“Careful, the first report is never the true story.” – Donnelly’s Law by Scott Stewart
Congressman Gutierrez kicks out pseudo DreamActivist.org and NIYA leaders from his D.C. office today.
We are very glad to hear Representative Luis Gutierrez has reprimanded psuedo DreamActivist.org leaders today. In fact, he kicked them out of his Washington D.C. office.
Somos Independents (Mexican American women led grassroots movement) has sent multiple emails warning Congressman Luis Gutierrez of DreamActivist/Mohammad Abdollahi and his cohorts and their dangerous tactics. We believed the Congressman did not know how Mohammad intended to “creatively kill CIR.”
In fact, members of Somos Independents called the FBI, and the DHS with regard to their constant soliciting for donations under the guise of “legal coyote” work, and we learned by these agencies there was no such thing as legal coyote work. Our concerns were also expressed to the Department of Justice.
These hoodlums have receiving bad advice and/or guidance from an Anglo immigration lawyer that is related to Mitt Romney. This same lawyer via David Bennion had the audacity to give false hopes to under educated Mexican minor immigrants with his case for open borders, and even went so far as to try to get immigrants to learn a thing or two from Mormon history.
DreamActivist.org comes with leadership of a Mohammad Abdollahi (Iranian immigrant) and Prerna Lal (Fijian immigrant) where they later branched out to create an umbrella group via the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA). Mohammad needed Spanish translators and began soliciting Mexican immigrant followers.
We knew something was suspicious when we learnt their organization did not have strong Mexican American lawyers on their team, and in fact, we saw two Anglo immigration lawyers doing some of their cheer leading via Matthew Kolken and David Bennion. According to FOX NEWS Latino, Kolken gave leaders of DreamActivist.org via the DREAM 9 “guidance” and even went so far as to equate the incident to Rosa Parks. Multiple news sources state Bennion was the lawyer instrumental with Dream 30. More cheer leading of Dream 9/30 was conducted by Julio Varela — founder of Latino Rebels who is of Puerto Rican descent.
Who in their right minds, would advise 3 DACA recipients to leave the country without DACA and advance parole?
How can immigrant lawyer Matthew Kolken attack immediate past President of AILA via David Leopold when it was Leopold who recommended DACA recipients to fill out their paperwork? It was Leopold who sounded the alarm trying to prevent a train wreck from taking place.
It was ill advise for lawyer(s) who have been helping the DREAM 9 to leave the country without applying for DACA and advance parole.
The actions of DREAM 9 was not an act of civil disobedience. It was a moronic move that wasted more American tax payer dollars in our already bloated detention centers.
On October 31, 2013, we saw DreamActivist.org peddling for more money via mass email. This time it was not for “legal coyote” work — it was for sending so called “DREAMers” to Washington D.C. for a road trip. While I believe it is offensive for these pseudo activists who appear to profit from conflict and activism, the interesting thing is that questions are being raised by former supporters of the dream 9/30. For example, Carlos Spector, who was cited heavily by those that criticized David Leopold in August as a great authority on Asylum law that knew much more than he did, yet has now agreed with Leopold.
Roberto Lovato went so far as to say:
David Leopold’s defense of solitary confinement come on the heels of his direct attacks on the #DREAM9 is dangerous & disturbing. Defending cruel & unusual punishment should lead to disbarment.@AILA must distance itself from him as he is destroying the reputation of that orgzn.
Attorney Jason Duzbrow penned a piece on his blog which he ran in ILW, in a blog where Matt Kolken lambasted the former president of AILA several times and questioned his legal ethics.
The point is that serious questions about all of this are now being raised by former supporters. … The worm is slowly turning and they (DreamActivist.org and NIYA) are being revealed for what they are.
A watchman who sounded the alarm with regard to pseudo activists via DreamActivist.org began with David Leopold, and he had the intelligence to understand that it might take an entire counter movement led by Mexican American women and Latinos in order to expose these fake immigration activists who were on the record for wanting to creatively kill legal comprehensive immigration reform. Somos Independents (formerly the National Tequila Party Movement that counters extreme Tea Party groups) appeared on the Fate of the DREAM9 HuffPost LIVE segment where we stated:
“…it is the wrong message to leave our Nation when every single one of us are fighting for them to stay within our borders. …
we know Obama will sign #CIR if the bill lands on his desk, and we need to target Republicans who are against CIR…”
The HuffPost LIVE segment began to stir several Arizona activists and Somos Independent State leaders in Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, New York, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, California, and so forth. [We thought immigration reform was supposed to be resolved before Congress went on their summer recess break.] The actions of under educated immigrants who don’t understand the political process and evidently do not know there is no such thing as “legal coyote” work are precisely the reasons why we need to fix the broken immigration system at a Congressional level. Immigration is a federal issue and it must be handled by Congress with Tea Party republicans dragging their feet. I sought the advice of a radio show host via Carlos Galindo who has the ear of thousands of immigrants, Mexican Americans and Chicanos via his Spanish and English AM1400 program.
