United States DHS left Democrat congressman's illegal intern unarrested until after the election

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  1. RB

    RB Founding Member


    http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20121212/NEWS03/121219856


    I would think anyone working in a MOC office would have at least a basic record check done before being allowed in the office.

    To have DHS subvert the legal system so the Democratic Senator and his party didn't take a hit during the elections tells us exactly what kind of subversive agency DHS is.

    DHS is certainly not on the side of Truth, Justice, and the America way.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Sounds as though there are one Congressman and several DHS employees who should be applying for unemployment compensation ...

    Associated Press: Gov't arrests illegal immigrant Senate intern

    U.S. 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.

    Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, an 18-year-old immigrant from Peru, was arrested by U.S. 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.
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Note that the Daily Caller article was printed only a day before the election, too late to have any significant impact.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I sent the Daily Caller link to Drudge -- maybe he can put one & one together & come up w/ three.
     
  7. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Kimchi.

    I wish I was shocked.
     
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  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Well, if Kerry leaves the Senate, then Menendez can chair Foreign Relations.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    KOAA: Gov't arrests illegal immigrant Senate intern

    A U.S. official told The Associated Press that officials at the Homeland Security Department instructed immigration agents not to arrest 18-year-old Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta until after Election Day.

    Sanchez, who entered the U.S. on a now-expired visitor visa from Peru, was arrested Dec. 6 at his New Jersey home. The official says Sanchez told agents he was working on immigration issues in one of Menendez' New Jersey offices. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Las Vegas Sun: Lawmaker probes arrest of sex offender Hill intern

    A Republican congressman is asking the Obama administration to explain delays in its arrest of a registered sex offender who was living in the U.S. illegally and working as an unpaid intern for a Democratic senator.

    The Associated Press reported this week that the Homeland Security Department had instructed federal agents not to arrest 18-year-old Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaletahim, who was working in the office of Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey. Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah called the situation "disturbing" in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

    DHS is now denyting that there were any instructions to delay the arrest.
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    New York Daily News: Republican congressman calls for probe into delayed arrest of intern for N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez

    The Associated Press reported earlier this week that the department ordered immigration agents not to arrest Sanchez, an unpaid intern working for Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., until after Election Day. The department said it did not order such a delay and said it followed standard procedures. Menendez advocates aggressively for pro-immigration policies and was re-elected in November with 58 percent of the vote.

    ...

    Authorities in Hudson County, N.J., notified U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 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 the department 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 the department directed them several times not to act, the official said.

    ICE agents arrested Sanchez on Dec. 6 in front of his home in New Jersey, two federal officials said. Sanchez, who entered the country on a now-expired visitor visa from Peru, is facing deportation and remains in custody.

    Why is a registered sex offender even in this country on a visitor's visa, let alone on an expired visitor's visa? He should have been shipped south the moment he became a convicted sex offender.
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ABC Local WABC: Menendez intern, a sex offender, faces deportation

    The prosecutor's office in Hudson County, New Jersey, 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, although his name does not appear on the public registry. The acting county prosecutor, Gaetano Gregory, is a Republican.

    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.

    It was not immediately clear why federal immigration authorities would not have been notified sooner about Sanchez's status.
     
  13. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member


    Chaffetz's letter asks:
    how many registered sex offenders in the United States are illegal immigrants, and how many registered sex offenders were arrested by Homeland Security?
    Perhaps he should have asked how many are employed by Homeland Security.
     
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  14. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Registered or not yet registered? Thinking TSA Sexual Assaults.
     
  15. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Customs X-ray contracts and DHS. NYT in-depth on a steaming pile o' Menendez:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/u...ipment-to-dominicans.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
     
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  16. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Illegal immigrant is one thing, but how can an 18 year old be a registered sex offender? Did he pee on the sidewalk?
     

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