The Treason Lobby`s Phony Lawyer Racket
Want to pretend you`re an attorney
without ever going to law school or taking the bar exam?
Then immigration law is for you!
Yes, for everyone who wants to save
tens of thousands of dollars in law school
tuition and play “lawyer” anyhow—without
even so much as a college degree—the Treason Lobby can
help. You can be an “accredited representative”
of a non-profit, religious, charitable or “social
This bizarre career path is made
possible by the
Treason Lobby`s classic
iron-triangle partnership with the federal
immigration bureaucracy of the Department of Homeland
Security`s Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
and the Department of Justice`s alien-friendly Executive
Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).
Federal immigration regulations
allow non-profit groups to hire employees to fill the
function of lawyers and represent immigration clients
before the EOIR and the DHS.
These non-attorneys from
“recognized” groups can give legal advice to their
“clients” and charge fees—just as if they were in
a law firm.
A separate exception allows for any
“reputable individual of good moral character”
to represent aliens in Immigration Court too. But, to
fit this exception, there must be a preexisting
relationship between the parties. And no fees can be
For the Treason Lobby`s special
non-profit exception, however, the “recognized” groups
can take alien clients right off the street . . . and
right under the nose of their definitely for-profit
allies in the immigration bar, who really are
The Treason Lobby`s flagship
professional association for immigration attorneys –
the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
– apparently doesn`t have much to say about
non-attorneys muscling in on their turf.
[VDARE.com note: Although it does have
something to say about VDARE.com; its new
"Restrictionist Watch" feature attacks Peter
here and Juan Mann
here—pdf file, page 11.]
This silence may well be explained
by the fact that many of the same non-profit
“recognized” groups have
AILA member attorneys on staff too.
The EOIR and the DHS currently
permit 503 “recognized organizations” of the
Treason Lobby to have 619 of their employees playing
“lawyer.” These folks are allowed by the federal
government to represent clients in EOIR Immigration
Court, before the EOIR`s appellate body called the Board
of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and before Eduardo
Aguirre`s DHS-USCIS service centers and district
The EOIR publishes an updated list
of the “recognized organizations” and
“accredited representatives” every three months. The
list of organizations authorized by the Departments of
Justice and Homeland Security to employ pretend-lawyers
reads like a who`s who of the Open Borders Lobby.
VDARE.com readers can already guess
what`s coming. Guess who`s the biggest?
Then there are 26
Lutheran groups, 22 offices of something called “The
International Institute,” 18 offices of “The
International Rescue Committee,” 13
Jewish groups, 8 “World Relief Corporation”
offices, 3 Quakers, 2 Episcopalians, and 2
The rest are a hodgepodge of legal
aid operations and storefront leftist causes. Here`s a
- Alliance for
Multicultural Community, Houston, Texas
Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, Atlantic
- Centro de
Servicios Para Campesinos, Woodburn, Oregon
- Chicanos Por
La Causa, Inc., Somerton, Arizona
- Coalition of California Welfare
Rights Organizations, Sacramento, CA
Diversity Service Center of Iowa, Muscatine, Iowa
El Centro Hispanoamericano, Plainfield, N.J.
Filipinos for Affirmative Action, Oakland, CA
- Gay Men`s
Health Crisis, New York, N.Y.
- Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman, Inc.,
La Raza Centro Legal, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Migratorios Casita Maria, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Intercultural Service Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
There`s no other area of law where
non-lawyers are allowed to practice like this. It`s one
more example of how the Permanent Government extends
extraordinary privileges to the Treason Lobby—making the
importation of aliens not just easier, but also
Fortunately, federal regulations
are the responsibility of the Executive Branch. And we
He could end this racket today.
What`s he waiting for?