Fwd: New Prop 187 "Homeland Security Initiative" to amend CA Constitution
>From: "SOL Circle" <solcircle@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: New Prop 187 "Homeland Security Initiative" to amend CA
>Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 13:22:12 -0800
>In addition to the American Patrol demo Jan 21, their main ally,
>the Cal Coal for Immig Reform (sponsors of Prop 187) are heading
>back to the ballot box to amend the constitution.--MN
>EFE News Service
>January 17, 2002
>HISPANIC-IMMIGRANTS CALIFORNIA GROUP LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN AGAINST ILLEGAL
>Santa Ana, California, Jan 16 (EFE).- The California Coalition for
>Immigration Reform launched a state-wide campaign against illegal
>immigration, hoping post-Sept. 11 concerns will renew interest in its
>initiative. Coalition president Barbara Coe told the press Tuesday that the
>new measure, known as the "Homeland Security Initiative," is aimed at
>stripping illegal immigrants' access to public services.
>The group's initiative, a modified version of Proposition 187, proposes
>amending the California Constitution.
>Coe helped pass Proposition 187 in 1994, but the proposal was later
>suspended by the courts as unconstitutional and eliminated by Gov. Grey
>The new measure would force public officials to check the legal status of
>everyone applying for social benefits.
>Under the proposal, all illegal immigrants who apply for public benefits
>would be arrested on the spot and transferred to the custody of the
>Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
>Coe told the Orange County Register she is collecting signatures to put the
>Homeland Security Initiative to a vote in the next state elections.
>The difference between Proposition 187 and the Homeland Security Initiative
>is that the latter was reviewed by five attorneys, including two
>in constitutional law, Coe noted.
>Harold Martin, a member of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform,
>told the daily that Mexican immigrants want "to overthrow our culture, our
>way of life."
>"Their objectives are no different than Osama bin Laden's," Martin said.
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