After the United States Supreme Court refused to hear United States Senator Robert Menendez’s appeal of a federal appellate court’s ruling that the bribery charges against him may proceed to trial, the Senator held a press conference today in Washington with the family members of deported illegal immigrants to announce his introduction of the PROFILED Act. PROFILED, according to Menendez’s bill, stands for Protecting the Rights of Families and Immigrants who Entered Legally from Detention.
The full text of the 47-page PROFILED Act, which severely restricts the law enforcement functions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, can be found at: https://www.menendez.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Protecting-the-Rights-Of-Families-and-Immigrants-who-Legally-Entered_PROFILED-Act.pdf
The bill provides for additional rights for illegal immigrants and restricts the availability of information to the public regarding criminal aliens under the Freedom of Information Act.
At the press conference, alongside illegal aliens, Menendez said that when fathers of American citizens are treated the same as “a gang-banger, something is wrong with with your policy.” Sadly, Menendez missed recent Criminal Immigrant Watch articles that demonstrated that these “fathers” are indeed gang-bangers.
The Senator also targeted President Donald Trump’s initiative to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border stating that he “will do everything possible to make sure that U.S. tax dollars do not go to build a wall.” Meanwhile, Menendez signed a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly seeking $50 million for Jewish centers and synagogues that were the focus of a string of hoax bomb threats by a Jewish Israeli-American teenager.
Menendez is currently awaiting trial in federal court in New Jersey for charges that he accepted millions of dollars in bribes from a Florida doctor, Salomon Melgen, in exchange for official acts. Prosecutors say Menendez will go to trial sometime this summer.