The town of Huntington Park, Calif., located just southeast of downtown Los Angeles, made “history” yesterday after a councilman appointed two illegal immigrants as unpaid city commissioners:
From the Los Angeles Times:
Jhonny Pineda, a councilman in the city in southeast Los Angeles County, said he will appoint Francisco Medina to the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain to the parks and recreation commission.
Commissioners typically receive a monthly stipend of $75, but neither of the appointees will be compensated, Pineda told The Times.
“If we want to share the same vision of Huntington Park, we want to bring everyone to the table,” Pineda said. “These are well-qualified kids. They have been giving a lot without expecting anything in return.”
Medina graduated from Cal State Dominguez Hills and organized campaign events during Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo’s 2013 election.
Zatarain arrived in the U.S. in 2007 and lived for two years in South L.A. before moving to Huntington Park, Pineda said.
So now prestigious jobs as advisors to a city council are jobs Americans won’t do?