June 9, 2009, - 11:29 am

Numbskull Immigration Judge: ICE Arrests of Illegal Aliens is “Retaliation,” Allows Them to Stay

By Debbie Schlussel
If you are an illegal alien in Connecticut and you’re challenging your deportation in court, you hit the lottery if you draw Immigration Judge Michael W. Straus to hear your case. It’s a virtual golden ticket to remain in the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory that is America . . . forever.
It’s bad enough that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano a/k/a “The Lesbionic Woman” stopped Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from doing their jobs and investigated them. Worse that the Supreme Court ruled ICE must prove an illegal alien’s knowledge that a fake ID is stolen. Now, in Judge Straus, immigration law enforcement agents have an even more liberal opponent to their efforts to enforce immigration laws.
Yesterday, he ruled that ICE agent raids on illegal aliens were improper because they were done in response to a New Haven program providing ID cards to illegal aliens. So, I guess ICE agents aren’t allowe to read the paper or watch the news and react accordingly in their plans to enforce the law. Nope. They must act in a vacuum. Anything less–any informed behavior–is now “illegal.”



Thanks, Gringo Infidel Judge Michael W. Straus For Your “Enlightened” Decision
The illegal aliens that ICE arrested all had deportation orders telling them to leave the country. Yet, they chose to continue to break the law and stay. But ICE arresting these people is now somehow illegal by the twisted logic that ICE was arresting these people in “retaliation” against the New Haven illegal alien IDs. So what? There’s nothing in immigration law or case law that says ICE can’t pick up illegal aliens (who were ordered to leave) in response to a city’s decision to enable them. This “retaliation” issue is a red herring. But not to left-wing Judge Straus.
It’s disgusting.
Moreover, the left-wing Yale sanctuary city nuts who run New Haven get to flout immigration laws and grant legal status to illegal aliens, but ICE can’t respond. Moreoever, lawyers from Yale represented the illegal aliens arrested for deportation by ICE. William F. Buckley should have changed the name of his book to “G-d and Illegal Alien at Yale.”
The New Haven Independent has the most thorough coverage of the story:

Judge Michael W. Straus of U.S. Immigration Court in Hartford threw out the cases against four immigrants swept up in the June 2007 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid. He ruled that government agents were in “egregious violation” of the immigrants’ Fourth Amendment rights.
For four individuals, the judge’s decisions marks an end to a two-year legal battle that began when Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents swept into Fair Haven, arresting 30 immigrants on charges of allegedly being in the country illegally. The raids prompted rallies and accusations from New Haven’s mayor on down that the feds were terrorizing the immigrant community and retaliating against the city for its immigrant-friendly policies, a charged the feds denied.
Attorneys from Yale Law School have been representing 17 of those 30 immigrants. The attorneys have argued that ICE agents violated their clients’ rights by entering their homes without permission and questioning them illegally. ICE has denied the allegations.
But Judge Straus agreed.
“In considering all the evidence in the record, this Court finds that the Respondent’s Fourth Amendment rights were egregiously violated,” he wrote.

PUH-LEEZE. Their Fourth Amendment rights were not violated. They had valid deportation orders against them, and ICE had the right to pick them up.
But, now, because of this case, they’re free to return back to their New Haven homes and will probably get rewarded with green cards and citizenship. That’s usually what happens when illegal aliens game the system. Our immigration process encourages that.
And that’s why our country will continue to die. We simply don’t have the guts to enforce our borders and regulate who comes in and who gets to stay.
As I always say, America . . . Desperate But Not Serious.

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16 Responses

America has no intention of securing its borders or to cease being the world’s flophouse. All thanks to liberal judges like Michael W. Straus.

NormanF on June 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm

How do you have rights when you are illegally in the country, the constitution and Bill of Rights and any amendments have nothing to do with illegal aliens.
If you are a reporter in Korea you get 15 years in prison if you in our country illegally you get free medical food schooling, things most of our natural born citizens don’t get. It times to cleanse America of the politicians and these worthless judges that don’t know how to follow the constitution.

ohboyohboy on June 9, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Debbie’s comments are right on. However, I have a separate question.
[The illegal aliens that ICE arrested all had deportation orders telling them to leave the country.]
Why weren’t they already deported? Why weren’t they deported when the trial was over and they walked out of the courthouse? Why aren’t they being deported now?

i_am_me on June 9, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I have transcribed immigration proceedings for 18 years. ICE is not the same department as the Executive Office for Immigration Review, which is what Department the Immigration Judges are in. It is not up to the judges to deport the aliens. After all of the appeals are exhausted, it is ultimately up to DHS. However, if you want to blame someone for the stagnation of the system, blame Obama. He is the one who has made it nearly impossible to get rid of illegal aliens.

