(a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully
cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization
Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is
suspected of being present in the United States in violation of
federal immigration laws.
(b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected
of being present in the United States in violation of federal
immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the
(1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen
of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent
resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time
or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of
immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not
be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and
place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding
documentation to indicate his or her legal status.
(2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien
who is present in the United States in violation of federal
immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal
justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or
leave the United States.
(3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United
States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal
status and provide any additional information that may be requested
by any other public entity.
(c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city,
county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with
jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent
or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly
As a public service, we've provided the pertinent language of Arizona's illegal immigration law, SB 1070. Well, it's a public service except that what you just read was not the Arizona law but rather Section 834(b) of the California state penal code.
So, are we going to boycott ourselves or because of the fact that seemingly the entire state can be rightly accused of dereliction of duty with respect to enforcing federal immigration laws, we'll just call it a wash and carry on with business as usual?
And speaking of reading, we're going to get some help from our nation's leaders.
Are people like the miserable hack that runs the Justice Department and Janet Napolitano so void of shame that they do not feel the slightest amount of embarrassment when they are called out for opposing legislation they have not yet read? How exactly does that work?
H/T: KT and Hot Air