From the office of Del. Pat McDonough:
With 17 states now filing versions of Arizona’s Immigration Bill SB 1070, the Honorable Pat McDonough will be introducing the first step toward Maryland’s version of the Arizona law, the Citizens’ Rights Act.
The Citizens’ Rights Act will be the first piece of legislation sponsored by Delegate McDonough for the 2011 session of the General Assembly.
Delegate McDonough indicated that he will introduce the Citizens’ Rights Act to the legislature to allow law enforcement officers with “reasonable suspicion” to inquire about a person’s citizenship status and arrest those who are in the country illegally.
“This is a common sense bill,” said McDonough, “and despite all the national controversy, the time has come for Maryland to protect her citizens”.
Delegate McDonough, a two-term legislator, is sending a Citizens’ Rights Act survey poll to every candidate running either for Governor, State Senator, or House of Delegates. “My bill will do little more than allow law enforcement to do their job,” McDonough stated. The Citizens’ Rights Act is designed to help Maryland reduce the crime and gang violence which has escalated in our state as the numbers of illegal aliens has increased.” “The survey will give voters the opportunity to know if their respective candidates will pledge to support the safety and security of Maryland citizens BEFORE they vote in the upcoming primary.”“I believe in the rule of law, and I have always believed in the rule of law,” said McDonough. “I will never stop fighting for the citizens of the great state of Maryland.”Please be advised that any candidate who does not respond to the survey poll will be considered as if they do not support the Citizens’ Rights Act for Maryland.
Results of this survey poll will be posted at citizensrightsactarizonalaw.wordpress.com
A copy of the Citizens’ Rights Survey poll follows this article.
Citizens’ Rights Act Survey Poll
I, ______________________________Gubernatorial Senate or House of Delegates (circle one) Candidate hereby pledge to support Delegate Pat McDonough’s Citizens’ Rights Act to be introduced in the Maryland 2011 General Assembly Session.
I understand that the Citizens’ Rights Act is modeled after Arizona Bill 1070, which is designed to protect the citizens and work to strengthen immigration laws.
I understand that the results of this survey will be posted online for all Maryland voters to review before the primary and general elections.
________________________________________________(print full name)
Should you, as a candidate for office in Maryland, feel that you will not support Delegate McDonough’s Citizens’ Rights Act for Maryland, please indicate by signing your name here:
Failure to return this survey/poll will indicate that you do not support Delegate McDonough’s Citizens’ Rights Act.
Please return this survey in the blue envelope provided for you. The deadline for all responses is August 20, 2010. Thank you.
Not paid for at government expense. Authority: Valerie McDonough, Treasurer