BILL NUMBER: AJR 60	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Goldberg

                        AUGUST 15, 2002

   Assembly Joint Resolution No. 60--Relative to the Kumeyaay Nation.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AJR 60, as introduced, Goldberg.  Kumeyaay Nation.
   This measure would memorialize the United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service to continue to work with the Kumeyaay Nation
to allow for the pass and repass of Baja Kumeyaay over the
international border separating the United States and Mexico.
   Fiscal committee:  no.




   WHEREAS, The Kumeyaay Nation has occupied and traversed the
southern California and Baja California region from the Pacific Ocean
to the desert approximately 75 miles north and 75 miles south of the
international border separating the United States and Mexico for
thousands of years; and
   WHEREAS, Today, the Kumeyaay Nation continues to survive as a
recognized sovereign nation within the United States and the State of
California; and
   WHEREAS, Of the 18 federally recognized bands in San Diego County,
12 are Kumeyaay/Diegueno (Barona Band, Campo, Ewiiaapaayp, Jamul, La
Posta, Manzanita, Mesa Grande, San Pasqual, Santa Ysable, Sycuan,
and Viejas); and
   WHEREAS, The Kumeyaay people located in Baja California maintain
their villages and govern their community affairs; and
   WHEREAS, The Kumeyaay people's lifestyle requires free movement
within their aboriginal boundaries, and that includes crossing the
international border; and
   WHEREAS, When laws were passed by Congress directed at slowing the
legal and illegal crossing of the international border by foreign
nationals trying to enter the United States, Congress overlooked the
impact upon the Kumeyaay Nation lifestyle and culture on both sides
of the international border; and
   WHEREAS, Kumeyaay within Baja California, Mexico desire to pass
and repass for cultural and social purposes with Kumeyaay in the
United States in order to preserve Kumeyaay culture and heritage; and

   WHEREAS, Recently (1998-2001), the United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service consulted with the Kumeyaay Nation to learn of
the negative impacts recent laws have imposed upon the Kumeyaay
Nation lifestyle and, through this consultation process, established
a vehicle to allow for the pass and repass of the Kumeyaay people;
and
   WHEREAS, The Kumeyaay Nation is a federally recognized tribal
government within the United States; and
   WHEREAS, The California State Assembly recognizes the Kumeyaay
Nation and the aboriginal territory occupied by Kumeyaay people for
thousands of years that includes areas on both sides of the
international border separating the United States and Mexico (Baja
California); now, therefore, be it
   Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of California,
jointly, That the Legislature supports the efforts of the Kumeyaay
Nation to remedy the pass and repass of Baja Kumeyaay and
memorializes the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service
to continue to work with the Kumeyaay Nation to allow for the pass
and repass of Baja Kumeyaay; and be it further
   Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transit copies of
this resolution to the Director of the United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service and each Senator and Representative from
California in the Congress of the United States, and to the author
for appropriate distribution.