The Constitution gives citizens a right to an attorney to represent them if they are accused of a crime.
We also have a right to own a car; it doesn’t mean that Obama should buy me my Ferrari.
“I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself… I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.” — ACLU founder Roger Baldwin
The left hasn’t changed a bit since. Because history now proves that Obama is for every damn thing on Baldwin’s list right down to massive disarmament (both in terms of our nuclear arsenal and in terms of our army). His demand for “social justice,” his race-baiting, his “You didn’t build that” attack on job creators, etc., etc. ad nauseum, complete “the goal” of the final sentence above.
As Obama fomented a border crisis – frankly a complete meltdown – by on the one hand abrogating our laws and refusing to prosecute EVEN CRIMINAL illegal aliens and on the other utterly failing to lead or even show up at the border – the left has moved in much the way Stalin moved into Eastern Europe as the exhausted forces of freedom simply let him seize millions of people into the bondage of the very socialism and communism that the ACLU so fervently desires.
And so how is the ACLU – according to the leftist mandate – “never allow a serious crisis to go to waste” – doing to exploit Obama’s self-created crisis?
Flood of lawsuits to follow wave of illegal immigrants?
By Melissa Jacobs
·Published July 11, 2014
Illegal immigrants pouring across the border could trigger a wave of lawsuits flooding the U.S. court system for years and costing taxpayers millions, according to legal experts.
The American Civil Liberties Union has already sued the federal government to ensure that each of the 60,000-plus unaccompanied children who have come across the border since November gets taxpayer-funded representation at deportation hearings. But legal advocacy groups who represent illegal immigrants could file additional suits alleging improper treatment at the hands of the government. And with the system overwhelmed, there’s little doubt corners are being cut.
“You can bet there is a phalanx of left-wing lawyers trying to line up illegal alien plaintiffs,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.
“The sky’s the limit, it could be a nightmare.”- Jessica Vaughn, The Center for Immigration Studies
Slow asylum hearing dockets — like those that have already prompted a class action suit on behalf of 40,000 illegal immigrants — are certain to get much worse, experts say. But every interaction between the government and the illegal immigrants pouring in could potentially trigger a cause of action if lawyers can prove the letter of the law was not followed.
Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said there’s little the White House can do now that the children — most of whom are from Central America —are already here. Under U.S. law, kids from non-contiguous countries cannot be turned back at the border and must be granted deportation hearings.
“If we start sending these kids back to their home countries, there will be lawsuits galore,” said Vaughn. “We’re already seeing suits for conditions and denial of privileges. The sky’s the limit, it could be a nightmare.”
President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to deal with the border crisis, money that would include tending to the care and legal needs of the illegal aliens. But the courts are already clogged with suits like one from a woman who claims the Border Patrol kept her in a car for eight hours without feeding her and another filed in March by Americans for Immigrant Justice claiming illegal immigrants in the Texas Rio Grande Valley facility were held in brightly lit, cold, cot-less cells.
And earlier this month the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that a Mexican teenager killed on Mexican soil by a Border Patrol agent who claims he was being pelted with rocks had rights under the U.S. constitution. His family is suing for $325 million.
Vaughn said the administration makes it easy to sue the federal government, both with policies that critics say have invited the influx, and half-hearted efforts in court.
“This administration is empowering these groups by not lifting a finger to defend itself,” Vaughn said. “ICE often times doesn’t bother to send a prosecutor to appear in court. This creates a climate which makes people think they can get away with anything.”
Illegal immigrant advocacy groups hailed the ACLU suit filed Wednesday in San Antonio on behalf of eight illegal immigrants ranging in age from 10-17. Immigration courts do not have to provide legal representation for adult illegal immigrants who are fighting deportation, but the ACLU suit said that the children it is representing must get legal help. And they have not been able to find lawyers, partly because the nation’s immigration courts are backlogged by 367,000 pending cases of children and adults, according to the suit.
A ruling that the government must provide representation could prove expensive to taxpayers, but no one expects illegal immigrant children to represent themselves. And the Obama administration has already signaled it is open to the idea of providing legal help where needed.
“We welcome this suit with open arms,” says Cheryl Little executive director of Americans for Immigrant Justice. “The money the president has requested is not enough. We’ve been overwhelmed and at crisis level for two years. Free legal assistance for children regardless of their status can mean life or death.”
Under the president’s proposed money request the Department of Justice would be given $15 million to hire attorneys to defend unaccompanied minors against deportation in removal proceedings before an immigration judge. An additional $1.1 million would be allocated for “immigration litigation attorneys” who, presumably, would assist adult illegal immigrants in their proceedings.
“The president is asking U.S. taxpayer to spend millions to help illegal immigrants who knowingly broke our laws to avoid deportation,” says Vaughn. “The federal government is undercutting its entire mission. No one is defending our law.”
Vaughn says the law requires legal counsel and hearings for unaccompanied minors but questioned why children released into parental custody are being treated as unaccompanied under the law. According to Vaughn almost half of the children in the current border crossing surge have been released to relatives living in the U.S.
However, Little said she’s concerned there is a move underway to send children back to their home countries too soon by using video conferencing to expediting hearings which according to Little would “violate these children’s right to their full and fair process.”
The ACLU is looking for other causes of action amid the border crisis, too.