    Donna on August 29, 2015 at 4:37 pm

I_am, good question. Lady justice isn’t always blind. There can be no just society when some people are more equal than others. And certainly not when it consists of those who break the country’s laws, are no longer held accountable for breaking it. How America can survive that, is beyond me.

NormanF on June 9, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Just another day at the office. Nothing has, nor will ever, change in this nut-less outfit. Nobody in ICE HQ and some laplickers in the field give a damn about doing the job.
The only thing that will come of this is another OIG clusterf**k investigation regarding whether or not the poor illegal mope’s rights were violated. More good agents screwed for doing their jobs.
Anyone who’s eligible or needs to find greener pastures, now’s the time to pull the pin. What a sorry agency. If the public only knew the true half of what goes on behind closed doors in the Beltway…

ICEnomore on June 9, 2009 at 3:41 pm

So I get it. That means Obama’s Aunt can stay!! You are right we have no guts to say no to anybody.

californiascreaming on June 9, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Does anyone really wonder why legacy Customs Agents don’t want to have anything to do with Immigration enforcement????

ICEDover on June 9, 2009 at 9:28 pm

ICEnomore and ICEDover.
Great to hear from you guys! But be careful. You may just enrage ICE’s biggest kool-aid drinking cheerleaders: EVS and his little partner Priceless. They’ll tell you just how great ICE is and that there are no problems. Just close your door and turn the t.v., with provided cable, up and it’s impossible to have problems. Because you can’t hear about them.

notanEVSfan on June 9, 2009 at 10:05 pm

If this administration were serious about tackling illegal immigration, they would immediately move to remove all roadblocks preventing the mandatory usage of E-Verify for all employers, including civilian and federal contractors. E-Verify is not the solution but it is a great start.

Just say no to ICE on June 10, 2009 at 1:14 am

Bush fed lies like:
– Jobs Americans do not take.
– Mexican family-values.
… to which Americans sighed and re-elected Bush, not knowing Bush is only paying off his corporate donors and La Raza. After all, nonw of the MS-13 gang members are gonna loot gated Bush communities or rape Jenna.
As for Bill Clinton, he instructed James Zigler to NOT enforce immigration laws. Why would he? Votes for Democratic party come from immigrants. And we all knwo Bill’s family values.
Americans have only their elected officials for immigration mess. And in a democracy, we get the government we deserve.

Alert on June 10, 2009 at 6:54 am

Of course, some US Citizen that makes a mistake some time in their life and gets convicted of a felony (regardless of how minor, victimless, or non-violent) loses their “civil rights”- i.e., can’t vote in many states, can’t serve on Juries, can’t own guns, can’t get many types of jobs, etc. But an illegal alien! They have “rights” that must be defended! Let them vote! Let them be on juries! Let them have jobs! Let them have guns!

Doda McCheesle on June 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Publish the retard judges home address online. include a picture, + his vehicle details. Now, let every victim of illegal immigration be aware of these facts.

fightback on June 11, 2009 at 12:06 am

I am just mentioning here that in a New York county near CT, & north of NYC an innocent young mother and her 8 year old daughter were KILLED – run over by an illegal alien (6 p.m. two days ago). Mother and child were exiting a dance recital practice. Other children and adults witnessed this killing. The driver, I am told, was not in the USA legally, had no auto insurance and was DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED!

crazycatkids on June 11, 2009 at 11:15 am

I transcribe immigration proceedings for a living. Michael W. Straus has ordered 70 percent deported or removed. Check the website for statistics. You certainly take freedom of speech to the very limit.

Donna on August 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm

His wife was a scum from China and screwed him with visa fraud. The judge listed above let her stay. Went to trial and she is still in the USA. Pretty pathetic

Sum Ting Wong on June 6, 2017 at 9:34 pm

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