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Letter: Letter writer makes dubious claims about elections

September 18,2018 04:10

I generally make it a policy not to go “tit a tat” with another letter writer. However, the “Sanctuary State” writer (Sept. 11) threw out several new claims that are pretty dubious. The writer says that “criminals” (i.e., those that enter the U.S ...


I generally make it a policy not to go “tit a tat” with another letter writer. However, the “Sanctuary State” writer (Sept. 11) threw out several new claims that are pretty dubious.
The writer says that “criminals” (i.e., those that enter the U.S. illegally) who have broken “national laws” can remain in California without fear of deportation.
The “national law” that these individuals have broken constitutes a “federal misdemeanor.” Here is a laundry list of other comparable misdemeanors: disturbing the peace, petty theft, drunk driving with no injury to others, public drunkenness, simple assault and battery, and traffic violations; hardly high crimes.
Many hundreds of alien men, women and children are currently incarcerated in detention centers based on this misdemeanor charge.
The movement that established sanctuary cities in the U.S. began in the early 1980s, in order to challenge the U.S. government’s refusal to grant asylum to certain Central American refugees. This predates the Trump era by nearly 36 years.
On the issue of actually witnessing people violating voting laws while the writer worked as a voting official, two things come to mind:
The penalty for an illegal alien being convicted of voting in a U.S. election is a fine, with a possible imprisonment of up to year, or both. It is highly unlikely that a “laying low” illegal alien would take this public risk.
In addition, it is considered to be election fraud for an election official to knowingly allow an illegal alien to vote in an election.
— Mark Gailey, Chico

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