In a 10-page order, Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen stated,“The Obama Administration, in the 4th such case [Hanen] has seen in just this past month, has been aiding instead of enforcing immigrations laws”. This is happening at an alarming rate shown in the latest such case in which agents,”knowingly helped smuggle an illegal immigrant girl into the U.S. to live with her mother, also an illegal immigrant currently living in Virginia”.
The case was not unusual at all and seen in the sheer amount of cases Judge Hanen has seen in this month alone. In each instance Customs and Boarder Protection agents have helped to locate and deliver the children to their illegal immigrant parents already living within the United States at the expense of legal taxpayers, who foot the bill for flights to reunite these illegals aliens with each other.
In this case, the mother of a 10 year old girl, by the name of Patricia Elizabeth Salmeron Santos, paid a smuggler to get her daughter from El Savador, Mexico across the boarder and then to Virginia. Agents apprehended the smuggler and the 10 year old girl, but they then delivered the daughter to Ms. Santos in Virginia, even though agents were fully aware she was in the country illegally. The Department of Homeland Security is thus assisting a criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals [reuniting illegals with each other in the U.S.]. Proponents of DHS’s policy will claim that this isn’t illegal because of Obamas deportation policy that took effect last year regarding the non-deportation of illegal immigrants.
This argument has no basis for proponents because Obama’s policy enacted last year doesn’t apply to cases such as these. According to Barack Obama’s announcement last year he stated, “I will no longer enforce the deportation of illegal immigrants brought to the country by their parents”. No where in obamas statement does he say we will no longer enforce the deportation of illegal immigrants brought to the country by smugglers and then pay for the illegals to be reunited with their parents who are already living here illegally.
See the difference? I do, but apparently the DHS doesn’t and neither do illegal immigrant advocacy groups or illegals themselves. The DHS has been successfully compromised from Obama’s policy and stretches throughout the Department’s spectrum of advocacy for illegal immigrants.
Look at the hiring blitz of attorneys to oversee and manage immigration litigation completed just two week’s ago by the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS hired over 40 new Civil Service attorney’s who all hail from an activist pro-amnesty and pro-asylum background. J. Christian Adams from PJ Media reported on December 4th that, “the new attorneys have activist backgrounds with a variety of pro-amnesty groups such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Advancement Project, and Open Borders groups”.
You can view a full list of of those hired and their employment history below:
Kristy Blumeyer-Martinez is a new attorney in the DHS Office of the Chief Counsel. Prior to joining OCC, Kristy served as law clerk to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in San Antonio, Texas, and RAICES in San Antonio, Texas. In law school, she also clerked with the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic and Sacramento Child Advocates/Children’s Law Center. She also worked at American Gateways, Refugee Services of Texas, and Caritas of Austin.
Esther Cantor was hired into the refugee and asylum law division as an associate counsel at DHS headquarters in Washington, D.C.. She participated in the Immigration Clinic and volunteered with the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, an open borders organization.
Nicole Flores is a new DHS lawyer in Chicago. She graduated from Harvard Law School, where she worked at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic and served as the co-president of the Harvard Immigration Project, an organization dedicated to ensuring foreigners get to stay in the United States. She was also a legal intern at the leftist open borders organization LatinoJustice-PRLDEF. According to DHS sources, there she worked on project to badger businesses who implemented English-only rules in the work place. Before law school, she was a volunteer activist at a “workers’ rights” organization in Madison, Wisconsin.
Erin Fricker is a new DHS lawyer formerly employed by Lutheran Social Services of New England, where she was a staff attorney representing detained foreigners attempting to stay in the United States. While in law school, Erin participated in the Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project as an immigration clinic student.
New DHS lawyer Elizabeth Grossman established her Obama-era ideological bona fides by serving on the executive board for the University of Michigan Law School chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, a leftist law school student group.
Elizabeth Gunter’s resume includes a stint in the Obama-era DOJ Attorney General’s Honor Program after graduating from Washington University, the same law school where Legomsky, the person doing the hiring at DHS, was a professor while Gunter was a student.
Cindy Heidelberg comes from the same Holder-era Attorney General’s Honor Program, after a long activist background with open borders groups. Cynthia graduated from Georgetown Law in 2011, earning a J.D. with a certificate in “Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies.” During law school, she interned at the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project, the ACLU National Prison Project, and the AARP Litigation Foundation.
Celia Hicks is a new lawyer with the Litigation and National Security Coordination Division in Washington, DC. She served as Protection Fellow for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and previously worked for the Legal Action Center of the American Immigration Council, an organization notoriously hostile to Border Patrol agents.
New DHS lawyer Leila Higgins previously worked as a student attorney in the Immigrant Justice Clinic at her law school. This organization, according to its website, represents“immigrants on cutting-edge asylum claims based on gender and sexual orientation.”
Lawyer Stephanie Hummel previously worked at the ABA Center for Human Rights in Washington, as well as the pro-amnesty Immigration Law Project, and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2008, she spent time in Cairo studying Arabic. In law school, Hummel won a CALI Award for “Representation of Non-US Citizens in Immigration Court Proceedings.”
Before joining DHS, attorney Jennifer Lee was an advocate for illegal aliens obtaining in-state tuition at public universities, though she naturally called them “undocumented immigrants.” Lee also worked at the Legal Aid Justice Center, a organization which advised illegals “what to do in the event of a raid.”
