CA State Immigration Bill Vies for Spot on November Ballot

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A bipartisan effort to get an immigration bill on California's November ballot is being met with criticism from the right and the left. The California Opportunity and Prosperity Act, or COPA, would allow undocumented immigrants who have been in the state since 2007, have no criminal record, speak English and are employed and pay taxes to join a state immigration registry. California officials would then submit that list to federal authorities, asking them to make those immigrants a low priority for deportation. 

Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, D-Sylmar, and Mike Madrid, a former political director of the state Republican Party, are hoping to place the act on the November ballot.

An editorial in the L.A. Times Monday, argues that immigration should be left to the feds. The bill is very different from Arizona's immigration law SB 1070, but critics charge that both are attempts by states to regulate immigration, which is a federal matter. 


 

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Anonymous

Posted Apr 10 2012

We need to allow them to help California they pay taxes to

Anonymous

Posted Apr 11 2012

We the People, throughout this nation must seek opportunities to make it clear to our political "representatives" that we understand their game plan and won't tolerate it!.
Living in the United States is a privilege, not a right for noncitizens. The majority of illegal aliens are from Mexico and other Latin countries, taking “American” jobs, abusing our welfare system, stealing our I.D.'s, and overpopulating our cities.

Let’s face it! All forms of mass immigration destroy the foundation of the United States of America. Immigration overwhelms our environment, infrastructure, culture and language. This nation desperately needs action to curtail mass immigration and move toward sustainable immigration of 100,000 a year. Educated & skilled immigrants that can benefit this country and not become a financial burdern on the American people.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 11 2012

We the People, throughout this nation must seek opportunities to make it clear to our political "representatives" that we understand their game plan and won't tolerate it!.
Living in the United States is a privilege, not a right for noncitizens. The majority of illegal aliens are from Mexico and other Latin countries, taking “American” jobs, abusing our welfare system, stealing our I.D.'s, and overpopulating our cities.

Let’s face it! All forms of mass immigration destroy the foundation of the United States of America. Immigration overwhelms our environment, infrastructure, culture and language. This nation desperately needs action to curtail mass immigration and move toward sustainable immigration of 100,000 a year. Educated & skilled immigrants that can benefit this country and not become a financial burdern on the American people.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 11 2012

States have every right to pass illegal immigration laws, but they are limited to what they can do. Along with obama, the illegal aliens are destroying this country. Look at at he 4.3 million anchor babies the American taxpayers paid for, and that's just one thing. We call it illegal immigration for a reason. Illegal aliens have NO RIGHT to be in this country. California could make this country very proud it they would pass an illegal immigration. What do you think, California?

Anonymous

Posted Apr 11 2012

States have every right to pass illegal immigration laws, but they are limited to what they can do. Along with obama, the illegal aliens are destroying this country. Look at at he 4.3 million anchor babies the American taxpayers paid for, and that's just one thing. We call it illegal immigration for a reason. Illegal aliens have NO RIGHT to be in this country. California could make this country very proud it they would pass an illegal immigration. What do you think, California?

Anonymous

Posted Apr 11 2012

Dear We The People Guy:

Posting that once makes you a wit. Posting the same thing twice makes you a half-wit.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 11 2012

What a giant joke, every illegal who "is employed" is also a career criminal, then need to commit numerous felonies in order to work, like ID theft, document fraud, etc. Which means under the intended requirements of this bill NOBODY would quality.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 12 2012

A mandatory E-Verify law that that ends the job magnet and gives the U.S. a legal work force is the solution to ending mass illegal immigration. With E-Verify in place millions of "unauthorized aliens" would self-deport and millions of unemployed Americans would take the jobs they left behind.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 12 2012

Dear "WE THE PEOPLE" and "NO RIGHT" guys,
Not only do the immigrants do what all these people say they do but they use OUR air, soak up OUR sunshine and obviously take YOUR seat in church and that is a sin because you need it worse than they do.
Red Writer

wmccarns

Posted Apr 14 2012

Whether it is Felipe Fuentes, Gil Cedillo, or Manuel Perez floating these insane bills that only benefit illegals, there is never a provision for the public's safety, health checks, or real enforcement of a criminal background check, learning english, or paying back tax's, it's all smoke. We have a spill-over of drug crime here in the Coachella Valley, where over the last few years there have been a large amount of murders of Mexicans by Mexicans, including babies, that are never solved. The following is what illegals bring to California, graffiti, trash, crime, gangs, drugs, drive byes, epidemic hit and runs, epidemic pregnancy's, overcrowding of out schools, ER'S, hospitals, jails, prisons, miss-use of all our social systems, including school lunch programs, trash our stores and store parking lots, allow their children to use out stores for their own personal playground, pull toys off the selves, play with them and leave them scattered in the asiles for someone to pickup, stop up our public toliets with their baby diapers, demand rights that they are not entitled to, whine about being dis-respected, when they march in the street waving the Mexican flag, go out of their way to dis-respect America, Americans, anything American, and anything not Mexican, and all the while we have Democrats, business, and the Chamber of Commerce pandering to this trash, as far as i'm concerned they will never make good Americans, because the cess-pool they come from there is no law to speak of, and that is exactly what they are imposing on the California tax-payer.

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