First, Mack is one of the Treason Bar shysters that have been hired by the Department of Homeland Security in the Office of Chief Counsel and part of the usurpation of immigration law professionals with Treason Bar acolytes and criminals.
Second, the misleading story itself:
LAT October 15, 2015 by Joseph Tanfani and Brian Bennett
An internal email from a Department of Homeland Security lawyer is raising questions about the ongoing use of ethnic profiling by local police against immigrants, despite an Obama administration effort to stop using the justice system to round up low-level suspects for deportation.
Two Honduran men, waiting for a ride to their construction job, were detained by Louisiana police in May on loitering charges because they looked Latino, according to a Sept. 21 Homeland Security email that was released inadvertently and obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
“The only basis for the arrest seems to have been to give Border Patrol an opportunity to run an immigration investigation,” wrote Megan H. Mack, head of the Homeland Security Department’s civil rights office, in her report to Sarah Saldaña, Immigration and Customs Enforcement director, and other ICE officials. “This is not a practice the department wishes to endorse or facilitate.”
The reporters, Tanfani and Bennett failed to provide a copy of the email itself, so the authenticity of the email and its contents cannot be verified, as is usual for the Cultural Marxist (Can I say Communist now Peter?) media. Contact the writers Tanfani at firstname.lastname@example.org and Bennett at email@example.com. Tweet them here: @JTanfani and @ByBrianBennett.
Mack is a long time specialist in immigration law and not an attorney with real law experience. Immigration law has nothing to do with civil rights or civil liberties law. It is a highly specialized practice that does not require membership in any bar association to practice before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), as it is not real law and not practiced in a real court, but in an executive branch administrative agency. Its powder-puff to real football. However, Mack was not hired for her civil rights law enforcement experience, nor obviously for her immigration law enforcement experience, but for her Treason Bar advocacy.
And she must be feeling frustrated, not only in this case of two previously deported illegal aliens who are in the process of being deported, but because the OCLCR is the Rodney Dangerfield of DHS, even under the Obama Regime. The immigration law enforcement professionals, even those corrupted by the Regime, ignore it, as does the Office of Inspector General, the real professionals involved in investigating civil rights violations by employees. It gets no respect.
So, because it is the red-headed step-child of DHS, Mack clearly decided to make a play in public for more power. And it chose to illegally release confidential personnel information about aliens, protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, and confidential law enforcement information that is prohibited from release to the public. That is why DHS never comments on any particular immigration case. Its generally illegal to release any information about an alien. While a misdemeanor, it remains a criminal offense, and an impeachable offense as well.
Worse yet, Mack sought to have the two illegal aliens, who committed felonies by reentering after deportation in violation of Title 8 United States Code (USC) Section 1326, Reentry After Deportation, released into the United States:
Mack said the men posed no threat and should be released.
Not actually mentioned in the article is any evidence that the two illegal aliens were racially profiled. The only allegation is that the local police officer who first made contact with the loitering aliens was attempting to “... to give Border Patrol an opportunity to run an immigration investigation...” Well, that's not illegal, nor is it racial profiling, and there is nothing illegal about racial profiling anyway as this blogger has explained at length.
Furthermore, Mack decries the assistance local police are giving to the Border Patrol, but there is nothing illegal about that, it's authorized by statute, 8 USC Section 1252c, Authorizing State and local law enforcement officials to arrest and detain certain illegal aliens, something a real attorney would have known, but not a bush league Treason Bar shyster. Perhaps that is why the real immigration lawyers at the ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor gave the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officials the go-ahead for deportation despite the lobbying by Mack.
Time for Congress to get to the bottom of this story and call Tanfani and Bennett before a committee of the House preparing articles of impeachment, its the only solution.