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Yorba Linda passes measure supporting Arizona illegal immigration law [Updated]

The Yorba Linda City Council approved a resolution this week supporting Arizona’s illegal-immigration law, making it what is believed to be the first city in California to approve a measure supporting the legislation.

The resolution approved Tuesday on a 3-0 vote also calls on the federal government to secure the national borders, said Mayor John Anderson, who sponsored it.

The council meeting was attended by several dozen people, many of whom spoke on the issue. The Arizona law says police may check the status of people they have stopped for another reason and reasonably suspect are illegal immigrants, according to the Arizona Legislature's website.

[Updated at 2:06 p.m.: A previous version of this post said police were required to check the immigration status of people they stop and suspect are illegal immigrants.]

“It’s a statement to ask the federal government to enforce the laws,” Anderson said Friday. “This isn’t in response to anyone but Arizona and the problem we commonly share.”

In Riverside County, the Hemet City Council last month asked its city manager to draft a similar resolution, to be voted on within the month. On the other side of the issue, the Los Angeles City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have voted to boycott Arizona and ban official travel to the state to protest the law.

Voting with Anderson were Councilwoman Nancy Rikel and Councilman Mark Schwing. Councilwoman Jan Horton left before the issue came up late Tuesday to attend to a personal emergency.

Councilman Jim Winder walked out of the meeting when the issue came up, saying it was a waste of time and had nothing to do with Yorba Linda city government.

-- Sam Quinones

 
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You see this action all you egotistical self-centered buffoons on the LA City Council and Board of Supes?!?!? You draft and vote on a *resolution* to voice your displeasure than you focus on the issues facing your constituencies.

You do not approve treasonous actions against fellow government members of other cities and states.

Sanity in Yorba Linda. What a concept.

The snowball effect is GROWING!!!!!Your days are numbered

Every city is scared that the people living on welfare in AZ will now come to their city.

GO TO LOS ANGELES, VILLAGROISA LOVES you there.

Good for Yorba Linda. It's time to fight back.

Thank you Yorba Linda. My kind of town.

Its about time a political body in California show some common sense.

AWESOME!

The truth behind AZ immigration Law. It is about race and Rep. Linda Sanchez is on the right path. Watch the whole video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilKUxWbGQj4

Guews I'll not shop, visit and will boycott racist Yorba Linda!

We are going to have to see in which way we can boycott Yorba Linda. I guess we have racists there too. Lets get passed illegal immigration enforcement, we know that its an entire race that these folks are going after. Don't hide it every which way.

Kudos to Yorba Linda and their leadership. I think I'll go spend a couple grand in their fair city to show my support.

Good glad to hear it. I found out yesterday Catalina Island is known as "Sanctuary Island". They are handing out some form of US ID for illegals there. Which is also illegal.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Mexico-opens-California-office-to-provide-ID-for-illegals-95434969.html

I support them enough to spend my money where people are willing to stand up for whats right...........

Legal immigration is lawful immigration.............

Illegal immigration costs ME money, might as well spend MY money it where it's appreciated...........I already have a retirement home in Arizona, maybe I'll move to Yorba Linda.

Becareful Yorba Linda who might have to wash your own cars and purchase a new lawn mower as your gardener might quit.

YESSSSSS!!! Boycott LA and support Yorba Linda. At least they are listening to their tax paying citizens...unlike Los Angeles who would rather cut jobs and tax businesses to keep the illegals.

Well good, now I will plan to spend part of my vacation in Arizona AND Yorb Linda! Way to go!

RACIST RACIST RACIST RACIST RACIST BOYCOTT YORBA LINDA BOYCOTT ALL WHO DON'T AGREE RACIST RACIST RACIST RACIST BROWN AND BLACK MUST STAND UP TO THESE RACIST FASCIST PIGS ONLY PRIDE FOR MEXICANS IS ALLOWED YOU RED FACED RACISTS VIARAIGOSA FOR PRESIDENT

Yeah!

It's already a fedral law, it's just a matter of allowing our police officers enforce it. Thank God this is happening somewhere in CA. It means the rest of our cities will soon follow suit. Thank you AZ.

Viva Yorba Linda!

Right on Yorba Linda!!! We obviously can't count on the Federal government to do the jobs they swore to uphold,so it will be up to individual cities and states!!!!

Good for the Yorba Linda City Council. Maybe the reason our State is going broke is because we have too many people on the dole. We are paying to their crime, their schooling and their bad judgment that puts our citizens lives in danger. We have to say enough is enough at sometime soon before our way of life is completely gone.

Right on!!! That's one city that's enlightened and knows the FEDERAL LAWS alrwady on the books for immigration!! How many others to go???
Yorba, tell Los Angeles to get it together......... I support Yorba Linda and Arizona!!!

I'm moving to Yorba Linda.

 
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