Katelyn Love is now a DHS lawyer in Washington, D.C. She once worked at Lutheran Family Services, where she represented foreigners in their attempts to stay in the United States. Katelyn spent her junior year of college in Morocco studying “formal and colloquial” Arabic.
New DHS lawyer Maura Ooi previously worked in militantly activist roles with militantly activist open borders organizations such as the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. Also, prior to joining DHS, Ooi penned a report for the leftist National Immigration Law Center bashing DHS. Titled “DHS Proposes Fantasy Remedies to Cure Fundamental Flaws in the Secure Communities Program” (emphasis mine), Ooi complained about efforts to fingerprint captured illegal aliens. Without collecting biometric data such as fingerprints, deported illegal aliens may repeatedly return to the United States and their prior illegal entries would remain unknown.
Reena Parikh also worked at the American University Immigrant Justice Clinic, where she represented foreigners in removal proceedings. She also worked as a legal intern at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a group knee-deep in trying to ease immigration laws.
If you were starting to think that Stephen Legomsky only hired young women to be DHS lawyers, meet new DHS lawyer Steven Plastrik. What Plastrik lacks in femininity, he makes up for with a deep commitment to making sure foreigners get to stay in the United States. He prepared asylum applications at Freedom House and on behalf of other organizations.
New DHS lawyer Liza Shah just completed a stint with the George Soros-funded Advancement Project working to ensure felons get the right to vote in Virginia (with the tragic andpolitically suicidal aid of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell). As a law student, Shah naturally helped in litigation to keep foreigners in the United States.
Before becoming a DHS lawyer, Connie Yao worked at the Tides Foundation-funded East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, where she assisted individuals with asylum applications. At Cornell Law, she participated in the Advocacy for LGBT Communities Clinic.
Amisha Sharma is on the board of directors of her local Planned Parenthood when she isn’t busy as a newly hired DHS lawyer. She also worked at the ACLU. She received a dual degree in religious studies and women’s and gender studies from Louisiana State University. At Fordham Law, she was on the board of “Law Students for Reproductive Justice,” worked at the “Center for Reproductive Rights” and volunteered for the “Planned Parenthood of New York City’s Activist Council.”
Catlin Shay has a history of aiding foreigners seeking to remain in the United States as well as activism against laws prohibiting felons from voting. She wrote “Free But No Liberty: How Florida Contravenes the Voting Rights Act by Preventing Persons Previously Convicted of Felonies from Voting,” and advocated a position wholly rejected by federal courts.
Cara Shewchuk once worked at the pro-amnesty National Immigration Law Center and the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, providing free legal help to illegal aliens.
Melanie Siders worked for the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network prior to her time as a DHS lawyer.
Lindsay Smith is a graduate of Smith College and Michigan Law, where she was “a Jenny Runkles scholar” for her commitment to public interest law and “diversity.” She also worked at the open borders, pro-amnesty group Americans for Immigrant Justice.
Prior to joining DHS, Shahna Esber was an “Immigration Law Fellow” at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, where she helped foreigners stay in the United States. She also worked with the Immigration Center for Women and Children, an organization “proud to assist immigrant youth applying for Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.”
DHS lawyer Bria DeSalvo graduated from Georgetown University Law Center “with a certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. ” In law school, DeSalvo volunteered for the CAIR coalition.
DHS lawyer Jessika Croizat served as a union organizer for AFSCME before deciding to attend law school.
Before his job as an attorney at DHS, Michael Celone was a Hill staffer for Democrats. He worked with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) helping prepare research to attack the Bush Justice Department regarding the firing of political appointees who were serving as United States attorneys. He also worked for Democrat Rep. Jim Langevin from Rhode Island. He also authored an article revealingly titled “Undocumented and Unprotected: Solutions for Protecting the Health of America’s Undocumented Mexican Migrant Workers.”
Now look at the Lifetime Costs of Unlawful Immigrants if Amnesty is approved from Heritage.org
Amazing that these newly hired lawyers will be working as prosecutors to enforce Federal immigration laws. Let me say this again, pro-amnesty and illegal immigration advocate lawyers are now working on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security to prosecute those who break the law. In other words, undermining the American people and betraying all citizens of our country while not enforcing the law and instead supporting illegal alien activities that defies the constitution and reasoning in which our country has borders established in the first place.
- Justice Not Served: Family of Victim Slain by Illegal Immigrant Blasts U.S. ‘Negligence’ for Not Enforcing Own Laws (theblaze.com)
- Judge claims DHS delivering smuggled children to illegal immigrant parents (foxnews.com)
- DHS Delivering Smuggled Children To Illegal Immigrant Parents (downtrend.com)
- Great news: Obama’s halt on deportations already under way (theblaze.com)
- Judge says Homeland Security aids child smuggling (abqjournal.com)
- Report: Previously Deported Illegal Immigrant Felon Free in US (breitbart.com)
- Judge: DHS Complicit in Human Trafficking that Helps Fund Drug Cartels (breitbart.com)
- Amnesty Incorporated: DHS Hires Activist Immigration Lawyers (pjmedia.com)
- Border Patrol helps smuggle illegal immigrant children into the U.S. (washingtontimes.com)