• Now A Left Coast, California City Appointed Illegal Immigrants City Commissioners

    A California town made “history” Monday after a councilman appointed two illegal immigrants as city commissioners.

    Councilman Jhonny Pineda of Huntington Park,a southeastern city of Los Angeles County, said he will appoint Francisco Medina to the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain to the parks and recreation commission.

    Neither of the appointees will be compensated. Commissioners typically receive a monthly stipend of $75.

    “If we want to share the same vision of Huntington Park, we want to bring everyone to the table,” Pineda told the Los Angeles Times. “These are well-qualified kids. They have been giving a lot without expecting anything in return.”

    He said Zatarain arrived in the U.S. in 2007 and lived for two years in South L.A. before moving to Huntington Park.

    Medina graduated from Cal State Dominguez Hills and organized campaign events during Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo’s 2013 election.

    “Donald Trump will have a field day with something like this,” said Ric Loya, a former Huntington Park mayor. “You’re going to get people like Trump who are going to be mad, but on the other hand a lot of people who came here legally or illegally, they’re going to say this is great.”

    “Everybody can be involved in government, as long as it’s done legally,” he said. “I don’t have a problem with it.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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