May 3, 2005
NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY: California State Assemblyman Submits Landmark Initiative to Establish “California Border Police”
SACRAMENTO, CA: California State Assemblyman Ray Haynes (R-Riverside County) will submit language to the Attorney General tomorrow for a landmark statewide initiative that would establish a separate state police force to patrol California’s international border. Known as the “California Border Police Initiative”, the measure is the first of its kind in the nation.
“The federal government has proven itself incapable of securing our borders, so it is time for Californians to step up and take matters into our own hands,” said Assemblyman Haynes. “This initiative establishes a separate and distinct state police force, much like the Highway Patrol, charged with enforcing immigration laws.”
In neighboring Arizona, private citizens known as the Minutemen are patrolling the borders. Under the proposal by Assemblyman Haynes, California’s new Border Police would be trained and sworn peace officers who would supplement the work of federal border agents. The initiative also allows for the construction of new jail and prison facilities dedicated to housing illegal aliens who are apprehended by the California Border Police before they are turned over to the federal government for deportation. The initiative will need just under 600,000 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.
“With three million illegal aliens here already and thousands more crossing the border every month, California is ground zero when it comes to illegal immigration,” said Haynes. “Hospital emergency rooms are closing, other public services are being stretched to the breaking point and we have over 48,000 illegal aliens in our prisons. In addition, our loosely controlled border presents terrorists with an easy entry point into our state and country. We cannot wait any longer for the feds to get the job done. We need to police our own border now.”
In addition to submitting the language to the State Attorney General in preparation for a ballot measure campaign, Assemblyman Haynes is also introducing the measure as an Assembly Constitutional Amendment. The organization Rescue California, which gathered over 1.4 million signatures to recall Gray Davis in 2003, is preparing for a signature-gathering effort that would put the California Border Police Initiative on the June, 2006 ballot. A copy of the initiative along with a legal analysis of the state’s authority to enforce federal immigration law can be found at www.RescueCalifornia.com.
NOTICE: THE AUTHOR OF THE CALIFORNIA BORDER POLICE INITITAIVE, CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLYMAN RAY HAYNES, IS AVAILABLE FOR NEWS MEDIA INTERVIEWS ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 4th AND THURSDAY, MAY 5th.
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Initiative to Establish “California Border Police”
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