Mountjoy files anti-illegal immigrant measure
|Former state senator Dick Mountjoy may not have much of a chance of ousting U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, but he is using the campaign to promote a ballot measure, reports fellow CWer Malcolm Maclachlan.|
Dick Mountjoy, the driving force behind Proposition 187 over a decade ago, has filed a new initiative that would limit the rights that could be granted to illegal aliens and he's using his Senate campaign against Dianne Feinstein to promote the idea.
It also might ease the lives of staffers of Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles.
The initiative is named after what it would bar illegal immigrants from receiving: drivers' licenses and college expenses." It would specifically prevent the Legislature from voting for driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, or giving them in-state tuition for public colleges. The Legislature did both these things when it passed two Cedillo bills, SB 1162 and SB 160, respectively, in the most recent session. Both were vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.