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Huntington Park Councilman To Appoint 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners

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Huntington Park Councilman To Appoint 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners

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August 3, 2015 1:36 PM

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/08/03/huntington-park-to-appoint-2-undocumented-immigrants-as-commissioners/

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HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park may become the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms.

City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission.

The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA online producer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents.

“Huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city of hope for all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, creed, or in this case, citizenship,” the councilman said in a statement. “Both these gentlemen have accomplished a great deal for the city. For that, on behalf of the city council, mayor, and our city, I want to say thank you to them both and I am confident they will do an excellent job on their commission posts.”

Pineda says he cleared the appointments with the city attorney, who confirmed there’s nothing that requires a commissioner to be a registered voter, a documented citizen or even a resident, which technically means someone here without legal residency can serve.

Appointees first pass a LifeScan background check.

Medina and Zatarain would not be paid for the volunteer positions and would not have a direct hand in constructing policy but would help advise the council on legislation. Other commissioners receive a $75 monthly stipend on months when they hold meetings.

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Aren't commissioners already considered to be criminals by default? Why not put some illegals in there, so they can really go to town.

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Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):

A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:

* assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or

* encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or

* knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime. Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal alien without verifying his or her work authorization status is guilty of a misdemeanor. Aliens and employers violating immigration laws are subject to arrest, detention, and seizure of their vehicles or property. In addition, individuals or entities who engage in racketeering enterprises that commit (or conspire to commit) immigration-related felonies are subject to private civil suits for treble damages and injunctive relief.
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It is a violation of law for any person to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection in any place, including any building or means of transportation, any alien who is in the United States in violation of law. HARBORING MEANS ANY CONDUCT THAT TENDS TO SUBSTANTIALLY FACILITATE AN ALIEN TO REMAIN IN THE U.S. ILLEGALLY. The sheltering need not be clandestine, and harboring covers aliens arrested outdoors, as well as in a building. This provision includes harboring an alien who entered the U.S. legally but has since lost his legal status.

http://www.americanpatrol.com/REFERENCE/AidAbetUnlawfulSec8USC1324.html

This is absolutely outrageous!
They're breaking the law and throwing it in our face over and over again.
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HUNTINGTON PARK , Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A city councilman came under fire Monday after he announced he will appoint two immigrants in the United States illegally to local government advisory boards.

Jhonny Pineda, a Huntington Park city councilman in southeast Los Angeles County, drew jeers from the crowd at a council meeting when he announced Julian Zatarain, 21, and Francisco Medina, 29, will be joining the parks and recreation commission and the health and education commission, respectively.

While some say Pineda, elected in March, is paying political favors through the appointments because both men worked on his campaign, Pineda said he simply trying to give more people a voice. Neither appointee will be given the $25 to $75 monthly stipend given to other advisory board members.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/08/04/California-city-appoints-undocumented-immigrants-to-government-seats/7041438706377/?spt=hs&or=tn_us

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