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County supervisors ask sheriff to halt immigrant-alert program that could lead to deportation

Original post made on Apr 24, 2013

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve a resolution calling on Sheriff Greg Ahern to stop participating in a federal program that has led to the deportation of nearly 2,000 county residents since 2008.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:58 AM


Posted by round up criminals, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

It's refreshing to see someone upholding and enforcing our laws and not lying prone to the altar of political correctness. It's obvious the 'advisory resolution' is nothing more than pandering for the votes of the influx of illegals into our communities.
Kudos to Sheriff Ahern for doing the right thing and cooperating with the federal government to get the criminal aliens out of our midst.
Remember who the linguini spined politicians are that brought up this 'resolution' next time you vote.

Posted by Shawn, a resident of Foothill High School
on Apr 24, 2013 at 9:32 am

@ round up the criminals
Unfortunately, the majority of the voters will remember the politicians who brought up the resolution and think it is a reason to vote them back into office again.

Posted by Debbie, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

I too applaud Sheriff Ahern who has the communities best interest in mind. Undocumented immigrants need to be held accountable for breaking the law. Do we not remember the Boston bomber who should have been deported for the crimes he committed and was allowed to stay and commit even more heinous crimes. Keep up the good work Sheriff!

Posted by Evil Hacks, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

"And in a groundbreaking move, the Associated Press, the largest news gathering outlet in the world, will no longer use the term 'illegal immigrant.' That is out. No longer 'illegal immigrant.' They will now use the phrase 'undocumented Democrat'." - Jay Leno
Left-wing politicians know that a very high percentage of illegal immigrants, and many members of those illegal immigrants' families vote Democrat. These political hacks don't give a damn about the well-being of their country, state, or community. All they care about is getting re-elected so they can feed at the taxpayer's slop trough.
Perhaps these left wing loons on the Board of Supervisors want to turn the Tri-Valley into another Oakland, where gangs (who are increasing illegal aliens) murder on average a person a day.
Kudos to Sheriff Ahern for holding the line against the hacks on the Board of Supervisors.

Posted by shelley, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

Sheriff Ahern is our Sheriff Arpaio. Keep up the good work! Any one with dark skin or wearing a turban or a muslum veil needs to be picked up and held until properly fingerprinted. We use to live in a free country, but now we give all the taxpayer scholarship money to illegals and have dred that they'll bomb us. Look what happened in Boston. No more entranbce visas! No more college acceptances. No more hogging the lines in front of me at the grocery store.

Posted by Rule of law, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

Illegals are still illegal.

It's not their presence for the presents we bestow on them. As a taxpayer, I resent paying for deliveries of their babies, paying for their tuition plus the child care for youthful mommy to attend Cal, (while paying for my own guys who don't get free rides),for extra language costs in our public schools, additional medical and medi Cal costs, and multi-layer upon layer of taxpayer provided housing, medical, educational, that is breaking us.
Why don't we exercise the 5 yr rule of sponsorship responsibility.? ?

Posted by shelley, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:23 am

And another thing. Just because we have free markets shouldn't mean that the people who produce and consume the products should be able to go wherever they want to. Because products are free, people aren't. OUr Founding Fathers knew that much.

And people who illegally speed every day. They bother me too. Their illegals just like anybody else, and I don't see why helping them when they have a car accident with our overpaid cops and responders is part of the constitution. If their speeding, their illegal and that's it! If they have a scholarship or their kids have scholarships they should be taken away because their risking lives being the illegals they are. We need to take the law of the land and up hold it for the sake of the country.

Posted by Chemist, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:32 am

The liberals seem to forget the fact that these people were first ARRESTED for some crime. Sheriff Ahern is doing exactly what he should do. We are absolutely stupid if we do not deport ILLEGAL aliens who have been arrested. But voting for a Democrat is also absolutely stupid, so I guess we have plenty of stupidity to go around.

Posted by Rule of law, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:34 am

shelley s MOCKING and is trying ignorant trash talk to make his case.. way TOO obvious.

Posted by shelley, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

Arrested? Convicted? Served their time? Suspicious looking? Been here for many years with family and kids now in the school system? Who the heck cares? Just get them and speeders off the streets. Ten miles over the limit? One year of prison time. Second offense? Deportation. Doesn't matter if you're a citizen or not. Doing something illegal deserves to be punished. This is difficult for bartenders and other stoop laborers to understand, but we need to enforce our laws. Let's make Pleasanton look even more like Arizona. Why? I like blue hair and white shoes on old white people, that's why.

Posted by Member, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm

So 3 out of 4 members of the County Board of Supervisors think that we should allow illegal aliens with criminal records to stay in Alameda County, but the Sheriff thinks that we should take steps to deport the illegal aliens with criminal records.

The Sheriff has it right.

The 3 on the Board of Supervisors have it wrong and have a far left view of "open borders" and "100% amnesty".

Scott Haggerty has it right that an "advisory resolution" by the BOS that conflicts with the law is a waste of time because the Sheriff will, and should, do what the law requires.

Posted by Old Guy, a resident of Willow West
on Apr 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Wow, how encouraging. We have a law enforcement official who is doing his job. It's that simple people, really. Somehow in the fracas of many years regarding this issue the attempt to beat down law abiding citizens has apparently not worked. The comments to this news item is certainly refreshing. Perhaps there is hope that common sense and respect for our laws will prevail.

Posted by Miguel, a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Apr 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Hi Mommy, I just saw a person shooting people across the street. Should we call the police? No, Jesus, your father was arrested for shoplifting many years ago and if we call they might deport him.

Will all the witnesses step forward please? What?!?! No witnesses? "Well, you see, Senor, if we cooperate with the police we'll likely be placed into a surveillance system. Who needs it? Also, please discontinue your policy of stopping us on any pretense so that you may check your crime bank."

