DHS Rebrands Illegal Alien Advocate to Avoid Congressional Ax

Judicial Watch, August 27, 2013

As Congress moved to defund President Obama’s special advocate for illegal immigrants at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the title was quietly rebranded to protect the position, according to internal agency documents obtained by Judicial Watch this week.

It’s simply part of the president’s well-established pattern of abusing his authority to blow off Congress, especially when it comes to immigration. Early last year the DHS agency charged with finding and deporting illegal immigrants—Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—announced that it had named its first-ever “Public Advocate” to deal with the concerns and recommendations of community and advocacy groups.

It was immediately evident that the ICE Public Advocate was essentially created to serve as the lap dog of the increasingly powerful open borders movement. {snip}


Some members of Congress became outraged that American taxpayer dollars were being used to fund a Homeland Security position that advocates on behalf of illegal immigrants. A Tennessee congresswoman introduced a widely supported measure to prevent ICE from funding the position of public advocate, reminding that when Congress established DHS it created an advocate position for immigrants in the legal immigration process but specifically declined to create one for illegal immigrants.

The Obama administration responded by simply changing Lorenzen-Strait’s title to one that apparently can’t be defunded by Congress. No press releases were issued announcing the sneaky move but JW has obtained internal DHS correspondence that shows Lorenzen-Strait’s title at ICE was recently changed to Deputy Assistant Director Custody Programs and Community Outreach. {snip}

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  • Congress defunds the job, Obama gets around it by changing the job’s name.

    This probably means that defunding ObamaCare won’t work, because they’d do it and Obama would change its name to OogaBoogaOingoBoingoOokOokEekEekCare.

    Obama’s only doing this because he knows he can get away with it. When Congress didn’t impeach him over DACA, that was all the message he needed that he could get away with anything.

  • Spartacus

    And some people compare him to Hitler… Ady never needed any cheap tricks like this .

  • bigone4u

    Everytime I see Putin humiliate Obama, I laugh and realize that Obama is not invincible. In fact, Obama is a clown, the worst President in US history. We have been brainwashed into believing Obama can do as he wishes, but Putin owns him in the international arena. We need a domestic Putin-cat who can toy with mouse Obama here in the USA. Ted Cruz? Rand Paul? Please, somebody copy Putin’s manly style and show the sissy what’s up.

  • John Smith

    I never expect great things from Bathhouse Barry.


    This just goes to show how truly dedicated the Affirmative President is to flooding this country, with as many foreign drains upon the nation as he possibly can. Just biding his time before carrying out his “Dreamers” dream of instantly turning them all into American citizens. With little more than a single stroke of his wretchedly foul smelling treasonous pen.

    • Alexandra1973

      Their dream, our nightmare.