Sunday, January 19, 2014
Various news outlets have reported that actress Maria Conchita Alonso faced a backlash after she endorsed a Tea Party immigration hardliner for California governor Tim Donnelly this month. Now Alonso has resigned from a production of "The Vagina Monologues" in San Francisco after the producer began taking heat. For commentary on Salon on this odd episode, click here. Think Progress has similarly critical thoughts about the Donnelly ad.
Donnelly's campaugn website has this to say about immigration:
"As our border remains ever more porous, the costs of illegal immigration continue to mount. The legislature cuts our education and law enforcement budgets yet passes horrific entitlements costing us billions!
This is above all a rule-of-law issue. Instead of punishing those who have entered our country illegally, our state’s leaders have chosen to create greater incentives for this illegal behavior including free healthcare, free education, and now free college.
While the rest of the legislature was on recess, I spent my vacation leading the campaign to overturn the California DREAM Act, the bill that would give those illegal immigrants free taxpayer funded college tuition money.
In my first year in office, I introduced legislation to bring SB 1070, the Arizona Law, to California and stop sanctuary cities -- jurisdictions that refuse to enforce immigration laws."