The Commission is concerned that some of the most vulnerable individuals’ access to justice is hindered by the recent actions of the federal government. The Commission urges Attorney General Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kelly to consider the fair administration of justice when determining how and where they send Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
In the last few months, troubling reports have emerged of federal immigration agents following, confronting, and in some instances, arresting undocumented immigrants in state and local courthouses when some of those immigrants were seeking help from authorities and the local justice system.
[U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Expresses Concern with Immigrants’ Access to Justice, Official Statement, April 24, 2017]
Dishonestly and partisanly, the USCCR has adopted the radical language of the Democrat Party in violation of the legislative mandate to be bipartisan in its investigations. The commissioners referred to illegal aliens as immigrants. That is neither legally valid, in Federal statute, illegal aliens are just that, not immigrants. The commissioners also dishonestly confuse the public by suggesting that immigration law enforcement officers are harassing or illegally arresting legal immigrants to the United States.
Furthermore, the commissioners illegally claim that there are legal sanctuaries for illegal aliens where they are free from arrest. That claim has no basis in law. In fact, the commissioners are acting illegally when they suggest such sanctuaries exist and that Federal authority to make arrests is limited. Statute is quite clear, there are no time or place limitations on Federal law enforcement officers making arrests, nor are there on making immigration arrests. To suggest so is again dishonest and a lie. Furthermore, to suggest so, and to make a demand that arrests of illegal aliens at courthouses stop is flagrantly illegal and not within the authority of the USCCR. Moreover, the commissioners are acting to assist illegal aliens to remain in the United States in violation of law, Title 8 United States Code (USC) Section 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii):
(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation
The commissioners are legally liable because they are illegally and without authority seeking to interfere with the lawful execution of Federal statutes. Furthermore, the commissioners further cite local officials who are seeking to usurp the authority of the Constitution and Federal law by interfering with the enforcement of Federal law, including threats of force and violence. Such activity is in violation of Title 18 USC Section 2383, Rebellion or Insurrection.
Arresting illegal aliens, including mentally ill trannies, is not a violation of any "civil right" and therefore outside the jurisdiction of the Commission. The commissioners have no authority to comment on such activity, and is therefore illegal use of Federal monies, and constitutes a theft of Federal funds, in violation of Title 18 USC 641 Theft of Public Money.
The clearly partisan attacks on immigration law enforce are also a violation of the legislative mandate of the commission to be non-partisan, as supporting illegal aliens is a Democrat Party official policy.
Established as an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency, our mission is to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws. We pursue this mission by studying alleged deprivations of voting rights and alleged discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice. We play a vital role in advancing civil rights through objective and comprehensive investigation, research, and analysis on issues of fundamental concern to the federal government and the public.
It is also a violation of the Hatch Act, that prohibits partisan activity by Federal employees, such as Michael Yaki, who runs a political consulting firm contracting with companies and local governments, when he is not acting as a commissioner. Shockingly, Yaki was renominated to the commission by Paul Ryan.
Time for President Trump to fire all the commissioners except Peter Kirsanow, the sole Republican on a Commission that has four Democrats and three Democrats in all but name. It should have more Republicans, but Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell could not bring themselves to appoint Republicans.