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Cuban-American Leon Fresco, lawyer at Holland & Knight, is suing the US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, on behalf of Evapco and a foreign national from Mexico AND representing pro-India migration group Immigration Voice, ALL WHILE SERVING ON THE US HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL. We found that he is also suing the US government on behalf of a foreign national from India and Accuweather, over an H1B visa. How many more lawsuits does he have against the US government?
This is really sick. He is supposed to be advising the US government, yet is suing it. We don’t know if he is paid or not for serving on the advisory council. Any legal action against the US government is actually robbing American taxpayers; robbing widows, orphans, and other poor Americans. So, any lawsuit should have some really greater-good for the country purpose. This is over a technicality to keep a Mexican worker and his family in the USA. This is not for the greater good of the United States. On the contrary. Named in the suit, filed by Fresco, is Kevin McAleenan, who actually appointed Fresco to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Leon Fresco is of that ilk that give lawyers a bad reputation. As Jesus and my grandmother said: “Woe be unto the lawyers…” (Luke 11:46)
Leon Fresco’s father, Salomon, was allowed to escape Castro’s Cuba and come to the United States, where Leon appears to have lived a nice upper middle class or upper class life. Leon Fresco’s another ungrateful wretch. He’s suing the US government on behalf of an economic migrant from Mexico, and advocating to give most green cards to economic migrants from India. What a scumbag. Or in a language his wife, Sophie, can understand: Quel salopard. We can’t call him gusano, because worms are good and serve useful functions.
Leon Fresco just filed a lawsuit (Oct. 21, 2019) against the US Department of Homeland Security on behalf of Evapco Inc, and a Mexican employee, who wants a green card, all while Fresco serves on the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council in May 2019 by Kevin McAleenan. (India’s) Immigration Voice retained Cuban-American Leon Fresco as their lawyer in Jan 2017: https://archive.li/Fm3S3 Fresco is apparently their advocate for S386 (aka Mike Lee’s India First Act).
S386 benefits India the most, especially for work related green cards. However, for family joining, it also benefits Mexico. Nonetheless, he is representing an H1B work visa holder from Mexico, who, under S386, would apparently be in competition with his clients from India. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/10/17/s386-to-increase-family-joining-migration-from-mexico-india-china-others-by-more-than-doubling-per-country-family-joining-cap-2
Fresco’s work on behalf of India appears to conflict with his work on behalf of Evapco, as well as being a conflict of interest with his Homeland Security Advisory Council position. If S386 is approved, his Mexican client, who is on an H1B, would probably be backlogged behind his clients from India. However, he would apparently be allowed to wait an extended period of time for his green card (which is wrong and must be changed).
Just prior to posting we found that Leon Fresco also filed suit against the US government, on September 3, 2019, regarding an H1B visa for Vignesh Natraj, of India, Associate Product Manager at AccuWeather Inc: AccuWeather Sales and Service LLP et al. v. McAleenan et al., 1:19-cv-02635, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. https://archive.li/ZGJv6 Why not hire an American worker? Why sue the US taxpayer to hire a non-American? Boycott Accuweather – it’s easy and it’s free. It’s not even very good. Accuweather is a misnomer.
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.
Summary EVAPCO INC vs DHS, based on information found online:
EVAPCO is suing the US govenrment over a green card for their H1B worker, Arturo Manjarrez-Fernandez. They allege that the US government changed fee payment rules for employment-based green cards. The marketing director of Evapco Inc, Arturo Manjarrez Fernandez, an engineer and H1-B visa holder, is apparently applying for a green card. H1B visas are supposed to be temporary but are allowed to be “dual intent”.
So, Evapco couldn’t find an American who could fill this job? Bull crap. Even if it requires Spanish, there are plenty of Spanish speaking Americans. Something is wrong here. He is suing on behalf of Evapco and Arturo Manjarrez (Fernandez) who is a Regional Sales Manager at Evapco (Sept 2013 to the present), and apparently based out of Baltimore. Prior to that he was Sales Manager at Guntner (May 2002 to August 2013). He has a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) Electromechanical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He was a student there from 1995 to 2005. That certainly was slow, unless it was a typo, or unless a BE is a higher level in Mexico: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterrey_Institute_of_Technology_and_Higher_Education
Named in the new complaint is Kevin McAleenan, who actually appointed scumbag Leon Fresco to the Homeland Security Advisory Council:
EVAPCO INC Vs Department of Homeland Security DHS
*Case Number: 1:19-cv-03139 Court: DX
Plaintiff: ARTURO MANJARREZ FERNANDEZ and EVAPCO, INC.
Defendant: KEVIN K. MCALEENAN, U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (“USCIS”), DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY and GREGORY A. RICHARDSON
Not Yet Classified:
KENNETH T. CUCCINELLI
October 21, 2019
US District Court for the District of Columbia
Judge: James E. Boasberg
From the DHS web site: “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.”