Obama's Illegal Alien Uncle on the Hot Seat, again?
While Uncle Omar is here fighting his deportation, he will be allowed to drive the streets of Framingham once again. Onyango was supposed to lose his license for 45 days, but the Massachusetts’s Department of Motor Vehicles decided to grant him a “hardship license,” so that he can drive back and forth to his job – at a liquor store.
As reported by our own blogger Irene Garcia, “A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts agency- Registry of Motor Vehicles-that reinstated Obama’s license…said ‘he met all of the criteria,’ but refused to elaborate on what exactly that means. When a reporter questioned an illegal immigrant getting a driver’s license, the state agency spokeswoman snapped back saying ‘registry business is based on registry records.’”
Speaking of records, Judicial Watch is in hot pursuit of all Immigration and Customs Enforcement records related to the Onyango fiasco. Specifically, here’s what we’re after pursuant to a September 2, 2011 FOIA request filed with ICE:
All records of communications, contacts and correspondence between ICE and the following entities:
- The Framingham Police Department
- The White House
- The Executive Office of the President
- The Department of Justice
All records of communications between officials, officers or employees of ICE concerning or relating to Onyango Obama.
After Onyango Obama was released from federal custody at the Plymouth County House of Correction on September 8, 2011, via an “order of supervision,” JW filed a second FOIA request, seeking access to “all records of communications, contacts and correspondence” between ICE and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department,” as well as the other organizations listed in the previous FOIA request. Sanctuary policies like those in Massachusetts are dangerous, encourage more illegal immigration, and undermine (and often violate) the law. The Obama Justice Department, rather than cracking down on pro-illegal alien sanctuary lawlessness, is attacking states like Arizona that are seeking to uphold and enforce the rule of law on immigration.
By letter dated September 20, 2011, ICE acknowledged both FOIA requests. A response was due by October 19, 2011. However, to date, Homeland Security has failed to turn over any records, explain why they should be withheld, or indicate when a response is forthcoming. This is rather obvious gamesmanship and stonewalling. So, we sued in federal court this week to obtain the material.
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