Update May 30th: The Blaze has much more on this case, thanks to Vlad Tepes blog (via twitter) for alerting us.
Although this story isn’t about political refugee fraud as we recently witnessed in the Boston Bomber case, it’s about an alleged Lebanese terrorist getting into the US by marrying an American.
Remember last week I told you that the legal Muslim population of the US is growing by 100,000 a year mostly through the refugee program, grants of asylum, family reunification and the diversity visa lottery, but there are other ways as demonstrated by this alleged member of Hezbollah caught in Texas.
Here is the story from My San Antonio thanks to Joanne:
The FBI has arrested a San Antonio man on charges he lied to get into the United States and tried to get a sensitive Defense Department position.
Wissam Allouche, 44, appeared for an initial hearing Friday afternoon, and shook his head when U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad read the charges leveled in a federal indictment. The judge ordered him held pending a bail hearing and his arraignment Tuesday.
“He allegedly tried to cover up his affiliation with Hezbollah,” said special agent Erik Vasys, spokesman for the FBI in San Antonio. “It is believed he was looking to secure a sensitive position with the U.S. government at some point.”
The indictment said Allouche had married a U.S. citizen and was going through the naturalization process. During that process, he reportedly lied when asked if he’d ever been a member of or associated with a terror organization, the indictment said.
There is more. Read it all! I looked for a photo of Allouche but couldn’t find one, if you see one send it my way. Lacking the photo, I’ve illustrated this post with Hezbollah’s flag. The logo reads: “Then surely the party of Allah are they that shall be triumphant.”
Since we are on the subject of Texas, the other day one of my alerts sent me to this very helpful write-up for an immigration lawfirm in the Lone Star State. They have three offices scattered around the state with lawyers ready and eager to guide clients through the refugee/asylum process. Actually their write-up is a pretty useful one for us as it summarizes what one must do to be considered a refugee or to be granted asylum. I’ll bet those lawyers have their ears to the grapevine about border apprehensions and are right there to offer their services.