Rather than have the drug offenders deported, they have recommended that Juvenile Court judges and commissioners approve city-paid flights home to Honduras for the offenders with the aim of reuniting them with their families.Flabbergasted is an understatement, especially since Mayor "Greasy" Gavin Newsom recently announced layoffs of at least 400 city employees to fight a $338 million budget deficit. Citizens of San Francisco need to ask not just where their tax money is going, but why isn't the city protecting them? Why is city money being used to transport illegal alien drug dealers back to their home country? How much of that money could have been used to keep some city employees on the payroll instead?
The practice, federal authorities say, does nothing to prevent offenders from coming back, while federal deportation legally bars them from ever returning. Federal officials also say U.S. law prohibits helping an illegal immigrant to cross the border, even if it is to return home.
Federal officials recently detained a San Francisco juvenile probation officer at the Houston airport, where he was accompanying two Honduran juvenile drug offenders about to board a flight to Tegucigalpa.
They questioned him for several hours before letting him go, and seized the youths and deported them.
Joseph Russoniello, the U.S. attorney in charge of the San Francisco area, said he was "flabbergasted that the taxpayers' money was being spent for the purpose of ferrying detainees home. You have to have a perfect storm of dumb moves to have it happen."
This deserves a thorough investigation by the feds and should be a cause to cut off funding to cities like San Francisco that provide sanctuary for illegal aliens. Not just that, these local politicians who aid and abet illegal alien criminals by sanctioning these sanctuary policies should be indicted for obstruction of justice.