But, the government got him on only ripping-off the taxpayer for his disability payments! He could get ten years in the slammer (on our dime), but no mention of deportation!
The next time you hear about how thoroughly refugees are screened, remember this story!
By the way, he is not the first to lie, nor will he be the last!
SAN ANTONIO — An Iraqi man who was resettled in San Antonio to escape purported persecution pleaded guilty Monday to lying to get refugee status and stealing from the U.S. government.
Ahmed Khudhur Tayyeh, 39, was arrested last year after counterterrorism agents investigated him on suspicion that he had ties to al-Qaida.
He was set to go to trial Monday on charges of withholding information from the Social Security Administration and withholding information on his refugee application. He abruptly accepted a plea offer instead, pleading guilty to one count of theft from the government and one charge of making a false statement. A charge of Social Security fraud was dismissed.
As one of nearly 200,000 Iraqi refugees approved by the U.S. government for resettlement in America since 2007, Tayyeh was given a green card despite his giving conflicting stories about how he injured his leg.
In one story, he allegedly said he took a hit from an improvised bomb; in another, he said he was kidnapped by Iraqi police and shot in the leg.
In court Monday, Tayyeh admitted that on his refugee application he failed to list two brothers and claimed his father had been killed. His brothers are believed to have al-Qaida links, and his father is still alive.
Off the top of my head here are a few other Iraqis now spending time in US prisons on our dime. By the way, I’ve advocated that the US State Department pick up some of the prison tabs for those they have resettled (not just Iraqis) now living in prison on us!
See, Kentucky Iraqi terrorists here. Colorado Iraqi rapists here. Arizona Iraqi bombs Social Security Office, here. California Iraqi who murdered his wife and pretended Islamophobes did it, here. South Dakota Iraqi sex trafficker gets life, here.
So much for screening!