Earlier this month, a member of the Huntington Park City Council (near Los Angeles), Jhonny Pineda, announced he would appoint two people who entered and remained in the country illegally to city commissions, positions of trust supported by taxpayers. He believes foreigners who have no respect for U.S. law should have a “voice.”
Area resident Chanell Temple attended a council meeting and told Breitbart she hadn’t intended to speak. But then someone compared illegal aliens to American slaves.
To even imply (let alone state) that the plight of black American slaves was in any way similar to that of illegal aliens bothers me the same way it does when homosexuals analogize their sexual behavior to my skin color — an insulting apples-and-oranges comparison. Regarding illegal aliens and blacks, one group came here on big boats by force and in bondage. The other voluntarily and illegally jumped the border. A few of Temple’s quotes:
Black slaves did not break into this country, okay. They were brought here against their will. Also, black slaves are not immigrants. Immigrants are people with a choice, they come here by choice. Black slaves didn’t have choice.
This country has been good to illegal immigrants. You have been given jobs, houses, tax money, free tax money, welfare, Social Security, they open up business for you guys, et cetera.
None—I don’t know of any illegal aliens who have been hung from a tree. I don’t know of any of them illegal aliens who have dogs been sicced on. So that’s very offensive for you to sit up here and allow these people to say that and get away with it. Things that people are going to feel sorry for. That’s very offensive, OK? Do the right thing.
My people get three strikes. I have a nephew in jail now–22 years!–for something he didn’t do.
My people commit a crime, they go to jail. You people commit a crime, they get amnesty. It is wrong…
I share Temple’s frustration. Oh, and she supports Donald Trump.