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Arrest Of Dem Intern Postponed After Elections

From an unfazed Associated Press:

Senate intern, a sex offender, faces deportation

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | December 13, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a U.S. official involved in the case told the AP.

A Homeland Security spokesman, Peter Boogaard, said Wednesday that it was ‘‘categorically false’’ that the department delayed the arrest of Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, 18, until after the election.

Naturally. The Obama administration would never do anything like that to delay bad news until after Mr. Menendez was safely re-elected. (He won with 58% of the vote.)

Sanchez, an immigrant from Peru, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in front of his home in New Jersey on Dec. 6, two federal officials said. Sanchez, who entered the country on a now-expired visitor visa from Peru, is facing deportation and remains in custody. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of Sanchez’s immigration case

Why the secrecy?

Menendez, D-N.J., who advocates aggressively for pro-immigration policies, was re-elected in November with 58 percent of the vote. He said his staff was notified about the case Monday, he personally learned about the case from AP’s reporting and knew nothing about whether DHS delayed the arrest…

And we believe him.

The senator said his staff asks interns whether they are in the country legally but cannot check to be sure.

Even though the law, going back to the Reagan amnesty (and the Simpson-Mazzoli Act of 1986), requires employers to check the legal status of their employees. But apparently the laws are for little people. Not Democrat Senators.

The prosecutor’s office in Hudson County, N.J., said Sanchez was found to have violated the law in 2010 and subsequently required to register as a sex offender. The exact charge was unclear because Sanchez was prosecuted as a juvenile and those court records are not publicly accessible. The prosecutor’s office confirmed to AP that Sanchez registered as a sex offender…

Authorities in Hudson County notified ICE agents in early October that they suspected Sanchez was an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender and who may be eligible to be deported. ICE agents in New Jersey notified superiors at the Homeland Security Department because they considered it a potentially high profile arrest, and DHS instructed them not to arrest Sanchez until after the November election, one U.S. official told the AP. ICE officials complained that the delay was inappropriate, but DHS directed them several times not to act, the official said…

"Several times."

Menendez said the arrest spoke to the need for comprehensive immigration reform that brings illegal immigrants out of the shadows.

You see? Even this case proves the need for blanket amnesty. After all, foreign sex offenders should have the right to pursue their dreams in the US, too.

‘‘It does speak volumes about why we need comprehensive immigration reform,’’ the senator said. ‘‘I can’t know who is here to pursue the American dream versus who is here to do it damage if I cannot get people to come forth out of the shadows, go through criminal background checks and then determine who is here to pursue the dream and make sure that those who are here and have criminal backgrounds ultimately get deported.’’

What if pursuing your dream means pursuing sex offenses?

During the final weeks of President George W. Bush’s administration, ICE was criticized for delaying the arrest of President Barack Obama’s aunt, who had ignored an immigration judge’s order to leave the country several years earlier after her asylum claim was denied…

But, of course, that wasn’t political, either.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 13th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Arrest Of Dem Intern Postponed After Elections”

  1. canary says:

    As NJ Governor, Chris Christie failed to inform other government officials there was dangerous convicted illegal with free access.

    Christie’s Director of Office of Homeland Security would have had to notify him, and the NJ Governor
    has control over criminals.

    A trade off.

    Investigation Discovers Islamists Sit On New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Muslim Outreach Committee

    An investigation has discovered that at least four Islamists sit on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Muslim outreach committee, which was formed after Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa concluded in May that NYPD intelligence-gathering operations in New Jersey did not break any laws.

    As a result, they are having private meetings with N.J.’s top security officials.

    The discovery that the Islamists were on the committee was made when Radical Islam . org obtained a previously unreleased list of committee members present at a September 5, 2012 meeting at the Leroy Smith Building in Newark.

    The four committee members of concern are:
    • Imam Mohammad Qatanani, whose deportation is sought by the Department of Homeland Security for not disclosing on his green card application that he was arrested and convicted by Israel in 1993 for his involvement with Hamas;
    • Ahmed Shedeed, a fervent supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and President of the Islamic Center of Jersey City, a mosque with a history of Islamist leadership. Its website currently contains disturbing statements about jihad, the West, wife beating and polygamy;
    • Mohammed Younes, the President of the American Muslim Union, a group with Islamist leadership and close ties to Qatanani’s mosque, which was founded by a Hamas fundraiser; and
    • Imam Abdul Basit of the New Brunswick Islamic Center, a mosque founded by a radical cleric. In July, it held a Brotherhood-linked seminar featuring multiple extremist speakers.

    Addressing the committee were: Attorney General Chiesa, NJ State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Edward Dickson.

    Other NJ officials that were present at the meeting were: First Assistant Attorney General Calcagni, Special Assistant Christopher Iu, Special Assistant Paul Salvatoriello, State Police Major Gerald Lewis and Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Community Affairs Chief John Paige.

    read more

    Christie is a selfish career politician.

  2. mr_bill says:

    If Robert Menendez were a Republican Senator, we would know his intern’s crime, in detail. We would know the address of his family in Peru, his school grades, and any dirty details of anybody who ever met the intern. Since Sen. Menendez has a ‘D’ next to his name, the news media will never look into any of this.

  3. Right of the People says:

    What a coincidence that they waited until after the elections. It’s simply amazing the volume of info about all kinds of problems, all involving people with (D) after their names, coming out now that those same people are safely back in office. (Sarcasm off now)

    Anybody who doesn’t believe the Lame Steam Media is for the left need their head examined. Unfortunately that seems to be at least 51% of the public.

    I miss my county, when do you think we’ll get it back?

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