It is never a surprise to what lengths ICE SVU will go to in order to protect illegal aliens and those who assist them from arrest, prosecution, and deportation. Debra Parker is the new Special Agent-in-Charge of the Seattle ICE SVU office, but is not a member of the Dirty 19 that didn’t want to do their jobs, which includes arresting illegal aliens. However, as a senior manager in ICE SVU headquarter at the time of the Dirty 19 letter, she would have known about the letter. Did she do anything about it? We don’t know. She is both a legacy U.S. Customs Service (USCS) and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) employee, so she should have been enraged by the insubordination from the Dirty 19. But, as a newly appointed SAC in Seattle, she now has a problem: Criminals are openly organizing to protect and aid illegal aliens from arrest, with their primary plan transporting illegal aliens to and from court appointments, among other things.
The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) is a criminal group that as part of its mission is to actively aid illegal aliens in two main areas: transportation and escort of criminal aliens to court appointments, as well as operating a warning system for illegal aliens to immigration enforcement operations. Both these actions are open and flagrant violations of Title 8 United States Code Section (USC) 1324, Bringing In and Harboring Certain Aliens and Title 18 USC 371, Conspiracy. 8 USC 1324 has a specific section for the WISN criminal conspirators relating to the transportation to courts, as well as a general provision for aiding the illegal aliens to remain in the United States.
(ii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law;
(iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
[8 U.S. Code § 1324. Bringing in and harboring certain aliens, unattributed, Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School, undated]
The ICE SVU office in Seattle has done nothing since WAISN started operating in 2018, two years of criminal conspiracy to violate immigration laws, all openly defiant of the law. In fact, the problem of open defiance of immigration law has metastasized nationwide; open defiance of immigration enforcement is openly publicized and the criminals are not afraid to have their names in the press celebrating their crimes.
Nicolas found himself driving to a bar last fall, even though he doesn’t drink. He wanted to make sure his friends didn’t drive drunk that night on icy Grant County roads in central Washington.
Nicolas isn’t his real name. We’re protecting his identity because he’s undocumented and he worries federal immigration authorities may target him for speaking to the media.
When he got to the bar, Nicolas ran into a friend’s niece smoking outside, inebriated and cold. He says she didn’t seem well. So Nicolas offered her a ride home. But before they could leave, he ran into a Quincy Police officer patrolling bars for drunk drivers. The officer was suspicious…
“He told me I had to resolve this in court,” Nicolas said. “I told him I’d go, but I told him what the situation was in the Ephrata court. He said he was sorry, but that I had to go to court.”
Nicolas was afraid of setting foot in the Grant County District Court. Members of the community, immigrant advocates and public defenders say they have spotted federal immigration officers arresting undocumented people at the court regularly.
[Immigrants Nervous To Show Up In Washington Courthouses Over Fear Of Federal Entanglement, by Enrique Perez de la Rosa, KOUW/NPR, January 17, 2020]
So, with no action or concern from ICE SVU, the WISN leapt into action to help Nicolas avoid arrest.
A coworker told Nicolas about the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network. It’s a coalition of immigrant rights advocates across the state that connects people afraid of running into ICE in state courts with volunteers willing to accompany and advocate for them.
WAISN started the program in fall 2018, after seeing a dramatic increase civil immigration arrests in courthouses the year before following policy changes set by the Trump administration.
It’s a service that coordinator Brenda Rodriguez says has become necessary for many, including naturalized citizens, because they fear running into ICE on their way to court.
“What used to be business as usual for people, going to the courthouse, paying their tickets or taking care of civil matters, for a lot of our immigrant community members it has now become a burden,” Rodriguez said.
Nicolas decided to reach out. On the day of his preliminary hearing, several volunteers drove from Wenatchee to meet Nicolas in a parking lot on the edge of Ephrata an hour before he was to appear before a judge. The group coordinated for weeks before his appointment — all so Nicolas could get a date in court.
First, there was Jaime Krish, the driver. She would get everyone as close to the court entrance as possible to limit Nicolas exposure. Then there was Chris Rader, in charge of video recording immigration officers if they attempt to make an arrest.
Then there was Karina Vegavilla, the liaison for Nicolas in charge of translating and making sure Nicolas understood his rights. Advocates say ICE and CBP undermine those rights in courthouse arrests by presenting administrative warrants — signed by immigration officers — rather than warrants signed by judges.
So, there it is, four criminals with their names in the newspaper, and in the case of Brenda Rodriquez, a photograph on the WAISN website.
This is an open conspiracy to violate Federal immigration and other criminal laws. ICE SVU claims that they are the critical criminal investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but open and flagrant criminal conspirators against the immigration laws of the United States are ignored by Deep State Saboteurs. Debra Parker has to take action. But will she?
You can contact Parker here to ask her about this blatant criminal conspiracy to violate immigration laws within her area of operations. Hopefully she will hear from Stephen Miller or Ken The Knife. It is time for arrests! Make ICE SVU do their job!
1000 Second Avenue Suite 2300
Seattle, WA, 98104
Phone: (206) 442-2200
Fax: (206) 442-2201