Illegal Immigration: ‘California Cannot Afford To Be Another Arizona,’ Lawmaker Says

Detaining non-criminal illegal immigrants on the California taxpayer's dime is too costly, Sacramento has decided.

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Thursday, the state Senate approved legislation that would prohibit local law enforcement agencies from detaining an illegal immigrant for deportation at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if that person is eligible for release from criminal custody.

Assembly Bill 1081, otherwise known as the Trust Act, passed in the Senate with a 21-13 vote. In May 2011, the bill passed in the State Assembly 47-26.

“The bill ... limits unjust and onerous detentions for deportation in local jails of community members who do not pose a threat to public safety," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), the bill’s lead author. “[The] vote signals to the nation that California cannot afford .”

The immigration detentions "are a drain on local resources" because state and local law enforcement agencies are not reimbursed by the feds for the , according to the legislation's text.

AB 1081 would still allow immigration detainers to be placed on people who have not been released from criminal custody or have a serious or violent felony conviction.

AB 1081 will next come back to the State Assembly for one concurrence vote following summer recess before heading to the governor’s desk.

ICE Western Regional Communications Director Virginia Kice said Friday that her agency does not comment on pending legislation, but she did forward an ICE statement. According to Kice, when a detainer is issued, the local law enforcement agency is asked by ICE to maintain custody of the undocumented immigrant for a period not to exceed 48 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

The cost of keeping people in custody due to the ICE detainers is being compiled by Ammiano’s office, according to the assemblyman’s spokeswoman Misa Yokoi-Shelton. She said the cost to Riverside County was not immediately available.

Ammiano’s office contends the Trust Act was introduced in February 2011 as a response to the federal "Secure Communities" or S-Comm deportation program, which the assemblyman describes as a parallel to . Under S-Comm, the FBI automatically sends fingerprints to ICE to check against its immigration databases. If the checks show a person is in the country illegally,

Angela F. Chan, senior staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus, a nonprofit civil rights organization located in San Francisco, said S-Comm encourages racial profiling by law enforcement.

"About 76 percent of the 2,460 residents deported under the S-Comm program from Riverside County are individuals without criminal records or those arrested for lesser offenses, including misdemeanors and traffic violations," Chan said.

Seventy-two thousand people in California have been removed from the country under S-Comm and seven in 10 were deported with either no conviction or for minor offenses, Ammiano's office contends.

ICE defends S-Comm.

Secure Communities has proven to be the single most valuable tool in allowing the agency to eliminate the ad hoc approach of the past and focus on criminal aliens and repeat immigration law violators,” according to the information provided by Kice. 

“Since ICE implemented Secure Communities in Oct. 2008 (through April 30, 2012), the initiative has resulted in the removal of 189,744 persons (nationwide). Nearly 75 percent of those individuals (141,005) had prior criminal convictions,” Kice's statement read. ( to read about ICE's defense of its policy.)

