Lawsuit: Obama Officials Pressured Prosecutors to Release Convicted Criminal Aliens

Jonathan Strong, Breitbart, November 10, 2014

An award-winning, career prosecutor at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) alleged in a blistering new lawsuit she was punished for resisting orders to release convicted criminal illegal aliens from custody.

The allegations from Patricia M. Vroom, 59, implicate Peter Vincent, the recently-resigned top lawyer at the agency.

Vroom said in an Nov. 6 filing with the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Arizona District she was ordered to drop prosecutions of illegal aliens with prior DUI convictions because, in the alleged words of senior ICE official Jim Stolley, “We don’t give a shit about that. Let it go.”

She also details pressure from supervisors to drop prosecutions of illegal aliens with identify theft convictions, including one who registered to vote “not once, but twice, both times falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen,” according to the filing.


Vincent, according to the filing, led a ruthless campaign to purge long-serving officials across the agency to replace with friends and allies.

After President Obama issued the executive “DREAM Act” order in 2012, providing legal status to individuals brought to the U.S. illegally as children, senior officials including Vincent coordinated to prevent the deportation of a DACA recipient convicted of ID theft in Arizona.

Following conflict over that decision and others, Vroom was given poor performance remarks in an annual review at odds with previous reviews, hostile and demeaning emails from superiors, and sexist attitudes.

In February 2013, the filing said, Vroom was instructed by supervisors to release aliens convicted of ID theft felonies in Arizona, at odds with previous ICE policy memoranda on the topic.


Regarding the alien found to have registered to vote twice illegally, Vroom recounts how she was pressured to drop removal proceedings.

According to the filing, ICE official Matt Downer asked Vroom how she planned to handle the situation. Vroom said she would agree to cancel the alien’s deportation, but Downer wrote back, “think again.”

“Realizing she had not arrived at the ‘correct’ answer as to how she should apply ‘prosecutorial discretion,’ Plaintiff then suggested the case be dismissed without prejudice, to which Mr. Downer replied, ‘Agreed,’”

However, a short time later, Downer wrote back to urge an even more lenient course of action.

“Re reading this–dismiss with prejudice,” Downer wrote, according to the filing.

Dismissing the case with prejudice would leave the government unable to prosecute the individual for the crime in the future if he was subsequently detained for another reason.

“This instruction was legally unjustifiable and arguably unethical. No reasonable government attorney would unnecessarily prejudice his or her prosecuting client’s interests by requesting that a court dismiss a matter with prejudice when it could be, and normally would be, dismissed without prejudice,” the filing said.


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  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    Obama is really keeping his promise of hope and change. He is changing the country for the worst and there will be no hope.

  • D.B. Cooper

    It’s all your fault, for believing in a lie. Look at you. A bunch of programs hypnotized by a lie, and you’re even paying for it. Meanwhile, you continue to expend enormous amounts of energy hating little ol’ me.

    • I dont know who RG is, but he seems quite familiar with you. Not to mention much less annoying than you. You realize that screencapping examples of how irritating and pointless you are and then reposting them in a new irritating and pointless post just illustrates what a pathetic troll you are… dont you?

      • dmxinc

        Feel free to leave AMREN at any time.

        It is your choice to remain ignorant.

      • D.B. Cooper

        “RG” is actually one of the nicer ones to me.

      • Vyncennt

        …and YOU realize that submitting a reply that offers nothing but name calling illustrates what a pathetic troll YOU are… don’t you?

        • propagandaoftruth

          I’m a billy goat with an attitude.

  • “This instruction was legally unjustifiable and arguably unethical. No reasonable government attorney would unnecessarily prejudice his or her prosecuting client’s interests by requesting that a court dismiss a matter with prejudice when it could be, and normally would be, dismissed without prejudice,” the filing said.

    Electing a new people is more important.

  • me

    Lawlessness, corruption, tyranny, and racism. Obongola and his Negro revenge-driven policies are going to ruin this country in the next two years. Those ‘republican’ politicos that were voted in on a wave of disgust had better do their job this time and stop this hateful maniac.

    • Bryan Dennis

      If they don’t then they’ll be hunted down as conspirators.

    • Scott Rosen

      They need to impeach that monkeyman. He’ll never be removed, but it might give the fool something to think about.

      • me

        I’m willing to let Obongola continue to run his azz into the ground, as long as the amnesty and illegal immigration is halted and reversed. Let Obongola keep going in his insanity. It will solidify the reason to NEVER vote a Negro into any position of power EVER AGAIN.

        • Samuel Hathaway

          Don’t be so sure that America won’t vote another Negro to be president. Next in line? Dr. Ben Carson. Republicans are already swooning and slobbering over Carson, ready to give “the black thang” another try after the Democrats failed at theirs.

          • me

            Somehow, I don’t think so. Scratch a Negro, find an anti-White racist.

          • 1G25

            Colin Powell comes to mind.

