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CA Assembly Member Introduces Strict Immigration Law

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Aired 3/22/11

Inspired by Arizona's strict immigration enforcement law, a California assembly member has introduced a similar bill in the Golden State.

— The Secure Immigration Enforcement Act, or AB 26, would allow citizens to sue any local government that operates as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. It would also require every employer in the state to use E-Verify to check on the immigration status of employees.

Tim Donnelly is a Republican assembly member from Southern California and a Tea Party member. During a recent interview on Fox News, Donnelly said that beyond this law, he also wanted to target the use of welfare money by undocumented immigrants.

"When the police come in and ask for IDs, everyone of them produced an EBT card, which is an electronic benefit transfer card," he said, citing as evidence a recent immigration raid in the state. "So, we have a serious problem with welfare. Why don't we get serious and cut it down to 6 months and make it be a hand up and not a hand out?"

Donnelly's bill would also make human smuggling of children across borders a felony.

The assembly member did not respond to our requests for an interview. But during the Fox News interview, he said that illegal immigration is an expensive problem for the state.

"A third of the welfare recipients in the country reside here in California because we're so generous with our benefits," he said.

Donnelly's comprehensive immigration bill was inspired by Arizona's SB 1070.

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Missionaccomplished | March 22, 2011 at 1:16 p.m. ― 3 years ago

The assembly member did not respond to our requests for an interview" Oh, of course! And neither did Duncan Pere as I recall.

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Missionaccomplished | March 22, 2011 at 1:20 p.m. ― 3 years ago

"Looks like to me, if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works, maybe we have found a (solution) to our illegal immigration problem." -- Assemblyman Virgil Peck, Kansas

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Missionaccomplished | March 22, 2011 at 1:21 p.m. ― 3 years ago

You're right Inanity and Latrine, there is no hate on the Right--it's ALL on the Left.

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wmccarns | March 23, 2011 at 4:55 a.m. ― 3 years ago

This has been a long time coming, Arnold would not sign this, and neither will "Moonbeam", this bill makes too much sense for all the Bolshevik's in this state, they evidently think that the 4 to 10 billion spent on illegals yearly is chump change, they would rather trim a little here and trim a little there, then find a way to extend existing tax's and fee's, play games with Prop. 13, dump state responsibilities on counties without funding, empty state prisons on county jails which don't have the room, and in the end tax us some more. I don't see anyone sacrificing except the tax-payer. The cutting has to start at the top, we the tax-payers have had it.

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