Tonto July 10, 2012 at 02:00 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/07/ObamaCare-Irs-Agents - Popeyes hero :)
Tonto July 10, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Don't you mean Illegal n Thief? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3hY1eagq88&feature=g-vrec
Mr.A July 10, 2012 at 06:20 PM
That was dumb! Lol! And You "Kkk's Online" should'nt gang-up on popeye just because he does'nt agree with you lames and your racism. You should all grow a pair and stop trying to attack people as a group, I always knew it, but you lames just show everyone on patch what a bunch of cowards you are.. :)
Vince July 10, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Mr. A...you like to use the terms "racist", or "racism" on a constant basis, so here is some educational material for you to refer to as a guideline when playing your often used "R-CARD": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism There is also ample information on the origins of most all the "races", and then of course the eventual "nationalities" brought forth through the "mixing" (interbreeding) of those basic "races"...could "Link" ya on up with some of the more compelling info available on that particular subject, but then I fear you will call me a "racist" for doing so!! Educating yourself is ALWAYS the best defense against those who are sorely lacking in FACTS, and whom draw upon personal bias, or aversion AS fact...
Tonto July 10, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Mr. A you don't make a very good racist. Learn from a pro - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hPR5jnjtLo&feature=fvwrel :)
Vince July 10, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Roberto, as an adopted highly personal Rule of Thumb, I refuse to qualify ANYTHING you have to say with a response nowadays--Although, in this instance, I have no other recourse--So IF, you are referring to your's truly here when you speak of those who "flaunt the term Beaner's", once again I will clarify, and elaborate on MY position: I am an Equal Opportunity Hater (EOH), and therefore IF given the opportunity by someone, and within the contraints of a warranted opportunity ONLY, I will hate the runny dog-poo out of 'em. And that is to include Dinks (Slopes, Gooks, Chinks, Etc.), Groids (Those of the "Knee Grow" persuasion), Sand Groids (Aaaa-rabs an' sech), Indians (Eastern, and Western configurations), and most of all: WHITE FOLKS, along with all of the other possibilities within the "racial mixes"---So that there IS an all inclusive sort of "racism", if it can be characterized as "racism" at all. And being of Italian heritage myself, I know uncategorically that my gene pool sprang from original Roman's (pretty much white folks from what I can garner), Mongolian's (Sorta Gookey) , and Moors (Black African's)---with a sprinkling of some other genetics (Reg'lar Dinks methinks!) in there for good measure. So I firmly believe that MY assessment of other races is based in "racial fairness", being as how I am a MONGREL of the many, when ya come right down to the fact of the matter. O.K.? Which brings to mind..."Roberto" eh? You some sorta Beaner are ya?
Richard July 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM
California once was a great State and then the liberals took over and here is what you have.
Diana July 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Vince, I think that Mr. A is about 12 years old, I have only seen LOL used as many times as he has by my 8 year old Granddaughter, just sayin.
kms July 11, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Very clever,PMS. Oh I get it, someone disagrees with your hate rants and you stoop low to say, "it's that time of the month". I think kid's back in Jr. High used to say that. I believe you need a lot of attention and you like hearing yourself talk. That is at everyone's and anyone's expense. So glad you have a little cheerleading squad to keep your ego going.
Vince July 11, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Hey, hey, HEY!! Enough of this going personal...fact is Ma'am (you are a Ma'am, huh?), fact is, it was an honest mistake: "kms, PMS, kbg", EEG, L-M-N-O-P"...(and now I know my ABC's...), .A little levity there to defuse this most uncomfortable situation, ya know? Where was I? Oh yeah...T'was an honest mistake, but in reviewing your initial reaction to moi, and now your latest unfriendly "gesture", even an impartial observer MAY (Operative Word: "May") think that all things considered, it indeed WAS an honest mistake on my part. Sorta akin to one of those "Psychological Profile Tests", whereas the test-ee has to add up numbers in their head real quick, and then after a serious of "products", is told to name a color, real fast, and muy pronto, and without thinking about it for too long....and apparently the "color" I came up with in this instance was ....PMS. So please accept my heartfelt, and sincere apologies---and I s'pose now I need to STRIKE you off'n my "Potential Trumpette List", right? And by golly, there IS a slot available...sorry, but you missed The Proverbial Brass Ring...dang it.