“There was only one open bathroom and no activities for children who were stuffed into small cells,” said ACLU of Texas senior staff attorney Adriana Pinon. “We’re monitoring the situation. There’s always the possibility of a lawsuit. ”
Meanwhile, conditions for agents working in border facilities remains challenging.
“Agents in the El Paso and Laredo sectors are getting sick,” said Shawn Moran vice president of the National Border Patrol Council. “We’re working in close proximity doing medical screening on people and seeing cases of H1N1 swine flu, chicken pox, measles, lice and tuberculosis. People who are supposed to be cleared are being released into the community. Given the dormant period of some of these diseases there is a concern. ”
Moran doubts there’s much legal recourse for agents who get injured or sick as a result of the border crisis. And taxpayers won’t have much recourse, either, Vaughn predicted.
“The average taxpayer does not have the means,” Vaughn said. “There’s more financial aid available to illegal immigrants than there is for the average taxpayer.”
The ACLU is a radical subversive communist organization that is trying to exploit well-intentioned laws and use them to subvert and collapse America.
It’s classic leftist Cloward and Piven, Obama-style.
We cannot possibly afford all of this. But the left doesn’t care.
In addition to the terror of all the horrible diseases that are flooding into America, city-by-city as Obama literally DUMPS thousands of illegal immigrants across the country – there’s also the terror of actual TERRORISM. Because there is absolutely NO control over our border because of Obama and literally everyone on earth knows it now.
Michael Scheuer – the man who headed the CIA’s Osama bin Laden unit – addressed the “other” crisis, the other “humanitarian situation” – of allowing TERRORISTS to cross the border because the left wants the millions of other illegal immigrants who will flood in with the terrorists. He described over 100 Arabs a month being apprehended illegally crossing our borders and said:
SCHEUER: Well, look at our borders, Sir. If National Defense doesn’t include border control, then National Defense is a nonsense. They don’t care — look at the jobs they have given to the men and women in Afghanistan that are impossible to do. They don’t care that so many of those young men and women are losing their lives, and not having a chance to win because they’re not supported.
They want to play games at home. They want to stay in power forever. They want their office. They don’t want to protect the United States. They somehow think that America is eternal and can never be defeated. Well, they’re going to be in for a great wakeup call, Sir.
Of course, now we know that Obama lied when he claimed he was enforcing our border laws and deporting illegal immigrants. We know that he played games with the statistics to deceitfully inflate his border numbers. We know he’s been releasing tens of thousands of illegal immigrants back into America even when they have been convicted of crimes. We know that the same Obama who has refused to deport CRIMINAL illegal immigrants has criminalized the agents and officers on our border for trying to enforce the law.
We know that the Obama administration – and this is amazing, given that Arabs who are very possibly TERRORISTS are coming into America over the Mexican border – are being allowed to fly commercial airlines all over America without any other form of ID but the “notice to appear” that is itself easy to forge:
MCALLEN, Texas—Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.
“This is not the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel,” said Garza. “This just adds insult to injury. Not only are we releasing unknown illegal aliens onto American streets, but we are allowing them to travel commercially using paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth.”
Spokesman Garza continued, “We do not know who these people are, we often have to solely rely on who they say they are, where they say they came from, and the history they say they have. We know nothing about most of them, ICE releases them into the American public, and now they are boarding aircraft at will with a simple paper document that anyone can easily alter or reproduce themselves.”
And we know that the left frankly doesn’t give one flying DAMN about the United States of America, or as the Obama administration is probably calling it, Los Estados Unidos de Obama.”
There IS going to be a catastrophic wakeup, either due to another terrorist attack as Obama allowed a group even WORSE than al Qaeda to install a caliphate across Iraq and across Syria after criminally withdrawing our troops from what had been a completely stable and secure Iraq and after his “red line” fiasco in Syria; or due to the catastrophic collapse of the American dollar due to reckless and insane spending.
Either way this nation is in for “a great wakeup call.”
Tragically, we will wake up to a knife slashing through the national jugular vein.
But just remember this: the same Obama who mocked any idea that the border was out of control –
“They said we needed to triple the border patrol. Well, now they’re going to say we need to quadruple the border patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat.”
– is now demonically demonizing Republicans over a crisis that THEY WARNED ABOUT FOR YEARS and Obama mocked.
And these same dishonest liberals who believe that America is eternal and they can spend literally hundreds of trillions of dollars in a way that every civilization in the entire history of the human race would call insane will just as dishonestly demonize the people who are trying to staunch the flow of our spending for the upcoming catastrophic bankruptcy of America.
Our debt in 2012 according to the CBO’s Alternative Fiscal Scenario was $222 trillion, having grown by a massive $11 trillion from the year before. What was Obama’s response? He killed the reporting of the Alternative Fiscal Scenario. Because, apparently, if you don’t know you’re bankrupt you can keep spending.
Mark my words, America is already a headless chicken staggering mindlessly around before it drops completely dead. And as it comes crashing down, the left that CAUSED our destruction will be pointing the finger at the people who desperately tried to prevent it.
And then Roger Baldwin and the ACLU will get their wish as Government steps in to complete the takeover just as the left has always dreamed. And then they will finally be free to worship the Antichrist and take his mark as Government seizes complete control over our lives.