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Blurring the rights of citizenship

Uploaded: Sep 4, 2018
The Democrat party’s embrace of illegal aliens continues to grow. Consider a bill passed by the Legislature that would allow illegal immigrants to serve in some appointed state offices.
Sen. Richard Lara authored the bill and claimed it would make for better policies if a wider range of people are heard from. It passed the Senate 26-11. The illegals would be eligible to serve on non-paid boards and commission. The bill moved to the governor’s desk.
Two years ago, San Francisco residents opened the door to non-citizens voting when they passed a measure allowing illegal immigrants with children under the age of 19 to register to vote. They have been eligible to register this summer and can vote in the school board election in November.
This from a party that steadfastly opposes requiring voters to show identification when voting.
The Democrats conveniently ignore the fact that the immigrants are here illegally and have broken the law.
Last month, Gov. Brown signed another bill favoring illegal aliens. Authored by Democrat Jose Medina, the legislation allows illegal aliens to serve on school committees. If a student qualifies for in-state tuition they can participate on school boards and commissions regardless of their age or documents. The bill contained an urgency clause, so it took effect immediately.
The continuing drive by the Democrats—remember Brown also signed the bill allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses—seems designed to eliminate the rights and responsibilities that go with citizenship.
We enjoyed last week at South Lake Tahoe after the crowds dropped because school has started in many communities. We returned on Saturday and were very pleased we were not headed the other direction—there was plenty of traffic on Highway 88. We choose 88 both for its scenery and to stop at the famed Lockford Sausage Co.
Typically, we have stopped there during ski season and it rarely has been busy. Reading on Yelp and other platforms I learned there could be a crowd. We stopped late in the afternoon on the way to the Lake and it was a 20-minute wait with four people standing outside the door.
When we returned on Sept. 1, WOW. The line wound around the block. I guessed, as I decided to skip it this time, that it would have a more than an hour wait given my earlier experience. The sausage—typically a treat at street fairs—is excellent at a fair price, but not that good. We opted for a roadside fruit stand instead.
If you’re headed for Lake Tahoe or Truckee for some late summer golf, one heads-up. The seasons are starting to change. Both the Lake Tahoe Golf Club and Edgewood had morning frost holds while we were there. The Friday we played Edgewood, those teeing of in the prime time of 8:30 a.m. would be facing 46-degree temperatures. Our early afternoon tee time was perfect in the low 70s with a light breeze.
We played with an Edgewood member who has homes in Folsom and South Lake Tahoe. He was looking forward to the next six weeks when vacationers are gone, and he will have the golf course to himself any afternoon.

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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Sep 4, 2018 at 10:25 am

Given American history, it's of no concern to this one whether or not illegal aliens" are favored by anybody.

Most pay taxes. Some serve in the US military. In time, most learn to speak English while maintaining their mother tongue! Is that cool or what?

By the way, many illegals are students, attend public and private universities, receive political appointments, own their own homes, do not use or sell illegal drugs, love their families and neighbors, and attend religious services...way cool!!!


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Sep 4, 2018 at 10:28 am

oops...forgot to say...illegals come from all walks of life and contribute to the betterment of life in the United States of America!

VIVA AMERICA! GORA!

ps many don't even drive cars and don't want to...


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Posted by Pololo Mololo, a resident of Livermore,
on Sep 4, 2018 at 10:33 am

Illegal Immigration Statistics:

Web Link


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Sep 4, 2018 at 6:29 pm

All illegal immigrants have broken the law.
They should all be arrested and held accountable for breaking the law.
When citizens and legal residents of America break the law, they are held accountable for breaking the law.


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Posted by Pamela, a resident of Alisal Elementary School,
on Sep 4, 2018 at 7:11 pm

Pamela is a registered user.

Permitting illegal or undocumented residents to live here and utilize services when paying only a fraction of taxes (into the system) that are paid by naturalized citizens is the big reason why Democrats lost to Trump. For a vast majority, no one has a problem with diversity and helping people make a better life. It is instead the strain on health care and even the impact of added population upon national parks, transportation systems, and educational overcrowding. We need a system to control or regulate immigration including security background checks, and that should start with going through the legal process. This country has a strong ethic of bring fair and entering the USA illegally flys in the face of law abiding people. Btw, Im a Democrat.


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Sep 5, 2018 at 11:25 am

There will always be room to make the world a better place. Residents who arrive and decide to live within our borders have a God given right to be here. And, especially if they work and pay taxes which, more often than not, improves the quality of life of others in their chosen communities.

Lets not forget living beings that were on ships that got turned away in the USA and Cuba! They were attempting to escape the horrific treatment of their friends and neighbors by Nazis. Recall their fate.

Torah has always been a guide for how righteous communities lead responsible lives. Tora is Sacred and has guided the thinking of millions upon millions of children, families, and communities for centuries.

Torah guides the lives of millions and millions of good human beings and made
has made the world a better place.

I was born to follow a different law.


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of San Ramon,
on Sep 5, 2018 at 11:31 am

Aliya Bet: Web Link

This may be helpful to understand.


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Posted by Michael Austin, a resident of Pleasanton Meadows,
on Sep 5, 2018 at 8:20 pm

No one has a God given right to be here!
If that was the right, there would be no other countries in the world!
All those people would be here!

There is a legal criteria to journy to this country from everywhere in the world.
In doing so, it must be according to established law!


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Posted by Jake Waters, a resident of Birdland,
on Sep 5, 2018 at 8:50 pm

Jake Waters is a registered user.

First, let's live in reality. The label ‘Illegal immigrant' is an oxymoron, the status is ‘illegal alien.' It is always puzzling when the Democrats claim that the ‘illegals' pay a lot of taxes: they may pay sales tax when they purchase a product while here illegally, but if they are paying taxes as in payroll taxes than they are also committing identity fraud, which generally is the case. Also stop with the myth that illegals put into the system more than they take out. It is costing us 135$ billion dollars a year nation wide for the costs we incur to maintain them- and that means enforcement and prison. Illegals receive taxpayer money for ‘anchor babies' by the mere fact that welfare goes to support that child, which they profit from. Free health care (Gavin Useless if/when he becomes Governor will sign a bill to provide all illegals in California healthcare coverage. The tooth fairy doesn't pay that.), free under 12th grade education, cash aid, subsidized rent, utilities, and more. Based on reports from businesses that provide services to send money out of the country, illegals are sending 100$ billion to 125$ billion back to Mexico a year. We can go on and on about the myths that Sanctuary Cities are safer with less crime, and that as a whole they commit less crime, the fact remains they have jumped to the front of the line ahead of real immigrants following the rule of law to become citizens.


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Sep 6, 2018 at 11:54 am

There are numerous ways to help immigrants survive in the USA.

One can offer FREE survival information/resources for immigrants who need emergency housing, medical/dental care, legal support, emergency financial assistance, food for dependent children, school resources, and clothing.

VIVA AMERICA!


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Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore,
on Sep 10, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Yom Kippur:

Web Link

I've been caught up with the holiday and forgot to post the above info.


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Posted by MATILDE12, a resident of Amador Valley High School,
on Sep 29, 2018 at 4:17 am

MATILDE12 is a registered user.

Es ist der Tag von großer Bedeutung für die Christen. Leute machen viele Vorbereitungen und Dekorationen der Kirche, Häuser, usw. einige Tage vor der Ereignisfeier.
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