Melissa Mark-Viverito, speaker of the New York City Council, former SEIU organizer, and far-left activist is moving forward with illegal immigration plans because the Constitution and the courts are only temporary obstacles. She told The Observer on April 2nd that “the court order hasn’t slowed the city down and said she remains confident the order will become a reality.”
“We’re being very, very proactive and very ready as a city, because this is going to be a big deal,” she crowed.
The Observer reported that:
The Council pushed for an additional $2.5 million in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s November plan update to the current fiscal year’s budget to help with the local roll out of the program, Ms. Mark-Viverito said, which will help the city work with existing non-profits and other partners to reach out to the 500,000 undocumented immigrants who call New York City home.
Giving the former Occupier the city’s purse strings is a boon for leftism. She will spend wildly for the far-left issues leftists espouse and right now illegal immigration is high on the agenda.
“I don’t believe you should be criminalizing anybody who has an intention to come here because they want to provide for their families and don’t see any other means to do it,” she told the AP in an interview this week.
The Constitution and the rights of other Americans be damned. She will decide the law.
The Council is partnering with the New York Immigration Coalition, which is a Marxist open borders advocacy group. They helped organize various May Day (Communist) immigrant-rights demonstrations that were held throughout New York State in 2010. The Coalition supports Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, another far-left open borders agitator.
Mark-Vivierto is herself a millionaire hypocrite parading around as a champion of equality for all, owning more than $1.5 million in property in Puerto Rico. She’s also a former occupier (she’s third from the right, holding the sign).
According to the NY Post, she bought a house funded partly by taxpayers and plum forgot to declare rental income to municipal ethics authorities.
Daniel Greenfield, reporting for FrontPage Magazine, remembered her refusal to say the Pledge before meetings until she became serious about the Council position.
She is known to have friends in anti-American, communist places. Bolivia’s president is a friend and she has traveled with Evo Morales who is friends with the likes of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
She has a history of wanting to free communist spies.
In 2009, she wrote a letter to the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, claiming that the so-called “Cuban Five’’ were “unjustly imprisoned in the United States for trying to prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba.’’
The five communist spies who were supposedly “unjustly imprisoned” infiltrated a naval base in Florida. They were convicted in 2001 of espionage conspiracy against the United States and are lucky they weren’t executed.
“One of the five, Gerardo Hernandez, was convicted of murder conspiracy — for providing information about the flight plans of two small planes shot down by the Cuban government in 1996, killing four,” the NY Post reported.
Mark-Vivierto wanted more family visitations for these losers.
Mark Viverito was born on April 1, 1969, in Bayamón, P.R., to Anthony Mark, an ophthalmologist, and Elizabeth Viverito, who founded an early Puerto Rican feminist group. In an interview, her mother said she raised Melissa and her two brothers to mistrust convention. She posted a reminder in the family’s kitchen that what they were taught in school was only “an amalgam of current prejudice.”
Mark-Viverito has a reliably far-left agenda and sees racism under every rock and behind every tree.
She has referred to the FALN terrorists as non-violent. In 2010, she supported a parole bid for FALN leader Oscar Lopez Rivera who was one of the bombers of the Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan. The majority of the terrorists were sentenced to 50 to 70 years in prison. Her history of support for FALN terrorists is to be expected since she herself is a Puerto Rican Separatist.
In 2014, Mark-Viverito hijacked the Puerto Rican day parade from patriotic Puerto Ricans and used it to honor the terrorist Rivero insisting he was only convicted of “seditious acts.” The bombing killed four and injured 50 others.
Earlier this year, she eulogized a convicted terrorist and sponsor of political violence against the United States, calling her “our icon and national patriot.” Terrorist, Isabel Rosado Morales, died in Puerto Rico at the age of 107. She was unrepentant and spoke of using gun violence to obtain liberation at age 105.
Morales was imprisoned three times for sedition and the last time was for a gun attack on the floor of the House of Representatives when four Puerto Rican nationalists shot and wounded five U.S. Congressmen from the gallery.
Morales was arrested after a gun battle. She received a 17 year sentence.
This is who Mark-Viverito holds up as an icon while harshly criticizing the NYPD for alleged abuse.
The city is going down. Detroit, here we come.