Cat July 11, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Well woncha lookey thar! Thair goes Vince a back peddlin thru da lake! Iffen he goes anee faster, we wunt even kneed that dang airation macheen no mor! (lol) :~)
Thistle001 July 11, 2012 at 06:05 AM
Arellano that's a manufactured lie. As someone who has worked closely with social services I have noticed that the majority of the recipients were Mexican of nationals. I know for a fact that they pass pamflets or leaflets around the border towns telling pregnant women when is the best time to cross the border and how to go to an ER unit at the last minute. The ER unit only serves to stabilise your health and keep you from dying and they over crowd these rooms. These people know that as soon as they give birth on US soil (as they are told on the their leaflets) that their newborn automatically has US citizenship. The leaflets also gives short information about US social programmes. Lots of the women that recieve benefits and are listed as single mothers even though they live with a man. They are given everything from WIC,food stamps,housing, medicaide (which also covers their kid's orthodontist) They enjoy all of these programmes only to have another pregnancy soon after and yet again still listed as single mothers. Looks like were having lots of immaculate conceptions huh? With this little gold mine they have discovered they can produce as many children as they like without being burdened with the costs. Their children then enter the public schools and recieve free lunch. If they manage to complete school without becoming parents themselves they want the tax payers to foot the bill for their higher education. The rest become career criminals.
Thistle001 July 11, 2012 at 06:09 AM
Illegals are not fellow Americans.
Thistle001 July 11, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Until this administration upholds the laws of this land and protects the sovereignty of this nation and it's citizen's best interest instead of it's own things will continue to spiral out of control. The majority of American citizens are not against legal immigration. People that sneak in illegally regardless of what country they come from only prove by their action that they have no respect for their host nation and will have no problem breaking other laws. When these people enter illegally it could only be that they have something to hide. They are being dishonest.
Mr.A July 11, 2012 at 07:47 AM
Sorry Diana Im not 12 but I am young. Lol! I mean maybe you had another saying back in your days that you used in your 2 cups with a string or messaging pigeons or smoke puffs or how ever you communicated.....
Vince July 11, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Roberto!! Job...Who needs a job? I have been blessed with the opportunity by The Internet God's to Entertain, and Enlighten (E&E) the teeming masses of those who hunger, and even thirst for both in an effort to broaden their basic knowledge of all things great and small---and to even perhaps share a chuckle or two with my other students while they are in a learning curve. And yea, there are a few on the perimeter of my gathering flock here at Patch, that no matter how simply I present enlightening information to them, who are not capable of processing and fully understanding the information, and also who do not have the ability to register the entertainment value within it's presentation---and yes my son, much of it is too deep for mere mortals with minds suffering from many, many years of indoctrination that has instilled in them, an attitude of "Bias"---and that is now being reduced to "2nd Fiddle Position", what with Illegal Beaner's taking the reins, casting "Bias" to the wayside, and screaming to the Highest Heavens: "Give Us." CONT.
Vince July 11, 2012 at 03:36 PM
CONT.: And yet, both situations are all about the same thing, something for nothing, and without the offer of even one lousy kiss, or a subtle reach around in return for The Freebies. Talk about ungrateful. Now I must take my leave for the day, and go about the daily task of picking up cans along the byways and highways of Riverside County---where they have been strategically placed for MY benefit---and that too at the direction of The Internet God's who have done a bang up job of insuring that Uncle Vinny not only has a never ending stream of Inspirational BS coming to mind out of thin air, but also can afford the finest "Short Dog's", and even a can of Cope, or Skoal what with the windfall profits after trading in them thar cans....life IS good. And if it isn't? Well then , it is up to YOU my son to find what will make it good for you.
Vince July 11, 2012 at 09:17 PM
