Council Votes Down Attempt to Debate Arizona Law

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Assemblymember Marie Waldron 3 Comments


Squashed by a majority of Escondido City Councilmembers, the attempt by liberal member Olga Diaz to debate and denounce Arizona’s immigration law (SB1070) and to rescind Escondido’s current resolution opposing sanctuary status did not get a hearing.

The council voted 3-2 with Diaz and Sam Abed voting no, to oppose the attempt to discuss the issue.  This means that our NON-Sanctuary city status still holds.

See Story in today’s San Diego Union Tribune.


Comments 3

  1. Marie, thanks for your vote to not revisit this issue. The City Council is charged with taking care of Escondido, not supporting or opposing actions of other communities, especially those out of State. Arizona takes care of Arizona and Escondido takes care of Escondido – period!

  2. Don’t understand why Councilman Sam Abed would want to revisit this issue. Right now the city is not a sanctuary. That should be left alone. Giving Diaz any clout is just letting the camel’s nose in the tent.

  3. I applaud Escondido for being the leader in proclaiming themselves a rule of law city. I understand Councilwoman Waldron wrote that original resolution in 2007 that was passed. Bravo! In addition, now Costa Mesa has passed a similar resolution in their city this week.

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