(Tea Party PAC) – When we think of the kinds of people ICE arrests, we usually think of day laborers, MS-13 gangsters, or maybe the odd nanny or housekeeper.
Apparently, however, Democrat donors don’t only fund the left’s efforts to keep our borders open and our streets unsafe, sometimes, they’re illegal aliens themselves!
The Hill reports:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week arrested two millionaire fugitives from Ecuador whose family donated heavily to American political campaigns.
Roberto and William Isaías, 74 and 75, were detained Wednesday in Miami and taken to a detention facility for undocumented immigrants awaiting deportation, The New York Times reported Friday.
ICE told the Times that the brothers were “unlawfully present” in the U.S.
The Isaías brothers were convicted in 2012 of embezzlement by an Ecuadorean court and sentenced to prison terms in absentia, since they had been living in South Florida for nearly a decade. The brothers have denied any wrongdoing, claiming the Ecuadorean government politicized the case and wrongfully seized their assets, the Times reported.
The Ecuadorean government alleges that the brothers cost the country $400 million and has sought their extradition for years.
As Ecuador sought the duo’s extradition, the Isaías family reportedly donated tens of thousands of dollars to members of the U.S. Congress and $90,000 to former President Obama’s reelection campaign.
The Department of Justice rejected Ecuador’s extradition request a year after the brothers’ donation to Obama’s reelection campaign, saying the request lacked sufficient proof. The Obama administration has denied accusations by the Ecuadorean government that its decision to deny the request was impacted by the donation.
In 2012, Isaias relatives also gave $100,000 to the Democratic Party around the time another relative, Estefania Isaias, was accused of visa fraud by the State Department. She denies the allegations that she improperly smuggled maids into the U.S. from Ecuador to work at the Isaias’ Miami homes. Menendez wrote letters and made phone calls to try to help Estefania Isaias obtain permission to stay in the U.S. after the fraud allegations had surfaced. She was never charged and was permitted to stay in the country.
No wonder the Democrats want to defund ICE, they’re arresting their donors!
Above: Roberto Isaías
All jokes aside, these brothers have been getting lawmakers and the liberal media alike in trouble.
Sen. Bob Menendez, The Hill reports, found himself “under federal investigation for having received donations from the family and having written on its behalf to the Department of Homeland Security.”
Just two weeks later, CNN announced that they’d be canceling CNN Latino, a short-lived partnership with Roberto Isas’ son Luis to distribute Spanish-language CNN programming to five US cities, four of them on stations that Isaias claims to have given his son. CNN said the decision was unrelated to the Menedez issue.
And that’s not all.
Estfano Sr. and son, Estafano Jr, along with his other son Andres Isaías and his nephew, the aforementioned Luis Isaías have also all been implicated in a consumer protection lawsuit against a biotech company which lists the men as owners, managers, or principles.
Because the company was illegally buying baby body parts from Planned Parenthood!
Claiming the Yorba Linda-based companies unfairly, unlawfully and fraudulently collect fetal tissue and cells from Planned Parenthood and then sell them at a profit, the DA’s complaint aims to stop future sales and make the companies pay restitution to those harmed by their business practices as well as any civil penalties a court imposes, Rackauckas explained at an Oct. 12 press conference.
“This case is not about whether it should be lawful to sell fetal parts or whether fetal tissue research is ethical or legal,” Rackauckas said that day. “We are simply charging DV Biologics, DaVinci Biosciences, and a father and his two sons with illegally selling hundreds of fetal tissue products for profit and treating human parts as commodities instead of giving it the respect the [California] law intended. This lawsuit is aimed at taking the profit out of selling body parts.”
These people are a walking billboard for the failures and crimes of the Democratic parties!