Have Some Trust: California to Pass Anti-Arizona Immigration Bill

California's new Trust Act looks to lower the number of deportations in the state.

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California is taking a stand on immigration – and it doesn’t exactly jive with a recent ruling by the Supreme Court on the issue.  Last week, the California State Senate passed the TRUST Act, a move that is in direct contrast to the high court decision upholding a controversial provision of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law requiring police to check the status of people they stop for another reason, if they suspect the person is undocumented.  This new bill, also being called the “Anti-Arizona” bill, would lower the number of deportations in the wake of the commission of minor crimes. The TRUST Act will now go to the California state assembly and will most likely pass.

The law would mean that, contrary to what goes on now, evidence of against an immigrant could only be passed on to federal officials after a violent or serious felony. Currently, getting pulled over for merely pausing at a stop sign could mean your fingerprints get sent straight to the feds.

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“Today’s vote signals to the nation that California cannot afford to be another Arizona,” Tom Ammiano, a Democratic Assemblyman who introduced the bill told reporters in a statement after the legislation passed in the Senate on Thursday. “The bill also limits unjust and onerous detentions…of community members who do not pose a threat to public safety.”

While a majority of legislators seem to support the measure, the California Sheriff’s Organization does not, saying that it would place their officers in the awkward position of choosing whether to follow federal or state law.

(MORE: Our National Immigration Policy: Still Clear as Mud)

According to those who support the bill, state cooperation with Secure Communities—the program that currently requires fingerprints to be sent to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency—keeps many immigrants from reporting crimes even when they are the victim (in cases like domestic abuse) for fear that they will be deported.

The law would be a landmark in immigration reform legislation as California has an estimated 2.5 million undocumented immigrants—the largest population in America.

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Susan Barry
Susan Barry

We need to form a militia to boot out the La Razist and corrupt pandering politician's such as Nasty piglosi, how many lives have been lost due to the evil idiots who care more for the border hopping free loader's and their anchor babies, than they do citizen's. MAKE RETROACTIVE, NO BIRTH RIGHT CITIZENSHIP OR CHAIN MIGRATION, WHEN AN ILLEGAL BECOMES A CITIZEN, THEY BRING ON AVG. EIGHTY RELATIVES FROM THEIR HOME COUNTRY!

lincoln1875
lincoln1875

Math is obviously not Mr. Ammiano's strong suit:

 

From the liberal NYT's economist Paul Krugman:

 

 "Immigration

reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants. That’s just

supply and demand: we’re talking about large increases in the number of

low-skill workers relative to other inputs into production, so it’s inevitable

that this means a fall in wages. The general point seems impossible to deny.

 

Finally, the fiscal burden of low-wage immigrants is also

pretty clear. Mr. Hanson uses some estimates from the National Research Council

to get a specific number, around 0.25 percent of G.D.P. Again, I think that

you’d be hard pressed to find any set of assumptions under which Mexican

immigrants are a net fiscal plus..."

 

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Dave Francis
Dave Francis

Remember the TEA PARTY is the only savior that will halt illegal immigration for good. We must replace every politician, Governor, Police Chief or other elected official who supports the illegal alien invasion, whether they are a Democrat, Liberal or even a Republican with a TEA PARTY leader. Join your local Constitutional Tea Party and remove Obama and endeavor to demand that Mitt Romney people enact a mandatory E-Verify and Amend the Birthright Citizenship law. 

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

WHISTLE BLOWER TELLS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

DEFRAUDING TAX PAYERS.

 

Although the truth seems to

remain subdued, the illegal alien child tax credit is ready to resurface. My

guess the IRS, the Obama administration prefer the truth not to come out.  This however is a very serious situation,

especially when Whistle-Blower steps forward and tell the truth about this

disgraceful state of affairs.  This is an

article from the NumbersUSA website, which the open border fanatics would

certainly not want you to see:

 

The Treasury Department’s

Inspector General determined that $4.2 billion was paid in 2010, up from less

than $1 billion in 2005. Leading Democrats are resisting a bill that

would stop future payments. YOU MIGHT DEMAND FROM THE OBAMA INJUSTICE DEPARTMENT,

WHY ARE THEY PURSUING ARIZONA, ALABAMA, GEORGIA, UTAH, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOME

OF THE OTHER STATES, WHEN THEY ARE  TRYING

TO PROTECT THEIR LAWFUL INHABITANTS FROM THE ILLEGAL ALIEN FINANCIAL INVASION?

