SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A proposed ballot initiative that would strengthen enforcement and tighten laws against undocumented immigrants has been cleared to begin gathering signatures from California residents for the November 2012 election.

The proposal, filed by a group called the Taxpayer Revolution Committee, lays down a number of specific rules California agencies would be obliged to follow, including forbidding undocumented immigrants from obtaining driver’s licenses and identifying the California counties hardest hit by “alien transnational gangs.”

The measure would also require law enforcement to “immediately verify with the United States Department of Homeland Security whether an immigration detail is to be issued” in the event a suspected undocumented immigrant is arrested.

The California Secretary of State’s office announced Wednesday that the bill’s sponsors will have until May 25, 2012 to collect 504,760 signatures from California voters. The measure requires $35 million annually in new funding to combat transnational gangs, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office says increased law enforcement costs at a local level could require millions in additional funding each year.

Illegal immigration has become a controversial political issue in California in recent months, fueled in part by the California Dream Act, which granted illegal immigrants access to state financial aid for public universities and was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in October.

Arizona lawmakers weathered a political firestorm in 2010 after passing their own anti-illegal immigration measure, but legal challenges have halted the most controversial parts of the law from taking effect.

Comments (40)
  1. Marty says:

    As much as I want to curb illegal immigration, we cannot allow racial profiling. There has to be another way. Racism in unacceptable and cannot be allowed in American society. All men are created equal.

    1. Two Tacos says:

      Racism in unacceptable? So is breaking the law! dumb fk!

      1. Marty says:

        Racism IS unacceptable. I take you are one. There has to be another way besides resorting to draconian measures.

      2. Tom says:

        Marty there is another way put a 50 on a tower and lets have a trap shoot

      3. Pig Wilson says:

        @ Two Tacos, So when your great-great-great fathers came illegally from Europe, did the Indians asked for their Green Cards? Immigration Status? Brought their Small Pox diseases, Genocide nearly all the Indians, and claims this land is their God’s giving right, it is all b/s. The Southwest Americans has been residents to the native hispanics/latinos for centuries, you must be an idiot with lack of education regards to US Immigration 101. It is all Right Winger Propaganda cr-ap, get the f-ck out of America all ur sh-t heads.

      4. nothingchanges says:

        Right on Pig Wilson and when California has the economy of Mexico have fun pushing your ice cream cart and wondering how much worst it can get…

    2. Steve says:

      It;s not racist, Illegal’s are red, yellow, black, brown and white…the LAW is not racist it is the LAW, I have lost to many freedoms because of illegals coming here, taking advantage of AMERICAN freedoms ie. 9-11, ie.time square, ie drug cartels, ie Freedom Act to allow education to illegals while an American is left out…Take AMERICA BACK you morons. If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything!!!

      1. Pig Wilson says:

        How did u lose ur freedom? North America was stolen once from the Indians, it not surprise if it is been stolen again by another group of people, hypocrite.

      2. Two Tacos says:

        Roaches must go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    3. Delaware Bob says:

      What would you suggest to get rid of the illegal aliens? Are you saying that if you are hispanic you can not ask if you are in this country illegally? Tell me what you would do to get rid of all the illegal aliens and their anchor babies, (illegal alien children). I will check back for your answer.

    4. Mike Ekim says:

      It is not racial profiling it is illegal immigrant profiling, other wise we are being blackmail by the illegals and their supporters.

  2. david says:

    the laws should have provisions to punish harshly those that hire or harbor illegals. but that won’t happen. instead the illegals are the focus. illegals are already above the law and the dream act is yet another sign that illegals are above the law. illegals are from all over the world not just south america. brown, obama cater to illegals and seemingly validate that they are, indeed, above the law, any law.

  3. Tim says:

    These Roaches should be profiled and deported ASAP. The law is the law,

    1. Marty says:

      Racist much, Tim? Racism and intolerance have no place in American society. Whatever happened to all men being created equal?

      1. Tom says:

        Marty we need to have them all move into your house so you can take care of them all you fools that feel so sorry for them open your houses and your bank account so us hard working American do not have to FOOLS !

      2. MAC49 says:

        Your right, I work, You work, I pay my way, you pay your way, Now That Is Equal. That IS NOT RACIST. Where do you or anyone else get off thinking working people owe you or anyone else a living. That is the Peoples way of thinking today, Everyone Owes them! WRONG!

    2. Pig Wilson says:

      You are one of them white illegal roaches, shut ur hoe, before we ship u back to Neanderthal, Europe. The law is nothing more than only written by and benefit the hegemonic group idiot.

    3. Two Tacos says:

      @ Tim..Don’t be a puzzy. It’s people like you who have sold the American people out, Fking Traitor. You can’t possibly be an American.

  4. Benjamin says:

    @marty….you keep throwing around the racist term….an illegal alien can be any color…..they should all be deported….white,black,brown,yellow or any other color you can think of….no other country in the world tolerates this kind of invasion….and intolerance has every right to be in American society…we don’t tolerate murderers,rapists,tax evaders and a thousand other types of law breakers…..if someone goes out and steals a vehicle the police don’t care what color you are they arrest you for stealing the vehicle which is breaking the LAW…..sneaking into my country and STEALING benefits set aside for law abiding, tax paying, legal citizens of the US is against the LAW….we have those LAWS already in the books and on the state and federal levels and they should be enforced…..

