Monday, October 7, 2013

Veto Halts Bill for Jury Duty by Noncitizens in California



           For noncitizens in the United States, people have limits to their rights. Recently in Los Angeles, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Monday. The bill would've made California the first state to allow immigrants who are not citizens to serve on juries. For non citizens living in California, they already have their rights expanded. Mr. Brown signed a law where non citizen immigrants were allowed to get their drivers license. On Saturday, he signed more bills that proposed for stopping local law officers from detaining immigrants and transferring them to federal authorities unless they have committed certain serious crimes. Gov. Brown also agreed in August to let non citizens monitor polls for elections.

         Yet again, on Monday, he vetoed the bill where it led non citizens to have a say in California and in the United States. Many other democrats and immigrant official think it's a mistake of what Mr. Brown did and maybe it is. But what if it isn't?
         For limiting people's rights, citizens have more rights than non citizens. By Brown signing the drivers license bill, what's the point of putting a certain limit on their right when they are basically one of us? Brown contradicts himself because he passed all those bills and signed for non citizen and immigrants to have an expanded freedom even thought they aren't citizens. We're the ones who are suppose to have the rights, but if Brown wants to expand their rights, why not pass the jury bill if he passed the poll one? I think that it's okay for non citizens to have certain rights, but if we keep letting things slip, they're gonna become angry and do something about it.

        The article itself was not biased, but gave a good chunk of information and different perspectives on the matter. 

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