Judicial Watch reported on two instances which would appear, on the surface, to qualify as acts of government insanity. That appearance only applies if the motivations of our hijacked federal government were, in fact, to work to the benefit of our nation and its citizens. It’s been demonstrated with increasing frequency and intensity over the last couple of decades that our government is not working for us and that it is in fact the primary threat to the survival of our nation.
Both cases involve illegal aliens, the invading group which is provided preferential status by the criminal Obama regime. In one case, the anti-American subversives at DHS are attacking a local police department for “racial profiling” in spite of them nabbing two previously deported illegals. The second involves the DOJ filing and winning a lawsuit against a public school district for following immigration law and verifying the legal status of its employees.
Anyone who believes that the DHS or DOJ is simply exercising prosecutorial discretion in their reign of terror against the American people and their campaign of non-enforcement of immigration law is, with all undue respect, an idiot. A lot of enforcement could have been conducted for the money they’re spending on chilling it. They seek first to circumvent and operate outside of the law, in the interest of those who are breaking our laws.
They’re establishing precedents which invalidate, disregard and criminalize adherence to valid, standing legal statutes simply because they are not compatible with their anti-American agenda. Judicial Watch reported the stories as follows:
Two disturbing cases highlight the serious problems with the nation’s immigration laws under the Obama administration; In one, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) accused a local police department of racial profiling for arresting two previously deported illegal immigrants and turning them over to federal authorities for removal. In the other, the Department of Justice (DOJ) charged a public school district with discrimination for verifying the immigration status of its employees.
The first case comes out of New Llano, a Louisiana town of about 2,500 near the Texas border. In the course of doing their job, a pair of police officers approached two men standing outside a motel and requested identification. The men—Jose Adan Fugon-Cano and Gustavo Barahona-Sanchez—could not produce valid ID and the officers detained them. It turns out that both are illegal immigrants who had been previously deported. Llano police turned them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and both were eventually sent back to their native Honduras.
A local immigrant advocacy group filed a civil rights complaint on behalf of the men prior to their removal and DHS, the umbrella agency that oversees ICE, launched an investigation. The director of DHS’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), Megan Mack, determined that the illegal aliens had been ethnically profiled by police and should not be removed from the country. In an electronic mail to ICE Director Sarah Saldaña, Mack writes that “CRCL has significant concerns with the actions of local law enforcement in this matter.” She also writes that “it seems clear that the arrest was based on their ethnicity and the way they were awaiting pickup for a job” and orders ICE to release both men from custody and seek “closure of their removal actions.”
The second case involves a large public school district in south Florida. Before hiring employees to work in the taxpayer-funded enterprise, the district of about 350,000 mostly Hispanic students likes to verify that candidates are in the country legally. According to the Obama administration this is illegal and discriminates against employees in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). So, the DOJ’s bloated Civil Rights Division went after Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) for discrimination and essentially forced it to stop checking if employees are authorized to work in the U.S.
The department’s investigation, conducted by the Civil Rights Division’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), found that MDCPS required non-U.S. citizens, but not similarly-situated U.S. citizens, to present specific documents to prove their employment eligibility, a DOJ announcement states. “The INA’s anti-discrimination provision prohibits employers from making specific documentary demands based on citizenship or national origin when verifying an employee’s authorization to work,” according to the DOJ.
As part of a settlement with the feds, MDCPS will pay a $90,000 civil penalty and establish a $125,000 fund to compensate individuals who lost wages because the district checked their immigration status. The agreement also forces the district to undergo “compliance monitoring” for three years and allow the DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to train students on “worker rights.”
The Obama DOJ has also gone after private businesses for verifying workers’ immigration status. Last month Judicial Watch reported on a case involving a Nebraska meat packing company accused by the agency of discrimination for requiring employees to furnish proof that they are eligible to work legally in the U.S. The business, Nebraska Beef Ltd, was forced to pay a $200,000 civil penalty and provide uncapped back pay for individuals who lost wages because they couldn’t prove they are in the country legally. The company also had to agree to long term “compliance monitoring” by the feds.
This further illustrates the problem with and the original perversion of creating an umbrella organization such as DHS. There is nothing related to enhancing or increasing the level of security within our nation with Homeland Security. What they have created is a central authority which is to be utilized to defeat what would otherwise be independent enforcement activities beyond the reach of the Marxist controllers who have hijacked our nation.
As for the DOJ abuse, their successful attempts to pervert the law have resulted in a financial hardship and a message being sent that if you challenge the violation of our laws, which are intended to protect the American citizens and our national sovereignty, a heavy penalty may await, and the criminals at DOJ may attack. E-Verify was set up by Congress, the representatives of the people, to provide just such verification. The abuse and lack of integrity that is evident in what now is little more than a pathetic shell of what our government used to be is breathtaking.
Source – Judicial Watch
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