Skip to comments.Scandal-Ridden Alejandro Mayorkas Now Contender to Replace Holder: Same Old Same old
Posted on 11/06/2014 9:13:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
This week the New York Post  reported that Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has emerged as a leading contender for the top spot at DOJ. The race to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder has included the controversial Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and like Perez, Mayorkas tenure in the federal government is filled with a considerable amount of ethics-defying shadiness.
Prior to taking his current position as the number two man at DHS, Mayorkas was head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is mandated to administer the biggest immigration system in the world and carries a multi-billion dollar budget and a staff of 18,000, according to the Post.
Before his USCIS appointment, Mayorkas was working in the California district attorneys office as a Clinton-appointed attorney. In 2001, he intervened in the conviction of the son of Horacio Vignali, a major donor to Hispanic Democrats in Southern California, after he was caught trafficking $5 million worth of cocaine . Working with Hillary Clintons brother Hugh Rodham, a lobbyist who was paid $200,000 to help secure clemency for Vignalis son, Mayorkas interfered by attempting to secure a pardon from the White House.
Years later during his Senate confirmation hearing, Mayorkas admitted  that he had made a mistake.
After becoming head of USCIS, Mayorkas again became embroiled in a Rodham-related controversy; this time with Hillarys other brother, Tony. Between 2010 and 2013, Tony Rodham communicated with Mayorkas over a dozen times, urging him to unlawfully expedite certain applications for immigrant-investor visas. Tony was using this USCIS program to finance his electric car company, GreenTech Automotive.
The company, which also involved current-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, has since been proven to be a complete sham . Created solely to extract exorbitant fees from mostly Chinese visa applicants, the company never came close to providing the requisite amount of jobs needed under the program to grant green cards to investor-applicants. As whistleblower emails  received by Senator Grassleys Judiciary Committee later revealed, Rodham complained to Mayorkas that USCIS officials, who had serious questions about the companys business plan, were “improperly” delaying the visas and keeping applicants investment funds frozen as a consequence.
In response to Rodham and McAuliffes request for special privileges, Mayorkas committed a classic separation of powers violation. Mayorkas reversed  the decision of an administrative judge who had previously found certain financing methods employed by Rodham and McAuliffe to be in violation of USCIS regulations. The two were later made the subject of an SEC complaint for violating federal securities law.
The inherent problems of manipulation and influence of a judge who adjudicates decisions of the executive branch yet is embedded within it (as opposed to being insulated in the judiciary branch) are textbook discussion points in administrative law. When Mayorkas rewrote the administrative law judges decision to approve the visas and to facilitate Rodham and McAuliffes sham business deal, he violated a fundamental constitutional principle, one which the founders sought to protect when they set up a tripartite system of government.
As for his views on amnesty, Mayorkas has given the keynote address at the annual event of the American Immigration Lawyers Association , one of the biggest lobbyists for open borders. He has spoken at the Soros-funded Migration Policy Institute .
Judging by his derogation of ethics, the constitution and the law, Alejandro Mayorkas may just be the perfect pick for Obamas next attorney general.
Another day, another oppressor.
Do these commies ever stop?
No, I know they don’t.
The closest thing to a peaceful end to Communism is what happened in much of Eastern Europe.
Former DHS - you can’t get much lower than that.
The head of the DOJ should be picked and confirmed by the entire senate and house and NOT left in the hands of the POTUS.
Before his USCIS appointment, Mayorkas was working in the California district attorneys office as a Clinton-appointed attorney. In 2001, he intervened in the conviction of the son of Horacio Vignali, a major donor to Hispanic Democrats in Southern California, after he was caught trafficking $5 million worth of cocaine. Working with Hillary Clintons brother Hugh Rodham ...during his Senate confirmation hearing, Mayorkas admitted that he had made a mistake. After [Mayorkas'] becoming head of USCIS... Tony Rodham communicated with Mayorkas over a dozen times, urging him to unlawfully expedite certain applications for immigrant-investor visas. Tony was using this USCIS program to finance his electric car company, GreenTech Automotive... which also involved current-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe... proven to be a complete sham. Created solely to extract exorbitant fees from mostly Chinese visa applicants...
BINGO... if Obama puts up monsters we need to say 'NO'...
I would suspect that the new Attorney General nominee will be put through the Reid controlled Senate during the lame duck session along with whatever else the Resident and Reid want before the GOP takes over.
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