Immigration enforcement prosecutor fighting Obama and DHS
A top U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prosecuting attorney is alleging in her lawsuit filed in federal court that she was singled out for punishment for resisting criticizing orders she received to release convicted criminal illegal aliens from custody, according to ICE union officials on Friday.
The allegations made in career prosecutor Patricia M. Vroom's lawsuit implicate her superior at ICE, Peter Vincent, the recently-resigned top lawyer at the agency. The 59-year-old Vroom, whose title is Chief Counsel in Arizona, claimed in an Nov. 6, 2014, lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Arizona District that she was directed to drop her prosecutions of illegal aliens with prior Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions. When she complained senior ICE official Jim Stolley told her, “We don’t give a sh*t about that. Let it go.”
In addition, She claims that she was pressured by supervisors to halt her prosecution of illegal aliens who were convicted of felonies such as identify theft, including one criminal aliens who had registered to vote twice in two different voting districts. "President Barack Obama is planning a massive amnesty of millions of illegal immigrants by executive order," the head of the Immigration Services union, Chris Crane, said. "There's absolutely no doubt." Crane is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation official who also heads the immigration officers’ union.
After President Obama issued his divisive and politically-motivated “Dreamer" order in 2012, which gave through presidential fiat legal status to individuals brought to the U.S. illegally as children, senior officials including Vroom's superior Peter Vincent to prevent deportations including a DACA recipient convicted of ID theft in Arizona. Arizona has been a continuing target of the Obama White House and the Justice Department headed by Attorney General Eric Holder.
Following her resistance to -- and complaints about -- that decision and several others, Vroom was given poor a negative job appraisal which was at odds with other annual reviews she received. The filed lawsuit details how Vroom was instructed in February 2013 by her superiors at the immigration enforcement agency to release aliens convicted of ID theft felonies in Arizona, another contradiction of ICE's policy.
Vroom's lawsuit claims that she had been instructed to drop the cases and was later mocked for considering the decision a serious legal precedent. Regarding the alien found to have registered to vote twice illegally, Vroom recounts how she was pressured to drop removal proceedings.
"Amnesty by executive order is great for his liberal base. It’s a massive boost for the wounded Democrats and their voting bloc. But it’s terrible news for working Americans who are forced out of jobs by illegal labor. It dooms children who end up in huge classes full of foreigners who don’t speak English. It’s bankrupting for counties and states that have to stump up for emergency healthcare," said border security and immigration enforcement expert Jim Gilchrist, one of the founders of the defamed Minuteman Project.