Assemblymen Donald Wagner (R-Irvine) and Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) provided two of the three committee votes in favor of anti-immigration legislation in California modeled after Arizona's SB 1070.
But seven Democrats lined up against Hesperia
Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's AB 26 and the bill died in the Assembly Judiciary Committee Tuesday.
The legislation would have allowed Californians to sue sanctuary
cities and would have required employers to verify applicants' citizenship.
The third yes vote on the committee came from Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-La Mesa).
He and his colleagues had heard hours of testimony from
dozens of teabaggers and Minutemen who
blamed the undocumented for crime, gangs and drug and sex