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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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Let's all applaud Yorba Linda for taking a strong stand for what's right. I only hope the rest of this confused state will follow suit.

Heinrich Himmler was the over-seer of the concentrations camps, extermination camps and the infamous DEATH-SQUADS. Himmler coordinated the killing of some 6000000 ( million ) Jews, close to 500000 Roma citizen, many prisioners of war, and, possibly, another 3 to 4 million Poles, communists, or another groups of people whom the Third Reich deemed IN THE WAY AND UNWORTHY TO LIVE AND WHERE INTERFERRING WITH THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY OF NAZI GERMANY. Are we paying attention, Yorba Linda ? Those undocumented people from Latin-America, specially those from Mexico, are sure in the way and are interferring with the economic prosperity of the USA....right? they are using services that are NOT entitled to and abusing our American way of life......right? They sure are unworthy of our compassion. Let's pass laws that deminish them and make them second-class citizens and lets persecute them.....LEGALLY, OF COURSE. Any of this sounds familiar? The passing of the arizona law is an insult to the Jews, along with everyone else that died unjustly during WW2....specially to OUR soldiers that went to war in Europe to help liberate sane people from tyranee. What's next? Arizona can pin a flag on their chest, so we know where they're from? Because not all undocumented people come from Mexico....right? Chile, Brasil, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru etc etc etc. But; You mean to tell me that THE GREATEST NATION ON THE PLANET ( WE ARE ) can't come up with a HUMANE solution to this proplem? I keep thinking of this words; I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE............................WITH.......LIBERTY.........AND......JUSTICE......FOR.....ALL.....................

What has what is going on in Arizona got to do with Yorba Linda ?
I suggest Yorba Linda focus on its own issues rather than wasting Tax payers money on meaningless votes.

I will not be shopping in Yorba Linda. I hear Home Depot is having a sale on lawn mowers and leaf blowers.

Way to go, Yorba Linda!!! As far as LA goes, they are cutting off their nose to spite their face. Arizona should boycott them right back!!! At least Gov. Brewer cares about the people she works for, and not her own selfish political gain. As for me, my vote goes for NO incumbent, including the president when he comes up for reelection. Using his favorite word, we need "CHANGE"!!!

GOOD WORK YORBA LINDA!!!

Good for them...I always liked Yorba Linda

I keep forgetting. What is it people don't understand about the word ILLEGAL? Well, why don't we just use the same laws that Mexico has regarding illegal aliens? Two years lockup, or more common, beaten and robbed by their charming police force and forced unto the street again . And then the use of a lovely law called "67", that says any illegal alien in Mexico that reports a case of police robbing them, gets the alien put in jail for 90 days while they determine his status. Stop whining, leave the country, and get back in line like your WORTHY brethren do.

Yorb Linda...
An island of reality in a sea of insanity...
How refreshing you are...
You deserve a standing ovation!

Thanks, Yorba Linda. I was begininning to think there weren't any Americans left in California's governemnts.

26 days and counting.

Good for Yorba Linda. The issue of ILLEGAL immigration has been totally and thoroughly demagogued by both sides (for the record I am a liberal).

Latin Americans in general and Mexican citizens in particular have abused our border leniency while showing little if any real and honest intentions of respecting and honoring the country that's giving the opportunities they could not find (or make for themselves) in their own country.

The falacy of "doing jobs americans won't" is easily and quickly dispelled with a quick drive by any of the miriad spots day laborers hang out. If you can make it past the flower vendors at major street lights, that is.

Simple things like the disrespect towards the US soccer team in home games, and not so simple things like the demeaning and insulting way the US flag is treated are a continued reminder.

This problem can only be dealt effectively if our leaders recognize the need to stop it at the source. Tax money transfers and deduct all our costs from any aid the US gives to each source nation and they'll start paying attention and realize they need to play by the rules we all play by.

Maybe then liberals can make a case for emergency rescue of foreigners in real need to relocate here, like from the Sudan. Until then those in real need for a new life will continue to suffer.

Also for the record I and my family immigrated here. we did it the old fashioned way - we earned it and worked for it.

Imagine having to pass a resolution to support a state that is just trying the enforce what is already the law.
Well, congratulations to Yorba Linda (and Costa Mesa) for having the guts to stand up for what is right.

This is ridiculous...Winder was right, it has nothing to do with YL and any such action by the city is likely going to be construed as racist since there is no reason or justification to get YL involved...the problem here is economics and the only reason folks get enraged about illegal immigration is that it costs us money. And we have only ourselves, particularly the employers who hire them, to blame for this mess. If no one was hiring these folks, they wouldn't be coming here...and if we denied public services to them (unless they paid taxes), they would not be tempted to come here and drain our resources. But again, the question is really what does YL have to do with this?

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There ya go, not like Mayor Big "V" in los Angeles!!! Yahoooooooo!!!!!!

IT'S JUST ABOUT ILLEGAL HUMANS NOT IMMAGRANTS, ILLEGAL HUMAN BEINGS BEING IN AMERICAN UNLAWFULLY.

CALIF. IS TRYING TO PASS A BILL WHICH NOW WILL GIVE ILLEGALS A COLLEGE FUND TO BETTER THEIR LIVES BECAUSE THEY WERE BORN HERE BY MEXICAN OR ILLEGAL IMMAGRANTS.

SO NOW IT'S TAX PAYERS TO PAY FOR ILLEGAL'S BEING ILLEGAL, SO IT'S NOW OKAY TO GAMBLE ONLINE CASINO'S STEAL FROM EACH OTHER, SPEW OUT BAD NAMES BECAUSE THIS ALLOWS CALIF. TO PAMPER ILLEGALS??? GIVEING THEM A COLLEGE FUND?

