"California Here I Come"

California Was 1st Before Arizona

California Mayors Shouldn't Throw Stones at Arizona !!! 






An update for California:

(And updated again at the bottom.)

My name is Harold R. Beasley, Sr.  I am a retired Border Patrol Agent.  I live in Sierra Vista, AZ.  .  I was the Deputy Chief Patrol Agent in San Diego for 5 years (1996 to 2001).  I then transferred as an Assistant Chief Patrol Agent to Tucson, Arizona and then retired in 2002.   

I did a little research and found that California has the same law (Penal Code 834b) on their books and are complaining about Arizona just passing our New Immigration Law.  Wow, is this the pot calling the kettle black?

Please note the last section 834(b)(c).  Looks like Los Angeles and San Francisco Mayors  have violated California Law and should be investigated by the Attorney General of California. 

Below is the message that I sent to the Mayors of Los Angeles and San Francisco:

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You are fighting the new Arizona Immigration Law. Well take a good look at your laws over in California.  You are telling Arizona that we are racists and will be racial profiling. Read California Penal Code 834b. You are violating your own State Laws by not enforcing Penal Code 834b. You have had the same law for many years and NO ONE has been protesting your law. WHY IS THAT?

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834b. (a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws. (b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following: (1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status. (2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or leave the United States. (3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal status and provide any additional information that may be requested by any other public entity. (c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly prohibited. 


An update from a educated citizen: Wish this wasn't so.   The California Federal District court eventually ruled that Proposition 187, along with its 834b provision, was unconstitutional.   The reasoning behind the ruling was the law was preempted by federal law.   While 834b remains in the California Penal code to this day, it is not enforceable.   However, subsequent to 834b, Federal immigration 8 USC 1373 was passed.   This law gives local police the discretion to communicate with ICE to check someone's immigration status.   My comment: Should we all boycott the U.S. Government?

California Here I Come

(Al Jolson, B. DeSylva, and Joe Meyer, 1924)
Chorus:
California here I come,
Right back where I started from,
Where bowers of flowers bloom in the sun,
Each morning at dawning
Birdies sing an' ev'rything:
A sun-kiss'd miss said, "don't be late,"
That's why I can hardly wait,
Open up that golden gate,
California here I come

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