The conflict is between the long time beneficiaries of the illegal spending of money on one hand, specifically Treason Bar hacks at Americans for Immigrant Justice, law school activists such as the University of Miami Law School Clinic and the Catholic Church represented by Catholic Legal Services (CLS) and Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, and corrupt cronies in the Democrat Party and former political appointees of the Regime on the other hand, in the person of Lavinia Limón and others at a contracting front group, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, which doesn't even have any staff attorneys.
Bizarre Contract Dispute Putting Thousands Of Migrant Children At Risk, by Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post, January 18, 2016Not mentioned is that the scheme funneling money to all the groups involved is both illegal and unconstitutional. More shocking though is the deliberate claim by the Cultural Marxist author, Grim, that funding for attorneys for illegal aliens is mandated by law.
WASHINGTON — Thousands of unaccompanied minors who came across the U.S. border as part of the migrant crisis are at risk of being deported without due process, the archbishop of Miami has warned the Obama administration...
Yet USCRI has been on a contract-winning streak since President Barack Obama was elected. The administration offered the top ORR job to Limón, who had run the office during the Clinton administration. She turned it down, but recommended her deputy, Eskinder Negash.
Under Negash, money flowed heavily to USCRI. In 2011, when the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops lost a major contract to do human trafficking work, the bulk of the money went to USCRI instead. It didn't go unnoticed.
"ORR earmarked most of the money for USCRI," Sister Mary Ann Walsh wrote at the time. "Eskinder Negash, current director of the ORR, had been vice-president and chief operating officer at USCRI before joining ORR in 2009."
Negash left the government last year, landing back at USCRI. His closeness to USCRI was so well known that the new head of ORR, Bob Carey, joked about it at a meeting with advocates shortly after taking over.
Although the law dictates that these children must be given legal services, recent moves by the Office of Refugee Resettlement have thrown that into doubt.First, the scheme violates the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution and the Anti-Deficiency Act, both which prohibit spending of funds that are not appropriated by Congress.
Secondly, spending the money on attorneys representing aliens in deportation proceedings is prohibited by an Act of Congress, to wit, the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 240, Removal Proceedings, as amended, and codified in Title 8 United States Code, Section 1229a, subsection (a)(4)(a), Removal Proceedings:
(A) the alien shall have the privilege of being represented, at no expense to the Government, by counsel of the alien’s choosing who is authorized to practice in such proceedingsThis is all thanks though to the failure of cucks Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to stop both the ongoing Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty through riders to the latest appropriations bill. Ryan and McConnell will not stand up for even Congresses authority to control spending, much less control immigration laws.