Obama DHS Delayed Deportation of Illegal Alien Sex Offender to Protect Democrat Senator
The Obama Homeland Security Department (DHS) took its "selective deportation" illegal alien amnesty scheme to a whole new level last November when it delayed deporting an illegal alien sex offender, Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, just before the election. Now why would they do that? Because Sanchez worked for a powerful Democrat Senator and they did not want the embarrassing scandal to hit the news and jeopardize the re-election chances of the Senator and/or the president.
The Associated Press has been all over this story:
Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections but were ordered by Washington to hold off after officials warned of "significant interest" from Congress and news organizations because the suspect was a volunteer intern for Sen. Robert Menendez, according to internal agency documents provided to Congress.
(You will recall JW listed Menendez as one of its "Ten Most Wanted" corrupt politicians in Washington, for this scandal and a slew of others, including influence peddling for his staffer and girlfriend and for allegedly patronizing prostitutes.)
This Sanchez story first broke last December, when the AP, citing a source familiar with the situation, published a report indicating that DHS had delayed the deportation of Sanchez for political reasons. When the story hit the press, DHS officials huffed and puffed and dismissed the report as "categorically false."
But this was a lie. And now the AP has the documents to prove it: "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Newark had arranged to arrest Sanchez at the local prosecutor's office on Oct. 25," the AP reported. "That was fewer than two weeks before the election."
Noting that Sanchez was a volunteer in Menendez's Senate office, ICE officials in New Jersey advised that the arrest "had the possibility of garnering significant congressional and media interest" and were "advised to postpone the arrest" until officials in Washington gave approval. The documents describe a conference call between officials Washington and New Jersey to "determine a way forward, given the potential sensitivities surrounding the case."
And who is this illegal alien criminal hired by Menendez and coddled by the Obama DHS? Sanchez was born in Peru and entered the country with a now-expired visa. In 2009 he was arrested for repeatedly sexually abusing an eight-year-old boy. Sanchez, 15 at the time, received two-year probation and the child molester was forced to register as a "sex offender."
Sanchez then landed a job with Menendez. Unsurprisingly, he also submitted an application to remain in the country under Obama's amnesty program! The Obama administration has repeatedly stated that it would arrest and deport illegal aliens who committed serious crimes. But when the administration found out about an illegal alien child molester, political appointees interfered with the legal process and delayed the arrest of an illegal alien who represented a clear threat to the public safety.
Ultimately, with President Obama and Robert Menendez's re-elections secured, authorities finally arrested Sanchez on December 6, 2012. He is now scheduled for deportation.
Now, as you will recall, this isn't the first time politics has intervened and stopped the deportation of an illegal alien for political reasons. Remember Obama's illegal alien Aunt Zeituni Onyango? Just days before the 2008 election, the Bush administration's Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued an "unusual directive" that ultimately delayed Onyango's arrest so as to avoid precipitating an embarrassing scandal for then-candidate Obama.
The Menendez/DHS scandal is embarrassing for this administration, but I don't think for a minute it will stop the president from fast-tracking his plans to implement illegal alien amnesty for the 11 million individuals currently residing in the U.S. Fox News reported this week the president and Senate Democrats are planning to pass a slew of illegal immigration reform measures in one massive bill, as opposed to carefully considering the merits of each policy on a case-by-case basis.
The president's reforms, which are built on lies and lawlessness, will be sweeping, they will be aggressive, they will be fast, and they will most certainly lead to more victims of criminals like Sanchez, who should have been imprisoned and/or deported the moment he attacked an eight-year-old boy.
Until next week...