Florida: Two arrested after illegal driver’s licenses distributed

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Source: Two arrested after illegal driver’s licenses distributed | WFTV

PALM BAY, Fla. —  Two Palm Bay Tag Office workers are accused of giving valid driver’s licenses to people who hadn’t earned them.

Florida Highway Patrol said it looked into this when the Hillsborough County Tax Collector Office tipped them off.

Investigators said 11 people from Hillsborough County received licenses with discrepancies.

Investigators arrested Misty Ziminsky, a tag office worker, and Ahmad Alhayajneh, an interpreter, on Friday.

Each person who received a fraudulent license was found to have used the Ziminsky and Alhayajneh, according to investigators.

Investigators said Alhayajneh gave answers to applicants on test and licenses were handed out without applicants taking the required physical driving test.

Investigators found nearly two dozen cases.

The Tax Collector’s Office said Ziminsky was fired. Alhayajneh has bonded out of jail.

More: State, federal investigation underway after 2 accused of handing out bogus licenses in Brevard Count

A county worker and an interpreter are accused of handing out bogus driver’s licenses to people who never took the exam.

There are new concerns they were helping people stay in the country illegally.

The fraud scheme attracted people across the state.

Channel 9’s Blaine Tolison spoke to the Brevard County tax collector, Lisa Cullen, who said she’s not sure  how far the scheme goes.

She said she believes the people who received fraudulent driver’s licenses overstayed their visas in the United States, but she’s not 100 percent sure.

A state and federal investigation is underway.

Cullen said Misty Ziminsky worked in her office for four years, but Cullen only realized in November that Ziminsky was handing out fraudulent driver’s licenses.

She reported it to the state.

“I think early on, it might have been one or two. It just escalated. I assure you, I take it serious and I will address every record,” said Cullen.

Last week, state investigators arrested Ziminsky, an examiner at the office, and Ahmad Alhayajneh, an interpreter who was not an employee.

Investigators found licenses from the Palm Bay office with discrepancies, including some without pictures or signature.

Last month, they discovered that Ziminsky and Ahmad were allegedly working together with Ahmad giving applicants answers on tests, and Ziminsky letting them skip physical driving tests altogether.

Cullen said it’s not clear what people were doing with the driver’s licenses.

“I have no idea. I can’t answer that, but I can tell you they won’t have them for long,” said Cullen.

She said she is working with the state to cancel any fraudulent licenses, but she admits they don’t know how many are out here.

The Florida Highway Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating, but neither agency would say if the people who received the licenses were being monitored by the government.

Cullen said changes have already been made to prevent any more fraud.

“I look at this as, we need to learn from it, and we’ll institute anything we learn throughout the county,” Cullen said.

Cullen has 170 employees and she said members of her staff at the main office are being interviewed as a precaution.

The office manager was suspended.

 

Feds don’t know whereabouts of 9,500 immigrants with visas revoked for terrorism

Source: Feds can’t say whereabouts of those whose visas were revoked over terror threat

The Obama administration cannot be sure of the whereabouts of thousands of foreigners in the U.S. who had their visas revoked over terror concerns and other reasons, a State Department official acknowledged Thursday.

The admission, made at a House oversight hearing examining immigrant vetting in the wake of major terror attacks, drew a sharp rebuke from the committee chairman.

“You don’t have a clue do you?” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Michele Thoren Bond, assistant secretary for the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Bond initially said the U.S. has revoked more than 122,000 visas since 2001, including 9,500 because of the threat of terrorism.

But Chaffetz quickly pried at that stat, pressing the witness about the present location of those individuals.

“I don’t know,” she said.

The startling admission came as members of the committee pressed administration officials on what safeguards are in place to reduce the risk from would-be extremists.

40 DHS employees vetted 51,000 immigrants who claimed asylum in the U.S. last year.

 

30+ (Vetted) Immigrants Admitted to U.S. Recently Implicated in Islamic Terrorism

Source: More than 30 Immigrants Admitted to the U.S. Recently Implicated in Terrorism – Breitbart

In an email to reporters Tuesday, a Sessions aide listed more than 30 examples of immigrants admitted to the U.S. who were recently implicated in terrorist activities.

Sessions, the chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, and other conservative lawmakers have warned against passing a spending bill that does not place limitations on admissions — in particular refugee admission — to the U.S.

