10:00 PM PDT on Friday, June 18, 2010
The city of Hemet’s proposed resolution in support of Arizona’s immigration law is scheduled to be voted upon at the 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday, the City Council agenda shows.
The Arizona law requires police officers, when writing a ticket or investigating a crime, to attempt to verify the subject’s immigration status with federal authorities if the officer reasonably believes that the subject might be in the United States illegally.
Hemet would become one of the few California cities to take this symbolic step. Most others that have taken a stand oppose the law.
The resolution, introduced by Mayor Eric McBride, can be read at cityofhemet.org. The meeting is in council chambers at 450 E. Latham Ave. in Hemet.