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Illegal Immigration &Team Obama Richard Falknor on 07 Jul 2010 08:16 pm

Time to Examine the Perez-John Kane-Tony O’Donnell Link

Michelle Malkin starts off with her “Open-borders DOJ vs. America” post – –

“My column today looks at one of the champions of illegal immigration inside the DOJ: Civil Rights Division chief/assistant attorney general Thomas E. Perez.”

Continues Malkin:

“The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, headed by Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, took the lead in prepping the legal brief against Arizona. The son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Perez is a far Left lawyer and activist who worked for the late mass illegal alien amnesty champion Teddy Kennedy and served in the Clinton administration DOJ. While holding down a key government position there in which he was entrusted to abide by the rule of law, Perez volunteered for Casa de Maryland – a notorious illegal alien advocacy group funded through a combination of taxpayer-subsidized grants and radical liberal philanthropy, including billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Institute (not to mention more than $1 million showered on the group by Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavez’s regime-owned oil company, CITGO).

Perez rose from Casa de Maryland volunteer to president of the group’s board of directors. Under the guise of enhancing the ‘multicultural’ experience, he crusaded for an ever-expanding set of illegal alien benefits from in-state tuition discounts for illegal alien students to driver’s licenses. Casa de Maryland opposes enforcement of deportation orders, has protested post-9/11 coordination of local, state, and national criminal databases, and produced a ‘know your rights’ propaganda pamphlet for illegal alien depicting federal immigration agents as armed bullies making babies cry.”

Last week the Blue Ridge Forum revisited Mr. Perez’ October 6, 2009 confirmation, and some of his subsequent testimony about the dismissal of the Black Panthers case.

Mr. Perez is clearly no friend of conservatives, nor — some would argue – – of constitutional government.

So why did Maryland House of Delegates Republican leader Tony O’Donnell help advance Tom Perez’ confirmation to a sensitive Department of Justice position in the Obama Administration? Recall that Perez has also come under recent heavy criticism on his testimony about the Black Panther-case dismissal.

And why did former GOP state chairman John Kane write the Senate Judiciary Committee such a congenial letter urging Mr. Perez’ confirmation.

Blue Ridge Forum revealed these letters last October 7.  They have been no secret. The Potomac Tea Party Report is also right on the case.

We believe that Maryland House of Delegates GOP insiders have a duty to reveal what really led Republican Leader Tony O’Donnell to support Mr. Perez.

Similarly, any state Republican leader close to John Kane should see that his motivation in supporting the Perez confirmation is brought to light. Readers will note that both the O’Donnell and Kane letters in support of Perez were signed about a week apart.  

Readers can decide for themselves whether the Kane-O’Donnell support for Perez was warranted.

We need more facts, however, on the circumstances behind two Maryland Republican chieftains supporting Senate confirmation of such an unlikely candidate.  Mr. Perez was not simply a nominee for some assistant secretaryship in the Agriculture or Commerce department – – but for a major Department of Justice post and thus a key player on the Obama Team.

What, in short, was the deal?

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