History is being made in the Los Angeles suburb of Huntington Park as two illegal immigrants were just appointed to serve in positions of city government.
Councilman Jhonny Pineda seemed shocked that many of the town’s citizens would take issue with the appointments because, in his words, “We need to make sure that, you know, we bring everyone together to the table here in Huntington Park so that we can make sure that we are sharing the same vision.”
Apparently, Mr. Pineda does not share the same vision as many Huntington Park citizens who believe that illegal immigrants should not be serving in city government.
According to CBS Los Angeles:
Councilman Jhonny Pineda announced at Monday night’s city council meeting the appointment of two undocumented immigrants as commissioners…
“You are out of order!” one woman in the crowd yelled at the council members during the meeting.
Some critics say Pineda, who joined the council in March, specifically picked Medina and Zatarain because they worked on his campaign. Others say they don’t believe undocumented immigrants should serve the government this way.
“We’re sending the wrong message: you can be illegal and you can come and work for the city,” a woman told Finnstrom.
Frank Medina will join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain will be working with the parks and recreation commission.
[Pineda] promised voters on the campaign trail he’d create opportunities for the city’s sizable undocumented immigrant demographic.
You can see the story here:
How do you feel about illegal immigrants running city governments? Does it set a bad precedent?