According to documents recently uncovered by the watchdog group Judicial Watch, Berkeley, California Mayor Jesse Arreguin assured the Mexican Counsul that his city would remain a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.
Shortly after President Trump was elected, one of Mayor Arreguin’s top aides sent an email to the Mexican Consul General in San Francisco reassuring the consul that Berkeley would continue to refuse to cooperate with federal immigration policies.
The documents revealed by Judicial Watch also show that a nationwide effort by Democratic city officials is working to undermine President Trump’s agenda of cracking down on illegal immigration. The leftist operation is funded by George Soros’s group, the Center of Popular Democracy.
From Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch obtained the files as part of a California Public Records Act request for information surrounding riots by the radical leftist Antifa movement against President Trump and conservative personalities scheduled to speak at the University of California Berkeley. Media reported that fires were set, fences and windows broken, firebombs launched and commercial-grade fireworks thrown at police. A renowned, San Francisco-based pop culture magazine wrote that the uprising raised some big questions about the future of the free speech movement. Judicial Watch requested the files to shed light into how city, police and university officials handled the lawlessness, which received global news coverage. The request asked for records of communications between officials in the Berkeley mayor’s office and the Berkeley Police Department as well as records of communications between the mayor’s office and officials at UC Berkeley, one of the nation’s top public research universities.
The documents show a coordinated effort between Democratic city officials nationwide to “build the movement to resist Trump.” The operation is being financed by leftwing billionaire philanthropist George Soros through one of his groups called Center of Popular Democracy. Earlier this year Judicial Watch uncovered a scandal in which the U.S. government quietly gave millions of taxpayer dollars to destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia by colluding with Soros’ Open Society Foundation. The U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess L. Baily, worked behind the scenes with Open Society Foundation to funnel large sums of American dollars for the cause, constituting an interference of the U.S. Ambassador in domestic political affairs in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The cash flowed through the State Department and the famously corrupt U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) and Judicial Watch sued both agencies for records related to funding and political activities of the Open Society Foundation in Macedonia.
The Open Society Foundation is California-based. One member, UC Berkeley physics professor James McFadden, sent an email to Mayor Arreguin in which he calls the President’s base “delusional and paranoid about the world around them.”
McFadden “advised” Mayor Arreguin how to handle conservative protestors.
Judicial Watch continues:
The Soros-backed, northern California movement includes a taxpayer-salaried physics professor at UC Berkeley who advises Mayor Arreguin on how to handle conservative protestors at a spring rally. The professor, James McFadden, tells the mayor in an electronic mail obtained by Judicial Watch to “create a corral” and ask the Trump supporters to “get in the corral.” He describes Trump supporters as “delusional and paranoid about the world around them” and says they’re “willing to use violence to impose that order on us, especially when they have the blessing of a narcissistic authoritarian president.” A professor at another California public university tells the Berkeley mayor that the arrest of Antifa leader/middle school teacher Yvette Felarca for assaulting a political opponent (captured on video) at a Sacramento rally, in which seven people were stabbed, was a “McCarthyist political persecution” and he condemned Felarca’s arrest and teaching suspension “in the strongest possible terms.”
Leftist “resistance” to federal law is getting out of control, and the documents released by Judicial Watch prove that city officials across the US have no intention of cooperating with the federal government. Mayor Arreguin’s secret email also proved that liberal city officials are willing to go behind everyone’s back to reassure doubters that they’ll continue to disregard nation’s laws.
A sanctuary city is no permanent solution to illegal immigration. In fact, it completely disregards federal policies and purposefully undermines all efforts to enforce the law.
As Mayor Arreguin takes advise from a Trump-hating liberal professor on how to curb free speech in his city, he works hard to maintain Beverly’s unlawful status as a sanctuary city, all the while making promises that he has no intention of changing.