The sanctuary city of San Francisco is taking its harboring of illegal immigrants to the next level by providing free attorneys to those facing deportation.
It’s a free service to illegal immigrants and taxpayers will foot the bill.
The far left Huffington Post published a sympathetic story on Friday arguing that illegal immigrants deserve free attorneys because, after all, some of them cannot read, write or speak a word of English.
Author Michael McLaughlin highlighted the case of a legal resident, but convicted criminal, “Miguel,” whose real name is being withheld by his attorneys, nearly being deported because he couldn’t understand English.
Miguel appeared on a video screen in court to face a judge and was ordered to fill out an asylum application. An application he was given extra time to fill out since he appeared before the judge a month prior.
“Sir, you and I had a conversation. You were supposed to fill out that application today. So I can find today that you’ve given up your application and find you removed,” the judge told Miguel, a Central American immigrant. “Sir, you can be removed right now from the United States. Because I don’t appreciate people not following the court’s orders. And you made a promise that that application was going to be filled out and sent today. And now you come with nothing.”
Miguel argued that he didn’t understand the language and couldn’t find an attorney to represent him from the list he was given.
The judge ultimately decided to give Miguel more time again. But pro-illegal immigration activists argued that the scene is a familiar one for those who have snuck into America, and it is unfair.
“To a person undergoing them, they feel like a criminal process. The government brings up everything it can,” Alameda County public defender Raha Jorjani, who is representing Miguel, told the Post. “It’s an absolutely bewildering process. We’re talking about some of the most complicated laws in the nation.”
Actually, it’s pretty simple. Don’t enter the nation illegally and don’t break laws while you are here.
San Francisco is the third area to have a free attorney program for illegal immigrants. It joins Alameda county and New York City.
It is also the city where a convicted felon illegal immigrant murdered Kate Steinle in 2015. But that fact didn’t stop the illegal immigrant sympathizers from wanting to help keep illegals, some of whom are convicted felons like Miguel, in the nation.
“Having a lawyer evens the playing field,” Hiroshi Motomura, a UCLA professor who is an expert in immigration law, told the Post. “Procedurally, it becomes a much more fair fight.”
Arrests of illegal immigrants have risen 38 percent under President Donald Trump and an additional $2.7 billion for border enforcement has been requested.
“Our goal is to create some semblance of due process in the immigration court. There’s one thing that we can bank on. He [Trump] wants to deport more people and be aggressive. He’s put a ton of fear into immigrant communities,” Ugarte, who conveniently left out the word “illegal” said.
Those opposed to the free attorney program argued that it is a waste of government resources.
“I don’t believe there is an appetite among the citizens in California to use their taxpayer dollars to defend undocumented immigrants who may have committed crimes,” California Republican Party official Sue Caro told the Mercury News.
Yet, the bleeding hearts continue to believe the program is worthwhile.
“It’s past time that we provide representation for these people,” San Francisco’s public defender Jeff Adachi told the News.
“You’re locked up in a prison or jail facility, often far, far away from your family, you don’t speak the language, and you don’t have any resources — you need help,” Adachi said.
A good way to not be far away from your family in a place where you don’t speak the language is to not sneak into a nation and break its laws.
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