Once again, immigration fraud has compromised U.S. national security. Fortunately, this time, the discovery was made before a deadly terror attack.
The issue of immigration fraud was the focus of both an extensive article
and a booklet
I wrote on the topic, Immigration Fraud, Lies That Kill
This time an alien couple stands accused of fraud when they entered the United States as refugees, and then applied for legal immigrant status, but they hid their ties to Al-Shabab, an Islamic militant group operating primarily in Somalia who itself has links to al-Qaeda.
The case we will examine today, less than one month before the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks of 9/11, was brought to fruition by the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) as a result of the diligent work of the FBI and a division of ICE known as HSI (Homeland Security Investigations).
As you read my commentary think about the globalists - particularly the leaders of the Democratic Party who refuse to work with ICE, creating “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States” and are now demanding that ICE be utterly and totally dismantled.
As you read my commentary, think about how New York State’s Governor Cuomo who, according to an April 25, 2018, Daily News Report
made this unfathomable statement:
On August 11, 2018, a local Arizona newspaper posted a report about the investigation and subsequent arrest that fleshed out more and disturbing details. The report, Man with alleged link to Somali terrorist group arrested in Tucson
, includes this excerpt that provided additional insight into the allegations contained in the indictment:
The indictment states Osman gave false information about his name and nationality, telling immigration authorities he was from Somalia, when in fact he was from Ethiopia.
He also denied being associated with a terrorist organization. The indictment states Osman later admitted that he was recruited to join the terrorist group al-Shabab and had moved from Jijiga to Mogadishu, Somalia, at the direction of the terrorist group. He also later admitted to knowing several members of the al-Shabab organization.
Prosecutors allege Osman also lied to an immigration officer about being injured in a bomb blast in a Somali market in 2010. The indictment said he was injured in 2009 while handling explosives.
Let’s now think back to the last Presidential campaign when then-candidate Trump insisted that as president he would make certain not to permit aliens to enter the United States if we could not properly vet them or, as I believe he put it, “Until we know what the hell is going on!”
Let’s not forget the yelps and howls from the immigration anarchists about Donald Trump’s promise to “Keep America Safe Again” by prohibiting aliens linked to terror-sponsoring countries and whose identities and possible affiliation with terrorist organizations, from entering the United States.
Let’s not forget how the mainstream media still falsely claims that the entry restriction, as I prefer to call it, was about preventing the entry of Muslims. This has always been, and continues to be, about keeping terrorists out of the United States.
On June 27, 2018, CNN reported
that the Supreme Court had finally acceded to President Trump’s “Travel Ban” which should have more properly been referred to as an “Entry Restriction.”The countries on this list are: North Korea, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and Venezuela.
The defendant, in this case, Mohamed Abdirahman Osman, allegedly claimed to be a citizen of Somalia, proffering a passport from that terror-linked country in the assumed identity of Mustaf Adan Arale when, in reality, he is a citizen of Ethiopia.
Had all aliens from Somalia been barred from entering the United States in 2014, as Somali citizens now are, per President Trump’s proclamation, Osman and his wife would never have been admitted into the United States.
We are fortunate that their alleged involvement with terrorist organizations was discovered before they had an opportunity to carry out an attack, if that was, in fact, their goal. It is certainly disquieting to consider that, according to allegations contained in the indictment, that Osman had injured himself years ago by handling explosives.
The obvious question that must be asked is how this couple managed to successfully deceive the consular officials when they applied for refugee status in 2013. I would hope that the Office of Inspector General will conduct an investigation into the paper trail to determine if any misfeasance or malfeasance was involved.
Of course, it is entirely possible that all of the officials acted in good faith and made their decisions with the best of intentions and lacked access to the information that they needed.
If this is the case, then it is essential that efforts be made to improve the adjudications process including the sharing of intelligence that may help to prevent similar instances of fraud from compromising the integrity of the process, thereby undermining U.S. national security.
This case is not, however, an isolated case and the nexus between immigration fraud and terrorism was well known even before the terror attacks of 9/11.
On May 20, 1997, I participated in my first Congressional hearing. That hearing was conducted by the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims and was entitled: "Visa Fraud and Immigration Benefits Application Fraud
and was predicated on two deadly terror attacks carried out in the United States by aliens in 1993 at the CIA and at the first deadly attack at the World Trade Center.
The nexus between immigration fraud and terrorism was well documented by the 9/11 Commission. Consider these two paragraphs from the official report, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel
It’s the interior enforcement of our immigration laws that Cuomo, Pelosi and a considerable number of other immigration anarchists have been vigorously obstructing for many years, and now want to be terminated entirely.
My recent article, Congressional Hearing: Iranian Sleeper Cells Threaten U.S. was predicated on a hearing conducted on April 17, 2018, by the House Committee on Homeland Security, Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee, on the topic, "State Sponsors Of Terrorism: An Examination Of Iran’s Global Terrorism Network.”
In spite of all of these existential threats to the United States, arguably the most dangerous and pernicious fraud perpetrated on Americans are the lies of the globalist politicians and their “journalist” cohorts about our immigration laws.