Salt Lake City has long been a sanctuary city — in a sanctuary state. So, it is not surprising that the mayor allows people to pay their "extremely" overdue parking fines at a 60 percent discount in exchange for a $10 donation to (among other groups) Comunidades Unidas, an organization whose nine-person board has two members from a law firm that openly touts its expertise in defending illegal alien identity thieves.
According to the Immigrant Defenders Law Group PLLC website, "Illegal immigrants face a completely different set of challenges and consequences for criminal convictions. We have dedicated our firm to protecting these peoples' rights and defending their opportunity to live and work in the U.S."
A key focus of this firm is helping illegal aliens avoid the consequences of the rampant identity theft and forgery — felonies — that they routinely engage in. According to Immigrant Defenders:
By most accounts, there are more than 13 million people in the United States illegally. Nearly all of these people buy fake Social Security numbers, purchase false green cards or use forged driver's licenses. Most of these documents are purchased with the understanding that the ID or identifying number did not belong to anyone. But this is not always the case. In these situations, using these fake Social Security numbers or driver's licenses becomes identity theft — which is a felony.
The firm's candor in acknowledging that the vast majority of illegal aliens routinely commit felonies is refreshing, especially when compared to the run-of-the mill politicians such as Hillary Clinton and Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain who consistently refer to illegal aliens as "law abiding". However, the firm does not encourage illegal aliens to forgo the use of fraudulent, forged documents, even though up to 80,000 Utah children are the victims of illegal alien-driven, job-related identity theft. Rather it offers assistance to those engaged in criminal activities, which parenthetically also includes Social Security fraud, to ensure that they are able to stay in the United States in spite of the harm they do to their innocent, American victims:
Do you know someone who has, or have you yourself, worked on a false Social Security number? Do you know somebody who has been arrested with false documentation? We all have to survive, to live, to eat and to provide for our families. But unfortunately, the consequences of using doctored or someone else's documentation can be devastating. We have experience defending these crimes in a way that won't affect immigration status. Trust us to help you.
So, Salt Lake City funnels money to Comunidades Unidas, which in turn is linked at the hip to an organization that openly recognizes the fact that the vast majority of illegal aliens commit major felonies and then defends those committing these felonies. Wouldn't it be better for the city to use the funds to prosecute the criminals rather than shifting it to an organization that is led by individuals who defend illegal aliens who are destroying the lives of vulnerable, defenseless children? Since when has it been the role of government to protect criminals rather than defending the innocent?