On November 8, Kamala Harris gained election to the U.S. Senate and California Governor Jerry Brown has selected Rep. Xavier Becerra to take her place as state attorney general. “I’m confident he will be a champion for all Californians and help our state aggressively combat climate change,” said Brown in a statement. For his part, Becerra made it clear he had other priorities.
As the Sacramento Bee noted, Becerra “appeared to back California’s efforts to prevent removal of unauthorized immigrants who pose no threat to public safety.” And as Brown’s attorney general pick explained, “If you want to take on a forward-leaning state that is prepared to defend its rights and interests, then come at us.” For the task of defending all “unauthorized immigrants,” Becerra is well qualified.
At Stanford, where he earned his bachelor and law degrees, Becerra was a member of MEChA, the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano De Aztlan. A belch from the sixties’ left, MEChA calls the southwest portion of the United States “Aztlan” and seeks to regain the territory for Mexico. The MEChA slogan is “Entre la raza todo, fuera de la raza, nada,” and the “raza” is not the human race.
“I was a member of MEChA when I was in college,” Becerra told Sean Hannity in 2003.
“It’s an organization that promotes the ability for young people to get to college, the way I got to be the first in my family to go to college.” Becerra said. The eleven-year congressman would not respond to Hannity’s questions about the group’s racist slogans and irredentist campaign.
Becerra was a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton, and in her 2014 Hard Choices Clinton explains: “after all, much of the southwestern part of the United States once belonged to Mexico, and decades of immigration have only strengthened the familial and cultural ties between our nations.” Clinton liked Becerra but apparently had trouble pronouncing his name. The MEChA veteran remained in Congress, where he faithfully supported amnesty for those in the country illegally.
As Daniel Greenfield noted, Becerra also blocked funds for the war on Islamic terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, claiming that he wanted to avoid “another Vietnam.” He also voted against a commendation for US troops’ service in Iraq. His passion, however, remains the defense of illegals and he is a perfect fit for governor Jerry Brown, uncritical of sanctuary cities that shelter violent criminals.
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, also known as José Inez García Zarate, was a felon who had been deported five times. He duly found refuge in San Francisco, Jerry Brown’s home town, where he gunned down Kathryn Steinle, 32, in July of 2015. That killing did not prompt the governor to challenge sanctuary cities, and Becerra told reporters “I don’t believe we should be trying to ascribe blame based on a designation as a sanctuary city.”
Becerra also joined Loretta Sanchez, recipient of 748 illegal votes by non-citizens in 1996, in attacking a GOP measure to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities. Becerra and Sanchez called it the “Donald Trump Act,” despite the horrific crimes committed by illegals.
In 2014, Luis Enriquez Monroy Bracamontes, a Mexican national in the United States illegally, gunned down Danny Oliver, 47, a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy.
Bracamontes then shot motorist Anthony Holmes and later killed police detective Michael Davis and wounded deputy Jeff Davis.
“I killed them cops,” the twice-deported Mexican national told a judge. Other illegals have targeted California teenagers.
In February of 2011, also in Sacramento county, Saul Isidro-Aucencio and Francisco Delgado, both Mexican nationals, gunned down Jamir Miller, 15, Richard Ward, 16, and Robert Corpos, 20. Isidro-Aucencio shot Jamir Miller in the head and Richard Ward in the torso before chasing down Corpos, father of an 18-month-old boy, and shooting him in the back as he sought cover behind a tree.
Mellissa Jellison, Jamir Miller’s mother, expressed anger that her son’s killers were in the country illegally. She got no sympathy from Superior Court judge Helene Gweon, who told the grieving mother, the case “has nothing to do with illegal aliens.”
The appointment of Xavier Becerra as California attorney general, meanwhile, has everything to do with the protection of illegal aliens. Becerra will work well with Jerry Brown, who turned California into a sanctuary state decades ago.
Dennis Banks, a founder of the American Indian Movement, was convicted of riot and assault for a 1973 courthouse gun battle in South Dakota. Banks fled to California, and then-governor Jerry Brown refused to extradite the fugitive from justice.