UPDATED: March 31, 2015
Naturally, Orly was unhappy about Judge Hilda Tagle denying her petition to be transferred to Judge Hanen. So she’s just gone directly to Hanen himself. Her latest request here.
Action in the lawsuit brought by 26 Republican Governors against Obama’s immigration executive action has moved to the Fifth Circuit, but the underlying case continues to proceed in the court of Federal District Court Judge Andrew Hanen. There’s a reason those GOP leaders filed their case in Hanen’s jurisdiction – and the best illustration of that is Orly Taitz, widely known as the “birther queen.”
At The Brownsville Herald, Emma Perez-Treviño wrote this week about Taitz’s latest lawsuit:
California dentist and lawyer Orly Taitz has filed a third lawsuit in federal court in Brownsville to stop what she says is the granting of bogus asylum and refugee status to undocumented immigrants and to stop the government from, as she alleges, helping people engage in identify theft.
The latest civil lawsuit, filed Wednesday, has been assigned to Senior U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle.
Taitz filed the lawsuit against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, acting Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, President Barack Obama, John Does who steal Social Security numbers and other identifications, and Jane Does who seek asylum.
Taitz also claims that Obama is personally using a stolen Social Security number and other forged identification documents, and that his correct legal name and identity would be established upon discovery.
“Obama is personally using a stolen Social Security number,” Taitz claims.
Taitz already has two similarly bizarre and conspiratorial anti-immigrant lawsuits, which are currently being heard by Judge Hanen. And, Hanen has those cases because Taitz sought him out. Last month, Kerry Eleveld wrote about this in a post titled, When birther queen Orly Taitz needed an anti-immigrant judge, she chose Judge Andrew Hanen:
Taitz needed to find a sympathetic judge because, as one might expect, her lawsuit was a piece of work. In her initial complaint, filed July 14, 2014, Taitz accuses the federal government of “trafficking illegal aliens” and seeks either “an emergency immediate turnaround and deportation” of the children or a two-month quarantine of them in a FEMA facility. At the time, the government was trying to find a humane and legal way of absorbing the influx of thousands of refugee children from Central America.
After Judge Hanen ordered the U.S. government to explain why he shouldn’t grant Taitz’s request, she was ecstatic. In a letter to the executive assistant of anti-immigrant Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, Taitz wrote, “We now have a real opportunity to stop this ongoing trafficking of illegal aliens, which is currently being carried [out] by the Federal government.”
“Judge Hanen is a judge,” she explained, “who previously excoriated the US government for acting as human smugglers.”The letter, which she posted to her website, was first reported by OC Weekly last August.
Perez-Treviño provided an overview of the first immigration suit filed by Taitz with Hanen:
In her first lawsuit, Taitz is asking Hanen to order that undocumented immigrants not be moved to other states or that they be either deported or held in quarantine for two months because they spread scabies, tuberculosis, measles, whooping cough, swine flu, dengue fever, the Ebola virus and lice.
She also claims undocumented immigrants pose a threat to national security and safety. She is requesting a travel ban from African hot spots and is challenging Obama’s immigration policies.
Taitz will be in Hanen’s court on March 31 for further proceedings on her second case, which is against the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Now, notice that this latest Taitz screed didn’t land in her favorite judge’s court. That doesn’t work for Taitz. She really wants Hanen to hear this case, so she petitioned the court to switch judges. Big surprise, huh. It didn’t work. Be interesting to see what happens now that Taitz was declined her judge of choice – who, as we keep reminding everyone, is also the judge of choice for the anti-immigrants GOP Governors. That’s not a coincidence.