Cites California Constitution
July 28, 2008
(Santa Barbara, CA) – Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) President, Dr. Diana Hull, in a letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Monday, called for the California Department of Justice to “take action to protect the public safety and ensure that California’s laws are enforced.”
Quoting the state constitution Hull advised; When “any law of the State is not being adequately enforced in any county, it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to prosecute any violations of law….” (California Constitution, Article V, Section 13.)
Hull also quoted the California State Penal Code:
834b. (a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws. …
(c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly prohibited.
“The law is unambiguous,” Hull said. “And the current situation is outrageous. We have cities in California refusing to obey the law and breaking the law by shielding illegal aliens from federal authorities and the result is producing victims of drug trafficking, murder and every other crime. Somebody has got to take control of this situation. We are asking the Attorney General to do so, as it is his duty.
“The recent murder of Anthony Bologna and his two sons is only the most recent and most tragic result of sanctuary cities, Hull concluded. “There will be more victims and everyone is aware of that fact. Let us act now to insist that elected officials perform the law enforcement duties required by their office. Deliberate failure to do so makes a sham of our democratic system and values.”