Jeff Joseph: AILA's Criminal-Alien Carpetbagger & Counselor At-Large
by Terry Graham
4 January 2005
Free-speech foe Jeff Joseph -- Chair of Denver's American Immigration
Lawyers Association (AILA) -- has said some mean-spirited, intolerant
and downright hateful things about me in the media.
Joseph, no doubt, is being paid for these tawdry attacks as part of his
job jawin' and lawin' for Julissa Molina Soto, the Mexican charged with
assaulting me last July at Denver's open-borders "Immigration Reform
Forum" sponsored by First Data Corporation and its subsidiary Western
My all-American response to First Data/Western Union's "invitation to
the community to participate" in their forum -- I participated -- has
Joseph hissing to the press: "She makes it her life cause to disrupt
Since Mr. Joseph [right] is such an expert on my "life cause," I studied up on
his and have come to the conclusion that he is a 21st Century
carpetbagger, deconstructing America one criminal alien at a time. He
is a noted advocate for convicted immigrant child molesters and sex
offenders, as detailed below.
The Joseph Law Firm website (Here.) boasts that
"Jeff has dedicated his entire career to the practice of immigration
law." His recent publications include such tall tales as: "How
Immigrants are Raising [U.S.] Educational Standards," "How Immigrants
are Helping the [U.S.] Economy," and "How Immigrants are Improving the
U.S. Social Situation."
"From Jail House Rock to Blue Skies: How Advocacy Can Make a
Difference" is the snappy title of Joseph's presentation at the 2003
AILA/National Lawyers Guild Conference on Crimes and Representing
Criminal Alien Defendants. There, he taught AILA co-conspirators how
to spring criminal aliens from jail so they are free to re-victimize
While Joseph and his ilk often cloak their dastardly deeds in the
Constitution, he invokes the United Nothing's Declaration of Human
Rights -- which restricts freedom of speech in cases of "insult or
incitement to criminal acts"-- when attacking my speaking freely at the
First Data/Western Union Forum. "She went there to cause some sort of
riot," he huffs.
In my case, exercising my God-given First Amendment rights to speak
about immigration got me beaten up in public by Joseph's Mexican
client, who is is still walking our streets thanks to his help and,
reportedly, the interference of Denver's Mexican Consulate.
Joseph's twisted views on far more heinous crimes are highlighted in a
March 1, 2004 article in The Charlotte Observer describing Operation
Predator, an ICE program targeting deportable aliens convicted of sex
crimes, with an emphasis on child molesters.
Here, Joseph voices concerns of immigration attorneys that foreign
perverts could be "unjustly" caught in the sweep. "Some states make
people register as sex offenders for what are sometimes nonviolent
[sex] crimes," he whines.
Jeff Joseph's advocacy for alien pedophiles, and his view that
immigrants convicted of "nonviolent [sex] crimes" should not have to
register as sex offenders -- thereby avoiding deportation -- are
repulsive given that many child molesters don't need to use physical
violence to victimize their innocent, vulnerable and precious prey.
He snivels on, "... the way immigration law defines sexual crimes is
very broad." His comments beg the question: Exactly which definitions
of sex crimes would you like to eliminate from American law, Mr.
Perhaps Joseph dislikes protections U.S. laws afford women and
children, in stark contrast to sexist, barbaric legal standards
imported with his third-world clientele. For example, many Mexican
states rank rape as a less serious offense than stealing a cow, and
drop charges if the rapist marries his hapless, often young victim.
Does Joseph favor a two-tiered legal system, holding Americans to
tougher standards than criminal aliens charged with sex offenses and
other crimes? Or should our laws be made to conform to those of
nations that treat women and children as chattel?
In another article, Joseph spins a sob story for a Laotian rapist
client facing deportation from Idaho with nary a care for victims,
past, present or future: "Suddenly he was picked up and threatened with
return to Laos -- which he does not know at all, and where he might be
in grave danger." (Here.) Well,
I can't help but wonder if Joseph's twisted views on sexual offenses
are in some way related to the fact that in his nine-person law firm --
per his website -- he is the only rooster in the hen house. Eight
women to one man. So much for diversity and gender equity.
Still another news article finds Joseph carping about ICE efforts to
use electronic bracelets to track criminal aliens awaiting deportation.
Scuffing at claims the bracelets will help law enforcement officers to
locate aliens who skip court hearings (all the more reason to jail
them), Joseph brags that AILA will soon introduce judicial appeals to
block this new Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP). He
reiterates that "only immigrants charged with or convicted of violent
crimes should be jailed...All other [criminal] immigrants should remain
As Denver's most notorious bottom-feeding, border-busting barrister,
Joseph recently debated Congressman Tom Tancredo, whose efforts to
enforce immigration laws and limits are supported by 80 percent of our
diverse Citizenry. Joseph criticized President Bush's wildly unpopular
jobs-to-amnesty proposal for not offerings incentives (!) for illegal
aliens to become legal residents, adding that, "[The] enforcement
policy of immigration is not in line with reality."
The truth is, Jeff Joseph's views on enforcement policy for criminal
aliens, including child molesters and other sexual predators, are not
in line with reality shared by the vast majority of Americans. If you
wish to help him overcome his delusions, he can be reached at
Terry Graham, an American Citizen, was assaulted by a Mexican immigrant
while participating in a public forum on immigration sponsored by First
Data Corporation/Western Union in Denver on July 22, 2004. She has
filed a civil lawsuit (www.freespeechforum.org) seeking damages from
her attacker and First Data/Western Union.