The new California proposal, known as the Support Federal Immigration Law Act, is modeled on the Arizona’s suspended law, SB 1070, law, but has tweaks that supporters believe will allow it to survive legal challenges. Backers need to collect 433,971 valid signatures by April 21, 2011, to qualify the measure for the ballot, which something they hope to do with a combination of paid signature-gatherers and ‘tea party’ volunteers, said Michael Erickson, the initiative’s proponent and a former member of the state Republican Party’s executive committee. Click on the document to read its text and see highlights of key provisions.
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