Obama Ignored Federal Law, Approved $310 Million To 'Help' Illegal Immigrants


On more than one occasion, former President Barack Obama and others have referred to his presidency as “scandal-free,” or “not having any significant scandals.” In the video below, Obama claims that his presidency has not had “the kinds of scandals that have plagued other administrations.”

But the facts about his presidency paint a very different picture in regards to scandals. Words and phrases such as “IRS,” “Fast and Furious,” and “Benghazi” bring to mind scandals of significance that occurred under his watch.

In the latest example of significant scandals of his presidency, The Washington Examiner has reported that he approved “$310 million in free legal advice to illegal aliens.” Giving aid to law breakers, via tax payer funds, isn’t exactly a non-scandal.

The Washington Examiner wrote that this was done despite the fact that it is against federal law to use tax payer funds to help illegal aliens avoid deportation. But the Obama administration okayed it and did it, anyway.

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The Immigration Reform Law Institute explained that the funds were directed at helping unaccompanied illegal alien minors. The monies were “awarded (to) multiple high-value contracts.”

The contracts and monies were given “for the purpose of providing legal representation” to the minors. Again, this was against federal law.

Under The Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 292, it is written that while illegal aliens are allowed to have legal representation during removal proceedings, it cannot be at tax payer expense. This means they would have to find another way to pay for or obtain the legal assistance.

They may have the money themselves. Or they may obtain the funding or representation from an activist group. There are options available to them.

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Despite multiple challenges to this act’s barring of government funding for illegal alien legal representation, special interest groups have filed lawsuits, claiming a violation of rights with such an act. Consistently, their claims have been rejected by federal courts, wrote the Immigration Reform Law Institute.

In a post published on the Institute’s website, executive director and general counsel of IRLI, Dale L. Wilcox said, “When the federal government pays for illegal alien minors to receive direct legal representation, it does more than flout the law. 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.”

He went on to share why the average citizen might be upset about what happened. “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.”

BizPac Review noted about the scandal that, “Obama was sympathetic to the illegal immigrants steadily flowing to our southern border and used an executive order in June 2012 to establish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. The program granted amnesty of sorts for many unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors — which sometimes include MS-13 gang members.”

In January 2017, Breitbart listed 18 separate scandals associated with the Obama administration, some of which relate to things involved in this scandal. They include the use of taxpayer money and aiding criminal enterprises.

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One example is the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. “The Obama administration’s insane program to use American gun dealers and straw purchasers to arm Mexican drug lords, is a scandal with a huge body count, prominently including Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata, plus hundreds of Mexican citizens.”

The news of this latest scandal is just one more example, like so many before it, of an administration that appeared to be more concerned about agenda than rule of law. The legacy created by President Obama may well go down as the most corruption seen in an American president’s time in office.

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