Wed, 21 Mar 2018
By Gary Bauer
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said yesterday that at least three illegal immigrants who escaped arrest last month after they were warned by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf were arrested after committing new offenses "including robbery and spousal abuse."
I hope this news increases pressure on the Justice Department to indict Mayor Schaaf. Even most die-hard liberals are against criminals. It's time to hold politicians accountable if they break their oaths to uphold the law, and especially if they empower criminals.
Just when you begin to think there is no accountability in our country, I am pleased to report that Gregory Salcido has been fired. You may recall that Salcido made headlines recently for telling his high school history students that American military personnel were "the lowest of our low" and worse.
Outraged patriotic parents, veterans and military families inundated the El Rancho Unified School Board and members voted unanimously to fire Salcido.
Board President Aurora Villon said, "His comments do not reflect what we stand for, who we are. The classroom should never be a place where students feel that they are picked at, bullied, intimidated."
Perhaps Salcido would have been better off if he were an illegal immigrant. In that case, officials in the sanctuary state might have shielded him. I suspect Oakland Mayor Schaaf would have.
Here's more good news from the Golden State. The Los Alamitos City Council voted this week to resist the state's sanctuary law that protects illegal immigrants. Good for them. I hope other California cities follow suit.
And why not? If state lawmakers think they are free to ignore federal law, why can't local lawmakers ignore state laws?