Mexican flag flies at Maywood, Calif., post office (courtesy: Terry Anderson show)
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A California “sanctuary city” has fallen victim to illegal immigration – going bankrupt and firing all of its public employees, Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports.
The city of Maywood, Calif., hit the budget wall after it decided not only to be a sanctuary city, but to be a completely “safe haven” for illegal aliens seeking protection from deportation.
“Predictably, mainstream-media newspapers, including the Financial Times in London, chose to present Maywood as a victim to the recession, rather than to tell the whole story – that Maywood fell victim to illegal immigration,” Corsi wrote.
“Crushed by the recession and falling tax revenues, the city is disbanding the police force and firing all public-sector employees,” Matthew Garrahan wrote in the Financial Times, never mentioning that illegal immigration was the problem.
Maywood is a small town comprising only about 1.2 square miles on the southern border of Los Angeles. More than 96 percent of its residents are Hispanic. The town’s official population is listed at 29,000 but may be nearly 45,000 when illegal aliens living in Maywood are counted.
Maywood, Calif., in August 2006 (Photo: Flopping Aces blog)
In January 2006, Maywood’s city council passed a resolution declaring that the city would not enforce any federal law such as H.R. 4557 that sought to declare illegal immigrants to be felons.
More aggressive even than sanctuary laws, this new resolution prohibited Maywood police from being involved in any immigration-enforcement actions undertaken by federal, state or county authorities.
On April 11, 2006, in writing the book titled “Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America’s Borders,” Jim Gilchrist and Corsi interviewed Maywood Mayor Thomas Martin by telephone.
In the shocking interview available at Red Alert, the mayor strongly suggested the city of Maywood was willing to defy any federal law demanding that the police get directly involved in enforcing immigration laws.
For the full interview with Maywood Mayor Thomas Martin, read Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert, the premium, online intelligence news source by the WND staff writer, columnist and author of the New York Times No. 1 best-seller, “The Obama Nation.“
Red Alert’s author, whose books “The Obama Nation” and “Unfit for Command” have topped the New York Times best-sellers list, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in political science in 1972. For nearly 25 years, beginning in 1981, he worked with banks throughout the U.S. and around the world to develop financial services marketing companies to assist banks in establishing broker/dealers and insurance subsidiaries to provide financial planning products and services to their retail customers. In this career, Corsi developed three different third-party financial services marketing firms that reached gross sales levels of $1 billion in annuities and equal volume in mutual funds. In 1999, he began developing Internet-based financial marketing firms, also adapted to work in conjunction with banks.
In his 25-year financial services career, Corsi has been a noted financial services speaker and writer, publishing three books and numerous articles in professional financial services journals and magazines.