According to a new report conducted by the Immigration Reform Law Institute, the Obama administration freely approved $310 million in taxpayer funds to provide free legal advice for illegal aliens, channeling the cash through a Soros connection.
Federal law is quite clear regarding such an act, and the report demonstrates that either the Obama administration was ignorant of the law, or was just plain corrupt and never thought it would be caught.
The IRLI reported that the “funding was provided to a legal defense group to help unaccompanied alien children under the age of 18 land with a sponsor in the U.S.”
Of course, all of this was highly improper, not to mention a violation of federal law:
The Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 292, states that aliens in removal proceedings “shall have the privilege of being represented (at no expense to the government).”
The IRLI reported, “Immigrant special interest groups, sometimes on behalf of unaccompanied minors, have tried since 1996 to challenge this section, claiming it violates aliens’ rights. Federal courts have always rejected these claims.”
“When the federal government pays for illegal alien minors to receive direct legal representation, it does more than flout the law,” said Dale L. Wilcox, executive director and general counsel of IRLI.
He added, “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.”
Many people agree. Some have pointed out that the $310 million could have been applied to border wall protection.
Perhaps this will be investigated?