Former President Obama has been caught red-handed in a serious crime.
An investigation by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has revealed that the Obama-era U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in apparent violation of federal immigration law, awarded multiple high-value contracts, worth over $310 million, to a single nonprofit group in 2015 and 2016.
All of these contracts were awarded for the purpose of providing legal representation to unaccompanied alien children (UACs). UACs are defined as aliens under 18 years of age who have no lawful immigration status in the United States and, supposedly, no parent or legal guardian in the United States available to provide care and physical custody. A significant percentage of UACs (the vast majority of whom are from Central America) have ties to MS-13 or other gangs.
The funds went to the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera), a nonprofit group that provides immigrants with access to legal services. (One of Vera’s former directors, Christopher Stone, also served as president of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations from 2012-2017.) The contracts require Vera to provide “direct legal representation” to UACs, recruit and train pro bono attorneys, and facilitate continued legal representation once a UAC is released to a sponsor – frequently an illegal alien. So far, the federal grants have paid for legal representation of UACs in removal proceedings and removal appeals throughout the nation.
Section 292 of The Immigration and Nationality Act specifically forbids such action.
Sec. 292. [8 U.S.C. 1362] In any removal proceedings before an immigration judge and in any appeal proceedings before the Attorney General from any such removal proceedings, the person concerned shall have the privilege of being represented (at no expense to the Government) by such counsel, authorized to practice in such proceedings, as he shall choose.
The Obama administration approved $310 million in free legal advice to young illegal immigrants despite federal law barring charging taxpayers for helping immigrants avoid deportation, according to a new report.
The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that the funding was provided to a top legal defense group to help unaccompanied alien children under the age of 18 land with a sponsor in the U.S.
In 2015 and 2016, contracts reviewed by IRLI showed that several worth $310 million went to one nonprofit legal group, the Vera Institute of Justice. A top director has ties to liberal philanthropist George Soros.
Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI, accused the administration of “flouting the law.”
“When the federal government pays for illegal alien minors to receive direct legal representation, it does more than flout the law,” he said.
“These unauthorized payments have undoubtedly speeded-up UACs’ release from detention facilities to join their families, relatives, or fellow gang members — or help them reconnect with and pay ‘pandillas,’ the criminal cartels that make enormous profits from controlling human trafficking over the southern border. My guess is that average voters would not be pleased to know that such vast amounts of their tax dollars are being spent in aid of this giant criminal enterprise,” he said.
Humm! Not a surprise, this is the President who got us into the Iranian deal and frequently had the Muslim Brotherhood into the WH but treated @netanyahu like a leper! He Obama is a Revolutionary Marxist after all! His words, not mine, while at Occidental College in California 😞
— LET FREEDOM RING (@Whygetmad) December 7, 2018
Not surprised 🤨
— Rochelle Wilson (@WilsonOregon) December 7, 2018
Isn’t that a felony, why isn’t he in jail waiting trial?
— Andrew J. Maslik II (@Joefish1967) December 7, 2018
There are a great many illegalities Obama can be associated with. He, his family and his entire 8 year administration should be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law where applicable.
— Keith C. Wood (@kcsplinter) December 6, 2018
Obama does secretly fund $310 million to keep illegals in this country with taxpayers money. Definitely goes out his way to turn his back on America’s citizens & veterans living on streets. It’s against the law. Obama betrayal
— Clark Peckham (@beebopado) December 7, 2018