Carlos Galindo Radio Talk Show and Has Pulse of Immigration Issue
Carlos Galindo said:
“You must discredit these pseudo immigration activists who are lying about President Obama and the executive orders he gave, and we must find out why they will not protest Tea Party Republican. Follow the money!”
But then we saw threats being made by the DreamActivist.org people when they said: “Some lawyers are getting slapped with bar complaints very soon. No surprises for guessing who!”
We later discovered one of the founders of DreamActivist.org via Prerna Lal filed a frivolous lawsuit against Susan Pai, so many of us across the Nation diligently assisted her in an effort to put her on the correct path to vindication. Lizbeth Mateo is a follower of DreamActivist.org and it is unfortunate she filed a bar complaint against Susan Pai. Therefore, we hope the Florida Bar Association will investigate the likes of Mateo because it was Mateo who told journalists she did not have time to fill out DACA papers before she decided to join the controversial DREAM9 publicity stunt. Moreover, it appears she had time to solicit for donations rather than simply filling out her DACA paperwork in an attempt to make a mockery out of the President of the United States via President Barack Obama.
Exposing DreamActivist.org, Mohammad Abdollahi, Prerna Lal, NIYA and their cohorts took a massive national effort from many people with diverse backgrounds.
Let it be clear that not one single established Dream Act activist leader stood up against and voiced their opposition to Mohammad Abdollahi except family members of Joaquin Luna Jr., a Dream Act student who committed suicide almost 2 years ago because he felt he had no hope.
Diyer Mendoza a surviving brother of Joaquin Luna Jr. stated:
“It is a possibility DreamActivist.org may be receiving donations from Republicans who do not want CIR to pass. Mohammad has an agenda to “kill CIR” so naturally this raises a reasonable suspicion to find out where their donations are coming from. Far right wing media ought to consider the Mexican immigrant children who love this Nation like Joaquin Luna Jr. because they are the ones really suffering and in a lot of pain because and feel they are hitting a brick wall. The suffering will get worse because many of their parents are here undocumented.”
Nina Hinojosa, surving sister of Joaquin Luna Jr stated:
“We are not here to provoke hatred against white people or the United States. We are hear to help other who want an opportunity to live the American Dream and prosper. To contribute taxes and help build. We are fighting for DREAMers who love this country because we love this country.”
REACTION TO GUTIERREZ KICKING OUT PSEUDO IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST
Here are some reactions from the Mexican American / Latino community and others who are concerned about immigration rights with regard to Gutierrez kicking out DreamActivist.org supporters:
Shirl Mora James, Civil Rights and Immigration lawyer also co-founder of SOMOS INDEPENDENTS formerly Tequila Party states:
“DreamActivist.org leaders and their actions are similar to tea party tactics when it comes to immigration reform because both extremist groups and their actions are hindering the passage of comprehensive immigration reform that will benefit all Americans.”
Gail Mokry Shoultes, Arizona Immigration Rights Activist states:
“I’m happy to learn that Rep. Luis Guiterrez has denounced the practices of DreamActivist. A man of his caliber shouldn’t fall for the amateurish stunts of people who’s agenda is to derail CIR.”
Angel Garcia, Arizona Immigration Rights Activist states:
“It’s good that people are starting to open their eyes with regard to the false prophets within the immigration reform movement. People need to see that unfortunately people have made this about helping themselves and not others. They take from those who are most in need so that they can line their own pockets.”
Viva Ramirez, Arizona Chicano Activist states:
“What this shows us is that these extremists groups are making it impossible even for those who have been sympathetic in the past to continue to support them. By their tactics, the only thing they have DEMONSTRATED is that what matters most to them is the appearance of Anarchy rather than the solution that will move our nation forward. “
Richard Hornos, a South Carolina Immigration Rights Activist reacted and states:
“I think he opened his eyes on time. I can see comments where people are surprised.”
Haime Badillo, a California Immigration rights Activist states:
“I’m glad to see Rep. Gutierrez pay attention to people’s voices regarding the pseudo immigration activists. Such good actions are reflected in a very positive way within the CIR movement. The ideals should be focused in the good faith of the people and Justice.”
Aileen Josephs, Florida Immigration Reform Rights Advocate states:
“Thank you Congressman Gutierrez. I state it again, you are my hero. Thank you from Florida for your bridge building. www.fvirpbc.com“
Thurman Williams, a Kansas supporter of Immigration Rights states:
“It’s important that those who did the actual work to get immigration reform on the agenda more than a decade ago, reclaim it from those who would co-opt it for an agenda unrelated to the people who have lived and worked as model United States Citizens over those who advocate for predators of children to remain here.”
Finally, we can all exhale and breathe a sigh of relief because Representative Luis Gutierrez has reprimanded DREAM 30 after the wicked agenda led by the likes of Mohammad Abdollahi and his cohorts.