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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Your Tax Dollars At Work: Obama Appoints Advocate For Illegal Immigrants

By Susan Duclos

Officially, the Obama administration has appointed a tax payer paid "public advocate" who is charged with listening to immigrants' concerns about its law enforcement policies but according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement the advocate will "serve as a point of contact for individuals, including those in immigration proceedings, NGOs and other community and advocacy groups, who have concerns, questions, recommendations or other issues they would like to raise."

Emphasis mine and it is that particular job description that Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, expressing outrage.

"It's outrageous that the Obama administration has appointed a taxpayer-funded activist for illegal and criminal immigrants who are detained or ordered deported. The administration all too often acts more like a lobbying firm for illegal immigrants than as an advocate for the American people," Mr. Smith, Texas Republican, said.

Mr. Smith said that when Congress created the Homeland Security Department, it specifically created an advocate's position for those in the legal immigration process, but it declined to create one for illegal immigrants, who the courts have regularly ruled are not entitled to the same protections as citizens and legal residents.

Voter's tax dollars at work.