Proposed Initiative Could Revoke 2015 Law that Allows Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain a State Driver’s License

SACRAMENTO — Those opposed to some of California’s immigration policies may get their chance to make a difference at the ballot.

Victim`s Rights Advocates who oppose the state’s immigration policies have been cleared to gather signatures for a 2020 ballot initiative.

The proposal would repeal California`s Sanctuary State Law which prevents local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities on certain cases.

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Stop the undocumented from getting driver’s licenses? California plan would reverse law.

July 09, 2018 12:01 AM

An initiative that would reverse a law that allows immigrants residing in California illegally to obtain driver’s licenses has been cleared to begin gathering signatures for the 2020 ballot.

‘ANGEL’ FATHER SEEKS TO END CALIFORNIA’S SANCTUARY LAWS WITH GRASSROOTS BALLOT DRIVE

Retired publishing executive Don Rosenberg has been working to draw attention to the issues of crime and illegal immigration long before President Donald Trump made them a central theme of his presidential bid.

Rosenberg’s son, Drew, was killed in a 2010 collision in San Francisco with a Honduran national who had entered the country illegally, but had been granted temporary protected status. After his son’s death, Rosenberg began researching the problem of unlicensed drivers on California streets and then, more broadly, issues connected to the state’s huge illegal immigrant population.

With Trump’s election, Rosenberg and the group he co-founded in 2017 — Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crimes — found an ally in Washington who spoke in blunt terms about getting tougher on illegal immigration. He was one of 14 “angel” parents invited to the White House in June as part of an event highlighting the administration’s tough approach to immigration enforcement.

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Court Sends Clear Signal: Only A Citizen Initiative Can Solve California’s Sanctuary-City Madness

Voters Will Get To Punch Back Hard On 2020 Ballot

A federal judge on Wednesday denied the Trump administration’s request to immediately halt California’s sanctuary state law, Senate Bill 54. But backers of a planned ballot initiative say the ruling proves that their approach is the right one for rolling back sanctuary state laws.

In his 60-page ruling, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez clearly stated that immigration policy can only be changed legislatively, writing: “But if there is going to be a long-term solution to the problems our country faces with respect to immigration policy, it can only come from our legislative and executive branches.”

That’s good news for supporters of the “Children, Family, and Community Protection Act,” a ballot initiative created by parents who’ve had their families destroyed by illegal alien crime. The initiative was filed with the State of California April 18 and on June 22 received title and summary State Attorney General Xavier Becerra to begin gathering signatures.

The initiative was filed by Don Rosenberg, father of a young man killed by an illegal immigrant and a founder of Fight Sanctuary State (http://fightsanctuarystate.com), a coalition of parents, families and California residents making communities safer by rolling back sanctuary cities and states.

“The court was crystal clear,” Rosenberg said. “The only long-term solutions to the crime and public-safety hazards of illegal immigration are legislative solutions. Luckily, in California, the citizens can enact legislation right at the ballot box – and that’s just what we intend to do!”

The initiative would effectively end California’s sanctuary state policies:

  • It requires state and local law enforcement to attempt to verify the immigration status of arrestees suspected of being in United States without documentation and to notify federal and state agencies when arrestees appear to be undocumented.
  • It prohibits local governments and law-enforcement agencies from preventing or limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities, setting criminal penalties and minimum $10,000 fines for noncompliance.
  • It prohibits automatic voter registration; requires an affidavit for voter eligibility.
  • It prohibits issuing driver’s license or identification card without verifying citizenship or immigration status.
  • It frees all California employers to use the federal E-Verify system when hiring.

Rosenberg observed the people of California have suffered and are suffering as a result of the lack of leadership from elected officials – most notably Governor Jerry Brown and State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De Leon. “We’re fed up with California’s elected officials playing politics with our lives and prioritizing criminals over citizens and legal immigrants.”

Signature gathering will begin in July, according to campaign officials; 365,880 voter signatures are necessary to qualify the initiative for the November 2020 ballot.

Trump hosts ‘Angel Families’ to highlight crime by illegal immigrants

 – The Washington Times – Updated: 5:32 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018

President Trump highlighted “American victims of illegal immigration” Friday, hosting families of people killed by illegal immigrants to tell their stories and hitting back at critics of his rescinded policy that separated illegal child migrants from their parents.

