A conservative group against illegal immigration has called for the arrest of Meg Whitman, the GOP’s candidate for governor of California, and her former housekeeper Nicky Diaz for breaking immigration laws. The Americans for Legal Immigration PAC said Thursday that Whitman should stand trial and Diaz should be deported.
“It’s pretty clear from all parties involved that Whitman did intentionally or unintentionally hire an illegal immigrant for nine years, which is a violation of federal law,” William Gheen, president and spokesman of ALIPAC told TPMMuckraker in an interview Thursday.
“To allow Whitman to avoid a trial on this matter would be the same as allowing O.J. Simpson to avoid trial because he said he didn’t do it before he was arrested,” Gheen said.
Diaz alleged in a high-profile press conference on Wednesday that Whitman knew about her immigration status and that she was fired last summer because she would have been a political liability. But on Thursday, her lawyer provided a 2003 government document raising red flags about the Social Security number Diaz was using which appears to have been written on by Whitman’s husband.
In a press release, ALIPAC wrote that Diaz’s crying “was an obviously contrived display of political theater.”
“Best illegal alien actor award of 2010 should go to Nicki Diaz for her role as the tearful victimized invader,” said Gheen in the release. “Meg Whitman’s financial gain from the movie rights should be seized by the courts to compensate the American taxpayers who have paid the price for her illegal laborer over the years.”
[H/T Washington Independent]