Loretta Sanchez to Obama: "No More Deportations"

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Gabriel San Roman / OC Weekly
Rep. Gutiérrez looks on as Sanchez speaks from the podium
Anaheim played host to an immigration town hall last Friday night hosted by a number of reform advocacy groups. It was there that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez did the previously unspeakable by uttering sweet Aztlanista words into the mic. Before a packed crowd at the Betsy Ross Elementary School auditorium, the lawmaker publicly pushed President Barack Obama on his administration's record deportations.

"I would just like to say to the President: Ya basta, Señor Presidente," Sanchez declared at the end of her speech, "No more deportations en nuestras familias."

Hours before the event, word on the street held that Sanchez planned to take a public stance against deportations. Could it be true? Would the same congresswoman who supported the INS jail program in Anaheim, had to be pressured into co-sponsoring the DREAM Act and scurried away from an activist's questions about arrests of DREAMers in her D.C. office during a recent sit-down protest, really hammer the President? With news of Obama's deportation mill alienating young Latino voters from the Democratic Party, did she see the burrito for the beans in an upcoming election year?

The Weekly had our camera ready for whatever did or didn't transpire.

"If we can't get something passed in the House of Representatives," Sanchez said, "then let's get the President to stop these deportations." She referenced a resolution brought forth by the Hispanic Congressional Caucus last year to pressure the White House to decrease deportations. "I was for 'yes,' but I lost in that group," the congresswoman claims. Then came Sanchez's statement tough talking the Deporter-in-Chief.

The Orange County DREAM Team, who issued an open letter to Loretta calling on her to take a public stand, responded to her comments immediately.

"We welcome Congresswoman's Sanchez's decision to publicly condemn President Obama's record deportations, and support expanding Deferred Action and other Administrative Relief programs during tonight's immigration town hall in Anaheim," the group's statement said. "We hope that now the Congresswoman champions this position whenever she discusses immigration going forward."

Sanchez, who invited her colleague and fellow Hispanic Congressional Congress member Luis Gutiérrez (D-Illinois) to attend and speak at the event, faced criticism from an undocumented immigrant before her big moment. In his testimony, Ricardo Muñiz told the audience about how Anaheim police turned him over to ICE in 2007 after he claims they asked for his social security number. The Guinida Lane youth eventually gained a stay of removal no thanks to Sanchez. "Her office didn't help me," Muñiz said.

Now that Congresswoman Sanchez is on record against record deportations, will actions match rhetoric the next time a resident in her district pleads for help?

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robincook
robincook

Maybe she forgot she swore to defend the constitution.

jilllee
jilllee

They are mainly deporting criminals. Nothing wrong with that. If you have kids, don't do anything stupid if you are an illegal alien. Look around you, most criminals and crime committed are mainly hispanics now. 


Look, I am not racist, just reporting the statistical facts. The numbers are there to support my claims. 

Gentle_Fern
Gentle_Fern

Loretta Sanchez is a degenerate fraudster more interested polishing off the knobs of illegal aliens than she is in protecting the livelihoods and neighborhoods of the American voters who put her fat ass into office. She should be recalled, stripped of her citizenship and deported to Mexico. 

B Allen Thomas
B Allen Thomas

keep 'em coming in,,,we need new blood in the mill for fingerpointing how evil this country is..

Arcadia Williams
Arcadia Williams

This woman is the biggest hypocrite in the world. Sad that Latinos with the ability to vote keep voting for her because of familiarity of her last name.

Hector Miranda
Hector Miranda

Ok..ok.. Just open the borders and let everybody to come in ..that's can be the solution I guess ... Is plenty of jobs anyway...

Lynn Maners
Lynn Maners

So far, Obama has been the Deporter-in-Chief...

Adrian Jimenez
Adrian Jimenez

I think it's weird that people think that this goverment runs like a monarchy. Like the president can just order something to stop happening just because lol! How about she starts with diffrent sector chiefs before she calls out the president.

Leo Arciniega
Leo Arciniega

She might be coming to terms with that nopal she sees in the mirror or listening to the constituents.

Juan Guevara
Juan Guevara

jajajaj ya se acordo que hay elecciones ??? miedo ??

victorl77
victorl77

Just looking at this from an Affordable Care Act standpoint, the State of California is already out of tax $$ to pay for the additional Medi Cal coverage for citizens.  Covered California enrollees can't find hospitals or doctors that accept the insurance.  The addition of illegals will make a BAD situation even worse.

Brainwashed_in_church
Brainwashed_in_church topcommenter

Illegal Aliens aren't really that much of a problem. Even though they use government resources, your groceries and services are cheap. If you get rid of the illegals, then government resources won't be spend on illegals but your goods and services will increase in price if high cost Americans do the work. So either way, it works out about the same. One alternative that might help everyone (except the illegals) is to use prison labor for a lot of the work the illegals do now. Essentially free labor. The technology exists to make this secure. The farmers reimburse the state - less cost to the taxpayers.. The illegals are less in demand. The prison guys are doing something constructive. High tech, efficient, Cool Hand Luke.

bajarat
bajarat

This sleazy bimbo Sanchez and that seester of hers are advocated for foreign criminals, not for the American people. Both of those skeezers should be recalled if not jailed for aiding and abetting illegal aliens, a federal felony.

Hitman_Corleone
Hitman_Corleone

So let me get this right! She is going to demand the President of the United States to break the law and not deport anymore illegal aliens?? They just love annoying tax paying citizens into becoming more and more involved in anti-immigration laws! Don't they?

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

If you want to represent Mexican nationals, go to Mexico and do it!  Orange Curtain, my *ass!

twodogsfucking
twodogsfucking

@Hector, Is it ok if we at least let in illegal aliens who can at least write a proper sentence? If so, Start Packing!

twodogsfucking
twodogsfucking

@Lynn, About time the Fuck Obama did something while in office!! Give me a yay!!

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

Not really, he has actually deported far less.  They changed the metrics of deportation to include those turned away at the border or caught trying to sneak in.  These stats did not formerly count as deportations.

bajarat
bajarat

@Brainwashed_in_church Good grief, not another "cheap veggies" whiner. Listen, L.A. is bloated with illegal alien parasites and the whole place is paved..... no cabbage for the leeches to pick. I say build a wall and deport 'em all. Illegals are a cancer on the population.

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

@bajarat Only 4-5% of illegals work in agriculture.  Less illegals(or anchors) relying on government, the less government workers (along with their bloated salaries and pensions) we need.  It's not a zero-sum game.  

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