According to a bombshell accusation by Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Obama administration is actively allowing terrorists into America, placing some of them on a so-called “hands off” list defending them against any scrutiny by U.S. officials. His suspicions are reportedly confirmed by documents he secured that originated within the Department of Homeland Security.
One such document includes an email conversation between immigration and border security officials regarding the admittance of an individual with apparent ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The subject also reportedly associated with a number of other extremist terror organizations, including Hamas and Hezbollah.
Despite the fact that the potential terrorist had been on the government’s watch list for years and was subject to secondary inspection numerous times in the past, the last update was completed four years ago. Unbelievably, the individual had the audacity to sue the U.S. Customs and Border Protection twice, presumably based on the fact that the agency violated his hands off status.
“I’m puzzled how someone could be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, be an associate of [redacted], say that the US is staging car bombings in Iraq and that is ok for men to beat their wives, question who was behind the 9/11 attacks, and be afforded the luxury of a visitor visa and de-watchlisted,” Grassley wrote in a letter earlier this year to DHS Secretary Jeh Jonson.
He went on to write that it “doesn’t appear that we’ll be successful with denying him entry tomorrow but maybe we could re-evaluate the matter in the future since the decision to de-watchlist him was made 17 months ago.”
About two months later, CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske finally replied to Grassley’s concerns, suggesting his agency “does not have any list or other mechanism which would render an individual free of the grounds of inadmissibility or from any other inspection requirements, including secondary inspections.”
Kerlikowske instructed Grassley to contact the Justice Department for more details and, in a possible effort to limit a continuing paper trail in this ongoing saga, said he would offer a “more detailed briefing … in the appropriate setting.”
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