California governor vetoes Anti-Arizona immigration bill | Reuters
(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed an immigration measure dubbed the "anti-Arizona" bill late on Sunday that would shield some illegal immigrants from federal status checks.
The bill would have prohibited local authorities from honoring federal detention requests, which may lead to deportation proceedings, on illegal immigrants unless those individuals were charged or convicted of a serious or violent felony.
Supporters said the measure would have served as a counterpoint for what they say is racial profiling inherent in an Arizona law that cracks down on illegal immigration that was allowed to stand by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer.
In his veto message, Brown said that, while he supports comprehensive immigration reform, the bill was "fatally flawed" by exempted individuals who had committed crimes such as child abuse, drug trafficking and selling weapons.
"I believe it's unwise to interfere with a sheriff's discretion to comply with a detainer issued for people with those kinds of troubling criminal records," he said.
Gosh, I guess Governor Moonbeam has been corrupted by the Dark Side. It almost sounds like he expects people*in his State to have ID's, even if they are minorities!
Look for demands for a recall vote!
You have to wonder too, what the mental defect is and whose it is that would have written a*bill that "exempted individuals who had committed crimes such as child abuse, drug trafficking and selling weapons" from scrutiny. Oh wait! I know, Democrats!