Calexico City Council Passed a Resolution Denouncing the Anti-Immigration Bill SB1070

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council passed a resolution denouncing the anti-immigration bill SB1070 that was signed into law recently.

The law signed by Republican Governor Jan Brewer makes it a state misdemeanor crime for anyone to be in the United States unlawfully; requiring police to make an attempt, when practicable, to determine a person’s immigration status if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is an illegal alien; allow police, without warrant, to arrest a person if there is probable cause that the person is an illegal alien or is a legal alien not in possession of registration documents that the person is required to carry by federal law and imposes a fine of $2,500 and jail time when arrested.

Millions marched this past May 1st to protest the immigration bill and to demand an immediate immigration reform. The protest made some effect on the bill as Governor Brewer amended the bill and eliminated the portion that said that police officers could arrest a person based on their appearance.

The Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, Phil Gordon, has publicly stated his opposition to this anti-immigration bill as well as several other Sheriffs in the state of Arizona. President Barack Obama stated that SB 1070 threatens to “undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.”

Mexican President Felipe Calderon met this week with President Obama and touched the subject of this immigration bill and stressed the importance for the Obama Administration to work on an immigration reform that has been put aside in favor of the Health Care Bill.

The City Council has given direction to the City Clerk to send a copy of this resolution to Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Calexico is the second city in California after San Francisco has or will consider a similar resolution.

6 thoughts on “Calexico City Council Passed a Resolution Denouncing the Anti-Immigration Bill SB1070”

  1. I think it’s amazing all of the uproar about a bill that mirrors what the Federal law Already stetes. I applaud Arizona for being bold, keeping us safer and enforcing the law.

    I have changed my family’s Summer vacation to Arizona!

  2. Is the US CODE UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

    US CODE TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER II > Part VIII > § 1325

    § 1325. Improper entry by alien

    TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER II > Part VIII > § 1324a

    § 1324a. Unlawful employment of aliens

    WE DO NOT NEED IMMIGRATION REFORM. WE NEED IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT.

    ENFORCE THE LAW

    We should treat immigrants like Mexico does:

    At present, Article 67 of Mexico’s Population Law says, “Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal … are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues.”

    That would simplify things.

    Operation Wetback was a 1954 operation by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to remove about one million illegal immigrants from the southwestern United States, focusing on Mexican nationals.

  3. Well said Margarita, i totally agree with you. I am so tired of paying taxes while people who come illegally get all the freebies and then once they are legalized they fly a mexican flag and say how much they love their Mexico.

  4. I agree with Margarita 100%. My father came across legally and became a US citizen. He does not agree that illegals should be given a free ride at the expense of our citizens and legally immigrated people.

    Nick

  5. “Undermine basic notions of fairness”? America is fair! We have checkpoints at the US-Mexico border where those who want to enter the country can do so LEGALLY!

    Illegal immigrants, for the most part, do NOT pay taxes. They are burdening our schools and our government! Where I live, they have to build another school just because of all the illegal immigrants who have swarmed over here!

    And even worse, they’re overcrowding our hospitals. My brother was DENIED medical attention when he broke his leg because the hospital was too busy helping illegal immigrants.

    Thank God for this legislation! I hope all the other states adopt it as well!

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