Escondido council could regain majority that pushed for measure against illegal immigrants
Tuesday’s election of Sam Abed as mayor of Escondido, the re-election of Councilwoman Marie Waldron and the apparent win by former Councilman Ed Gallo bring back to power the same trio that voted for a nationally known anti-illegal-immigration ordinance in 2006.
Gallo’s return to the City Council isn’t certain yet. He leads Lori Holt Pfeiler by 47 votes out of more than 39,000 cast. It may take a week or longer before all outstanding absentee and provisional ballots are counted to confirm the victor.
If Gallo remains triumphant, Escondido’s five-member, predominantly conservative council will become even more so. The restored majority’s vocal criticism of illegal immigrants likely will create a bigger rift with the Latino community, which this year became the largest ethnic group in the city.
In 2006 the council, led by Abed, Gallo and Waldron, enacted an ordinance that would have penalized landlords who rented to undocumented immigrants. The measure sparked fury among many Latinos. City Council meetings during the debate period were guarded by police. Officers with rifles walked along the top of City Hall, on the lookout for trouble. Activists held boisterous rallies.
After a federal lawsuit was filed and a judge made it clear the ordinance wouldn’t hold up under legal scrutiny, the council reluctantly voted to rescind the measure before it ever went into effect.
In 2008, when Gallo and Abed were up for re-election, Abed retained his council seat but Gallo was defeated by Olga Diaz, who had come to prominence as a critic of the 2006 ordinance.
On Wednesday, Diaz said she doesn’t think the latest election results are a sign that residents want to go back to those tension-filled days. Diaz believes the results were merely political in nature — that Abed, Gallo and Waldron benefited from an election cycle that was Republican-friendly.
“Having Sam as a mayor is quite an achievement for him, and I think he’ll want to be known as a successful mayor,” she said. “My ultimate hope is he can be progressive enough.”
Victor Torres, a spokesman for El Grupo, a coalition of human-rights organizations in North County that was formed during the 2006 debate, had words of warning for the new council.
“If the newly elected or re-elected members are smart, they’ll realize that the tide didn’t change today, but the tide is changing,” he said, referring to the growing Latino population. “They can’t get away with alienating more than half the population regardless of election results. It would be nice to see elected officials represent the residents rather than just the people who voted for them.”
The latest council will have one empty chair: In becoming mayor, Abed will vacate his council post with two years remaining. A replacement will be appointed or chosen through a special election early n or by a costly special election (about $500,000) early next year.
Source - http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/nov/03/escondido-council-could-regain-majority-pushed-mea/
20+ million ILLEGAL aliens are in the United States of America.
Right now in the United States of America, ILLEGAL aliens have more rights than you do!
9/26/2010 - HAZELTON, PA - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - IT'S ILLEGAL TO ARREST AN ILLEGAL ALIEN. IT'S ILLEGAL TO ARREST OR PUNISH THOSE WHO HIRE OR RENT TO ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!
"There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." --Theodore Roosevelt
"This nation is in danger of becoming a Third World nightmare with all the corruption, disease, illiteracy, violence and balkanization known all over the world. We need a 10-year moratorium on all immigration to catch our collective breath and we need deportation of over 10 million illegal aliens in a slow and orderly fashion." --Ed Garrison
“The 1987 amnesty was a failure; rather than reducing illegal immigration, it led to an increase,” FAIR stated. “Any new amnesty measure will further weaken respect for our immigration laws. Therefore, all amnesty measures must be defeated.” --Frosty Wooldridge
President barry shits on the United States.
This is a picture of YOUR American president, (president barry soetoro, a.k.a barack obama) refusing to acknowledge the National Anthem of the United States of America. This picture clearly shows barry with his hands crossed across his vaginal area when the United States Anthem was playing.
barry has NO RESPECT for you, me, or America! Not only did he disrespect America, he just shit on the graves of every American Soldier that has died for this country.
6/15/2010 - PRESIDENT BARRY CAN'T EVEN KEEP A U.S. PARK OPEN!!! He gave the park to mexico & the illegal alien mexican drug cartel!!!
7/6/2010 - American President barry soetoro sues AMERICA!!!
9/11/2010 - YOUR president just gave mexico $1 billion dollars for deepwater oil drilling despite his own moratorium on U.S. deepwater drilling!? More proof that barry hates America!
1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign. 2. A violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state. 3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.
1. a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust. 2. a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.
May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.
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What's in their backpacks? Are any of them sick with a contagious disease?
United States Code, Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter II, Part VIII, §1325 - "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who: 1) Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or 2) Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or 3) Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.
Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.
1. FORBIDDEN BY LAW; UNLAWFUL; ILLICIT 2. UNAUTHORIZED OR PROHIBITED BY A CODE OF OFFICIAL OR ACCEPTED RULES
3. A PERSON WHO HAS ENTERED OR ATTEMPTED TO ENTER A COUNTRY ILLEGALLY
1. a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country's authorization. 2. a foreigner who enters the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa, esp. a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or who overstays the period of time allowed as a visitor, tourist, or businessperson.
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