California: Iraqi Refugee Faces Deportation for Lying on Refugee Application

Can you believe it—he lied say the feds and has to go!

Nevertheless, he has gained a fan club that is working to keep him here.

This is the story at the Sacramento Bee:

Federal immigration officials moving to deport Omar Ameen back to Iraq

May 5—Iraqi refugee Omar Ameen is facing deportation proceedings despite a Sacramento judge’s ruling last month that there was not enough evidence to extradite him back to his home country to face trial in the slaying of a police officer there, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Ameen, 47, had been in the Sacramento County Main Jail since his 2018 arrest in the extradition case, and his lawyers expected him to be released April 21 after the judge’s finding.

Instead, Ameen was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and is now facing deportation proceedings on the grounds that he allegedly lied on his applications to come to the United States as a refugee, ICE said in a statement Wednesday.

The statement notes that, at the same time Ameen was arrested by FBI agents in the extradition case, ICE charged him “based on misrepresentations on applications for admission.”

“Ameen is in ICE custody pending removal proceedings,” the statement said.

[….]

Prosecutors also accuse Ameen of lying on his refugee resettlement forms about how his father died, saying in court records that Ameen claimed his father was “shot dead” for assisting 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,” court records say.

“Ameen’s claim that his father was killed due to his possible assistance to military forces is a fiction, and his refugee application was approved in part on the basis of this false claim,” the court records say, adding that Ameen also lied about his father’s supposed ties to Al Qaeda in Iraq and other relatives’ ties to terror.

Of course they lie!

“When asked in his written Sworn Statement in support of his refugee application ‘Have you ever engaged in . . . any other form of terrorist activity? Ameen answered ‘no,'” the court records say. “In actuality, Ameen is alleged to have engaged in various forms of terrorist activity, from 2004 through his departure from the region for the United States in 2014.”

The records say that because Ameen allegedly lied about ties to terror groups he was granted permission to move to the United States under false pretenses.

Here is one of several posts I wrote about Ameen in 2018:

Surprise! (Not!) Trump DOJ finds another Islamic terrorist refugee living in US—an Iraqi this time!

To learn more about Iraqi refugees in America, see my Iraqi Refugees category, but LOL! I warn you there are 667 previous posts in it!

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One thought on “California: Iraqi Refugee Faces Deportation for Lying on Refugee Application

  1. >Nevertheless, he has gained a fan club that is working to keep him here.

    There always is — and odds are they will be successful — Juan Mann used to write about immigration courts for Vdare (although it looks like his last contribution there was back in 2009), and his slogan was ‘It’s not over until the immigrant wins’.

    >… lying on his refugee resettlement forms about how his father died …

    Yeah, a likely story — as I said before: oftentimes white people seem stupid and naive — do those who deal with asylum applicants not understand that the kind of things they have to say in order to increase their chances for asylum are now all over the third world? — and applicants shamelessly lie, telling some story, knowing whatever it is will be very difficult to verify or refute? — naturally saying your father was shot for helping Americans is tantamount to saying you’re liable to suffer the same fate.

    It’s all ridiculous and insulting to one’s intelligence — the whole system is corrupt.

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