Why is Breitbart asking more questions of DreamActivist.org after investigating Prerna Lal and Mo Abdollahi?by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Sep. 10, 2013, under Legal Immigration Reform, Mexican-American / Chicano political activism, Mexican-Americans and Chicanos are patriotic, veteran voters
On September 6, 2013, I wrote about the co-founders of DreamActivst.org getting looked into here by Lee Stranahan and Jesse Hathaway — two investigative reporters. The reporters began questioning co-founder(s) of DreamActivist.org with regard to a Tax ID number that was tax deductible. Public record shows DreamActivist.org was set up as a for profit entity.
DreamActivist popped up on my radar whe Breitbart wrote a story about a “DREAMer” website teaching immigrants how to lie successfully.
This is another example of how the DreamActivist.org and the radical rhetoric makes them vulnerable to those far right wingers and as a result of radical behavior, and I believe it is a liability to DREAMers who aspire to be Americans and the DREAM Act itself.
What is Breitbart’s goal with their continued questioning?
Could it be they are trying to prevent Republicans from supporting the Gang of Eight Comprehensive Immigration Bill that is up for a vote soon?
Therefore we reacted swiftly and responded to Breitbart’s story in this post here because Republicans in the House of Representatives need to understand we do not condone extreme views. We want it to be clear that the co-founders of DreamActivist.org via Mohammad (immigrant from Iran) and Prerna (immigrant from Fiji) are not the voice for Mexican immigrants and/or Mexican-American voters who support legal immigration reform Congress has been discussing. It is also a well known fact that the majority of the immigrants being deported are of Mexican descent. The Mexican community has been the most affected, and as registered voters, we are informed and keen that public elected officials have a responsibility to listen to their constituents. Bottom line: Politicians work for us — the American voter. We know the system is broken and we support Congress fixing the broken immigration system.
But today, Lee Stranahan began asking more questions — but with no response.
The Breitbart stories are important to the Mexican-American community because we have fought very hard against right wingers who have tried to paint Mexican immigrants as unpatriotic or as a drain to society and we will repudiate any or all unpatriotic views that emulate ‘hate speech.” Indeed we are on edge in light of trying to convince more moderate Republicans in a GOP-controlled House of Representatives to support a Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill that is up for a vote very soon in light of the Gang of Eight Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill that finally passed the Democratic-controlled Senate.
We do not take the immigration issue lightly or as joke, and the Mexican-American community is taking a stand and repudiating anti-American sentiment. Carlos Galindo is an Arizona radio show host and an immigration rights activist within the Mexican American community who said it is wrong to lead others away from patriotism or loving this country. He asks: “Why do these self proclaimed undocumented ‘leaders’ such as Mohammad Abdollahi (immigrant from Iran) enjoy a safe haven in the U.S. while spewing violent anti American rhetoric?”
More importantly, the Mexican-American community rejects anti-American rhetoric and views that appear anti-white; and views of patriotic Mexican immigrants should not be lumped in with views made by an Iranian immigrant. Even though CIR recently passed the Democratic-controlled Senate — we know the real hurdle is at the Republican-controlled House. It is absolutely a crucial time for Mexican-American Chicanos to sway moderate Republicans into supporting the Gang of Eight CIR bill at the same time rejecting anti-American rhetoric by DREAM-poster leaders.
In Lee Stranahan’s recent tweet it appears he is honing in on when DreamActivist LLC was dissolved.
Upon doing some research, and according to public records:
- It appears Active Dreams, LLC (CA) is the for profit business d/b/a www.dreamactivist.com, and according to Bizapedia, Active Dreams, LLC (CA) was formed in 2009.
- According to the California Secretary of State, at the end of 2011, Active Dreams LLC (CA) was dissolved by 50/50 owners, Mohammad Abdollahi and Prerna Lal.
- That law firm filed an amicus brief (friend of court) for Active Dreams, LLC in May 2012… five months AFTER Prerna Lal signed the dissolution papers for Active Dreams, LLC (CA).
- Active Dreams, LLC (CA) submitted the amicus brief in the case of Osorio v. Mayorkas, a very important case potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of adult children of immigrants.
- The amicus brief of Active Dreams, LLC (CA) was filed on behalf of Prerna Lal and other adult children of immigrants who “aged out.” The amicus brief states Active Dreams, LLC d/b/a www.dreamactivist.org has 140,000 members and gains 5,000 new members monthly or over 200,000 members as of the writing of this article.
- However, it appears Active Dreams was dissolved 5 months before the amicus brief was filed in a federal court. At the time the amicus brief was filed, the business entity on whose behalf it was filed did not legally exist. What does this say about the credibility of its content and how will the Supreme Court view the case of these hundreds of thousands of adult children of immigrants if their story is told in a filing where a false statement(s) has been made?”
- This case, Osorio v. Mayorkas, is very important. The outcome may affect hundreds of thousands of Latinos with no form of relief. In fact, that the SUPREME COURT of the United States of America accepted this case for review recently.
- How will the the Supreme Court view the case of these hundreds of thousands of adult children of immigrants if their story is told in a filing where false statements may have been made? Does this make Dreamers affiliated with www.DreamActivist.org part of a potential fraud perpetrated upon the Supreme Court of the United States?
- Also, around the time reporters began questioning a Tax ID number that was tax deductible, and the legal status of www.DreamActivist.org, according to public record appears a new business, DreamActivist, LLC (WY) suddenly filed the paperwork to begin doing business as www.DreamActivist.org.
- But what about the period between December 2011 and August 2013? This reporter can find no other business entity d/b/a www.DreamActivist.org. In fact, the below screen-prints show that between December 2011 and August 2013, Active Dreams, LLC (CA) was d/b/a www.dreamactivist.org which did not exist during that year and a half.
Carlos Galindo, a liberal Arizona Radio Show host brought up a good point with regard to “activism for profit” concerns. Like Carlos, I support the DREAM Act, and I most certainly support the “whole enchilada” via CIR which covers the DREAM Act, but we do not support Mohammad Abdollahi’s anti-American sentiment when he refers to our Nation as “Amerikkka” even though he uses this great Nation to save his life. Abdhollahi has also made statements of his intentions to “kill CIR.”
If donations were made by potentially 200,000 members between December 2011 and August 2013 and none of that money went to any business because none existed, where did that money go?
Into whose pocket?
Did www.DreamActivist.org misrepresent itself as a non-existent business? Are there tax implications since Lee Stranahan is asking for the Tax ID number given to him as tax deductible?
What percentage of the donations received go to DREAMers?