So much for “robust” screening…..
Michael Patrick Leahy writing at Breitbart did a thorough job of cataloging the chronology of lies told by alleged ISIS fighter turned Obama refugee—Omar Ameen.
From Breitbart yesterday (I saw it after I posted my short news item on the arrest, here)
And, btw, other news stories on the case only did a quick summary, while Leahy actually went to the court filings:
Iraqi Refugee, Alleged Islamic State Murderer, Arrested in California
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested an Iraqi refugee in Sacramento, California on Wednesday on the authority of an arrest warrant for the 2014 murder of an Iraqi police officer issued by an Iraqi judge on May 16.
“Omar Ameen, 45, an Iraqi national, wanted on a murder charge in Iraq, appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Sacramento, California today in connection with proceedings to extradite him to face trial in Iraq.
Ameen settled in Sacramento as a purported refugee and attempted to gain legal status in the United States,” the Department of Justice said in a statement released late Wednesday.
Court documents alleged that Ameen, who entered the United States from Turkey in November 2014 through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, led a four truck ISIS caravan to Rahwah, Iraq where he murdered the police officer on June 22, 2014.
Court documents presented on Wednesday outline what appears to be a highly sophisticated ruse by Ameen, who along with many members of his family has been a member of ISIS and its predecessor Islamist terrorist organizations since at least 2004, to gain approval into the U.S. Refugee Admissions program by making a number of false statements, and then use his approved U.S. refugee status as a getaway mechanism after carrying out the 2014 murder of the Iraqi police officer.
Leahy then goes through a series of lies told by Ameen that should have raised red flags if he had ever received any “robust” vetting as the Obama Administration and the refugee industry had been insisting was the case.
As we have reported on many occasions, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees does the first cut on the supposed screening of refugees to America.
Leahy plucked this bit from government filings against Ameen:
In or about April 2012, Ameen arrived in Turkey and began the process of applying for refugee status.
Ameen claimed on his Resettlement Registration Form before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (“UNHCR”) that in 2010, his father, Abdulsattar Ameen Hussein, was killed due to his cooperation with the American military. . . In actuality, the death certificate for Abdulsattar Ameen (which Ameen did not submit with any of his applications) indicates he died from natural causes—a cerebral clot—on December 25, 2010.
That is just one example of the shoddy screening this alleged ISIS fighter received.
Perhaps most astounding is Ameen’s time line.
He was granted refugee status on June 5, 2014 even as he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Iraq for other ISIS terror-related activities. He returned to Iraq on June 22, 2014 and allegedly killed the police officer. Did no one even know he had left Turkey?
Five months later he was resettled in Sacramento by the Obama Administration.
Read all of Leahy’s account here.
Expect the whole story to disappear from the media within days because it flies in the face of the major refugee industry talking point that refugees are thoroughly screened.
By the way, four resettlement contractors were operating in Sacramento in 2014: International Rescue Committee, Church World Service, US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Wonder which one placed him.
One more thing…
Through the Obama years Turkey was one of the top countries processing refugees to the US, see here. Under President Trump, Turkey lost its significant role in sending us mostly Muslim refugees.