Every politician chanted ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,’ this past election cycle. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was serious. So much so, his NJ office hired a promising 18 year-old intern named Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta.
Trouble was, and allegedly much to the Senator’s surprise, Luis turned out to be a registered sex offender. He was also an “undocumented immigrant” (a.k.a. an Illegal Alien) living the American Dream. Luis was arrested on December 6th and may soon be deported back to Peru.
Senator Menendez defended his office’s action stating Luis was recommended and vetted by his school for the internship, not the Senators office.
“He’s an unpaid college intern so it’s not like he’s a STAFF paid person,” Menendez said. “We ask about status … there is no way we could know about any allegation as a juvenile about what his background would be in terms of any criminality.”
Luis was “let go from the program” after the arrest. He will have to dream of America and his adventure back home in Peru.
In other news, Senator Menendez is hiring.