HOW ABOUT I WAS TRYING TO RAISE $50.000. FOR ME TO HAVE A SURROGATE CHILD OF MY OWN. I NEVER HAD A CHILD, BUT MY NEPHEW BECAME MY SON. I STEPPED UP....WHAT ABOUT ALL THE PARENTS WHOM THROW THEIR KIDS OUT OR DEAD BEAT DAD'S WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THEIR CHILD GAY OR STR8 AND I CAN'T EVEN HAVE ONE, BUT NOW MY TAXES PAY FOR ILLEGAL STUFF LIKE A COLLEGE FUND.

GO YOBA LINDA I STAND STRONG WITH YOU. MRS. SHANCHZOWITHSKILALA WHATEVER HER NAME, IS TRYING TO SAY WHITE SUPPREMESSIE LAW BULL, THERE ARE PLEANTY OF MEXICAN AMERICAN'S THAT STAND FOR THIS LAW, PLENTY OF BLACK'S AND WHITE'S AND ASIAN'S. IT'S CALLED LEGAL TAXES, PAYING FOR LEGAL PEOPLE.

Yes !

all we ask is that the government enforce the laws. American Citizens have to follow many rules....if you are illegal...why do you get to break the law? GO YORBA LINDA!! it is very simple....if you are an illegal citizen you are ILLEGAL!! that means you are doing something wrong.....if I steel food, that is illegal...so I have to be punished; a fine, jail time...whatever, but I have to have a conciquence. So do illegal immigrants.

LAST NOTE, IT IS A LEGAL LAW THAT KICKS OUT ILLEGAL HUMANS NON-AMERICAN'S WE ARE ALL HUMAN, ILLEGAL OR LEGAL, WE ALL KNOW THIS FACT.

AMERICAN STANDS TO BE THE FACE OF LEGAL.
STOP TRYING TO BE ILLEGAL OR WHY NOT ALLOW THE MOBS BACK IN?????

> Dear President Obama:
> I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for
> my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.
>
> We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. Into
> Mexico, and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements.
>
> We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports,
> immigration quotas and laws.
>
> I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So,
> would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on
> my way over?
>
> Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:
>
> 1. Free medical care for my entire family.
>
> 2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might
> need, whether I use them or not.
>
> 3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.
>
> 4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking
> (bi-lingual) teachers.
>
> 5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American
> culture and history.
>
> 6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag
> poles at their school.
>
> 7. Please plan to feed my grand kids at school for both breakfast
> and lunch.
>
> 8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy
> access to government services.
>
> 9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico, but, I don't plan to
> purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make any special
> effort to learn local traffic laws.
>
> 10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the
> memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that
> every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.
>
> 11. I plan to fly the U.S. Flag from my house top, put U S. Flag
> decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do
> not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.
>
> 12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes,
> or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.
>
> 13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be
> extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family,
> or about the strain we might place on their economy.
>
> 14. I want to receive free food stamps.
>
> 15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.
>
> 16. I'll need Income tax credits so although I don't pay Mexican
> Taxes, I'll receive money from the government.
>
> 17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Gov't pays $4,500 to help
> me buy a new car.
>
> 18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican
> Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in
> retirement.
>
> I know this is an easy request because you already do all these
> things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. From Mexico. I
> am sure that President Calderon won't mind returning the favor if
> you ask him nicely.
>
> Thank you so much for your kind help. You're the man!!!


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Gotta Love the Obama Liberal Dems who think that NOW Illegal-Immigrants are being discriminated against.....
How screwed-up are we any anyway ?

ps-
Before we move to Mexico can we start the Congressional White Caucus & National Association of White People ?


WE should adopt Mexico’s immigration law:
1. Immigrants cannot be an economic burden.
2. Immigrants must be healthy.
3. Immigrants must have no criminal record.
4. Immigrants must show a birth certificate.
5. Immigrants must provide their own health care.
6. Government can ban foreigners due to race.
7. Illegal entry is a felony (resulting in jail time).
8. Illegal immigrants can receive no government assistance of any kind.
9. Illegal immigrants’ children may not attend public schools.
10. Document fraud is subject to fine/jail.
11. Incarceration and deportation of illegals occurs without due process or trial.
12. A Mexican who married a foreigner with the goal of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in jail.
13. Federal, local and municipal police must enforce immigration laws, including checking “papers” of suspected illegals.

I support Yorba Linda with all my heart. And I will fight to get my town of Corona to do the same

Way to go Yorba Linda. It is good to see Americans siding with Americans, unlike our neighbors in S.F. and L.A..

Now these guys have guts and are patriotic American. Screw the LA council.

I am glad to hear that one city in Orange County is doing something about this problem. Let's hope that the other cities will also follow.
California has the same problems that Arizona has now let's follow their lead. Mexican people can join us as American's if they like but let them do it the legal way!!!

I am glad to hear that one city in Orange County is doing something about this problem. Let's hope that the other cities will also follow.
California has the same problems that Arizona has now let's follow their lead. Mexican people can join us as American's if they like but let them do it the legal way!!!

Yorba Linda will be next city to be Boycotted not just by "illegal" immigrants but productive Citizens like myself that make over 6 figures a year that pays taxes the same way these "illegal" contribute to make the world go round! BOYCOTT Yorbal Linda- Who really wants to go to the Nixon library anyway!! jay

Yorba Linda will be next city to be Boycotted not just by "illegal" immigrants but productive Citizens like myself that make over 6 figures a year that pays taxes the same way these "illegal" contribute to make the world go round! BOYCOTT Yorbal Linda- Who really wants to go to the Nixon library anyway!! jay

 
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