Illegal Immigrant Hits Jackpot and Is Awarded $190K From San Francisco for Deporting Him

San Francisco needs to make up their mind on which of their immigration policies they want to follow. They let Kate Steinle's killer back into the country six times after serious felonies yet they turned one man over to ICE when he reported his car stolen.

The Venezuelan national, Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, has now not only sued San Francisco but was awarded $190,000. Something doesn't smell right and Glenn and the guys kicked around a theory why that is on radio Wednesday.

"Now, why did they take the case, and what is being done here? And I think you're exactly right, Stu. That they are using this as a case -- because he's a sympathetic figure. Here's the guy that everybody wants to say is the guy, and he's a hard-working guy. He's here for a job. He's doing his job. He's paying his taxes," Glenn said.

Remember, Rosa Parks was not the first to stand up on the bus and say, "No, I'm not sitting in the back." She was just the best one to represent the cause.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: A man from El Salvador in the US, illegally, has sued San Francisco after police turned him over to immigration authorities in violation of the city's sanctuary law.

PAT: Unbelievable.

GLENN: He's going to be awarded $190,000 according to his attorney. Now, this happened last Thursday.

PAT: Heaven help us.

GLENN: Now, what happened? Imagine, San Francisco, they didn't turn in anybody.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: A guy -- Kate's Law happened in San Francisco. The guy who killed Kate. What was her last name?

PAT: Steinle.

GLENN: Shot by a guy who had been --

PAT: Deported five times.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Back in the country six times.

GLENN: Came back. Breaking the law. Drugs. All kinds of bad stuff. They refused to turn him over, and he went out and killed somebody.

Now, what did this guy -- 33 years old, what did this guy to have the San Francisco authorities go around the law -- their sanctuary city law --

PAT: Which it's really not a law, is it? Is it a law or is it a policy?

GLENN: It's a policy.

PAT: It does say law, but I think they're just policies.

GLENN: But the police follow that as law. They follow it. They always follow it.

PAT: Yes, they do.

GLENN: No matter how bad the guy is.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So, again, the question is, what did this guy do? This is where this story just wreak to high heaven. What did this guy do?

PAT: Must have been bad, right?

GLENN: Right? Had to be.

No. He reported his car stolen. Police say they found it. He went to pick it up. And they asked him, "Are you here legally?" No. They turned immigration officials on to him.

PAT: Oh, no.

STU: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: No, no, no. But before you get into the mocking of it, which is quite easy to do. Before you get into the mocking of it --

PAT: Yes, it is easy to do. Because this is ridiculous.

GLENN: Why -- why did they make an exception for this guy? He's a carpenter. He was building houses. He had a job. He was minding his own business. Here's a guy who reports crime. They say that's the number one thing for sanctuary cities.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: They don't feel comfortable reporting crime. So a guy reports crime. He's a victim. And they turn him over. Why?

JEFFY: That's a good question.

GLENN: Why? I do not have an answer at this point.

JEFFY: Because that's a good --

GLENN: But why?

STU: Well, the obvious one is that Trump handles thing differently. The pressure maybe is getting to some of these smaller communities.

JEFFY: Or this is their fightback. Right?

PAT: Or this is a way for them to say, this is exactly why we have this sanctuary city law so that crimes --

JEFFY: Right. Right.

GLENN: This happened under Obama, by the way.

STU: Okay.

PAT: So that crimes are reported.

PAT: So that crimes are reported, we must have it.

GLENN: So now the staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus -- the Asian Law Caucus. This guy is not Asian.

PAT: No.

GLENN: This guy is Pedro --

PAT: Figueroa-Zarceno.

GLENN: -- Figueroa-Zarceno. He's 33. He's not Asian. The guy who is at the Asian Law Caucus decided to pick this up.

PAT: Jeez.

GLENN: And was represented by Sierra Hussein. Now, why did they take the case, and what is being done here? And I think you're exactly right, Stu. That they are using this as a case -- because he's a sympathetic figure. Here's the guy that everybody wants to say is the guy --


GLENN: -- you know --

PAT: We told you they won't report if you're going to do this. This guy is just reporting a crime.

GLENN: And he's a hard-working guy. He's here for a job. He's doing his job. He's paying his taxes.

JEFFY: We had to.

GLENN: Remember, Rosa Parks was not the first to stand up on the bus and say, "No, I'm not sitting in the back."

PAT: She was just the best one to represent the cause.

GLENN: Exactly right. There were other people before her --

PAT: There were teens, right? Young girls.

GLENN: She was the one -- she was the one that the system, if you will, picked and said, she's the one that has the great case.

PAT: We're going to run with her.

GLENN: She's perfectly articulate. She's got a clean record. I think she was married and had kids or whatever the situation was. But she was not the first to stand up. She was the one that the -- the movement chose and said, "You go do it."

STU: To quote Joe Biden, she was articulate and clean. It was a fairytale. It was a fairytale.

GLENN: No, that's when he was talking about something else.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: Why was this guy selected? Because, remember, he was arrested at the end of December --

PAT: December 2015.

GLENN: -- and they file suit in January. So they find him. They find each other.

PAT: Uh-huh. It was after Kate Steinle was murdered.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: So even after that murder, they're still -- they're willing to -- I mean, this guy has a lot of nerve to turn around and sue the city for $190,000 when he shouldn't be here in the first place.

STU: That's amazing.

PAT: And they grant him that $190,000. They're trying to make a statement here.

GLENN: And I'm probably reading way too much into it.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It just doesn't seem -- why break it on this one? Why break it on this one?

STU: Even us. We're strong on the border. The most ardent defender of ending sanctuary cities would admit that this is certainly a possibility to happen occasionally.

GLENN: Oh, it's going to happen over and over again. Not in San Francisco.

If this happened in Dallas, you would kind of understand it. This is San Francisco.

STU: You might as well wait for the perfect case, though.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. You're saying, it they were waiting for a case? Oh, yeah. Yeah.

STU: Because obviously -- the point is, you're making large decisions over large groups of people here, not saying that there never can be an exception to this rule. But you have to weigh the positives and the negatives. It's a cost-benefit analysis.

GLENN: If you're coming to the police to report a crime, I think I could easily side with, leave people alone. Let them report crime. You know what I mean? Don't ask any questions when you're reporting a crime because you don't want crime to happen. This is the worst-case scenario for people who say, hey, we have a problem with illegals.

Okay. Well, let's make sure they report crime. Let's give them a pass on reporting crime.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: You know what I mean? That's an easy compromise to make.

PAT: Yeah. We can work this out, easily.

GLENN: Why after Kate is singled out, this guy comes up to report a crime and all of a sudden --

PAT: They make him rich.

GLENN: Yeah. And San Francisco becomes a hardass with this guy?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That's not right. Right?

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead , 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either , which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

Do you think the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are justified?

Do you think a two-state solution is still possible?

Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached :

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended —because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.