Save Our State Founder Forces Vote On Illegals

LA Times

A petition drive to ban day-labor centers and bar illegal immigrants from renting apartments in San Bernardino has gathered enough signatures to force a City Council vote on the proposal, potentially setting off another political maelstrom in a Southern California city grappling with immigration issues.

The results come three days after hundreds of thousands of protesters took to streets nationwide to demonstrate the political and economic power of legal and illegal immigrants — and as Congress tries to bridge the political divide over immigration reform.

‘I’m expecting this to be a knockdown, drag-out fistfight,’ said Joseph Turner, executive director of anti-illegal immigrant group Save Our State, who led the petition drive. ‘If something like this passes in San Bernardino, it’s going to send shock waves through the national immigration debate. The opposition has a lot to lose.’

Turner gathered 2,216 signatures to invoke a rarely used provision of San Bernardino’s city charter that would force council members to vote on the proposal in 10 days, without any amendments. If the council rejects the ordinance, the measure automatically goes before voters on a citywide ballot.

The proposal would prohibit illegal immigrants from renting or leasing property, holding landlords liable and subject to a minimum $1,000 fine; allow police to impound vehicles used to transport undocumented workers; require the city to deny permits, contracts and grants to employers that hire illegal immigrants; and require city business to be conducted in English.

‘This is a racist directive at the immigrant community, ’said UC Riverside professor Armando Navarro, an immigrant-rights activist and member of the National Alliance for Human Rights in Riverside. ‘San Bernardino is going to become critical; this could spread’ to other cities.

Armando Navarro is one of the racist voices you hear in “The Nation of Aztlan” video. He is the author of the book, “Mexicano Policital Experience in Occupied Aztlan.”

4 Responses to “Save Our State Founder Forces Vote On Illegals”

  1. Sherri Says:

    As usual, a radical professor uses the race card! This has nothing to do with race, it has to do with being here legally or illegally. If you are illegal, you do not have a right to do anything except leave and go back where you came from. If you want to be here, you also have the right to apply and go through the channels and do it the right way. That’s how it is. Good for Joseph Turner! He’s doing what needs to be done to resolve this problem instead of rewarding people for illegal behavior.

  2. IllegalsGoHome Says:

    “this could spread to other cities.”

    I sure hope so…

  3. James from OHIO Says:

    HAHA! SPREAD BABY SPREAD! this would be a HUGE blow if all states starts doing it. Also someone get rid of dual citizenship, cause that is total B.S

  4. Harrison Bergeron Says:

    �This is a racist directive at the immigrant community, ’said UC Riverside professor Armando Navarro, an immigrant-rights activist and member of the National Alliance for Human Rights in Riverside.

    There’s something both funny and pathetic about a racist like Navarro, who councils hispanic illegals to come and overwhelm the non-hispanic peoples of North America and take over, calling other people racists. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. What’s next, civil rights lectures from Saddam Hussein?

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