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Donnelly Blasts Obama’s Policy on Illegal Immigration

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly calls on Gov. Jerry Brown to follow Arizona governor’s example.

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly called President Barack Obama’s recent memorandum to stall the deportation of illegal immigrants “baffling” and called on Gov. Jerry Brown to take a stand against the President’s recent move.

In June, Obama issued the memorandum to the Department of Homeland Security ordering them not to deport illegal immigrant under the age of 30 who arrived to the country as minors. Since then, the California DMV has agreed to issue driver licenses to this group of undocumented immigrants.

Not only is this unfair to “legal” American citizens, said Donnelly, Glendora’s representative in the State Assembly, but it also compromises national security.

“Not only is this wildly unpopular among the citizens, but it creates a national security risk,” said Donnelly in a press statement. “The voters of California have made it perfectly clear that they favor keeping our driver licenses secure.”

Last week, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order forbidding state agencies to issue driver’s licenses and other public documents to illegal immigrants under Obama’s program. Brewer claims the federal program does not grant illegal immigrants legal status and she intends not to enforce Obama’s program, according to Reuters.

"It is baffling that every time our laws become inconvenient for people who are here illegally, we create a new exemption,” said Donnelly. “This pattern of pandering is a slap in the face to law abiding citizens and to the dedicated families and individuals who have waited for the opportunity to become Americans.”

Donnelly called on Gov. Jerry Brown to follow Brewer’s lead and take a stand against the memorandum.

"While Governor Jan Brewer has personally come out to defend the citizens of Arizona, Governor Brown has remained silent,” said Donnelly in a press statement. “He has instead chosen as of yet to hide behind a bureaucracy on this monumental change in policy. If this is your plan, Governor - if you really intend to defy the will of the people and grant licenses to this new class of "legal" illegals, come tell us openly. You owe it to the people at whose consent you govern to personally justify your actions."

wigglwagon August 21, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Every Deferred Action that is granted should be accompanied by the permanent deportation of the illegal alien parents who caused this problem. The document mills are running 24-7. He made the offer only good for 2 years so they would be forced to take whatever slight risk might be involved in registering to vote. Both Obama and the illegals know that the game is up if he loses in November.
Secret I'm Listed August 21, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Assemblyman Donnelly is absolutely correct in this matter. I cannot figure out why so many politicians and bleeding hearts simply cannot get it through their heads that all these illegal immigrants are hurting our country.
Gloria August 21, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Amen to the above. ILLEGAL alien's are hurting and putting a strain on all aspects of our country. I expect to see Obama hand out more and more of what we worked for - for votes before the election in Nov. Once here illegals feel they should GET entitlements. Stop anchor babies! GO BACK HOME AND FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS!.....don't take ours.
Mikey's Mom August 22, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Make a stand against Obama, vote Romney/Romney this election. Its important that everyone gets to the polls. While it's pretty well determined before it gets to California inform those fb friends and families of other states. Let's get this jackass out of office that has no regard for our rights.
Robin Kedroske August 22, 2012 at 09:29 PM
If/when california falls into the ocean due to the Sheer weight of soooo many ILLEGALS this guy Donnelly can come & join us here in Tx.!!!--We plan to fight this obobo Illegal amnesty & of course Gov Jan Brewer has got the Biggest grapes of All compared to these other Pansy gov's (like brown)....And of course Ca. gov WILL cave....please how did soooo many ILLEGALs end up there........Sheesh!!!

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