San Francisco’s liberal politics are so warped that residents may as well be living in an alternate reality. According to reports, an illegal from El Salvador has been awarded a six-figure settlement after complaining in court that city violated its “sanctuary” status by alerting immigration authorities to his presence.
$190,000. That’s how much San Francisco lawyers have determined to pay Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno. The average American worker would need to save 100 percent of his income for more than for years in order to accrue an equivalent amount of cash.
“That is beyond backwards. That is perverse,” Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said. “Talk about an incentive to come here illegally. I just can’t wrap my head around that.”
San Francisco might have enough spare cash lying around that they’re willing to settle frivolous complaints but most American cities can’t afford to give hundreds of thousands of dollars to any illegal who happens to be camped within.
Unfortunately, San Francisco isn’t the only city defying federal law by offering sanctuary to illegals. Dozens of cities could be on the hook if illegals start successfully suing when they’re reported to authorities.
“It just goes to show the extent to which San Francisco city officials are willing to go to support their own sanctuary policies,” Joseph Guzzardi, a spokesman for Californians for Population Stabilization, said. “It’s completely and totally an assault on taxpayers and not justifiable in any way.”
Honest taxpayers, people who might be struggling to feed their own families, are being forced to foot the bill for exorbitant payments to illegals. It’s sickening. If liberals really cared about pumping more funds into social services they would be willing to stop throwing money at undocumented migrants. The $190,000 paid to Figueroa-Zarceno could have put multiple students through college. It could have provided shelter for numerous families or food for thousands.
According to Fox News: “San Francisco adopted its sanctuary policy in 1989, becoming one of the first jurisdictions in the country to prohibit police from cooperating with federal officials on immigration enforcement.”
San Francisco has been a cesspool for backward ideas for a long time.
(Source: Fox News)