A California Assembly committee approved of the Trust Act, which now goes to the California legislature. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

California lawmakers approve ‘anti-Arizona’ immigration bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Illegal immigrants arrested for minor offenses will no longer have to fear deportation if a bill approved by the state Senate becomes law.

San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano said he wrote AB1081 because a federal policy requiring local law enforcement to check the immigration status of an arrestee wastes resources and erodes trust.

It passed 21-13 Thursday on party lines and moves to the Assembly.

Under the bill, officers would only refer people convicted of serious felonies to immigration officials. They would no longer detain lower-level offenders on immigration holds.

The bill has been dubbed “anti-Arizona” legislation, a reference to Arizona’s “show me your papers” law recently upheld by the Supreme Court.

Ammiano says the vote shows “that California cannot afford to be another Arizona.”


  1. Ffe says:

    I am sick and tired of European Americans referring to Mexica people, Western Americas ANCIENT people as illegal. How $&@/)$ dare you. You’re the invader. Mexica people are Indigenous to America moron. What the he’ll are you doing on this website anyway . Get out!

  2. Janet S says:

    Good for you California. Why waste $$ on Minor offenses. Who pays for all these detentions. We don’t want to be Texas or Arizona. The $$ they wasted on their laws and law suits and it hasn’t done anything. Go after business owners period. Somebody is picking up the guys at home depot. Anyway LA and SF have high immigrant and undocumented populations and are among the wealthiest in the nation.

    1. Greg says:

      I guess that’s why California is “Broke”, with a capitol “B”. I heard what you are stating here Janet, however, have you looked at the cost of Welfare alone? In the billions of dollars alone. Do you pay income tax Janet? If so perhaps you should back up what your saying here, and start paying more. Lets double what you pay. I think that’s fair. Don’t ask others to pay more that you, yourself are not stepping up and paying. Again, the law of the land states it’s a “Felony” to come into the United States Illegally. Whether we agree or disagree on this, doesn’t matter. It is the law. I do agree with you on going after the Business Owners. I’ll stand next to you on that one. They do need to be hiring U.S. Citizens. Maybe if they did, unemployment would go down??? So half with ya, and half not. Do like your reply though.


    WHEN the mass departure begins from Arizona, other states will follow suit by enforcement policing of their borders to save themselves from giving uncompensated health care and other public assistance to the illegal alien invaders. Yet the lobotomized idiots who run California assembly are going to pass an anti-Arizona law, so the police cannot question the estimated 9,859,027 foreign born population of California, with a total population of 36,756,666 persons as of 2006. How many are illegal aliens had settled there is unknown, but according to the Los Angeles Times, 40 percent of workers in Los Angeles County pay no taxes and are working under the table, because they are predominantly illegal aliens. It’s inevitable that unknown numbers of illegal alien refugee’s will arrive in the-Liberal-Socialist-Marxist state of California, where an already escalating $8.6 billion deficit is going to rise even more? With illegal aliens pouring in from Arizona looking for state free handouts, the state will have a real financial mess on its hands. CALIFORNIANS NEED TO REMOVE THE LIBERALS IN THEIR CAPITOL, WHO ARE DESTROYING THEIR STATE. THEY SHOULD DEMAND THAT EVERYBODY WHO VOTES HAS AN OFFICIAL PICTURE ID, BECAUSE THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MIND THAT ILLEGAL ALIENS WILL TAKE THE MINIMAL OF RISK VOTING IN LOCAL, STATE AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IF DISPLAYING OF OFFICIAL ID IS ABSENT.

    OTHER states will soon follow Arizona’s desperate measure, to protect their lawful population. Arizona will shortly be checking the immigration status of those settled there when they run afoul of the law. ALABAMA is second on the list to be threatened by the Obama legions, pressed by the radical pro-illegal immigrant organizations and the Liberal mainstream news. Anybody who dares to overreach the federal authority of this uncontrollable government will be intimidated by the Dept of Justice. California will suffer from ‘self-inflicted monetary wounds’ caused by the Democratic indifference, to Californians taxpayers. California, the “Sanctuary State’ for illegal aliens and illegal alien criminals, such as the one that slaughtered the Bologna family members, husband and two kids in San Francisco are going to arrive in hordes in the welcoming cities. California, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico will be devastated by these parasites from throughout the world, who head there. Just like illegal immigration, ObamaCare is going to allow illegal aliens to pilfer the welfare system? It’s blatantly obvious that it’s going to encourage unknown numbers of desperate people across the border or otherwise overstay a visa?

    CALIFORNIA, with the rapidly deteriorating county of Los Angeles, has ignored the onslaught from South of our border. I hope that California residents realize there being cheated out of billions of dollars yearly? Just ask Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Andronovich of not just millions, but billions of dollars annually being collected by foreign nationals. It’s no real secret that Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services reported that over $53 million in welfare benefits, were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children this last March. The $53 million consist of $20 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $33 million in food stamps — representing 21% of all CalWORKs and food stamp issuance’s in the County. At this rate, the projected annual cost is over $625 million. “With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal immigrants to County taxpayers exceeds $1.6 billion dollars a year,” said Antonovich. “These costs do not include the hundreds of millions of dollars for education.”

    ARE there any records of what the cost would be currently, with the flood already here and the 500.000 projection of pregnant females that appear each year looking for their free handouts in child deliveries? WELFARE COSTS FOR CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS EXCEEDS $646 MILLION IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY – CAN YOU EVEN COMPREHEND THAT FIGURE? That was the Year-end closing 2011 figures, but records of actual cost from Sacramento are probably under counted, suggesting that illegal aliens are the main contributors to the disgraceful deficit. ALREADY WE ARE SEEING CITIES IN CALIFORNIA AS STOCKTON FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY, WHICH IS JUST THE BEGINNING, thanks to clowns like Governors Jerry Brown and the Mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Join your local multi-million person TEA PARTY and save America from the Democrats, Liberals and even Republicans, by voting for the Constitutional Tea party leadership and vote them into Congress. E-Verify is still currently voluntary, but if it were made mandatory, illegal migrants and immigrants would be scrupulously locked out of the mainstream workforce, the same with the Birthright citizenship bill. If E-VERIFY were passed by Washington as permanent and an amendment to the BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT, it would definitely stem the millions of foreign pregnant Mothers who come here draining states and federal treasuries.

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