Skip to comments.US ordered delay in intern's arrest
Posted on 01/15/2013 11:22:30 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
WASHINGTON (AP) Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections but were ordered by Washington to hold off after officials warned of "significant interest" from Congress and news organizations because the suspect was a volunteer intern for Sen. Robert Menendez, according to internal agency documents provided to Congress.
The Homeland Security Department said last month, when The Associated Press first disclosed the delayed arrest of Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, that AP's report was "categorically false."
Sanchez, 18, was an immigrant from Peru who entered the country on a now-expired visitor visa. He eventually was arrested at his home in New Jersey on Dec. 6. He has since been released from an immigration jail and is facing deportation. Sanchez has declined to speak to the AP.
After the AP story, which cited an unnamed U.S. official involved in the case, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and six other Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Obama administration for details about the incident.
According to those documents, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Newark had arranged to arrest Sanchez at the local prosecutor's office on Oct. 25. That was fewer than two weeks before the election.
Noting that Sanchez was a volunteer in Menendez's Senate office, ICE officials in New Jersey advised that the arrest "had the possibility of garnering significant congressional and media interest" and were "advised to postpone the arrest" until officials in Washington gave approval. The documents describe a conference call between officials Washington and New Jersey to "determine a way forward, given the potential sensitivities surrounding the case."
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A illegal alien who is a pedophile. That's pretty much get out of free card for life.
I guess Menendez is party neutered but it is good of the AP to identify the political parties of those that asked for an investigation.
That's much more important than the voters knowing what kind of people are on the staff of the person they are voting for.
Since an arrest warrant is a command by the court to bring before it, without undo delay, a person named it would seem to me anyone who interfered with that command would be in violation of a court order or had obstructed a court activity. They should be so indicted if a violation of a criminal law or if not they should be arrested for contempt. Either or but the result should be the same: Jail time.
I think this is the best readers comment of the day at link...how does one commit a crime, register as a sex offender and still not get deported? Things that make you hummmmmmmmmmmmmm??
by being a donkey.