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CARLOS GIMENEZ Voted for Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants (Miami-Dade Mayoral Candidate)

Posted by FactReal on May 17, 2011

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ILLEGAL ALIENS THAT SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN THE U.S.?

MIAMI-DADE COMMISSIONERS VS. THE FACTS
In May 2010, Gimenez joined other commissioners to pass Resolution R-554-10 opposing to the State of Arizona’s immigration law (SB 1070) and urging Obama to begin the process of immigration reform (a.k.a. Amnesty for illegal immigrants.)

The Resolution stated the commissioners were “opposing the State of Arizona’s recently adopted law (Senate Bill 1070) relating to the enforcement of United States immigration laws; requiring, among other things, that aliens at all times carry an alien registration document and providing law enforcement officers with the right to determine the immigration status of an individual upon ”reasonable suspicion” that such person is an illegal alien; and urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to expeditiously reform the nation’s immigration policy to provide for uniform immigration laws.”

On section 1, they urged “President Obama and the United States Congress to immediately begin the process of reforming the nation’s immigration policy, so as to provide for uniform immigration laws throughout the United States. This Board also urges the Arizona State Legislature to immediately repeal SB 1070.”

The County commissioners passed the resolution by a vote of 12-0:

DID THE COMMISSIONERS READ THE ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW (SB1070)?
ARE THEY FAMILIAR WITH U.S. LAW?

● SB1070 mirrors the federal law that since 1940 requires aliens to carry their documents with them.
For 70 years, federal law has required non-citizens in this country to carry, on their person, the documentation proving they are here legally — green card, work visa, etc.
The U.S. Federal Law: 8 USC 1304(e) states:

Personal possession of registration or receipt card; penalties
“Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. Any alien who fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction for each offense be fined not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.”

● Section 2 of the Arizona law (SB1070) specifically states that police, “may not consider race, color or national origin” in making any stops or determining immigration status.
● The concept of “reasonable suspicion” is well established by court rulings. Over the past 4 decades, federal courts have issued hundreds of opinions defining those two words. The Arizona law didn’t invent the concept: Precedents list the factors that can contribute to reasonable suspicion; when several are combined, the “totality of circumstances” that results may create reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed.
● Countries like Mexico have stricter immigration laws than the U.S.

Details here: SB1070 Short Analysis | Read the Arizona Immigration law (SB1070)

SOURCES
http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/legistarfiles/MinMatters/Y2010/101464min.pdf, http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=101464&file=false&yearFolder=Y2010
MORE
More on Carlos Gimenez’s votes here.
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