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NEWS: California Lawmaker Wants State Police Force to Patrol Border with Mexico

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posted on May, 5 2005 @ 06:38 PM
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Assemblyman Ray Haynes a Southern California lawmaker is proposing a ballot initiative that would authorize California to form its own border patrol. Haynes said he will submit the initiative proposal to the state attorney general later today that would establish a new state police force to patrol California's border with Mexico and enforce immigration laws.
 



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Saying the U.S. government has failed to secure the border with Mexico, California activists who helped recall former Gov. Gray Davis said on Thursday they would promote a ballot measure calling for the state to fund its own border patrol.

They unveiled the measure, the California Border Police Act, as the Minutemen citizens' group that patrolled Arizona's border with Mexico in April prepares for a similar effort this summer south of San Diego along California's border with Mexico.

"California has been trying to pressure the feds for 20 years to do a better job and they haven't," said Dave Gilliard, the measure's political strategist.

The campaign took its first major step on Wednesday by filing a draft of its measure with California's attorney general with the aim of placing it on the June 2006 ballot.



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This initiative certainly is a step in the right direction. Now if Arizona, New Mexico and Texas will propose changes to their constitutions the Mexican border would be virtually closed to all illegal immigrants and potential terrorists as it should have been years ago.

Currently Californian taxpayers are paying out approximately 10 billion dollars each year to pay for problems of illegal immigration and Haynes said "It's my estimate that we will save nine to ten dollars for every dollar we spend." Now that would be a very significant tax reduction for California alone.

In addition, Haynes said the California Border Police would be made up of trained and sworn police officers who would supplement the work of federal border agents. The agency would be separate from the California Highway Patrol but just as big.


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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 12:50 PM
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The Minuteman Project has shown us the need for increased security along our border with Mexico. Leaving this in the hands of the Feds for so long has created a very real problem for the U.S.

I believe that the States will be able to patrol their own borders much more effectively than any federal agency. Going one further, I believe that individual states are much better suited to deal with most issues than the federal government. State programs in general provide more thorough oversight, more individual concern for the issue at hand, and more dedicated implementation than federally operated ones.

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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 12:54 PM
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Great! The Minuteman Project's biggest success was bring this issue to the forefront and making politicians see how strongly Americans feel about protecting our borders from a foreign invasion of illegal immigrants.



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 12:55 PM
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And again, how about building a proper wall?

Would really put a damper on the problem.



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Great! The Minuteman Project's biggest success was bring this issue to the forefront and making politicians see how strongly Americans feel about protecting our borders from a foreign invasion of illegal immigrants.


Yeah DJ looks like their plan worked for sure, but I do like the plan from the Calif official since it puts the state in control and not the feds.

If left to the feds the wall would never get fixed and few if any additonal border agents would be hired.

I really hope this catches on with the remaining states that border Mexico, if it does and if Haynes is correct that could mean tax savings for all states involved who now have to pay for health care etc when it comes to illegal immigrants.

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When you actually think about it if and I say if the remaining border states would do the same it would not only be a tax saving for the borders states it would reduce taxes in all states since illegals cannot pay for their health care etc., that we are all paying for now.



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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 01:13 PM
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Robert Frost
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father’s saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, “Good fences make good neighbours.”


What kind of wall are we talking about here? Remember, "Something there is that doesn't love a wall..." and that something is Wire Cutters. Or maybe you're talking about something like the Berlin Wall? The Great Wall? How about we go with a full-on No Man's Land Demilitarized Zone!

Walls are cool!!!

Zip



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by Zipdot

Robert Frost
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father’s saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, “Good fences make good neighbours.”


What kind of wall are we talking about here? Remember, "Something there is that doesn't love a wall..." and that something is Wire Cutters. Or maybe you're talking about something like the Berlin Wall? The Great Wall? How about we go with a full-on No Man's Land Demilitarized Zone!

Walls are cool!!!

Zip


Any wall will do as long as it serves the purpose of stopping the perpetrators. It is ridiculous to have an open range with Mexico.
Bush really dropped the ball here.



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