Cesar Chavez: Sanctuary City Hero or Bully?

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf yesterday declared her willingness to go to jail to protect her “sanctuary city” policy, attacking the “bully in chief” for “trying to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” i.e., undocumented migrants.
She may want to rethink Oakland’s continuing to pay homage to an earlier bully against would-be immigrants: namely, the Cesar Chavez Educational Center, Cesar Chavez Park, Cesar Chavez Branch Library, and Cesar Chavez Soccer Field.
Regularly using such terms as “wetbacks,” “wets,” “scabs,” and worse in describing illegal workers*, Chavez initiated a well-organized “Illegals” campaign that included paying Mexican border guards to stop Mexicans trying to cross the

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