On Monday night, the city council in Huntington Park, California appointed two illegal immigrants to city commissions.
This decision did not go over well with patriotic residents of the city.
“You are out of order!” one woman screamed at the council after they made the announcement.
According to The Blaze, the livid citizens believed that Councilman Johnny Pineda appointed illegals Frank Medina and Julian Zatarai because they helped with his campaign in March.
“We’re sending the wrong message — you can be illegal and you can come and work for the city,” one resident told reporters.
Pineda, however, said he had promised his community that he would create opportunities for illegal immigrants in the area. He said he never promised Medina and Zatari anything, and that he cleared their appointments with the city attorney.
“We need to make sure that we bring everyone together to the table here in Huntington Park so that we can make sure that we’re sharing the same vision,” Pineda said.
Since they cannot receive federal money, Medina and Zatari will not be paid for their positions. Medina will be working with the health and education commission, and Zatari will be with the parks and recreation commission. Despite the backlash, Mayor Karina Macias said that she supports their appointments.
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