A California state senator has brazenly admitted that half of his family members living in the United States are illegal aliens, and that they have committed felonies by either fraudulently securing or counterfeiting driver’s licenses, green cards, social security numbers or other forms of government issued identification.
Testifying before the Senate Public Safety Committee about legislation to make the entire state of California a “sanctuary state,” in direct defiance of United States federal immigration laws, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D) condoned violating civil and criminal laws, showing no regard for his oath of office nor for taxpaying American citizens whose identities are stolen and whose taxes are being spent on benefits for criminal illegal aliens.
“I can tell you half of my family would be eligible for deportation under the executive order, because if they got a false Social Security card, if they got a false identification, if they got a false driver’s license prior to us passing AB60… if they got a false green card, and anyone who has family members, you know, who are undocumented, knows that almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification,” proclaimed De Léon. “That’s what you need to survive, to work. They are eligible for massive deportation.”
De Léon’s illegal alien family members cannot be allowed to remain in the country and be rewarded for their publicly acknowledged crimes. They should be deported as soon as possible, setting an example with expedited hearings and removals, and Senator De Léon should be arrested and charged as an accomplice after-the-fact for the felony of fraudulently securing or forging government identitfication.
In addition, he should be charged for violating federal immigration law, several subsections of which may apply:
Domestic Transporting — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(ii) makes it an offense for any person who — knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law.
Harboring — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii) makes it an offense for any person who — knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation.
Encouraging/Inducing — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) makes it an offense for any person who — encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.
Conspiracy/Aiding or Abetting — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(v) expressly makes it an offense to engage in a conspiracy to commit or aid or abet the commission of the foregoing offenses.
De Léon is likely counting on public status and notoriety to shield him and his family from any consequences for their crimes. The rule of law applies to all, however, and they must bear responsibility for their actions. Deportation and jail sentences are in order.