Texas: Iraqi jihadist entered US as refugee now missing; DOJ refused to prosecute prior to election

Source: Iraqi insurgent fighter allegedly lied about identity, got through ‘extreme‘ vetting

Federal lawmakers are investigating how a former Iraqi insurgent fighter was able to lie about his identity and still get through America’s ‘extreme’ vetting process.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to find out why the terror suspect’s pending arrest was allegedly spiked just over a week before the election. Trump had run on a tough-on-terror platform and had been critical of President Obama’s refugee policy.

When [Joint Terrorism Task Force] and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Texas sought to prosecute this refugee, the local law enforcement and prosecutors allegedly ‘met resistance’ from officials within the National Security Division’s Counter Terrorism section in Washington DC,” Committee chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said in a March 6 letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“The ‘resistance’ allegedly occurred a few weeks before the 2016 election, and local authorities believed the lack of progress in this case was handled inadequately,” Johnson wrote.

The suspect is an Iraqi man who had entered the U.S. under a false name. His real name was not released.

Fox News has learned the JTTF confirmed through U.S. Special Forces who encountered the suspect during operations that he claimed to have participated in attacks against American troops as an insurgent.

[…and boasted about killing U.S. troops according to the video above]

At some point, the Iraqi entered the U.S. through the refugee program. His activities in the U.S. triggered an investigation by JTTF members, who planned to charge him with visa fraud while they investigated possible further charges.

Sources say the case demonstrates the challenge of vetting people with little documented history in countries where there’s no paper trail.

Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. attorney’s office in Western Texas and the Joint Terrorism Task Force refused comment.

Claude Arnold, a former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations, said the refugee program is vulnerable to abuse by terrorists seeking to enter the U.S. to harm Americans.

“Refugees are admitted to the U.S. based on the story they tell of persecution, and they are not required to produce identity documentation or other types of documentation,” Arnold said. “If the person seeking entry is a persecutor, he would have specificity in his story that matches information obtained by U.S. Customs and Immigration Services personnel adjudicating the events.”

In the case of terrorists in Iraq, ISIS has taken over whole cities, raising the likelihood of identity theft and document forging, Arnold said.

“That creates great potential for an ISIS fighter to assume a false identity and engineer a refugee claim,” he added.

Arnold said it is important not to let politics get in the way of security and justice.

“Letting the terrorists in to the country through the refugee program can result in citizens and residents being harmed. We cannot afford to make that mistake,” Arnold said.

9 thoughts on “Texas: Iraqi jihadist entered US as refugee now missing; DOJ refused to prosecute prior to election

  1. More proof that President Trump is on the right side of this and that Team obama/clinton were doing the wrong thing by willfully allowing harmful people into The United States.

  2. When will we hear that Obama was the first illegal alien sitting president and all laws signed by him are null and void due to his false birth certificate

    • Should have been a long time ago. Especially when that obvious electronic fake Birth Cert was put on the White House Website. Barry Soetoro and Nancy Pelosi both need to be held accountable for the Eligibility issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQcd41RO25k He claimed for over a decade to be from Kenya in his book bio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIcZeZFNzjY Was he lying then or lying now with his sealed records ? Did he get a Scholarship as a Foreign Citizen ? Normal questions all ignored. Last legal name we know of is Barry Soetoro with Indonesian Citizenship.

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