ALIPAC: Whitman should be arrested

The Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, among the most conservative groups calling for the strictest crackdowns on undocumented immigrants, says both Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and her former housekeeper of nine years should be arrested and charged with immigration and employment violations.

William Gheen“We need equal justice for both the illegal alien and the employer,” said ALIPAC President William Gheen said in a news release. “Nicky Diaz should be charged and deported and Meg Whitman should face the existing penalties under current US law as well. No Amnesty for Whitman or Diaz, the Rule of Law must be restored in America.”

Diaz, accompanied by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, claimed yesterday that Whitman – who employed her as a housekeeper and nanny from 2000 to 2009 – knew she most likely was an undocumented immigrant but kept her on until June 2009, when she was preparing to launch her run for governor. Whitman said she’d hired Diaz through an employment agency – an agency her campaign refused to name yesterday – upon which she relied to verify the Social Security number and other bogus information Diaz provided; she said she didn’t know Diaz was here illegally until Diaz confessed it to her, at which time she was fired.

“Best illegal alien actor award of 2010 should go to Nicki Diaz for her role as the tearful victimized invader,” Gheen said in his 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.”

The ALIPAC release claims, without providing supporting data, that “the American public has indicated in numerous scientific polls that well over 80 percent of Americans want employers like Meg Whitman heavily fined. Over 50 percent want the employers of illegals, like Whitman, jailed. Americans have also shown overwhelming support for the arrest, detention, and deportation of illegal immigrants like Nicki Diaz. Both the US Constitution and the existing laws of Congress mandate that both Whitman and Diaz should be charged and treated equally under those laws.”

“We stand with the majority of American citizens who want our existing border and immigration laws enforced!” Gheen said. “Therefore we call on all appropriate authorities to arrest and charge both Meg Whitman and Nicki Diaz.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Common Tater

    More Hollywood grandstanding! Wonderful, because I finally know who to vote for:

    Meg Whitman

  • John W

    ALIPAC’s Gheen is the guy who told a Tea Party rally that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) should “come out of the log cabin closet” and admit he is gay. As if that has anything to do with immigration, or anything else.

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    Nanny-goat is a tempest in a teacup. Diaz is a fool, her attorney is a feminist ambulance chaser. As for Mr Gheen, he reminds me of Speaker Nancy’s crack after VP Cheney’s hunting mishap: No man is above the law. Both stoop to the gutter if they think it will hurt a political opponent.

  • Elwood

    Gloria Allred makes the whore of Babylon look like an amateur.

    This is the most pathetic attempted political smear I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a few.

    Isn’t it strangely coincidental how poor pathetic Little Brown Coco and the whore managed to hook up?

  • Me

    Gheen said on his website today that the illegal alien employee was an “operative” in Whitman’s home and that Whitman was a fool to hire such an operative to be around her children and in her home. Hahaha! Of course, he did not say what kind of operative. Was she a spy for the government? Was she a corporate spy? Hmmm…guess Mr. Gheen will have to tell us that! What a fool!

  • Ya know, I have respect for a conservative group that holds a Republican to the same standard they hold everybody else to. Too often these groups carve out allowances for members of the GOP. And to be fair there are groups on the left that carve out allowances for Democratic politicians, too. But this guy is sticking to his guns, so to speak, and for that I applaud him.

  • Sara and Meg WHO ???!!!

    Whether this is substantiated or not, there is nothing new here and we can all move along.

    Meg has an established record of doing whatever the heck she pleases – everyone else be damned. Case in point, her (lack of) voting record.

    The woman from Atherton has previously acted on the notion that hers are a different set of responsibilities than those embraced by more common folk, i.e., every legal “citizen” in this nation.

    There is absolutely no reason to suspect that this attitude has not or will not reveal itself in other of her actions or decisions.

  • Ron Nichols Jr

    Well folks who do we want a jerry brown who is now ready to do the right thing
    well hell Jerry you should have done that 30 years ago, and just maybe we would
    not be in this pension mess as bad as we are now, Meg may not be all that glitters
    is gold but i do one thing jerry talks about all his experience and how he knows how
    to get things done ??? believe me folks it is that experience we do not need, that is
    what helped get us into this mess here in California. wake up people socialism is not
    as great as it appears to be.

  • ted ford

    if everyone in California who ever hired an illegal — either directly or as part of some crew — were jailed for the offense, then about 20 million people would be in prison.

    best quote of the day (credit Elwood) “Gloria Allred makes the whore of Babylon look like an amateur”

  • John W

    Re #9

    The correctional officer’s union would like that.

  • Maill

    i dont think that is true