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Creates a Division of Homeland Security, also called the California Border Police. Authorizes Border Police to arrest and hold persons suspected of violating federal immigration law, without a warrant, based on probable cause. Commissioner may establish needed detention facilities, and Border Police may use any state or local facility to perform their duties. Permits commissioner to reach agreement with federal government regarding performance of immigration officer functions. Requires state to seek reimbursement from federal government for cost of arrests and detention. Requires two-thirds vote of Legislature and Governor’s signature to amend. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Potential annual costs in the hundreds of millions of dollars to create and operate a border police agency, with one-time costs in the tens of millions of dollars. Potential net savings to state and local governments over time in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually due to reduced expenditures for certain public services. Potential net reductions in state and local revenues over time in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually due to impacts on the state’s economy. (SA2006RF0003.)
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California Border Police. Immigration. Initiative Statute. California Initiative 1207 (2006).