And Roberto my son, by all means, and metaphorically speaking, DO NOT give them Illegal's any of your "fish", and in fact, after teaching them TO "fish", I for one would not even loan them any "equipment" to continue to "fish" on their own, none neither---Surely you have heard the old adage: "There are plenty of fish in the sea" So maybe pass THAT wisdom along to 'em, point the way to the sea, and it'll prolly be O.K. to tip them on procuring a good quality Fish Finder----and then? Why then, cut them loose to spread their wings and fly...er, aaaaa..."fish". AND by golly, go figger, BUT...all this talk of FISH done reminded me of my OWN fishing experiences in Alaska, circa: long past---So you just say the word there Bunky, and I will dazzle you with a tale...same goes for any of my Legion of Trumpette's---if any of you little darlin's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCE_Axgw68A) wanna hear the story jes' sidle on over, hop up on Uncle Vinny's lap,get comfy, and he'll regale you with a remembrance of his youth...jes's sayin'.
Vince July 11, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Whoops!!! Dear Trumpettes...appears I supplied the WRONG YouTube Link....this is the one I wanted ya'll to have, The Diamonds, "Little Darlin": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI_LVtatBsU&feature=related
Roberto July 11, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Keep pickin up dem cans along the highways and byways to supplement your disability check and rest assured most people have no problem with dat. Your talk about fishin reminds me of all the fish we export to the far corners of the earth only to get kicked in the teeth for being nice guys.
Roberto July 11, 2012 at 09:51 PM
cont....Dem illegals BEANERS (your RACIST-BIGOTED TERM) as you refer to them would simply go away if no one hired or employed them but ya know that isn't going to happen with over two million legal border crossins we have annually from Mexico and being land locked with them and those Cunucks whom we somehow feel superior to will continue to move freely with those sneaking around workin until we get our own house in order. The answer my friend is blowin in the wind and is that simple...don't hire illegals and they will stop sneakin around workin. Any givernment subsidy should never go to illegals or that matter legals of working age who are capable of showing up somewhere without them showing up somewhere 40 hour a week. Do as Nobama sez....Don't Drug test everyone, don't build the keystone pipeline and redistribute wealth to those who need an illegal alien to hold a real job for them. Since I'm a pitcher and not a catcher I don't think sittin in your lap would appeal to myself...but then again pooeye likes to bend over and and wit him being slow...., yep you know what I mean. As for the fish, we need more more American fisherman and less entitlement minded who are more worried about some one taking their freebies away from them and giving them to someone else. Fish for yourself and cut the givernment in half.
Dog July 11, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Sounds like someones on meth...
Vince July 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Roberto....you honestly do get stuck on stOOpid yeah huh? Told ya before, I don't get any disability, or any sort of outside funds---although it would be nice if I did! Now, for a brief history on my track record: Uncle Sam released my azz on 12/23/71---which just happened to be my B-Day---nice present! And when I got home to good ol' El Monte (it was "good" before it was annexed by Mexico, doncha know), I went right to work...I worked in CA const. 'till July '73, and then I moved down on The River (Parker, AZ) with the intention of burning up the rest of the summer thereabout's, and then going to school in the Fall on my G.I. Bill---and before I left The San Gabriel Valley for AZ I had signed up for classes at Rio Hondo College there in Whittier---and so figgered to be back in that area for school after a bit of partying on The River...I think I had earned me some party time actually. CONT.
Vince July 12, 2012 at 12:15 AM
CONT.: Well, as often happens, I got sorta enamored with the whole River dealio, and forgot about school...and then of course, I got broke too, since there was absolutely NO work for me in const. at that time, from Parker, to Havasu....so I got all up on my CA Unemployment---and then, which wasn't a lot, but it was enough to stay drunk on...and to even eat now and then. And then almost like the hand of God reached down from Heaven to bless me, I started getting checks over in CA for the G.I. Bill Schooling I had signed up for, yet never had made it to one class---I think I actually squeezed 3 full semester's outta that deal---SO, I was getting Unemployment, AND The G.I Bill benefits, both of which I had SURELY EARNED receiving---one by working, and one by surviving...Course later on, "they" got sorta pissy about me never bothering to go TO school. And so The Veteran's Administration sent me a bunch of NASTY Re-Payment Demand Letter's... We went back and forth on that whole deal until Jimmy Carter was in office, and his Administration gave me a PASS on repaying the cashola, and I simply filed it on my taxes as if it were income. And that right there outlines the only TWO TIMES I ever got Gubmint checks of any sort. So....please try to get unstOOpid on that fact, otherwise you will just be another Poop-Eye Clone, repeating the very same lame-o, nonsensical crap, over, and over, and over again....capiche?
ingli ONLY July 13, 2012 at 08:28 PM
