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National Public Radio’s, “All Things Considered“, interviewed Immi Voice’s lawyer, Leon Fresco, at least twice, without mentioning his role in their organization.
(India’s) Immigration Voice retained Leon Fresco as their lawyer in Jan 2017: https://archive.li/Fm3S3
He was interviewed by NPR in both June 2018 https://archive.li/VNYKR and April 2019 https://archive.li/unPtT . Neither the reporter, nor Leon Fresco mentioned his work for Immigration Voice.
Leon Fresco claims credit for the 2013 immigration law, which seems to have been reincarnated as Durbin’s RELIEF Act (S2603). This raises the question of if Fresco (ImmiVoice) and Senator Durbin (plus immigration lawyer Charles Kuck-“Support All of Us”) are playing a game together by pitting S386 against S2603 to try to increase overall green card numbers to the detriment of the American people. We note, as well, that Senator Mike Lee, who is pushing S386, AND immigration attorney Charles Kuck are both Mormons. Notably, immigration lawyer Charles Kuck – who seems like a cross between a used car salesman and Elmer Gantry- supported S386 in June, and opposed it by 26 September: June 28, 2019: https://archive.li/1LdKF September 26, 2019: https://archive.li/YkvEe
Now let’s be clear: “Support All of Us” should be renamed, “Support All of the World Except the US”. They would put the final nail in the coffin for American born and raised PhDs, as well as making overpopulation still worse. None of these bills are in the interest of the United States or the American people. With current numbers, the United States is getting almost a million new US citizens per year. This is without precedent, and without precedence. It is environmentally, socially, and economically unsustainable.
HUGE CONFLICT OF INTEREST:
In May of 2019, Leon Fresco, Partner, Holland & Knight, counsel for Immi Voice, was appointed as a Homeland Security Advisory Council Member, by Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan. This appears a conflict of interest.
AMERICANS CALL CONGRESS!
FOREIGNERS ARE CALLING CONGRESS! IMMI VOICE TELLS THEM TO DO SO!
STOP S386 (aka Mike Lee’s INDIA FIRST ACT).
STOP S2603 DURBIN’S “RELIEF” FOR IMMIGRANTS ACT;
KEEP PER COUNTRY GREEN CARD CAPS.
KEEP PER COUNTRY FAMILY JOINING CAPS
STOP ANY BILL WHICH INCREASES GREEN CARD
ALMOST ONE MILLION IMMIGRANTS ARE BEING US GIVEN CITIZENSHIP STATUS PER YEAR. THIS IS WITHOUT PRECEDENT AND UNSUSTAINABLE. AFTER GREEN CARDS COMES CITIZENSHIP.
“Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Weighs In On Barr’s Asylum Decision April 17, 2019 4:26 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered
NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with immigration attorney Leon Fresco…
All right, for more on this story, we’re joined now by Leon Fresco. During the Obama administration, he was the deputy assistant attorney general and oversaw all civil immigration litigation on the part of the U.S. government. Now he’s a member of the nonpartisan DHS Advisory Council. Welcome….“. https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/714413273/former-deputy-assistant-attorney-general-weighs-in-on-barr-s-recent-asylum-decis
“Obama Official On Family Separations June 20, 2018 5:07 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition President Obama faced strong criticism from immigrant rights activists. Steve Inskeep talks with former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Leon Fresco about immigration and family separations…” https://www.npr.org/2018/06/20/621726918/obama-official-on-family-separations
“Homeland Security Advisory Council Members
Leon Fresco – Partner, Holland and Knight, Initially Appointed by Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan – May 2019”
“Leon Fresco is an immigration attorney in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office where he focuses his practice on providing global immigration representation to businesses and individuals. He also represents clients in administrative law and government relations matters and has extensive appellate, commercial litigation, and legislation experience.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Fresco was the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Immigration Litigation at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Division. In this position, Mr. Fresco provided litigation risk assessments to cabinet members in Executive Branch agencies. He also oversaw all civil immigration litigation on behalf of the federal government, including representation of the DOJ, DHS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS). This involved supervision of more than 350 attorneys working on nearly 10,000 cases per year. He also advised and assisted client agencies in drafting immigration regulations.
Prior to joining the DOJ, Mr. Fresco was the staff director for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, handling matters involving immigration, refugees and border security, including managing the subcommittee’s oversight functions involving the DOJ, DHS, HHS, DOL and DOS. He was the principal advisor to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), former chairman of the subcommittee, on all aspects of immigration law and policy. During his time on the subcommittee, Mr. Fresco drafted several pieces of legislation, including: 1) the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act; 2) the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act; 3) the Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act; and 4) the Israel E-2 Visa Bill. Mr. Fresco received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2003.”
Immi Voice retains Leon Fresco in Jan 2017: https://archive.li/Fm3S3