          • Max

            “Once you go black…”
            It is the case that Carson, who continued to disavow any political aspirations just recently changed his voter registration to Republican -or so I recently read. This does not bode well. It is certainly possible however, that the Repub secret cabal’s strategy may be just to put him in for window-dressing ala Herman Cain or the Democratic repeat offender, Jesse Jackson, simply to showcase their “diversity”.

    • WR_the_realist

      My prediction: The Republicans will first demonstrate that they are moderates and non-obstructionist by compromising with Obama on amnesty, giving citizenship to millions of illegal aliens, so long as Obama agrees to also triple the number of H-1b workers. Then they will insist that we bomb Iran. Finally, they will start a war with Russia. Republicans never fail to kick in the teeth the people who voted for them.

  • Luca

    The Liberal onslaught continues unabated. The only possible purpose for these instructions and actions by federal agencies is to hasten America into a state of complete chaos and then destruction, making it ripe for some form of revolution..

    I can think of no other motives.

    • Max

      “Order out of chaos”

  • phillyguy

    on this Veterans Day the only thing I want to say is thank you…
    to my uncle Frank 93 yrs.old, who just passed this last Saturday, a Marine and a real hero to this country, from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima..Uncle Joe(RIP) Army Air Corps bomber group,,uncle Doug (RIP) and uncle Ron(RIP) US Navy,,And to my late father(RIP), US Army Korea. time has taken them all.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Yes, thank you to all real warriors who served their country out of duty and honor on this Veterans Day… Uncle Clair in the Navy, Grandaddy Virgil in World War I, Uncle Charlie in WWII under General Eisenhower, Uncle Howard in Korea and daddy in Korea,

  • dd121

    Welcome to our third world, courtesy of our Community Organizer in Chief.

    • His popularity at 41% still exceeds that of the average 2nd term President. In Florida I still see cars festooned with Obama ’08 and ’12 stickers. Putting a Romney sticker on my car, I’m sure would get it dinged or worse.

      In Europe as of last year (’13) they still go around with Obama label pins on their shirts and jackets.

      I’m expecting him to amnesty all 34 million illegals and the world to go wild with praise.

      • Sick of it

        His popularity rating is a total fabrication. I would have to see hard data from a non looney tunes area to confirm.

        • Ike Eichenberg

          The US is ~13 percent black, die hard white dems are 20ish percent. DingleBarry has 90 percent of those groups.

          Add the two thirds of Hispanics drinking at the welfare trough and you can easily stay at 40% popularity even if he posted a video of himself molesting a 6 year old.

          • Vyncennt

            “even if he posted a video of himself molesting a 6 year old.”

            That would provide him with a lock down of the Muslim vote, no? =)

      • George Costanza

        “They love me because they don’t know me” – Mark Antony

      • dd121

        The Republicans have warmed him not to do that administratively. I wonder what they might do if he does?

        • WR_the_realist

          The Republicans will make a few speeches about this an then do nothing.

          • dd121

            You may well be right. If they do nothing and squander this election by not being aggressive, they’ll lose big in ’16. This then would be the last national they would ever win. There must be somebody in the Republican party smart enough to realize this.

  • Since there is no more real legal system anymore my personal response is that I no longer obey laws that do not fit a reasonable concept of Western Civilization. Disobeying the tax laws is a good thing. Lying to a judge is a good thing, if it can get you on a jury that helps exact revenge. Harassing public officials (no death threats) is a good thing.

    There are lots of ways to help destroy the System. It’s my new full time job. The sooner this country goes down, the sooner a new one can arise in its place.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Death threats are ignored when it comes to vindicated US Citizens–ask George Zimmerman.

  • I do hope that this is the beginning of holding those accountable for the lawlessness, and perhaps mabey we will see some integrity restored in Washington…..ya im wishing for a lot in know.

  • kikz2

    …to the tune of 36,000 in 2013…………………………………….rapists, murders, child molesters…….and someday i hope he and moose awaken to them standing around their bed.

  • IstvanIN

    This country is done. We fell from the inside out.

    • SentryattheGate

      As Communist head of the USSR, Krushchev once said: “Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.”

      • OS-Q

        The original “you’re on the wrong side of history!” statement.

  • There are traitors within the federal government but I fear the fate they deserve will never occur until the much-needed Revolutionary War Two has a successful conclusion.

  • Bryan Dennis

    I would love to see an organized effort to get guns owners who have had enough of this to march the streets armed. March to our state capitals with rifles on our backs. That would be a statement. Millions of us across the country.

    • Bill Moore


      So that their facial recognition software can catalog all of the patriots?

      I prefer to keep a low profile until the time is right.

      My opinion is that the time will be right when the Africans start foraging in Caucasian areas. And we shouldn’t form an army of patriots.

      Washington DC will be on the side of the Africans. We can only win by using guerrilla tactics. History has shown that organized armies (such as Washington DC will send to put down the Caucasians) can be defeated by loosely organized fighters.

