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October 15, 2013 - 1:50 pm

James Edwards at the Center for Immigration Studies reports that another criminal has been found working a key position, as a “navigator” for Americans seeking to enroll in Obamacare.

The state of New York has designated the labor union front group Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, or ROC-NY, as one of its navigator groups — basically authorized and paid-for community organizing for Obamacare. And guess who ROC-NY’s lead is for its health program? Maria Marroquin, an illegal alien from Peru who’s a DREAM activist. It would be hard to make up something this outrageous.

Marroquin practices the political tactics of left-wing extremists, flouting her illegal immigration status before cowed law enforcers and politicians. She has signed up for the end-run DACA amnesty program to launder her status, Associated Press reported. Obama’s DACA invigorated Marroquin and her ilk to go forth and break the law even more.

More at the link. Marroquin isn’t the first criminal found among the navigators, and doesn’t appear to be a case of a lack of vetting for these positions. Rather, she is a navigator expressly because she is an illegal alien agitator.

The Obamacare navigators will be handling Americans’ sensitive personal information. Identity theft has always been a concern with Obamacare; factor in the presence of an illegal alien who facilitates massive immigration law violations and you have a recipe for lawlessness.

With flagrant lawbreakers serving as Obamacare navigators, particularly foreign criminals like Marroquin, congressional inquiries into navigator organizations become all the more important. Navigators sit in a position to prey upon unsuspecting people, who trustingly share their sensitive personal information. The Marroquins and Wellses of the navigator world could commit fraud, financial or identity theft, or other crimes against their victims seeking help to enroll in health care. The causes of concern over this subjecting of innocent victims to unvetted potential predators are well-founded. That’s why more than a quarter of the states have taken steps to help rein in the mess the federal health law has wrought.

Congress must add this to the lengthy list of issues and scandals it is investigating.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.