifer
Jennifer

I agree Eric. My husband is Hispanic and we went through Nebraska in May. We couldn't get directions, people were rotten to us. I was told to go home (not my husband) and I'm native American and White. I was disgusted at the treatment based on appearance we couldn't even get any locals to speak with us when we were bringing business to their "white" community.

burnwinter
burnwinter

"We call things racism just to get attention. We reduce complicated problems to racism, not because it is racism, but because it works."  --- Alfredo Gutierrez, political consultant, as quoted by Richard de Uriarte, The Phoenix Gazette, March 14, 1992

walking eagle
walking eagle

well Jennifer, pretty high and mighty attitude, congratulations on that. i personally want everybody to apply for citizenship, and enjoy what good things america has to offer. that being said, i have Mexican/American neighbors who have been good to me when i was sick, and have become friends, they must be racist too. i say that because they are as disturbed as i am about the influx of Mexicans that have flooded into our formerly quiet and peaceful neighborhood. they are obnoxiously loud at ALL hours (ignoring polite request to turn down  their sub-woofer powered car and home stereos) there are beer cans in our yards from the adults, food and candy rappers from the kids, and that's just the beginning  there is not enough room here to cover the activities that we have observed from our new neighbors. they have a nice little cell phone network, that warns everyone when the police are approaching....suddenly the music is quiet and everyone is indoors. does it matter that they are illegals who are not required to show one lousy piece of documentation, much less abide by our legal system, which they laugh at ?.... it matters to those of us who have been trying to sell our homes and find a safer quieter place to live because the cops tell us their hands are tied. do you think that makes us Racist ? i am a proud liberal who voted for Governor Brown, for better or worse (oi ! )  so i could care less what judgmental *?#%^&! like yourself think. i would LOVE to have some Canadian or European immigrants (we have allot of Russians here, who DO respect their Neighbors). i'm not going to call you stupid, i don't know you well enough to make that judgement, but as a Citizen of the U.S.A. (i'm white, of Irish descent, born in Pakistan... how do you like that ?) I'M SICK OF THIS Garbage AND SICK of people who want to blindly throw out the welcome mat, no Screening required.....  at the expense of EVERYBODY ELSE.... that being said, i hope you have a lovely day my dear..... Peace !

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

And you're a partisan douchebag.  Good job coming out of the closet as an idiot.

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