The California Border Police
initiative may be facing a few hurdles. It's a shame that states may have no rights in regards to protecting themselves from a foreign country when the Federal government doesn't seem to be doing enough. Yet when the Federal government doesn't pay enough for services it's laws push down the throats of states, the states are expected to cover the full amount.
Assemblyman Ray Haynes' proposal to create a state immigration police force to help patrol the border and enforce immigration laws statewide could meet resistance from the federal government and be disputed in the courts.
Haynes' initiative petition proposal, announced earlier this month, would create a new agency with hired officers and trained volunteers who would strictly enforce immigration laws, if it makes the statewide ballot and is approved by voters.
Haynes, R-Temecula, cites a 1996 provision of a law that allows state and local agencies to negotiate agreements with the federal government to enforce immigration laws. But federal officials say the law has never been applied to create officers strictly devoted to immigration, and they have no intention of doing so.
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