    1. Pig Wilson says:

      @ Ben, u are claiming that “Racism” is not revelant, but that fact is it very important and had serious consequences. White had the white privilege which they are immune and take for granted especially here in the USA. Again the Law is nothing more than written by the elite white & right wingers with anti-immigration fear views. Immigration legal or illegal built USA. Nobody can stop anybody from seeking Happiness and Prosperity anywhere in the world.

      1. MAC49 says:

        They wouldn’t let my post go through, but your a joke

  5. commiesbeware says:

    First our new old governor tells criminals to break the law and get rewarded big time(dream act) then turns right around to create a new agency to enforce the same immigration laws we already have, more piggy back after piggy back overnment agencys to cause nothing but confusion for the citizens of Calif. this is just like communist Russia was under Stalins rule, the exact same thing , confuse the citizens. There are thousands of great young people in this country who have had the education and employment rug pulled out from under them along with the American dream, where is their dream act, they get a financial future nightmare. This is terrorism i gainst the youth of America and should be a call to arms and rally the citizens of this country.

  6. JackDanielshelp says:

    Ok here is some more confusion for ya “The Taxpayer Revolution Committee” backing a measure to spend $35 million annually for a new agency to do the exact same thing law enforcement is supposed to do right now, what a disgusting inept attempt to raise taxes even more and confuse law enforcement so that no one knows what to do so does nothing to keep from doing the wrong thing, we have enough of that right now. Now we need a Taxpayer Revolution against all imposter “Taxpayer Revolution Committees” that want to raise taxes $ 35 million annually for a piggy back law enforcement agency. Wher is the tylenol.

  7. PROUD American says:

    I would love to sign this petition.

  8. dw says:

    where do i sign

  9. american says:

    these illegal alien invading terrorist wokeup a sleeping giant the illegalmexicans come hear demanding rights thay dont have thay all need to be deported now.Thay all lie cheat and steal from the american people.Get the fuq out remember this majority over rules the minority.

    1. Tim says:

      Well said.. I can’t stand these so called Americans who’s spines are Yellow. Hundreds of Thousands have died for this Country, And they turn their backs, because they are Scared to be a Racist. Wake up Puzzies

  10. Two Tacos says:

    Brown turrds must go!!

  11. Another Proud American says:

    There are laws in place for a reason… Why would an illegal (any color!!) be allowed to vote when they are not a LEGAL resident?! There are policies and procedures in place for a reason. I have family that has followed these policies and procedures to become a US citizen. A large percentage of people in this country believe everything should be handed to them because “everyone deserves happiness”. You have to WORK for the American Dream. If you don’t want to work for your dream and become another freeloader, how is that helping out this anyone?

  12. Delaware Bob says:

    What is there to discuss? Illegal aliens have NO RIGHT to be in this country. Glad to see California is waking up a little.

  13. calamityjane says:

    Delaware Bob waking up to what? This is the most outrageous, disgusting, worthless immigration petition and sneaky way to raise taxes “Taxpayers Revolution Commettee” is actually government officials sneaky way to attempt to raise taxes , their true revolution is “AGAINT the taxpaying public they want to raise taxes by any means they can come up with. They are as easy to read as a cheap novel. Happy New Year!

    1. MAC49 says:

      They don’t need a “Taxpayers Revolution Commitee” THEY NEED TO ENFORCE THE LAWS THEY HAVE. What part of illegal do people not understand. Where do ignorant Californians get off having to pay money, benefits, medical, dentals food stamps and other freebies , because some ignorant Californiia Politicians say they have too. Government is already way too big and growing larger all the time. California can’t sustain ignorance much longer.

  14. Two Tacos says:

    Get out, You worthless Brown Roaches, Nobody likes you. You parasites!!!!!

  15. nothingchanges says:

    Anti-Illegal Immigration Ballot Initiative is great but a waste of time, A liberal federal judge will just overturn it. Remember prop 187 ?

    1. MAC49 says:

      Your absolutely right, Good old U.S.A. by the people, for the people, if the liberals agree. Abolish the current ACLU. Change Civil to Citizens. Really confuse the liberals.

      1. nothingchanges says:

        Thank you MAC49, Honestly there are way better states to live in this country. The citizens California are not being held here at gunpoint.

      2. MAC49 says:

        The sad part is, people are leaving and giving into what they should stand up and fight for, and don’t turn tail and run. FIGHT for your rights as legal citizens. Stop them Politicians dead in their tracks, vote their dumb A$$ out. And if judges can’t uphold the constitution They can go too. FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, and caving to the illegals is WRONG, and so are the politicians that do.

  16. nothingchanges says:

    I agree MAC49, Unfortunately people who think like we do are the minority now in California. I have chosen to move my family to a more fiscally conservative state with strong American values.

    1. MAC49 says:

      Depending on your age, if you live long enough they will infiltrate your state, then hear comes the happy politicians to whom they kiss,lick or what ever, their A$$ to get elected. Set back, their coming to your neighborhood and it will happen. Before you know it, there they are, destroying your neighborhood, town, and state. Their mentality is, you owe me, and you will be forced to pay them, If the U.S. doen’t crumble first. Never in a million years would I have ever thought Politicians and Sub-Humans could be so ignorant. Land of opportunity, not exactly what the founding-fathers meant. But the liberals twisted it to make it fit their political agenda. Anything to get elected, no matter the cost.

  17. Ricky says:

    Where do sign up ?

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