By J. D. Heyes
Since POTUS Donald Trump took office and issued his first executive order aimed at curbing illegal immigration, shoring up border security, and keeping our country safe from potential terrorists, the hard American Left has opposed him.Â
This includes judicial activists on federal and state courts who either ignore existing law or fabricate rulings out of thin air to justify their support for people in our country illegally.
Well, the Justice Department has finally had enough and is taking action against officers of the court who have sworn an oath to uphold the law but instead have chosen to ignore it because of their irrational hatred of the president.
Judge Shelly Richmond Joseph has been indicted by federal prosecutors for blocking Immigration and Customs Enforcement from detaining an illegal alien who has been deported twice from the United States.
Joseph, of Newton, Mass., and court officer Wesley MacGregor have been charged with conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice, actual obstruction of justice, and aiding and abetting obstruction of justice of a proper federal proceeding.
The only thing confusing about this is the length of time it took to indict these two. AsÂ The Gateway PunditÂ reports:
The indictment stems from an April 2018 incident from when the activist judge and her partner-in-crime helped Jose Medina-Perez, slip out of the courthouse covertly through a back door to evade ICE agents.
AsÂ The National SentinelÂ reported in December, Joseph had been under investigation for some time â€” which may help explain the lapse in time it took to indict her:
A federal grand jury is investigating a state judge in Massachusetts who allegedly violated her oath of office and the law by helping an illegal alien who appeared in her court escape Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.Â
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who appointedÂ Newton District Judge Shelley Joseph, is calling for her to be suspended from hearing cases temporarily and to be reprimanded if found to have assisted Jose Medina-Perez in eluding ICE agents who were waiting for him outside her courtroomâ€¦
â€œLook, judges are not supposed to be in the business of obstructing justice,â€ Baker told local media at the time, adding that the allegations were â€œextremely troublingâ€ and that in the meantime she shouldnâ€™t be hearing cases.Â
â€œI donâ€™t regret nominating her, but as I said, I find this story as itâ€™s currently been presented, extremely troubling,â€ he added. â€œAs far as I can tell, based on the facts as they were presented, she clearly violated the courtâ€™s own policies with respect to the way theyâ€™re supposed to handle detainers that involve federal immigration enforcement.
â€œI donâ€™t think she should be hearing court cases in the meantime,â€ he added.
Apparently, the grand jury found the actions of Joseph and her cohort to be â€˜extremely troublingâ€™ as well â€” and likely illegal.
â€œThis case is about the rule of law. The allegations in todayâ€™s indictment involve obstruction by a sitting judge, that is intentional interference with the enforcement of federal law, and that is a crime,â€Â said U.S. Attorney for the District of MassachusettsÂ Andrew Lelling on Thursday.
ICE had filed a detainer request with the court for Medina-Perez, who was arrested in Pennsylvania for drug possession on the latest charge. Heâ€™s been deported twice â€” which, again, proves that POTUS Trumpâ€™s wall is needed.Â
According to federal officials, MacGregor helped Medina-Perez escape by using his court security card to escort the criminal alien out of the courthouse via a back door. ICE agents were waiting in the lobby of the courthouse for Medina-Perez at the time he was allowed to escape.Â
It really is time for the Justice Department to step in and begin legal proceedings against these renegade state officials who have been aiding and abetting illegal immigrants. Hopefully, this case is the first of many more to come.