Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley demanded answers this week over how an ISIS fighter wanted for murder came to the United States as a “refugee” in 2014; raising serious concerns over other potential enemies currently residing in the country.
Grassley sent an official letter to Dept. of Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen Monday; asking key questions after a Sacramento man was arrested earlier this month and deported to Iraq for carrying out an attack against police officers under orders from ISIS.
“The Department of Justice recently announced the arrest of Iraqi national, Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, an alleged member of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and ISIS who was granted refugee status and settled in Sacramento, California,” writes Grassley.
“According to witnesses interviewed by the FBI, it is common knowledge in Rawah, Iraq, that Ameen was a ‘main local figure of AQI and ISIS.’ Yet, Ameen was able to conceal this information from the United States and afforded protection here as a refugee in 2014,” he adds.
Read Grassley’s full letter here.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: ‘ISIS FIGHTER’ Arrested in Sacramento, Set for DEPORTATION to IRAQ
A man accused of killing an Iraqi police officer under orders from the Islamic State was arrested in Sacramento, California this week; setting the stage for his deportation to stand trial in Baghdad in the coming months.
According to CBS Sacramento, Omar Abdulsattar Ameen was taken into custody after Iraqi officials asked the US government to extradite the suspected gunman.
The incident occurred in June 2014 when ISIS seized control of al-Anbar province.
“The government of Iraq has charged Ameen with premeditated murder that happened during an ISIS takeover of the Rawah District of the Al-Anbar Province. ISIS took control of the area on June 21, 2014, and the next day investigators say Ameen was part of a four-vehicle ISIS convoy that opened fire on a home of a former Iraqi police officer on June 22,” writes CBS.
“It makes me nervous. We were shocked, didn’t suspect anything like that,” said Ameen’s California neighbor. “He didn’t do anything out of the ordinary to make you feel suspicious, just a friendly Muslim, family man.”
“It’s a wakeup call that bad guys can end up anywhere in the world,” added a federal prosecutor.
Read the full report here.
IMMIGRATION INSANITY: ‘ISIS FIGHTER’ Arrested in US Applied for ‘REFUGEE STATUS’ in 2014
The recently arrested ISIS fighter in Sacramento, California arrived in the United States in November 2014 and applied for refugee status; despite being accused of murder in Iraq just weeks before, court documents reveal.
According to the Daily Caller, 45-year-old Omar Ameen traveled to the United States after reportedly murdering an Iraqi police officer under orders from the Islamic State.
The suspect immediately applied for “refugee status” upon his arrival.
“On his written I-485 application to adjust status, and also in the interview, when asked ‘Have you EVER ordered, or called for, or assisted with the killing of any person?’ Ameen answered ‘no.’ When asked ‘Have you ever committed the killing of any person?’ Ameen answered ‘no.’ In actuality, on or about June 22, 2014, Ameen is alleged to have killed Ihsan in collaboration with other members of ISIS,” says official documents.
Ameen was arrested Wednesday in the California capital after Iraqi officials requested local authorities detain the murder-suspect.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.