How You Can Help Defeat AB 1081 (Illegal Alien Get Out Of Jail Free Card)

September 20, 2012

The details from the Federation for American Immigration Reform can be found below. 

Urge Governor Brown to Veto AB 1081

Take Action NOW!

Yesterday, FAIR sent out an action alert nationwide, asking Americans to call California Governor Jerry Brown and urge him to veto AB 1081. Now we are sending another alert specifically to Californians, to reiterate the alarming nature of this bill.  PLEASE take action NOW!  AB 1081 now sits on Governor Brown’s desk.  If he does not veto this bill by September 30th, the bill will automatically become law.

Passed by the California legislature in August, AB 1081 requires state and local law enforcement agents to ignore U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers unless the alien has been convicted of a “serious” or “violent” felony.  Even more appalling, even in cases when an alien has been convicted of a serious or violent felony, AB 1081 allows California law enforcement agents to ignore ICE detainers if they so desire.  Under California law, such crimes include:

  • Murder or voluntary manslaughter;
  • rape;
  • sodomy by force;
  • lewd or lascivious act on a child under 14 years of age;
  • any felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life;
  • any felony in which the defendant personally inflicts great bodily injury on any person, other than an accomplice, or any felony in which the defendant personally uses a firearm;
  • attempted murder;
  • assault with intent to commit rape or robbery;
  • assault with a deadly weapon or instrument on a peace officer;
  • arson;
  • exploding a destructive device or any explosive causing bodily injury, great bodily injury,
  • exploding a destructive device or any explosive with intent to murder;
  • any burglary of the first degree;
  • robbery or bank robbery;
  • kidnapping;
  • holding of a hostage by a person confined in a state prison;
  • attempt to commit a felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life;
  • any felony in which the defendant personally used a dangerous or deadly weapon;
  • selling, furnishing, administering, giving, or offering to sell, furnish, administer, or give to a minor any heroin, cocaine, phencyclidine (PCP), or any methamphetamine-related drug, or any of the precursors of methamphetamines,
  • grand theft involving a firearm;
  • carjacking;
  • throwing acid or flammable substances, in violation of Section 244;
  • assault with a deadly weapon, firearm, machinegun, assault weapon, or semiautomatic firearm or assault on a peace officer or firefighter, in violation of Section 245;
  • assault with a deadly weapon against a public transit employee, custodial officer, or school employee, in violation of Section 245.2, 245.3, or 245.5;
  • discharge of a firearm at an inhabited dwelling, vehicle, or aircraft, in violation of Section 246;
  • commission of rape or sexual penetration in concert with another person, in violation of Section 264.1;
  • continuous sexual abuse of a child, in violation of Section 288.5;
  • shooting from a vehicle, in violation of subdivision (c) or (d) of Section 26100;
  • intimidation of victims or witnesses, in violation of Section 136.1;
  • criminal threats, in violation of Section 422;
  • any attempt to commit a crime listed in this subdivision other than an assault;
    Cal Pen Code § 1192.7(c)(Serious Felonies)

This means that if Governor Brown signs  AB 1081, instead of being required to transfer custody of aliens convicted of these heinous crimes to the federal government for deportation, state and local officials will have the authority to release them back out onto the streets — into your neighborhoods!!!  This year alone, the federal government has already deported over 20,000 criminal aliens from California.  Just think what would happen if 20,000 criminal aliens were released back onto the streets of California every single year!  

Many Californians are already aware of one story in which local jails released a violent criminal alien back onto the streets.  That’s the story of Jamiel Shaw, Jr., who was murdered near his house in Los Angeles by an illegal alien gang member who had been released only one day earlier from a California jail where he had been serving time for assault with a deadly weapon.  Not surprisingly, the Shaw family is passionately opposed to AB 1081 as the law would grant state and local law enforcement agencies authority to release illegal alien murderers – like the one who killed Jamiel – onto the streets instead of handing them over to the federal government for deportation.  To read the words of Jamiel’s dad, Jamiel Shaw, Sr., click here.  To learn more about the Jamiel Shaw story, click here

Please help the Shaw family — and all Californians — by calling Governor Brown NOW and URGING him to veto AB 1081.  Tell him that AB 1081 is a horrible threat to public safety and that California’s elected officials should care more about protecting Californians than illegal aliens!

The Office of Governor Jerry Brown:
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax:    (916) 558-3160




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