(based on data collected in 2010), 57 percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal and illegal) with children (under 18) used at least one welfare program, compared to 39 percent for native households with children. Immigrant households’ use of welfare tends to be much higher than natives for food assistance programs and Medicaid. Their use of cash and housing programs tends to be similar to native households. A large share of the welfare used by immigrant households with children is received on behalf of their U.S.-born children, who are American citizens(hopefully this law changes soon). But even households with children comprised entirely of immigrants (no U.S.-born children) still had a welfare use rate of 56 percent in 2009. Immigrant households with children used welfare programs at consistently higher rates than natives, even before the current recession. In 2001, 50 percent of all immigrant households with children used at least one welfare program, compared to 32 percent for natives
ingli ONLY July 13, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Los Angeles is under the mayor ship of Antonio Villaraigosa, himself a Mexican national, who has converted a once world-class city into a safe haven for illegal aliens and other third world criminals.
ingli ONLY July 13, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Fact: If illegal aliens were a separate state, it would be the most populous state in the union! Does it make any sense for America to sponsor a subculture comprised of 38 million third-world peasants, most of whom are uneducated, unskilled and non-English speaking? A subculture that costs taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars each year for public services? A subculture where many actually believe that Mexico still holds claim to the southwest United States, and that “gringos” should be forced out? A subculture where the Mexican flag is more esteemed that Old Glory?
Vince July 14, 2012 at 09:44 PM
A little First Person (Moi) tale from just today on Race Relation's, and Tolerance/Intolerance...which ARE problematic in CA, and across the country nowdays: So there I was, just down at "Sand ****** Liquor" (owned by Arab's of some sort) as the locals call's it, grabbiin' me up a coupla things in the way of libations a'fore heading up the hill ta home. And this Black Fella came stumbling in, drunk as a skunk, and barely able to stay upright....Skinny and disheveled as all git out too....but he was happy to beat all, and grinnin' ear to ear---and I could tell right off that beneath the rough exterior there truly beat a good heart within the man...and as he grinned at me, I also could tell he was sportin' him some "Summer-Nunner Teef's", as I like's to call 'em: "Summ-er leanin' souf, summ-er leanin' norf, summ-er brokt off, with but a little nub left for a memory of toof---and let's not forget about east and west, 'cause that is for what's left... Cont.
Vince July 14, 2012 at 09:46 PM
And summ-er way gone; to where, betcha he doesn't even recall; summ-er yeller, summ-er brown, summ-er well into black... an' the color jes' depends I guess, on variations of light---but most notable of all: NUNN-ER white." So I was checking out at the counter, and this drunk fella was exchanging pleasantries with me about the hot and humid weather, and what not---and I was sorta waitin' for him to hit me up for some "spare change", but he didn't---I'm tellin' ya, he IS a good dude, but one just all packaged up in a lawsuit in the making if Fed Ex brought that sorta banged up "package" to someone's home or office... Cont.
Vince July 14, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Cont.: And as I looked and listened, I felt kinda sad...and I thought to myself, I thought: "That right there was once some Mama's pride and joy, her beautiful baby boy...but now who will ever love him again?" Crazy thought I know, but that is what came to mind. And I exited the store first, climbed in my truck, and as I started to back outta the space there, he came out of the store, bee-lined right to the little old beat up (near about as much as him), dented, rusted, and bondo'ed Toyota, with a bed full o' junk, that sat on my driver's side, right next to me...and I hadn't really noticed the occupant waiting for him inside the cab when I loaded up in my truck---but then I looked over, and there, there behind the wheel, was this little lady of some sorta mixed race, Black and Brown, with a smattering of maybe Fillipino...and she looked over my way and smiled----No teeth on this one, "Summer-Nunner Nada", I s'pose I could fairly say. And that right there made me feel better, and proved without a doubt in my mind, that there really IS someone for everyone...and as I drove up the hill it came to me that what I had witnessed in the parking lot there, was a real deal, "symbiotic relationship" goin' twix't the two...I figger he gets ta "rassle" with her some, and then he chews up the tough to chew steak an' sech for her (maybe even her finger and toe-nails too?), with his Summer-Nunner's. since she got's teef's at all....And so, now ain't THAT romantic?


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something