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.

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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 --

JEFFY: Yep.

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?

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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