Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Brown Removes "Alien" from Legal Code, Expands Rights of Illegal Aliens

In addition to describing California state senator Ricardo Lara’s bill to provide taxpayer subsidized insurance to illegal aliens, The Los Angeles Times reported on California Governor Brown’s continuing push to naturalize the same group, whether minors or adults, in spite of existing federal law and the moral mandates of a secure border.

Continuing his push for change on immigration issues, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a trio of measures Monday, including one removing the word "alien" from California’s labor code because it is seen as a derogatory description of those not born in the U.S. or who are not fully naturalized citizens.
For the record, illegal immigration opponents use “alien” rather than “immigrant” as the second term implies legal status. During a raucous town hall meeting in 2014, residents of Murrieta, California fired back at law enforcement for relocating hordes of illegal aliens to their towns following the unprecedented crowding around the Southern border last year.

The Los Angeles Times continued:

State Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) wrote the bill eliminating the word “alien,” saying the measure is necessary to modernize the labor code.

“Alien is now commonly considered a derogatory term for a foreign-born person and has very negative connotations,” Mendoza said. “The word 'alien,' and any law prescribing an order for the issuance of employment to 'aliens,' have no place in the laws of our state and more importantly, should never be the basis for any employment hiring.”

Political correctness is running (or ruining) the legal codes in the state of California. In the past, “alien” was not considered derogatory as long as the individuals resided in the country legally. Hispanic-American (and Republican) Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico uncovered information that her grandparents were listed as “aliens”, yet were legal residents in the United States. Major newspapers in the state of California will not print “illegal alien”. One newspaper which bucked that PC trend, the Santa Barbara News-Press printed “Many illegal aliens stood in line Friday at California Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the state to apply for driver's licenses.” Amnesty advocates protested the newspaper’s headquarters and vandalized the property.

Furthermore, Sen. Mendoza may be seeking to replace US Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez in the 46th Congressional seat, located in more conservative Orange County, far outside his LA area constituency. This legislative nicety to remove “alien” is very likely a political gesture to seeking more votes from the heavily Hispanic Santa Ana region of the district.

The next passage explicitly reveals the political and legal implications of this change:

The new measure amends a law enacted in 1937 that said “aliens” should be hired on public works contracts only after citizens of the United States. Part of that law creating an order of hiring was repealed in 1970, but the term “alien” remains in the labor code.

“When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty”  -- Confucius

Brown also approved a new law allowing high school students who are legal permanent residents to serve as poll workers in California elections to help with the growing language issue of a more diverse voting population.

Governor Brown has presided over a state where illegal aliens can drive, and one has already obtained a license to practice law, although still residing illegally in the state. State Senator Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) has angled to expand the voter franchise to illegal resident, too. This “reform” is one more step toward that goal. Now, children with legal status (though not yet fully naturalized citizens) can assist non-English speaking voters at polling stations. These trends may alarm voting rights and ballot integrity watchdogs in the state of California.

And he signed a bill barring the consideration of a child's immigration status in civil actions involving liability. That measure, AB 560 by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), is in response to a lawsuit by more than 80 elementary school children against the Los Angeles Unified School District over alleged sexual misconduct by a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School.

Children cannot file a lawsuit. Their parents or advocates on their behalf did that. Moreover, discussion surrounding the children and their parents’ questionable legal status may explain why none of them went forward about the abusive teacher in that scandal.

 “An undocumented child deserves the same protections as any other child in our state,” Gomez said. “My bill closes an unintended loophole in existing law to ensure fairness for all minors and the prevention of devaluing any child, when they are the victims of crime, regardless of their immigration status.”

“Undocumented child” – the politicized exploitation of illegal alien youth by the California Democratic political class continues, unabated.

Final Reflection

California’s state legislature continues shifting the debate on immigration, pushing piece-meal amnesty measures, in spite of heated and growing opposition in the state and around the country to illegal immigration unchecked and amnesty proponents in Washington DC, Even local communities are ignoring federal immigration laws, including Huntington Park, CA’s decision to appoint illegal aliens to city commissions.

Governor Brown’s latest signings stand out in stark contrast to his earlier stance, when he refused refugee status to Vietnamese fleeing the Ho Chi Minh communist regime in the mid-1970s. Brown’s legal maneuvers may galvanize illegal immigration opponents further in their fight to retake local and state political power.

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