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May 25, 2010

Illegal Immigrants Won't Get Sanctuary in Costa Mesa, Calif ~ God bless Costa Mesa, Calif.

Greta Van Susteren On the Record.... Allan Mansoor, Mayor Costa Mesa, California .... illegal immigrants won't get sanctuary .

Costa Mesa officials vote for mayor’s resolution to toughen enforcement on illegal immigration.

Daily Pilot

Despite community members’ pleas against Mayor Allan Mansoor’s resolution to take a stance against illegal immigration, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in its favor.

The resolution declaring Costa Mesa a “Rule of Law City” follows an April news conference in which Mansoor called for stricter regulations to catch illegal immigrants living, working and driving in the city, and his promise to ask for the council’s support.

“The resolution states that Costa Mesa is not a sanctuary city and that it is in fact a rule of law city when it comes to support for upholding immigration laws,” Mansoor said before the meeting.

Mansoor, who says he supports legal immigration, wanted police in 2005 to enforce immigration laws. The proposal sparked citywide conflict and a federal lawsuit accusing him and the city of violating a resident’s 1st Amendment rights. The city prevailed.

At least five residents spoke against Mansoor’s resolution, and no one spoke in its favor.

“Americans across the political spectrum agree that our immigration system needs fixing,” said Keturah Kennedy, a Westside Costa Mesa resident. “It is unrealistic to deport the 12 million undocumented residents of our country. Workable solutions must include a realistic pathway to citizenship for those who are currently working, paying taxes and learning English. We need all the residents of Costa Mesa to have full economic and civic participation to help our city thrive.”

Councilwoman Wendy Leece credited reduced crime stats to the presence of an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent at the city’s jail and cited that as the foundation for her support of Mansoor’s resolution.

“That is just validating and restating the federal immigration laws that we support,” she said. Mansoor dismissed residents’ comments as “reckless,” and added that they do not reflect “what’s being introduced tonight.”

“The purpose is to set the tone for a strong policy, and, as I mentioned, in the future I do want to bring some things forward for discussion for possible future implementation,” Mansoor said before the meeting.


Wild Thing's comment........

Posted by Wild Thing at May 25, 2010 05:46 AM


Wow, enforce existing immigration law, what a concept! That left/liberal types scream how "racist" and "fascist" that is shows how jacked-up our times are.

Posted by: Anonymous at May 25, 2010 11:20 AM

It took one gutsy Lady to get the ball rolling now there will be a lot more jumping on the band wagon of RULE of LAW. Otherwise what do we stand for. When the President enforces the laws " he" thinks are appropriate then we have a real problem.

Posted by: mark at May 25, 2010 06:50 PM