An anti-illegal immigration group called American Children First has called on Victorville City Councilwoman Blance Gomez to disavow racism after she attended and spoke at a meeting at UC Riverside organized by a college professor on May 6.

American Children First Executive Director Joseph Turner claimed Prof. Armando Navarro organized the pro-illegal immigrant conference that Gomez attended May 6. During the meeting, video shows co-organizer Maria Anna Gonzales shouting “this is a Brown Power meeting.” Immediately after Gonzales' declaration, Gomez is seen getting up and smiling. She was noted as an honorable guest on the agenda.

On the video, Gomez denied any racist comments and support for sanctuary cities. She proceeded to talk about translation services and the Coffee with a Cop program she hopes to bring to Victorville.

"I was invited to participate in the panel at UC Riverside Mexican Latino Summit with (State Senate) President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon and Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes, among others," Gomez told the Daily Press. "I participated in this panel and I am looking for ways to support people. I'm learning about the issues and developing those topics."

Turner is the author of the American Children First initiative for the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District. It would bar illegal aliens from attending public schools and require illegal alien parents of anchor babies to pay a “non-resident” tuition to enroll their child. Turner said Navarro, an ethics studies professor at UC Riverside, believes the Southwestern United States, or Aztlan, was stolen from Mexico.

“She has surrounded herself with radical Chicano nationalists possessing racist views toward whites and treasonous anti-American sentiments calling for the return of the Southwestern United States to Mexico,” Turner said. “Her actions are unacceptable and any refusal to condemn racism suggests she is unfit to hold office. 

“If a white elected official attended a conference where organizers referred to it as a white power meeting, they would be excoriated in the national press.”