 

In WTHR’s latest report on Individual Tax Identification Number

(ITIN) abuse and fraud, the Indianapolis NBC affiliate discussed revelations

brought forward by an IRS whistleblower - "We were being told by upper

management to ignore fraud, to assign ITIN numbers and...Pay out refunds to

people who are laying…It's a license to steal when you allow that."

 

Howard Antelis, a tax examiner at the IRS's ITIN processing center

in Texas, contacted WTHR after seeing its series on ITIN fraud. He and other

tax examiners said that IRS managers, for years, instructed them to "look

the other way" while processing ITIN applications that appear to be

fraudulent – even if they contain clear signs of criminal activity.

 

One time, Howard decided to investigate ITIN applications for

dozens of children attending the same school in South Carolina. (Adult tax

filers can request an ITIN for a child in order to get child tax credits and a

larger tax refund.) He discovered the school didn't exist, but his bosses

ordered him to approve the scam applications anyway.

 

Howard said, "We're tax examiners but the truth is we're not

supposed to look into anything…It's like an assembly line…Get it out of here

and don't worry about the fraud. Fraud slows us down…We're supposed to protect

taxpayers, so somebody had to say something." He decided to call the

Inspector General's office in Washington, D.C.

 

The IG's office sent auditors to interview Howard and other tax

examiners. They learned that IRS employees were actually encouraged to ignore

signs of fraud. The final report on the investigation, which took over a year,

will be released this summer. It's expected to show that millions of illegal

aliens can get ITINs by filing fraudulent paperwork.

 

"It's pure negligence by management and they've been trying

to keep it quiet," Howard said. "There is a criminal element that is

defrauding the U.S. government by filing mountains and mountains of these

fraudulent applications…[The IRS managers] don't want to deal with it. That's

where all the fraud is. The fraud is in the fake notary stamps and fake

documents which we've been accepting…There is a state-by-state list of notaries

that shows which are registered and legitimate, but the IRS won't let us check

those registries."

 

After WTHR first reported on ITIN mismanagement and fraud, the IRS

sent senior officials to investigate the ITIN processing center. WTHR says this

has led to tax examiners getting more training on identifying fraudulent

paperwork and equipment to help them better inspect documents. Also, illegal

aliens must now prove their identity through original, certified documents.

 

Howard’s revelations did not come without a cost to him

personally. The IRS dropped his job performance rating, which affects his

paycheck. The IRS claimed his job performance dropped from "exceeds fully

successful" to "minimally successful." Still, Howard wants to

continue his fight for ITIN reform. "I just want to see things fixed.

We've been allowing the U.S. taxpayer to get robbed for years now and those

days appear to be over."

 

If we are ever going to get out

of this $16 trillion dollar mess, both party incumbents need to be thrown out

of office. The only sanity left in Washington is the slow but growing group of

Constitutional TEA PARTY leaders, who should replace not only the Democrats,

but the majority of Republicans who don’t comply with the ‘Rule of Law’. If we

just vote for the same mixture of low key criminals, we will never recover from

the issues that plague us? Whether it’s the 20 million illegal aliens and the strong

criminal element amongst us, they should not be rewarded for breaking our laws;

the law abiding citizen and green card holder are carrying with financial

support billions of dollars annually. 

Nor should we forget the state, county and municipal governments, who

are just as guilty in stealing, tax payer’s money, to support the illegal alien

invasion.  Join the growing millions of

TEA PARTY members at your local chapter, as this is the only way America can

survive. WELFARE COSTS FOR CHILDREN OF

ILLEGAL ALIENS EXCEEDS $646 MILLION IN JUST LOS ANGELES COUNTY ALONE– CAN YOU

EVEN COMPREHEND THAT FIGURE?

