Gil Cedillo

Huntington Park to allow immigrants in U.S. illegally to serve on commissions

In a move likely to heighten debate about illegal immigration, a Huntington Park city councilman said Monday he will appoint two immigrants in the U.S. illegally to become commissioners on city advisory boards. The move is an effort to give people here illegally a voice in government in a part of Los Angeles County that has long drawn immigrants from Latin America.  Several years ago, a neighboring city, Maywood, declared itself a "sanctuary city" for immigrants in the country illegally, generating national attention. Jhonny Pineda, a councilman in the city in southeast Los Angeles County, said he will appoint Francisco Medina to the health and education...