La Opinion (Roughly translated by Google.com) -- December 4, 2004
Prop. 187-like referendum has Spanish language media abuzz
A new version of Proposal 187, fruit of an intense feeling antiimmigrant of 10 years ago in California, has received the green light of the state secretary to initiate the collection of companies to put under it voting in the elections of November of 2004. -- Unlike the previous one, approved by the voters but restrained in the courts, it does not look for to deny the services of education and health for the immigrants.
Prop. 187-like referendum has Spanish language media abuzz
The shade of a new Proposal like the 187 blossoming on California.
Reporter of the Opinion
04 of December of 2003
A new version of Proposal 187, fruit of an intense feeling antiimmigrant of 10 years ago in California, has received the green light of the state secretary to initiate the collection of companies to put under it voting in the elections of November of 2004.
Rum Price, one of the original propulsive of the measurement in 1994, is the one who is behind the new denominated version We save Our State that looks for that the citizens of California approve the average in the next general elections. Unlike the previous one, approved by the voters but restrained in the courts, it does not look for to deny the services of education and health for the immigrants.
No member of the grouping that at the moment directs the movement of harvesting of companies wanted to speak with the Opinion , but in its initiative they maintain that it is an answer to the preoccupation about the possible identity card use certain: like the licenses to lead or other services that do not correspond to him to the immigrant without documents.
In agreement with the office of the state secretary, the proponentes of the new initiative will have until the 29 of April of 2004 to give 598.105 companies that would be registered three weeks later and, of being approved, the secretary would have until the 24 of June to approve their inclusion in the ticket of 2 of November.
Nevertheless, some civil employees showed their inconformidad with the measurement and inclusively they said that he did not respond when feeling of any party due to being extremist groups against immigration in the country.
I read Lacayo, president of the Latin Assembly of the Republican Party in the north of the state, described the measurement like attempt of a radical group to intensify the feeling antiimmigrant.
?No I believe at the moment that exists a separatist spirit against immigration in our state, the member of an assembly said. that continues being a small extremist group, but now we are in times different from 10 years ago and I do not think that it will have no fruit although the companies arrive to be collected.
Fabian Nuñez, representative of 14 District and next president of the state Assembly, one of the areas where a great number of immigrants lives, said that so far he was very early to know what effects will have a measurement of this type.
?No I believe that a proposal has much impact that already was defeated by the courts, the member of an assembly said. that nothing else shows the ignorance of people. He does not have sense and so far he would be in a moment for commenting on the matter.
Schwarzenegger, that 10 years ago support the measurement, did not want to comment on the matter, but the republican member of an assembly, I read Lacayo, said that the governor supported the initiative at his moment, but that now were different times and surely he would give the back him.
?Actualmente the governor has itself it jeopardize to work in a measurement that has all the contemplations of security necessary to give license to the immigrants without documents, the member of an assembly added. I do not believe that these extremist positions could modify the process of the projects drawn up on the part of the governor.
On the other hand the Mexicoamericano Bottom for the Legal Defense and Educacio'n (MALDEF) mentioned that it did not think that the initiative went to some side because it does not have the support of the republicans who already learned the lesson of 10 years ago.
?No I believe that return to commit the same error, Héctor Villagra said, regional adviser of MALDEF, and that talked about the Latin rejection popular which I gain ex- Pete governor Wilson and the Republican Party when promoting the measurement.
?Creo that the good thing is that we hoped that the Latins understand that is to become citizen and to leave to vote to show our political power, it followed?así we will teach to the parties that far from wanting to us to clear rights to the Latins, in their place take more us in account to grant more rights to us.
to reunite the necessary companies that they require to be including in the electoral ticket in November of 2004, the organization of the rights of the immigrants said that she will fight until obtaining that not between in effect his implementation since they did it 10 years ago.
Let us save Our State
New version of the 187
Unlike for 10 years, this initiative has not been requesting that the services of health and education for the immigrants without documents are eliminated.
The present measurement raises that it is necessary to retire the incentive to the illegal immigration that provides the availability of benefits public and requires that all the public dependencies of the state cooperate with the migratory authorities to resist illegal immigration.
According to the initiative, people are frustrated by the conduct of the state that contradicts the federal policy of immigration, diminishes the security of our borders and reduces the value of the American citizenship.
Among others of the intentions of We save Our State is doing that the people who get to request services that do not correspond to them by their legal situation, are reported to the immigration authorities and thus to possibly initiate their process of deportation.