Initiative would allow illegals to work in CA illegally

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants could live and work openly in California with little or no fear of deportation under an initiative unveiled Friday by a state legislator and others.

    Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Democrat, is helping spearhead the measure, called the California Opportunity and Prosperity Act.

    The proposal was filed Friday with the state Attorney General's Office, marking a first step toward a drive to collect the 504,760 voter signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.

    Fuentes called the measure a "moderate, common-sense approach" necessitated by the federal government's inability to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

    "I hope this shows Washington, D.C., that if they fail to act, California will take the lead on this critical issue," Fuentes said in a written statement.

    Supporters say the initiative could generate up to $325 million in new tax revenue from undocumented workers that could assist education, public safety and other state programs.

    Regardless whether Californians would support such a measure, implementation would depend upon the federal government agreeing not to prosecute participants.

    Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican, blasted the proposal as an attempt to sidestep immigration law. He predicted that it wouldn't have a "snowball's chance in hell" of winning voter approval.

    "There's a proper process for coming to this country," Donnelly said. "Why don't you respect that?"

    The proposed initiative would apply to illegal immigrants who have lived in California for four years, have no felony convictions, are not suspected terrorists, pay a fee to administer the program, and can speak English or are learning it.

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    Proposed by no other than a hispanic - ho-hum. They are not yet satisfied that California is already on its way to being part of MEXICO - or maybe already there.
     
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    In my opinion, California should be made to enforce the federal immigration laws already on the books and not make up their own immigration laws.

    Isn't that what Obama has his panties in a bunch about. He's afraid the states will make up their own laws and enforce them against his wishes. Or even enforce the existing federal immigration laws already on the books against his wishes.

    Obama is suing other states for trying to enforce existing immigration laws because he claims it’s the federal government’s responsibility to enforce the immigration laws. In which he has no plans to do now or in the future.

    All this BS sound like the Federal government is trying to sell us down the drain to Mexico. Isn't that treason? Should we Americans do an “Occupy Wall Street” on the border, if we do we’d better pack for bear.
     
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    Interesting, both left and right think the Federal government ‘isn’t doing enough,’ and both left and right are wrong. Federal law preempts state and local law.

    But if Assemblyman Donnelly supports a 1070-type law, that’s also an effort to sidestep immigration law.
     
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    The state's are going to do what they have to do since the feds are sitting around doing nothing. The state's WILL eventually find a way of getting around the laws the feds refuse to comply with when it comes to illegal immigration. It's only a matter of time. Let's hope and pray it is not too late.
     
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    California should expect the same kind of lawsuit brought against Arizona for setting up their own immigration laws.

    Like that's gonna happen.
     

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