The Democratic National Committee knowingly hired an illegal alien to help coordinate DNC outreach to potential voters, according to Judicial Watch.
The DNC hired Cindy Nava with full knowledge of her “undocumented status,” the government watchdog reported, pointing out that federal law prohibits foreign nationals from contributing “directly or indirectly in the decision-making process” of federal, state, or local election-related activities.
“No wonder this nation has a border and an illegal alien crisis,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Not only do we have a major political party knowingly employing an illegal alien, but also openly boasting about it to the nation’s press.”
Fitton is referring to a June 8 article in the Washington Post which stated that “despite not yet attaining legal status, Nava is working for the DNC as one of a crop of fellows from around the country helping the party organize ahead of a presidential election that President Obama predicted would feature immigration as a major issue.”
“Nava’s new position in the DNC’s political shop comes after Clinton tapped another former undocumented immigrant and activist, Lorella Praeli, to join her campaign team,” the Post added.
Nava was previously involved with Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, according to the Miami-based El Nuevo Herald.
“Today, at age 26, she is a member of the Democratic National Committee, which collaborates with policies to help women, young people and Hispanics,” the Spanish-language newspaper reported.
But Federal Election Commission regulations prohibit “foreign nationals from participating in decisions involving election-related activities.”
“A foreign national shall not direct, dictate, control, or directly or indirectly participate in the decision-making process of any person, such as a corporation, labor organization, political committee, or political organization with regard to such person’s Federal or non-Federal election-related activities, such as decisions concerning the making of contributions, donations, expenditures, or disbursements in connection with elections for any Federal, State, or local office or decisions concerning the administration of a political committee,” 11 CFR §110.20 states.
In other words, foreign nationals cannot work for a political committee such as the DNC in any meaningful capacity.
“The DNC should be held accountable by the FEC for hiring an illegal alien in violation of both federal immigration and election laws,” Fitton added. “Frankly, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security should also take appropriate law enforcement action.”