California has chosen to defend illegal immigration and support law breakers above its taxpayers.California has chosen to stand against Arizona and the will of the people.
With California's budget deficits setting new records and many cities on the verge of bankruptcy California's latest proclamations could be considered a suicide note.
California leaders have chosen their side in the immigration battle and unfortunately for Californians they chose to unwisely. I wonder what California voters will do come November?
The following stories appeared on The Drudge Report (for the full story click on the headlines):
City workers banned from official travel to Arizona
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today a moratorium on official city travel to Arizona after the state enacted a controversial new immigration law that directs local police to arrest those suspected of being in the country illegally.
The ban on city employee travel to Arizona takes effect immediately, although there are some exceptions, including for law enforcement officials investigating a crime, officials said. It's unclear how many planned trips by city workers will be curtailed.
The move comes amid a cascade of criticism of Arizona's law, which has been denounced by civil rights groups, some police officials and President Obama, who said it threatens to "undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans." Legal challenges are being weighed to overturn it.
LA Could Pass Arizona Boycott
Two Los Angeles City Council members called Tuesday for an economic boycott to protest a tough new immigration law in Arizona.
"It's important that the second-largest city in the country respond to a legislative act that, in essence, promotes persecution and racial profiling of a group of people that make up a large number of this country's citizenry," Councilman Ed Reyes said.
"More than half of the folks living in Los Angeles are Latino, and for us to do nothing is unacceptable," he said. "For us to not to take heed to this action, which essentially is promoting this concept that every state can establish their own federal immigration laws, is just wrong and dangerous."
Top Calif. Lawmaker: Cut Ties With Arizona
San Francisco's push to boycott Arizona because of its new stringent immigration law could be headed for the state level.
Arizona's controversial new law, which goes into effect this summer, makes it a crime under state law for anyone to be in the U.S illegally.
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Monday called for the City to discontinue business with Arizona in protest over what he calls a "Draconian law."
Now, California Senate President Darrell Steinberg is joining the call for the state to take a stand and sent a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger saying the law amounts to racial profiling and urged the governor to cancel the state's contracts with Arizona.
Could it be that a state that voted in representatives like Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer may actually be suicidal? We probably wont have to wait too long for the answer.