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    Re: Congratulations Senator Menendez

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Is using E-verify or a simple background check is asking too much? I realize that this is an unpaid, volunteer position but, surely, working inside the office of a U.S. congressman should require at least some minimal scrutiny/security procedures. You hardly ever find what you are not even looking for.
    Seems it wouldn't've helped as the guy is a minor.

    AP Exclusive: Gov’t arrests illegal immigrant, registered sex offender working for US senator - The Washington Post

    “We certainly wouldn’t have known through any background checks since he is a minor about any sex offender status,” Menendez said in an interview Wednesday with MSNBC. “Once it came to our attention, our New Jersey staff director let the young man go.”


    The prosecutor’s office in Hudson County, N.J., said Sanchez was found to have violated the law in 2010 and subsequently required to register as a sex offender. The exact charge was unclear because Sanchez was prosecuted as a juvenile and those court records are not publicly accessible. The prosecutor’s office confirmed to AP that Sanchez registered as a sex offender, although his name does not appear on the public registry.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Congratulations Senator Menendez

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Seems it wouldn't've helped as the guy is a minor.

    AP Exclusive: Gov’t arrests illegal immigrant, registered sex offender working for US senator - The Washington Post

    “We certainly wouldn’t have known through any background checks since he is a minor about any sex offender status,” Menendez said in an interview Wednesday with MSNBC. “Once it came to our attention, our New Jersey staff director let the young man go.”


    The prosecutor’s office in Hudson County, N.J., said Sanchez was found to have violated the law in 2010 and subsequently required to register as a sex offender. The exact charge was unclear because Sanchez was prosecuted as a juvenile and those court records are not publicly accessible. The prosecutor’s office confirmed to AP that Sanchez registered as a sex offender, although his name does not appear on the public registry.

    The following is very interesting:

    Authorities in Hudson County notified ICE agents in early October that they suspected Sanchez was an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender and who may be eligible to be deported. ICE agents in New Jersey notified superiors at the Homeland Security Department because they considered it a potentially high profile arrest, and DHS instructed them not to arrest Sanchez until after the November election, one U.S. official told the AP. ICE officials complained that the delay was inappropriate, but DHS directed them several times not to act, the official said.
    Whether or not he is a RSO, he is still 18 and here illegally.
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