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California Caves to Illegals ("California Dream Act," allows illegals access to state aid)
American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2012 | Elise Cooper

Posted on 04/27/2012 6:21:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

California is changing its laws in order to be "fair and compassionate" toward illegal immigrants living in the state. Governor Jerry Brown signed the "California Dream Act," which allows illegal immigrants access to state aid at public universities and colleges. In addition, Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D) along with Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for illegal immigrants to be given California driver's licenses and to not have their vehicles impounded for thirty days if stopped for a traffic violation. There is also a new California law stating that employers do not have to use E-Verify for state, city, and county contracts.

American Thinker interviewed some California officials to get their opinion on these law changes.

Starting on April 22, Los Angeles police will no longer impound someone's vehicle for thirty days, whether it belongs to a legal California resident or an undocumented person, if the person was caught driving without a license. This new directive will still require cars to be impounded, and the unlicensed driver will still get a citation; however, such drivers will be able to collect their cars if there was not a prior impounding offense, the car was not impounded because of a traffic accident, the car is registered and insured, a fine is paid, and they come with a licensed driver.

An LAPD spokesman told American Thinker that this change still follows the vehicle code, since it stated "up to" thirty days, and it allows for more clarity and consistency. Previously the police officer determined how long a car should be impounded, some allowing it to be collected after one day and some requiring the thirty-day hold.

The Los Angeles city attorney feels that this change is in agreement with state law, and the California attorney general has a decision still pending.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; dreamact; illegals; immigration

1 posted on 04/27/2012 6:21:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This should pull Kalifornia back from the edge of the economic meltdown abyss...


2 posted on 04/27/2012 6:23:42 AM PDT by moovova
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think it is correct to call the implementation of an enthusiastic positive determination to do something a “cave.”


3 posted on 04/27/2012 6:26:38 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Another nail in the Cali-coffin.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 6:28:21 AM PDT by yobid (Si vis pacem, para bellum, If you wish for peace, prepare for war)
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To: SeekAndFind
Cali is not unlike a drug addict who cannot stop increasing the potency of the drug ingested, even though they're close to totally destroying themself.
5 posted on 04/27/2012 6:28:56 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: SeekAndFind

6 posted on 04/27/2012 6:29:14 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: SeekAndFind
....because California just isn't broke enough.
7 posted on 04/27/2012 6:29:27 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess they don’t have to worry about what to do with that budget surplus now. < /sarc >


8 posted on 04/27/2012 6:30:44 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SeekAndFind

and how many of these non-citizen, illegals have registered to vote as citizens - thousands? milions?


9 posted on 04/27/2012 6:35:01 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Close? Seriously?

Did you ever think you would live to see the day when non-Americans have more rights than Americans - in America?


10 posted on 04/27/2012 6:35:59 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: SeekAndFind

Californians: get out while you can.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 6:40:50 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: SeekAndFind

If they don’t have to e-verify, isn’t that opening up local companies to use non-union labor? Why aren’t unions blocking this?


12 posted on 04/27/2012 6:46:55 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
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To: Menehune56

We’re tryin!!


13 posted on 04/27/2012 6:49:14 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Have a Blessed Good Friday)
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To: SeekAndFind

Congratulations to California for becoming the 32 state of Mexico joining to their south, Baja Calfornia and Baja California Sur. I guess the new name will be Baja Califonia Norte.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 6:52:58 AM PDT by TDA2
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To: SeekAndFind

This is just another reason to leave California. Moonbeam can figure out whose taxes he will raise and how high he will raise taxes, cave to unions, build his overpriced, unaffordable high speed train to nowhere and the list just goes on and on and on and on. In the end, you’ll have a bunch of very wealthy Hollywood types and another bunch, the illegals who will serve them food and landscape their yards. Implosion is on the horizon. Goodbye California, hello Nevada!


15 posted on 04/27/2012 7:04:05 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: arthurus
I'm sorry, but WHAT did you say?

And is it possible that you went to school with the guy who came up with this quote:

The LAPD spokesman explained that undocumented individuals are driving anyway, so this would make them safer drivers, since "these unlicensed drivers most probably never took a vision test, have not proved they know the road rules/signs or how to operate a vehicle, and have never taken a driver's test. Think about it. This conditional permit will have a picture and a finger print on it so it might be easier to find them and deter them from running from a hit-and-run."

PS: Not mentioned in the article is the fact that the major effect of impounding for 30 days is to get what is likely to be a clunker permanently off the road. Damn few illegals will pony up the $1200 or so required after 30 days "storage" when they can buy another one for a couple of hundred as soon as the cops let them go.

16 posted on 04/27/2012 7:54:49 AM PDT by norton (I will transmit this information to Vladimir.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can we sent Rick Perry to CA? He’ll fit right in.


17 posted on 04/27/2012 8:00:29 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind

Are insurance companies selling to ‘undocumented immigrants’?
How would they know the identification of the person?

On the bright side, maybe Calif. will vacuum up some of the illegals in other States.


18 posted on 04/27/2012 8:33:10 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: SeekAndFind

Illegal immigrants living in the state.

What part don’t they understand about illegal?.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 9:55:25 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: norton
In California it is not a CAVE. It is CALIFORNIA. That is what they desire and what they do. I think much of the state looks forward to one day soon becoming Upper Mexico. The politicians probably think they will be able to get control of all of Mexico once when they can include California and thus themselves therein.
20 posted on 04/27/2012 10:16:41 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Menehune56; carlo3b

21 posted on 10/06/2012 6:54:52 PM PDT by Howie
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To: Howie

Jimbo, you da man!

I just got my youngest boy back from Hollywood, and he moved to Austin.. It took him a month to acclimate to humanity..

He tells me that he forgot how friendly his home state was compared to the dreadful conditions that the nannies and commies have left Californians to endure.. Unbearable taxation, restrictions and regulations, unreliable employment conditions, etc..

He has 4 of his friends from California moving down here in November.. Stay safe my FRiend.. Carlo


22 posted on 10/06/2012 7:28:48 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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