 

SPEAK UP AND DON’T LET THESE MENTAL INCOMPETENT FOOLS GET AWAY

WITH THESE LIES. NOT ONLY ILLEGAL ALIENS PILFERING EACH OF THE 50 STATES

WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, PUBLIC HOUSING, EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, BUT NOW STEALING

OUR TAX MONEY. THEN THERE IS THIS COVERT ‘DREAM ACT’ OR CONCEALED AMNESTY. MANY

OF AMERICAN KIDS CANNOT GET INTO COLLEGE AND THOUSANDS MORE CANNOT EVEN FIND A

SEASONABLE JOB.

 

THE ONLY SLENDER CHANCE TO HALT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

IS TO TOPPLE THE MAJORITY OF POLITICIANS IN THE DEMOCRAT-LIBERAL amp;

REPUBLICAN PARTY AND PLACE TEA PARTY LEADERS IN THEIR PLACE. You should also should

drag the demented politicians and orally ‘Tar and Feather’ them.  Phone and harass them in Congress at the

central Washington, D.C., Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

 

E-Verify are still currently voluntary,

but if it were made mandatory, illegal migrants and immigrants would be locked

out of the mainstream workforce, and change to the Birthright citizenship bill.

A simple amendment would halt forever illegal aliens coming here and taking

advantage by using their unborn children as a right to citizenship welfare. If

E-VERIFY were passed by Washington as permanent and an amendment to the

BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT, it would definitely stem the millions of foreign

pregnant Mothers who come here draining states and federal treasuries. You the

voter have the power to stop the THEFT of your taxes.

 

I have no sympathy for the population of

California, as they keep on voting for the same clowns in Sacramento with the

approval of the head Clown Governor Jerry Brown signed what is called the

anti-Arizona law. But remember in States where there is little or no    enforcement

of voting laws such as the Socialist-Marxist –Liberal state of California—ILLEGAL

ALIENS ARE VOTING. What is going to happen now with this ‘Sanctuary state’ is

millions of illegal alien families are going to converge on California, as its

open day for public welfare and other services. 

In 2006 illegal aliens withdrew $1 billion dollars in state

uncompensated assistance and that doesn’t include education.

All Politicians, Governors like Deval

L. Patrick, Jerry Brown are heavy into Socialist agenda’s,  and they should quickly follow the Police

chiefs under other elected garbage that mollycoddle the illegal alien

criminals, who think they are can intimidate Americans and the TEA PARTY.   Throw them out of office.    

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scuncic
scuncic

California is DISGRACE the way they pander to illegal aliens.  Just a DISGRACE!

If the Federal Government was doing its job and freeing this country of the illegal aliens, then the states wouldn’t be trying to take over. The states are bearing the costs of all these illegal aliens, not to mention the costs of deporting them.  Illegal aliens are a very big burden to American taxpayers. Look at how many anchor babies the American taxpayers paid for at the cost of $4,500 per anchor. Last I heard, there were 4.3 million anchors that were handed a U.S. birth certificate like it was a piece of candy. The sooner we get rid of these illegal aliens, the better for all Americans. I’m not a republican, but I will be voting for one this time and pray to God he will get our immigration laws ENFORCED!

Richard Bundy
Richard Bundy

Illegal aliens cost the state 21 billion a year, California is in debt 16 billion. Shouldn't the title be "California can't afford to not follow Arizona."

 

Joel Wischkaemper
Joel Wischkaemper

California is currently being run by the illegal aliens in a very strange way.  They want more money too, and it is going to be interesting to see where all this goes.  I would bet, though, it won't go to higher home prices for citizens.

lincoln1876
lincoln1876

Math is clearly not Ammiano's strong suit: we cannot afford to NOT DEPORT the illegal aliens.

From the liberal NYT's Paul Krugman:

"the fiscal burden of low-wage immigrants is also pretty clear. Mr. Hanson uses some estimates from the National Research Council to get a specific number, around 0.25 percent of G.D.P. Again, I think that you’d be hard pressed to find any set of assumptions under which Mexican immigrants are a net fiscal plus."

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