ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ted Hilton worked with the state's Legislative Counsel in drafting parts of the initiative. Some of the text is taken from Arizona's SB 1070. Ted studied the pending laws in Congress to end sanctuary cities and applied the same language for many provisions. One part concerning access to jails and inmates is an honored request from ICE. Ted worked on this initiative commencing in 2010 in preparation for the 2012 ballot.
Ted is the first to submit legislation to the stateís Legislative Counsel in 1992 and is the original author of the bill to issue California driverís licenses for only citizens and lawfully residing residents. Passed in 1993, the legislation SB 976 was written from his text. His proposed secure identification initiatives from the early 1990's were sent to Rep. Sensenbrenner who crafted the federal Real ID Act of 2005, in which several of the provisions are included.
On May 4, 1991, at the border, Ted Hilton held the first press conference on biometric identification for one of its creators, George Warfel, who had recently testified before Congress. Mr. Warfel unveiled the ID as a tool to stop illegal migrations.
Ted Hilton has authored numerous commentary op-eds on the original intent of the 14th Amendment which revealed the truth about how citizenship was meant to be granted under the subject to the jurisdiction clause. Ted was a congressional researcher on 14th Amendment for Rep. Brian Bilbray who, in 1995, became the first congressman to introduce legislation in the House of Representatives to correctly interpret the 14th Amendment to end automatic citizenship.
In 1995, the Los Angeles Times printed Ted's article on how to improve the use of state identification to prevent services to ineligible illegal migrants, prevent welfare fraud, and deter criminals.
On July 8, 2011 the San Diego Union Tribune printed his groundbreaking Birthright Citizenship article "Hearings Could Reveal True Meaning." Unknown facts from the Wong Kim Ark decision were revealed.The San Diego Union Tribune published Ted's "Border Crisis Exposes Immigration Law's Flaws" 7/17/2014 and Disability Reforms Needed to Thwart Vast Fraud/Abuse, 7/22/15.