      Think about the USA revolutionary war. The British army marched down the middle of the road, and George Washington’s fighters hid behind trees. The British generals were very angry because George Washington’s fighters did not fight fair.

      Think about Washington DC’s forays into third world countries. Washington DC’s armies marched down the middle of the roads and the citizens of those countries hid in the bushes or behind rocks and picked them off (Afghanistan, Vietnam, Iraq, others). Have we actually “won” any of those wars?

      Think about our own civil war. The Southern armies, out-manned ten to one, with weapons that were lower quality, chose to group together and stand and fight – they lost. If they had chosen to fight a guerrilla style war, they would have probably won. When attacked by the organized army from Washington DC, they could have just kept backing up, stringing out the North’s supply lines, then attacked the North’s supply lines.

      Just Say’n,
      Bill Moore

      • Max

        D.C. et. al. stealing our money to finance our own eradication while implementing this third/fourth world displacement isn’t “fair” either.

      • Bryan Dennis

        I appreciate your comment and completely agree with you. I am talking about making a statement with the intention of preventing civil war. Should it come to that, then guerrilla warfare is the only way.

      • Bryan Dennis

        Also, I’ve made the assumption that I’ve already been red flagged due to the comments I’ve made and the fact that I frequent this website. The fact that I consider this likely is also an example of how far the Federal Government has subverted their oath.

  • MartelsGhost

    So this makes the current administration culpable for any and all crimes committed by the released illegals right? If I helped a known wanted offender escape and evade capture then I would be aiding and abetting correct? So what’s the difference?

    • 1G25

      The difference is that you are not above the law.

      • MartelsGhost

        Nobody should be above the law……………………………..least of all those who would rule.

  • Musashi5000

    There ain’t but one cure for the entire mess.

    • 1G25

      I didn’t read your post before sending mine… since you said the same thing, I could have saved a lot of words !

      • Musashi5000

        It’s the way peoples and nations exist (or not) in this world. Always a struggle for control, always conflict….war.

        Ever was it thus.

  • libertarian1234

    Flooding the country with unskilled, third world hordes then ignoring the crimes they commit is a recipe for disaster. Anybody but a bonehead radical, leftist zealot knows that.

    We’re now in a position where the black messiah is committing so many gross errors and planned treachery to defeat us things can’t be turned around unless we can get a hard nosed, no-nonsense leader in office, with the same types holding a majority in Congress.

    But we all know that isn’t going to happen. And if that wasn’t bad enough 100,000 Haitians have been given a fast track to immigration, right along with Somalis and other black criminals from Africa.

    Striving for Main Street USA where everybody left their keys in their vehicles and their doors unlocked is not only a thing of the past it is forever an impossibility to return to now that we’re in the process of being ethnically cleansed.

    We’re faced with the option now of fighting a civil war or seceding into our own enclaves.
    And since a planned insurrection is out of the question, we have to sit and wait until the non-white hordes begin the festivities themselves in order to justify a response.

    • 1G25

      And I can’t wait. That’s not a childish fantasy speaking… I’m old enough to remember when the “unlocked doors” were a non-remarked fact of life in America, and I’m terminally pissed about the decline of my country.

      “History” is not something that happened only to people far away, in a long-distant time. We in America are living a pivotal point in our country’s history, and most “history” has always been hallmarked by massive upheaval and widespread violence.

      The “sociologies” that have been imported into our country, or into our society since 1956 as a result of racial integration, are cancers that need to be harshly controlled, or simply excised.

    • Yves Vannes

      I could not agree more. And the sooner the better. And when that day comes we need to remember the gatekeepers first and foremost.

  • Stogumber

    These guys Vincent, Stolley, Downer – what kind of guys are they? What happened in their brains?

  • Earl P. Holt III

    We’re gonna have to expand the capacity of the Federal Prison System to accommodate all the Obama Administration appointees when Ted Cruz is President…

  • this is all about money…
    The powers that be–the corporations and plutocrats and the government and the media they control– they want as many human livestock in america as they can get, and they don’t want to let go of any human livestock.

    We are their cattle..their source of revenue…they want to keep us, and they do not want to deport us….

    Obama, Bush, Clinton, GOP, Dems, whatever….the corporations and plutocrats own them all.

    If you want stop mass immigration, here is how you do it: freeway overpass banners that say things like “Mexicans, go home!” (and/or the spanish equivalent). Simple as that. Once the word gets back to latin america that they are not welcome, then they are going to stop coming.

    Do you have what it takes to stop them?

    • A Freespeechzone

      That alone won’t do it…..millions need to make the lives of Congress and state legislators hell—with calls, personal visits and large, ongoing demonstrations.

      These are the tactics that the illegal supporters use…and they are getting the audience over the 70+% of Americans who strongly oppose amnesty.

      The old adage, the ‘squeaky wheel gets the grease’ is true.

  • 1G25

    “Re reading this–dismiss with prejudice,” Downer wrote, according to the filing.

    This SOB should be terminated with prejudice.