The Associated Press reports that an illegal-alien registered sex offender worked as an unpaid intern for New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, and that DHS delayed arresting the individual until after Election Day. Menendez claims he did not know of the person’s criminal record or illegal status, and DHS denies delaying an arrest.
Now just for the sake of it let’s look at this situation responsibly or personal responsibility. After spending close to a million dollars – maybe more – you find out that you have indeed won the race for the 2nd district and will be representing the people of the State of New Jersey. Yep after all that time spent kissing babies, an ostensibly long schedule in your primary districts, and of course, all of the palm squeezing up on Capitol Hill, you are there, baby! A United States Senator!
Just reading the above paragraph gives me the chills of how hard some of these people have worked. But then again there is always the other side of the road, or Obamaitis that allows for one to completely disrespect the laws and do things their own way.
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. All things being equal we would much rather defer our judgment until just a little more facts become known.
For instance, Menendez, a leading amnesty proponent in Congress, said his office was notified about the case on Dec. 10, but he knew nothing about the matter until AP broke the story on Dec. 12. Menendez told MSNBC, “We certainly wouldn’t have known through any background checks since he is a minor about any sex offender status. Once it came to our attention, our New Jersey staff director let the young man go.” He claims his staff asks interns about their legal status even though they cannot check to be sure. By law, new congressional employees must be run through E-Verify.
With a degree of respect there already exist huge holes in the comments offered by Sen. Menendez (D-NY). Menendez told MSNBC, “We certainly wouldn’t have known through any background checks since he is a minor about any sex offender status. Goodness now senator that is just flat out, plain ridiculous. Imagine that, going to work for a Member of Congress and no background check. Why?
According to Menendez the illegal alien, Luis Sanchez Zavaleta, was a minor of course being under the age of 18. Should we suspect a sitting-Senator of the U.S. Senate tell us that this person was not only illegally here, but also a registered sex offender, and oh yeah he’s a minor as well.
These are the kinds of people who are on the “good graces” of the special interest groups. Now the question will always remain, what did they do with his alleged salary?
Luis Sanchez Zavaleta (Sanchez), an 18 year-old native of Peru, was hired about two months ago as an unpaid intern in the Senator’s Jersey City district office. He was hired as part of a college intern program, although he was not actually in college at the time. He had been accepted to Rutgers University but deferred his admission until January. Still, Rutgers recommended Sanchez for the internship. Maybe we should ask the University as to why they gave such an endorsement to Sanchez, and how well could the personnel with the college intern program have known Sanchez?
While deliberating over when to arrest Sanchez, DHS officials reportedly reviewed Sanchez’s application for executive amnesty under the DHS Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. USCIS, which oversees DACA, says it notified Sanchez shortly before his arrest that he would not be eligible. Sanchez was arrested on Dec. 6 and is now in custody and facing deportation.
Every now and again one brings up the notion of “slips thru the cracks.” This is one of the extremely difficult problems with Barack Obama’s DACA program. Sanchez had already filled-out his DHS DACA documents for executive amnesty, although someone must be held responsible for who is administering the details of the act. This person was not a minor, he was 18 years of age, didn’t attend college, was working as an unpaid intern employee for a Senator, and carrying what appears to be an endorsement from an prestigious school.