Obama creates a new position of "public advocate" for illegal aliens

Feb 7, 2012

Obama has created a new position in the government, that of "public advocate" for illegal aliens - charged with listening to illegals complaining about how unfair it is to be deported. This move by Obama is just another attack on the Constitution and the Rule of Law.


Andrew Lorenzen-Strait will be the first advocate. In a press release from the White House, Lorenzen-Strait stated: “Today, I am honored to be named U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s first-ever public advocate. As ICE continues to implement detention reforms and other enforcement-related initiatives, my staff and I will serve as a point of contact for individuals, including those in immigration proceedings, NGOs, and other community and advocacy groups, who have concerns, questions, recommendations or important issues they would like to raise.”(1)

“As we work to enact significant policy changes to focus the agency’s immigration enforcement resources on sensible priorities, implement policies and processes that prioritize the health and safety of detainees in our custody while increasing federal oversight, and improve the conditions of confinement within the detention system, I will strive to expand and enhance our dialogue with the stakeholder community.”(1)

The mission of ICE is to capture and deport illegals. By creating an illegal alien advocate inside ICE, Obama is deliberately undercutting its very mission. This is simply another step by Obama to grant amnesty to illegals. He needs their votes in November.

Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, denounced Obama’s new policy.

"It's outrageous that the Obama administration has appointed a taxpayer-funded activist for illegal and criminal immigrants who are detained or ordered deported. The administration all too often acts more like a lobbying firm for illegal immigrants than as an advocate for the American people," Mr. Smith, Texas Republican, said.(2)

Mr. Smith said that when Congress created the Homeland Security Department, it specifically created an advocate's position for those in the legal immigration process, but it declined to create one for illegal immigrants, who the courts have regularly ruled are not entitled to the same protections as citizens and legal residents.(2)

What the American people really need is an advocate to protect the US Constitution from Obama.

1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/02/10/ice-announces-first-ever-public-advocate
2. http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/feb/7/administration-names-official-advocate-illegal-imm/