So now LA mayor Eric Garcetti is under fire from the ACLU for not doing enough to evade and deify the federal law. And it is over the legal aid support.
In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has created a new $10 million fund to help potential deportees get legal counsel. It’s a fine idea. But there is considerable rancor over the fact that convicted violent criminals, child abusers and human traffickers who face deportation are ineligible for help from the fund.
ACLU issued a statement to him:
Carmen Iguina, an attorney with ACLU of Southern California, argues the L.A. Justice Fund should be accessible to all immigrants, stating that everyone has the right to due process.
“We shouldn’t be saying that there are good and bad immigrants,” Iguina said.
ACLU wants all illegal criminals, convicts, felons, etc to have funds to defy and evade federal law. Why not? Even pro-illegal Garcetti is not anti-federal law enough for them.
So why then does one have to be an illegal to qualify?