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Gee, Maybe the Los Angeles City Council should boycott California because of California’s illegal immigrant law

California’s anti-illegal immigration law, Penal Code Section 834b, strangely enough, is similar to Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law, SB 1070 (although California’s Section 834b doesn’t apply until after a lawful arrest, while Arizona’s SB 1070 applies upon a “lawful contact” with law enforcement).

Section 834b says every California law enforcement agency SHALL (“shall” implies a mandatory duty), if it suspects the arrested person is in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws,

- attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a legal citizen,

- notify the person of his apparent status as an illegal alien, and

- contact the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal alien status.

Also, subsection (c) of Section 834b prohibits

[a]ny legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) . . . .

In other words, San Francisco’s “sanctuary city” policy violates California state law. Ever hear that mentioned in the Minion Media?

California beat Arizona to the punch in terms of making “sanctuary city” policies a violation of state law!

Here’s the full text of California’s anti-illegal immigration bill, Penal Code Section 834b:

834b. (a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully
cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization
Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is
suspected of being present in the United States in violation of
federal immigration laws.
(b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected
of being present in the United States in violation of federal
immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the
following:
(1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen
of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent
resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time
or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of
immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not
be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and
place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding
documentation to indicate his or her legal status.
(2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien
who is present in the United States in violation of federal
immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal
justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or
leave the United States.
(3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United
States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal
status and provide any additional information that may be requested
by any other public entity.
(c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city,
county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with
jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent
or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly
prohibited.

Kerry Picket at the Washington Times has written an excellent article about the brave and wise actions of the Los Angeles City Council, including an illuminating interview showcasing, with audio, the critical thinking and intellect of Democrat L.A. City Councilman Ed Reyes.

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