A disabled veteran says there are things people should know about Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., especially as she is being rumored as a possible candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
Essentially, it’s that she prefers illegal aliens to disabled vets.
Her office declined to respond to a WND request for comment on the case involving James Di Napoli, but CNN was reporting on her possible presidential aspirations on Wednesday.
Her recent appearance, the network promoted, “was a soft launch for a presidential run that outlined her case to Democratic voters for what makes her unique within a field of presidential candidates, four of whom are likely to be women.”
However, it is Di Napoli who reported to WND his tale of woes after his “former university professor from Mexico” father stole his Social Security card and “starting in 1988” sold it over and over and over.
Consequently, income he never earned was reported to the federal government, which has tried to collect taxes on that, student loans he didn’t get have left him with countless audits from government agencies, and then there’s been a fight to obtain a new Social Security number so that he can get credit, which obviously has been withheld.
The results are familiar to anyone who’s had a stolen ID issue.
But De Napoli, who describes himself as a former Fort Campbell soldier and disabled Iraq War veteran, blames Harris for many of his troubles.
He explains in 2012 Harris stated, during a visit to a military base, “Our service members, veterans and their families have made tremendous sacrifices for all of us. It is our obligation to do right by them and make sure they have the tools they need to protect their homes, their families and their future.”
But he says she did anything but that, when she issued a memo telling California law enforcement they could “make their own decisions” about complying with Immigration & Customs Enforcement detainers – those legal claims on illegal aliens for various crimes.
“The Harris memo has not only made it extremely difficult for law enforcement in California to apprehend and prosecute illegal immigrants but also prevented my case from being transferred to California outright,” he said. He was in Colorado at the time many of the difficulties arose.
She said, he reported, “it was up to local law enforcement and refused to accept the case file from Colorado. I strongly believed that her memo from December 2012 was a factor in her questionable decision not to help me. The Office of then-Colorado Attorney General John Suthers assumed (incorrectly) that California would take the case file. Unfortunately, Harris wanted nothing to do with it, since she considered it to be a local law enforcement manner. Had Suthers known that AG Harris would have treated me in such a poor manner, someone in the Colorado AG’s office would have reached out to California directly. Harris’ refusal to accept my case from Colorado continues to place me at-risk for criminal alien identity theft,” he told WND.
Di Napoli pointed out how Harris’ “low regard for immigration law” also appeared through the release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, accused of later killing Kathryn Steinle. He noted a letter on Harris’ behalf that he got several years ago said his case wasn’t a problem the state would address – because it was all up to local law enforcement officials.
“In my situation, I do not know who is worse, the criminal aliens using my Social Security number or politicians such as Kamala Harris who protect illegal aliens while claiming that veterans should have the tools they need to protect their homes, their families and their future,” he said.
He told WND he remains in “identification limbo” without the ability to obtain credit and with trouble with his own student loans because of the fraud that has been attached to his Social Security number over the years.
He doesn’t blame Harris for the original problem, which he revealed was created by his father’s sales of his Social Security number until his death in 2009.
In an earlier column at TownHall, Justin Haskins wrote:
“Di Napoli says the failure of federal and state governments to hold accountable the illegal immigrants using his social security number, as well as the employers who hired them, has cost U.S. taxpayers a whopping $400,000 in fraud and has destroyed his life.”
The commentary continued, “Di Napoli, like the countless others who have been victims of illegal immigration, knows all too well that there remains a rampant disregard for the rule of law in the United States when it comes to immigration. And the reason couldn’t be more obvious: Time after time, politicians favor illegal immigrants and the big businesses who profit from immigrants’ less-costly labor because it helps them win elections.”
A report in the Daily Caller said Di Napoli has seen attempts to help from Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., state officials there and a few others, without results.
Di Napoli served in the U.S. Air Force from 1990 to 1993, the Colorado Army National Guard from 2000 to 2003, and the U.S. Army from 2003 to 2006.