Nanny state anyone?

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm

There are millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of residents in the USA who are not American citizens and they are not on a path to citizenship.

Catch a few here 'n there...but you can't catch and deport everybody...that's the good news! What the heck, you may not have food in your pantry if you don't fudge a teeny weeny bit! Unemployed Americans of working age are too lazy to work in the fields. The numbers of disabled workers continues to grow and many American refuse to work if they can figure out a way to remain gainfully unemployed! catch my drift? tee hee

I say live 'n let live, share the prosperity, pay your taxes and more and welcome strangers with open arms. THAT'S THE AMERICAN WAY!

tee hee hee...

Posted by William Tell, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Yes--we shouldn't deport illegal immigrant criminals after being caught in the act of doing a crime. They take the jobs of smuggling drugs, trafficking underage prostitutes and killing innocent people in this country that most Americans aren't willing to do. And God forbid we break up their "families."

Posted by Ernest Westerby, a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Let me get this straight, William Tell. Once an undocumented immigrant has been caught in criminal activity he/she should be immediately deported? Or once an undoc immigrant has been convicted then they should be deported? Or undoc immigrants who are caught and convicted should then be deported before doing any jail time. What is your preference? Because we all care so much about what you think....

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 24, 2013 at 6:21 pm

whatever the solution to undocumented residents, it will NEVER be resolved to everybody's satisfaction...

"illegals" come from every continent on planet earth! they come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.

it's toooooo costly to deport all residents who are in the US "illegally"... besides, so many blend in that it's difficult to determine how many are here illegally because nobody can identify all of "them" correctly...

caucasoids, negroids, and mongoloids settle in the usa from every corner of the earth...they speak numerous languages, eat different foods, and enjoy wearing ethnic dress...

what are we gonnnnnnnna do? help help, lets find a solution...tee hee...


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Would it break the bank if all "illegals" were deported?

How would such mass deportation of "illegals" impact the stock market?

it ain't gonna happen...the "illegals" are waaaaaaaaaay to slick and will always find ways to walk right back in...find a job that most Americans will not accept and go about setting up house...'s tooooooo late to regulate who comes and goes...even chechens get in...take out fellow Americans and everybody is outdone...

as tragic as reality can be, AMERICA will never ever bring a complete halt to illegal immigration...comprende...tee hee hee...

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 24, 2013 at 6:32 pm

...waaaaaaay too slick...GROW UP AMERICA! PRONTO!!!

Posted by crz, a resident of Civic Square
on Apr 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm

White people are just afraid of becoming the minority. who else is going to mow your lawn while you sit on your fat eating potato chips?

Posted by arrested or convicted, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2013 at 8:18 am

To Chemist - Last I remembered is that a person is innocent until proven guilty. If you are arrested, you may not be proven guilty. Those people (including you) should not have their fingerprints or DNA or what have you taken-unless the law is going to to do that to everyone in the community. Perhaps the police should be fingerprinting everyone going to school or place of worship or shop. [That is sarcastic]

Posted by No Retards, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2013 at 9:07 am

Makes one wonder if Cholo and crz are not illegals, or relatives of illegals, that want this part of the U. S. to once again be part of Mexico. It also seems like Cholo has a few stripped gears.

Shelley, you are a Liptard (liberal retard)

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:59 am

Some posters sure know how to tease a person.

i rest my case...

I have a few buds from the UK that I adore...would adopt them if I I knew as teen in London.

tee hee

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm

The USA covers lots of territory. I don't see any problem with 60 million more illegals setting up house, finding jobs, taking advantage of social services if any are available...duh

In case you've forgotton, illegals are eligible for various services and they also have certain legal rights...hmmmmmmm...perhaps it's time for me to circulate and start handing out flyers packed with info that illegals would find very veeeeeery useful!

Yup, that's one of my tasks for 2013...pop up here 'n there, hand out informative flyers, train a few other seniors who welcome folks from other countries, give them all a big bear hug, high-5, say things like WELCOME! Especially inform them how to use up the services connected to any Catholic church, train them not to give away their hard earned cash to any church, how to play dumb when necessary and introduce them to folks who might hire them for day jobs...that could be waaaaaaay cool and fun...and, I don't mean maybe...

thanks for the inspiration "Retard"...tee hee hee...

Posted by foolish liberals, a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Apr 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm

entering the country without permission is the crime. send them home NOW ! no questions asked, good by, follow the rules like all the LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. ENOUGH SAID !

Posted by No Retards, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2013 at 8:44 am

The Democrats are running California into the ground so quickly it is breath-taking. One of their finest loons, Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, has introduced a bill in the Assembly to allow illegal aliens to serve on juries! Web Link
Are you kidding me? Just when I thought Democrats could not get any crazier, they surprise me once again. Wieckowski have designs on being the future Pelosi. He appears to be nuts enough to be her successor.
Stupid is as stupid does -- Forrest Gump's mother

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 26, 2013 at 9:44 am

Please explain your plan to send all "illegal aliens" home.

There are millions, whose gonna pay for their transportation? From where to where? Mode of transportation? Cost?

Where are all the "illegal aliens" from? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...?

What very specific...tee hee hee

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

Please esplain how you've reached the conclusion that democrats are responsible for undocumented residents in the detail. No hearsay please...tee hee...

How come you're pretending to be so anti-immigrant or are you just kidding? Do you have a history of mental illnes? Family members?
Are you addicted to sex, alcohol, drugs? Just axing!

How tall are you? Weight? Size of your inches. Waist size? What do you eat on a daily basis? Please add more salt to your diet!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 26, 2013 at 10:00 am


HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? tee hee hee...