Janice Hahn just makes things up about Arizona immigration law (L.A. boycott)
The Los Angeles City Council, protesting Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigration, on Wednesday voted to ban most city travel to Arizona and future contracts with companies in that state... During a morning-long debate on the resolution, council members compared Arizona’s action to Nazi Germany and the beginning of the Holocaust, as well as the internment and deportation of Japanese Americans during World War II. A new Arizona law, which will take effect July 23, will require police to determine whether people they stop are in the country illegally, which critics say will lead to racial profiling.
Appearing on the Greta van Susteren show, Councilmember (and candidate for Lt. Gov. of California) Janice Hahn showed that the Council's decision wasn't based on the actual law but on their fevered imaginings about the law. On the clip here, Hahn states:
"The way I understand it is if a person is suspected of engaging in criminal activity they can be stopped and then if they don't have the papers that prove they're a legal citizen here they actually then can be arrested... they will be arrested and turned over to ICE... So, I don't like the way it talks about using such things as a person's appearance, or language, or cultural traits to make that determination."
Contrary to what Hahn states, the law ("it" in her quote above) contains nothing about "a person's appearance, or language, or cultural traits". Those might be part of Jan Brewer's guidelines for implementation of the law, and they certainly are things that the Border Patrol and other federal agencies have been using successfully for decades, but they aren't in the law as Hahn stated.
Do you want a Lieutenant Governor who can't even read or understand a fairly short law before voting and commenting on it?