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NoCal far-lefties show why immigration "reform" would fail miserably

In March 2006, the dean of massive immigration, Senator Teddy Kennedy, said that his "comprehensive immigration reform" proposal offered "[d]oubled Interior Enforcement" and "authorizes state and local law enforcement officers to investigate, apprehend, arrest, detain or transfer to aliens to federal custody" and had "[a]dditional Worksite Enforcement" (preview.tinyurl.com/2vdhsd).

Unless someone lives in a magical place full of elves and faerie sprites, all that enforcement is going to mean raids, and it's going to mean that illegal aliens caught in those raids are going to get deported. Will those who support "reform" support those raids?

Let's take a trip to a magical place (up north) to see what very special far-lefties say now, and use that as a guide to what they'll say in the future.

Last week, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom issued a statement regarding ICE's "Return to Sender" sweeps, which picked up a very small number of fugitives and criminal aliens, including many who were already in jail:

"These raids jeopardize the public health and safety of the city by instilling fear in those who may come forward to report information about a crime or those who are in need of medical treatment. In the future, I urge ICE to take that factor into consideration when deciding to undertake raids across the United States."

If "reform" passes, isn't Newsom simply going to repurpose that whine when post-"reform" raids are conducted? Isn't it clear that he supports no enforcement in his city at all?

Then, let's consider Sheryl Bergman of the International Institute of San Francisco. She wants Redwood City to pass an anti-ICE raids resolution:

"It would help make parents safer when they take their children to school, when they go to the grocery store to buy milk and when they go to their jobs."

Post-"reform", illegal aliens will still be going to the store on the wholesome-as-apple-pie task of buying milk. Does anyone foresee Bergman supporting raids at that time?

On the semi-plus side, Rose Jacobs Gibson, president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors isn't a complete idiot:

"The fact that they're a federal agency, it causes me to pause very thoughtfully about what we can do ... given the fact that we don't have authority over them."

Likewise, Redwood City Mayor Barbara Pierce also isn't entirely stupid:

On the one hand, said Pierce, the city wants to show support to its illegal residents, but on the other hand, "you also have people who have lived here perhaps a long time.. who might have other opinions about what should be done."

Yes, citizens as "old-timers".

Immigration2007a · Mon, 02/19/2007 - 04:32 · Importance: 1

Tue, 02/20/2007 - 09:45
Fred Dawes

Anonyma its not about the USA Its about Mexico the third world people coming here many from Mexico who Love Mexico and its low life ideals and hate the ideals of freedom and DUTY! in fact most Mexican and third world rats Love Bin Laden and face facts Its not about anything but making Mexico here for Mexicans AND THE END GAME IS EVIL.

and Anonyma its all about the criminal situation becuase mexicans/ third world people love that idea and hate laws and justice and only understand evil acts.

Mon, 02/19/2007 - 17:32
Anonyma

It's amazing that people who broke the law when they came here seem to feel there is something wrong about the United States making them feel they may be caught and punished for their crimes. I guess if a robber steals a tv after a while he might come to feel that it's his and be indignant when the police bust in and take it back and take him to jail. But it doesn't matter how long a person gets away with breaking the law, they are still a law-breaker and need to be punished. And the illegal immigrants who have children here or sneak them into the country have created a problem for themselves, the nation owes nothing to these children and "keeping the family together" is not a national concern. The kids should ask their parents why they put them in a criminal situation.

Mon, 02/19/2007 - 17:30
Anonyma

It's amazing that people who broke the law when they came here seem to feel there is something about the United States making them feel they may be caught and punished for their crimes. I guess if a robber steals a tv after a while he might come to feel that it's his and be indignant when the police bust in and take it back and take him to jail. But it doesn't matter how long a person gets away with breaking the law, they are still a law-breaker and need to be punished.