Local mayor threatens Mexican Consulate to keep officials from distributing IDs

May 5, 2011 Full story: www.ksby.com 9

A hot topic in Santa Maria tonight. The city's mayor has asked the Mexican Consulate to stop distributing ID cards to Mexican immigrants within the city limits.

Mayor Larry Lavagnino first asked the Mexican Consulate to comply last month. He says it's a public safety issue because hundreds show up and drive there without a license, endangering the public. The ID cards allow undocumented immigrants to open a bank account and help the Mexican Government track them.

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US Citizen

Seattle, WA

#1 May 5, 2011
Mexifornia brought to you by the federal government.
UNREAL

Columbus, OH

#2 May 5, 2011
Whatever. I just wonder how much time the federal government will spend on this mess! Illegal is illegal ... how can the government make it sound any different? whewwwww wish I had those talents!!! I'd declare myself a millionaire! LOL

“But it's so Racist”

Since: Mar 10

United States

#3 May 5, 2011
The Mayor is good on the fear mongering.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#4 May 6, 2011
Rico from East LA wrote:
The Mayor is good on the fear mongering.
"Mayor Larry Lavagnino first asked the Mexican Consulate to comply last month. He says it's a public safety issue because hundreds show up and drive there without a license, endangering the public. The ID cards allow undocumented immigrants to open a bank account and help the Mexican Government track them."

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#5 May 6, 2011
Quote:

"On September 10, the parents of 3-year-old Marten Kudlis buried their son
at Fairmount Cemetery, after he was killed last week, while waiting for his
ice cream in a Denver Baskin and Robbins.

An SUV speeding through the intersection of Havana and Mississippi, with
Guatemalan national Francis Hernandez at the wheel, slammed into a pickup
truck, which was then pushed into the ice cream shopīs window. The toddler
was sitting at a table in front of that window, and was sent flying as the
truck came crashing through it.

After the crash, Hernandez jumped from his Chevy Suburban and fled the
scene. He was later apprehended without incident.

Marten was taken to the hospital, but died a short time later due to massive
internal injuries.

The two women in the pickup truck struck by Hernandez were Patricia
Guntharp, 49, and Debra Serecky, 51. They were both pronounced dead at the
scene.

KMGH of Denver covered the childīs funeral and reported that the first song
heard during the service was Eric Claptonīs "Tears in Heaven."

In a heart wrenching display of grief and anger, Martenīs mother Marat
Kudlis shouted: "That bastard!" referring to the illegal immigrant who
killed her son. Between the tears, Martenīs father cried out: "I really
loved him."

The rabbi conducting the service told the heartbroken family and friends:
"This burden feels like more than we can bear because it is so sudden. Itīs
a parentīs worst nightmare. It does not seem fair and it is not fair to lose
someone so young."

A teddy bear was placed in the tiny open casket which held Martenīs body.

Following the funeral, many of the mourners returned to the crash site,
which has become a makeshift memorial, filled with flowers, stuffed animals,
and cards with expressions of sympathy and support for the Kudlis family.

One of those mourners, Duane Stokes, told a KMGH reporter: "I helped pull
Marten out of the building. I was right there with him. He squeezed my hand.
I held his hand until he passed on. My fiance and I were just saying a
prayer to Marten and just getting one last glimpse of everything around
here. Just to say goodbye to him."

Martenīs death has hit the community hard and his funeral was attended by
many people who never met him, but have been saddened and angered by his
senseless death.

Hernandez who has no less than 12 aliases and two dates of birth, has been
arrested 19 times since 2003. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has also,
confirmed that Hernandez has been arrested by nine different police
departments. Despite his lengthy arrest record and illegal status in this
country, Hernandez has never been deported nor have deportation proceedings
ever been started against him.

The police report shows that after Hernandez ran from the scene and phoned
his girlfriend, Brenda Aleman, asking her to come pick him up at a local
Hooterīs restaurant. A court document reads: "(He) stated after the accident
he was scared and fled the scene, he was afraid he would be taken to jail
because he had no insurance, no driver's license and that would prevent him
from seeing his kids."

Hernandez and Aleman have an infant and a 2-year-old

It should be noted that the Congressional Research Service has classified
Denver as a "sanctuary city." The term refers to a policy taken by cities
which refuse to inquire into an arresteeīs immigration status, or a refusal
to inform federal authorities when a suspect in custody is believed or known
to be an illegal alien.
US Citizen

Seattle, WA

#6 May 6, 2011
America = Mexico's cash cow. Can't get any money if no one milks the cow. I love my illegal alien loving federal government.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#7 May 6, 2011
"Matricula ID cards are not issued in Mexico. The Mexican government dispenses them to Mexican citizens, legal and illegal, inside the US. Few background checks or verifications are done and the ID is so bogus that even Mexican banks refuse to accept the Matricula as a valid form of ID."

http://prosb1070.blogspot.com/2010/09/north-c...

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#8 May 7, 2011
US Citizen wrote:
America = Mexico's cash cow. Can't get any money if no one milks the cow.

I love my illegal alien loving federal government.
It looks like your home state of Washington does to. lol

Seattle City Attorney's Office Reduces Misdemeanor Sentences To Avoid
Deportations Of Immigrants

This past May, the Seattle City Attorney's office instituted a policy
intended to protect noncitizen immigrants from deportation for misdemeanor
offenses.

Prosecuting attorneys for the city are requesting that the court sentence a
defendant to a maximum of 364 days in jail for a gross misdemeanor instead
of 365 days. This sentencing policy shields noncitizen defendants from the
possibility of being deported on a single charge because receiving a
sentence of 365 days or more, even if a defendant does not spend a day in
jail, triggers an automatic notice to the Immigration and Naturalization
Services (INS), which can lead to deportation proceedings.

The policy's goals

The purpose of the policy is to "treat citizens and noncitizens equally in
criminal prosecution," according to a city press release.

"We implemented our new sentencing policy to comply with SMC 4.18.015,
Seattle's 'don't ask, don't tell ordinance,' " explained John Schochet, who
serves as special counsel and policy adviser to the city attorney.

The ordinance prohibits city employees from "inquir[ing] into the
immigration status of any person, or engag[ing] in activities designed to
ascertain the immigration status of any person. By asking for a 364-day
total sentence instead of a 365-day sentence, in most cases, the city
attorney's office will no longer put noncitizen defendants in a position of
having to identify themselves as noncitizens."

"One [365-day] charge could result in many immigrants being deported," said
Shankar Narayan of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU was
one of several groups pleased that the city attorney implemented the new
policy.

Another group, the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project (NWIRP), believes
that the city policy is "a positive development" and "a step in the right
direction," according to its executive director, Jorge Barron.

The NWIRP represents the interests of low-income immigrants by pursuing and
defending their legal status.

Barron indicated that there have been many immigrants from Asian communities
who were unaware of the potential consequences when they met with their
attorneys and accepted sentences that put their stay in the United States in
jeopardy.

"We (ACLU) did talk to Pete Holmes (elected city attorney) and felt it was a
due process issue that was involved," said Narayan. The stance of the ACLU
is that in the case of gross misdemeanor, deportation is a punishment that
exceeds the crime.

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hot rod lincoln

Palm Springs, CA

#9 Jul 2, 2011
It is time for California to begin e-verification programs for all industries outside of agricultural harvesting.

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