The nightmare at our border AND crossing our border…Asylum abuse opens the door for evil doers from all over the world:
America’s Southern border has become a global magnet for jihadis, MS-13 gang members and drug cartels. You can thank the previous open borders policy by the Obama administration for the evil that has crossed and will cross our border.
Washington Times just reported on Syrian smuggling across our border:
The Treasury Department slapped sanctions Wednesday on a Syrian man and his criminal syndicate, blaming them for smuggling “hundreds” of illegal immigrants from Syria and Lebanon into Mexico and then helping them to jump the border into the U.S.
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Nasif Barakat and his syndicate, which authorities labeled the Barakat Transnational Criminal Organization, charged about $20,000 to complete the smuggling. The money paid for bribes and for fake documents, including false European passports, to help illegal immigrants hide their identities. The fees also covered transportation from Syria through other Middle Eastern countries to South and Central America, the journey north through Mexico, and final help sneaking into the U.S.
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One of the biggest problems is with our asylum system. Obama changed the policy for asylum so that if someone crosses the border and says they have “credible fear” of going back to their home country, they can stay in America. This was the focus of a November 21, 2013 Washington Times news report, Mexican drug cartels exploit asylum system by claiming ‘credible fear.’
The report quoted Bob Goodlatte, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee:
“It’s outrageous that members of Mexican drug cartels and others involved in illicit activity are so easily able to exploit our asylum laws and live in the U.S. virtually undetected,” said Judiciary CommitteeChairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican.
“Our asylum laws are in place to help individuals who are facing truly serious persecution in their country,” he said. “However, dangerous criminals are gaming the system by claiming they have a ‘credible fear’ of persecution when often they’ve been the perpetrators of violence themselves.”
Concerns about the lack of integrity to this system were the focus of two House Judiciary Committee hearings conducted as a result of Chairman Goodlatte’s concerns.
Of course while one of the hearings focused on how asylum abuse was overwhelming our borders, in reality, asylum abuse is overwhelming the entire immigration system throughout the entire United States of America.
Furthermore, this is not simply a matter of “asylum abuse” but of immigration fraud.
The official report that was authored by the 9/11 Commission Staff, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel noted on page 98:
Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.
Those concerns are very much as relevant today as they were at the time of those hearings and at the time that the 9/11 Commission reported its findings.
What more needs to happen before our “leaders” finally act to secure that dangerous border?
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JUST REPORTED: A VICIOUS LYBERIAN WARLORD GETS ASYLUM BY LYING – ENDS UP IN THE SUBURBS – JUST SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN US PRISON:
“HEART EATING” VIOLENT US ASYLEE Sentenced By Feds After Lying About His “Warlord” Past
The case below highlights what’s wrong with our immigration and asylum program. We count on honesty from the people who want to come to America. We take them at their word. The one case below is probably not the only case of someone who wants to come to America but hides their violent past:
A COUSIN OF THIS MONSTER SAYS THERE ARE “MANY MORE” LIKE HIM LIVING IN THE US:
Among those American Liberians who know Jabateh since his arrival in the U.S. in 1998 is a cousin and fellow businessman named Voffee Jabateh, who called Mohammed Jabateh “a pillar” of the local community.
“I got to know Mohammed here, as a family man,” Voffee Jabateh said.
Mohammed Jabateh’s attorney, Greg Pagano, told NBC10 that Jabateh is “peaceful, deeply religious, and he is intensely loyal to the United States of America.”
John Prall, another Liberian who escaped to southeastern Pennsylvania, will be watching the trial closely. He hopes it is a start, not an end, to the pursuit of justice for victims of his native country’s civil war.
Prall believes there are more than one former warlord living in his community.
“There are so many here,” he said. “There are so many.”
IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING…Our government needs to do a much better job of investigating anyone who wants asylum to find out if they are truly worthy and who they say they are. This guy was able to escape his atrocities in Liberia and start a new life in America…
“JUNGLE JABBAH” LIVING IN A SUBURB NEAR YOU
A Liberian warlord who allegedly murdered his enemies and had their hearts cooked and eaten was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for lying about his murderous past while seeking asylum to the United States.
Mohammed Jabbateh, 51 – known as feared commander “Jungle Jabbah” – received asylum to the U.S. in 1998. He settled into a life in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, where he started a business and a family, all the while lying about the atrocities he committed during Liberia’s multi-faction civil war that ravaged the West African nation between 1989 and 1997.
He “committed various acts of shocking brutality including rapes, sexual enslavement, slave labor, murder, mutilation and ritual cannibalism,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release on Thursday.
Jabbateh, who built an international shipping business and is the father of 13 children in the U.S. and Africa, was found guilty in October of two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury. He was the first person found guilty of crimes connected to the documented atrocities during the civil war.
Prosecutors said Jabbateh was not truthful during his asylum application nor when seeking permanent legal residency about his membership in the group called the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy, and later ULIMO-K, rebel groups that battled for control of Liberia.
During his trial last year, two dozen witnesses, including 17 Liberian victims, testified against Jabbateh.
One said the former warlord sliced a baby from a pregnant woman’s stomach and strung her intestines up as rope. One woman testified that she had been captured and turned into a sex slave at 13 and was raped daily for weeks until she managed to escape.
“This defendant committed acts of such violence and depravity that they are almost beyond belief,” U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “For his surviving victims and the family members of those he brutally murdered, we hope this sentence offers some measure of comfort.”