NJ Democrat Senator Robert Menendez Employs Illegal Alien Sex Offender; Update: Homeland Security Ordered No Arrest Before Election Day

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Any judgment made against this illegal alien is racist, obviously.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a U.S. official involved in the case told the AP.

Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, an 18-year-old immigrant from Peru, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in front of his home in New Jersey on Dec. 6, two federal officials said. Sanchez, who entered the country on a now-expired visitor visa from Peru, is facing deportation and remains in custody. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of Sanchez’s immigration case.

Menendez most recently came under some scrutiny (only some, since the media ignored it) for underpaying hookers in the Dominican Republic. Of course he was overwhelmeingly re-elected last month and nobody will do a damn thing about this.

The prosecutor’s office in Hudson County, N.J., said Sanchez was found to have violated the law in 2010 and subsequently required to register as a sex offender. The exact charge was unclear because Sanchez was prosecuted as a juvenile and those court records are not publicly accessible. The prosecutor’s office confirmed to AP that Sanchez registered as a sex offender, although his name does not appear on the public registry.

Geez, 16 and was a sex offender already? What did he do, attend a Bill Clinton teen seminar?

Via Slublog.

Update: OK, this really needs an investigation.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a U.S. official involved in the case told the AP.

Of course we’ll never get an answer as to who issued that order.

Authorities in Hudson County notified ICE agents in early October that they suspected Sanchez was an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender and who may be eligible to be deported. ICE agents in New Jersey notified superiors at the Homeland Security Department because they considered it a potentially high profile arrest, and DHS instructed them not to arrest Sanchez until after the November election, one U.S. official told the AP. ICE officials complained that the delay was inappropriate, but DHS directed them several times not to act, the official said.

Update: Menendez plays dumb.

Menendez was elected to a second term in November, easily beating state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R).

In an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday afternoon, Menendez said he had only just heard of the situation.

I didn’t know anything about this young man’s status until right before I came on this program,” the senator said. His staff, he said, learned of the issue on Monday.

There’s no way we could know about his status,” Menendez told MSNBC. “There’s no way we could know about his background” as a sex offender, he added, because Sanchez was a juvenile.

The senator was initially booked to discuss immigration reform, coincidentally. He brought the arrest back to that topic, “It does speak volumes about why we need comprehensive immigration reform, because we can’t know who is here to pursue the American dream versus who is here to do it damage,” he said.

So because he’s employing illegal alien sex offenders, we must have immigration reform! By the way, of course he could know about his status as an illegal if they did a simple check.

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