“These are the American citizens permanently separated from their loved ones,” Mr. Trump said at the White House. “These are the families the media ignores. These are the stories that Democrats and people that are weak on immigration don’t want to discuss.”

He was surrounded on a stage by so-called “Angel” families who lost loved ones to violence by illegal immigrants. Many of the parents held large photographs of their dead children.

Fight Sanctuary State Files Statewide Ballot Measure To Repeal Sanctuary State Policies

Don Rosenberg, father of a young man killed by an illegal immigrant, has formally filed the “Children, Family, and Community Protection Act” ballot initiative with the State of California today.

The Children, Family, and Community Protection Act would delete sections of the California Government Code designed to protect and coddle criminal illegal aliens – the deceptively-named California Values Act (SB 54) and the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450). It would require law enforcement officers to protect California families by cooperating with federal immigration officers in their pursuit of criminals, and impose criminal penalties on law enforcement officers and government officials who don’t. In addition, it would eliminate driver’s licenses for illegal aliens and remove their ability to vote.

In his filing, Rosenberg observed the people of California have suffered and are suffering as a result of the lack of leadership from our elected officials – most notably Jerry Brown and Kevin De Leon. “We’re fed up with California’s elected officials playing politics with our lives and prioritizing criminals over citizens and legal immigrants.”

The initiative can be viewed here.

FIGHT SANCTUARY STATE FILES STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURE TO REPEAL SANCTUARY STATE POLICIES

Don Rosenberg, father of a young man killed by an illegal immigrant, has formally filed the “Children, Family, and Community Protection Act” ballot initiative with the State of California today.

The initiative would delete sections of the California Government Code related to two bills passed in 2017, the deceptively-named California Values Act (SB 54) and the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450). It would require law enforcement officers to cooperate with federal immigration officers, impose criminal penalties on law enforcement officers and government officials who don’t, and eliminate driver’s licenses for illegal aliens.

In his filing, Rosenberg observed the people of California have suffered and are suffering as a result of the lack of leadership from our elected officials – most notably Jerry Brown and Kevin De Leon. “We’re fed up with California’s elected officials playing politics with our lives and prioritizing criminals over citizens and legal immigrants.”

The initiative can be viewed here.

Mercury News: Californians Are Pushing Back On Sanctuary Laws

Leaders like Jerry Brown, Xavier Becerra and Kevin de Leon have taken for granted that Californians will meekly submit to their rules. They, and the nation, are finding out that they have overstepped their bounds with the SB 54, the Sanctuary State law.

From Mercury News:

At the bill’s signing last fall, state Sen. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, who sponsored the legislation and is running for the U.S. Senate this year, said, “California’s local law enforcement cannot be commandeered and used by the Trump administration to tear families apart, undermine our safety and wreak havoc on our economy.”

But a recent survey conducted by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California at Berkeley found that the state’s conflicting views on the issue endure: Nearly 2 in 3 respondents supported the principles of the sanctuary-state law, agreeing that local school, law enforcement and medical officials should limit contact with federal authorities. But 59 percent of all respondents also advocated an increase in deportations.

Under the law, county corrections officers can fulfill an ICE request for an undocumented inmate’s release date for two reasons: If the inmate has been convicted in the past 15 years of one of 31 serious crimes, or if probable cause has been found to support a pending charge for one of those crimes.

David Marin, director of the ICE field office in Los Angeles, said county corrections officers often err on the side of caution and deny ICE requests if there is uncertainty around the inmate’s legal status. Getting it wrong could mean a civil suit.

ICE agents, whom the law prohibits from having office space in county jails, may send corrections officers requests to speak to specific undocumented inmates. Once a request is received, corrections officers must deliver it to the inmate, who has a right to decline to speak to the ICE agent. Marin said inmates decline interviews “at least 95 percent of the time.”

“I know California politicians say they want to protect everyone with this law,” Marin said. “But what they are really doing is protecting the criminal alien.”

Exactly. What they are really doing is protecting the criminal alien.

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