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Lawsuit Filed Against Deferred Action

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Obama administration’s new immigration policy, deferred action, which went into effect last week, is being challenged in court.

A lawsuit was filed on Thursday in federal court in Dallas, Texas, on behalf of 10 officers and agents who work for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). The suit argues that granting two-year deportation deferral and employment authorization to qualified young undocumented immigrants requires ICE officers to violate federal law.

The  suit was filed by Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State, who had also advised Mitt Romney on immigration policy on behalf of the agents, including Chris Crane, president of the ICE agents and officers union. He previously opposed the administration’s policy that allowed some undocumented immigrants with clean records and strong ties to the county to avoid deportation.

"It places ICE agents in an untenable position where their political superiors are ordering them to violate federal law," Kobach said. "If they follow federal law, they will be disciplined by their superiors."

The defendants are Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and John Morton, director of ICE.

Matt Chandler, a DHS spokesman, said the department uses prosecutorial discretion to focus its efforts on arresting and deporting criminal immigrants, and the newest policy is in line with that effort.

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Comments [4]

UnCoverUp from Dallas, Texas

First impression is that this law suit is simply frivolous and the lawyer-lobbyers (lawbyers) who filed it will be sanctioned by any honest federal judge. However a little background information on the Strasburger & Price, LLP lawbyer Peter Michael Jung who selected the judges of US District Court for Northern District of Texas to rule in the case may illuminate what Jung is up to here.

In the RICO case brought by Albert G. Hill, III against Albert G. Hill, Jr. (TXND Case # 3:07-cv-02020-O) Jung was co-counsel with Lynn Tillotson Parker & Cox, LLP lawbyer Michael P. Lynn, husband of former Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP lawyber Barbara M. G. Lynn ("Lynn") who was installed as a Northern District judge in 1999 by the Clinton Administration at the request of Baron & Budd, PC President Frederick M. Baron ("Baron") and Secretary Lisa A. Blue-Baron ("Blue-Baron"). In that case, Lynn's husband's and Jung's client, Hill Jr., was caught in fraud upon the federal court administered by one of Lynn's colleagues, Reed C. O'Connor. The case "settled" shortly after the fraud was discovered, but O'Connor never sanctioned Hill Jr.'s lawbyers who had obviously aided and abetted the fraud upon his court. O'Connor went on to award Hill III's lawbyers, Blue-Baron, Charla G. Aldous and Stephen F. Malouf (self-named "BAM" lawbyers) tens of millions of dollars in hotly disputed contingency fees, turning a blind-eye to compelling evidence showing that the BAM lawybers had colluded with Lynn's husband and Jung in getting Hill Jr. to perjure himself so that the BAM lawbyers could collect on an unconscionable contingency fee contract that had only been signed a few months before settlement of the long-running case.

The Senators sitting on Judiciary Committee at the time she was confirmed should have been notified by the FBI that as a partner at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, Lynn and her firm had unlawfully influenced lawbyers in the Dallas US Attorney's Office and the Dallas District Attorney's Office to shield Baron and Blue-Baron from criminal prosecution for fraud upon several federal bankruptcy courts around the country and state courts around Texas to facilitate their collection of 40% contingency fees in tens of thousands of asbestos claims cases in which Blue-Baron used her psychology expertise to systematically create false memories in Baron & Budd, PC clients.

US Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña needs to pay attention to pattern Jung and his business partners have established to see if Jung's most recent lawsuit is simply another frivolous lawsuit or part of a pattern of frauds WITH federal judges in furtherance of a criminal enterprise.

Aug. 24 2012 10:02 AM
Luis

Come on don't mess it up for these young hard working innocent children. Always the south. . White racist.

Aug. 23 2012 10:33 PM
Vinny from NJ

LMFAO rednecks crack me up!!! They are so scared

Aug. 23 2012 10:08 PM
Logic from NJ

I really hope these redneck idiots dont ruin the opportunity for many of these young to people to achieve their well deserved legal status.

Aug. 23 2012 09:32 PM

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