Congress must cancel the President’s blank refugee check and put Congress back in charge of the program. We cannot allow the President to unilaterally decide how many refugees he wishes to admit, nor continue to force taxpayers to pick up the tab for the tens of billions of unpaid-for welfare and entitlement costs,” Sessions and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), the chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations subcommittee, said in a joint statement last week. [Contact Your Elected Officials]

The pair added that passing the spending deal without limiting language “would put the U.S. on a path to approve admission for hundreds of thousands of migrants from a broad range of countries with jihadists movements over the next 12 months, on top of all the other autopilot annual immigration – absent language to reduce the numbers.”

The Sessions aide noted that the 30 examples are listed represented just a “partial” inventory of recently implicated terrorist migrants.

Read the list:

-A refugee from Uzbekistan was convicted of providing material support and money to a designated foreign terrorist organization. According to the Department of Justice, he also procured bomb-making materials in the interest of perpetrating a terrorist attack on American soil. (August 2015)

-An immigrant from Albania, who applied for and received Lawful Permanent Resident status, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for giving over $1,000 to terrorist organizations in Afghanistan, and for attempting to join a radical jihadist insurgent group in Pakistan. (August 2015)

-An immigrant from Egypt, who subsequently was granted U.S. citizenship, was charged with providing, and conspiring to provide, material support to ISIS, for aiding and abetting a New York college student in receiving terrorist training from ISIS, and conspiring to receive such training. (August 2015)

-An immigrant from India, who applied for and received Lawful Permanent Resident status by virtue of his marriage to an American citizen, was indicted in federal court on charges of conspiring to provide thousands of dollars to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in order to assist them in their global jihad, and on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. (November 2015)

-A second immigrant from India, who is married to a U.S. citizen, and who is the brother of the individual listed above, was also indicted on charges of conspiring to provide thousands of dollars to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in order to assist them in their global jihad, and on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. (November 2015)

-An immigrant from Pakistan, who entered the United States on a fiancé visa, and subsequently became a Lawful Permanent Resident, along with her husband, killed 14 people at a Christmas party, and wounded two dozen, in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil since September 11, 2001. (December 2015)

-The son of Pakistani immigrants, along with his Pakistan bride, murdered 14 coworkers, and wounded two dozen, in that same terrorist attack.  His Pakistani-born father has since been placed on the no-fly list.

-An immigrant from Syria, who applied for and received Lawful Permanent Resident status, and then subsequently applied for and received U.S. citizenship, was charged with smuggling night-vision goggles and rifle scopes from America to a Syrian rebel group that fights alongside and allies itself with an al-Qaeda affiliate. (December 2015)

-A Somali-American was arrested after encouraging several friends to leave the United States and join ISIS, and giving one individual over $200 for their passport application. (December 2015)

-An immigrant from Bangladesh, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, tried to incite people to travel  to Somalia and conduct violent jihad against the United States. (June 2014)

-An immigrant from Ghana, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, pledged allegiance to ISIS and plotted a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. (June 2015)

-An immigrant from Sudan, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, tried to join ISIS and wage jihad on its behalf after having been recruited online. (June 2015)

-A Bosnian refugee, along with his wife and five others, donated money and supplies, and smuggled arms, to terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq. (February 2015)

-An immigrant from Yemen, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, along with six other men, was charged with conspiracy to travel to Syria and to provide material support to ISIS. (April 2015)

-A Somali immigrant with lawful permanent resident status, along with four other Somali nationals, is charged with leading an al-Shabaab fundraising conspiracy in the United States, with monthly payments directed to the Somali terrorist organization. (July 2014)

– A Kazakhstani immigrant with lawful permanent resident status conspired to purchase a machine gun to shoot FBI and other law enforcement agents if they prevented him from traveling to Syria to join ISIS. (February 2015)

-An immigrant from Saudi Arabia, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, swore allegiance to ISIS and pledged to explode a propane tank bomb on U.S. soil. (April 2015)

-A Uzbek man in Brooklyn encouraged other Uzbeki nationals to wage jihad on behalf of ISIS, and raised $1,600 for the terror organization. (April 2015)

-The Boston Bombers were granted political asylum and were thus deemed legitimate refugees. The younger brother applied for citizenship and was naturalized on September 11th, 2012. The older brother had a pending application for citizenship. (April 2013)

-A Moroccan national who came to the U.S. on a student visa was arrested for plotting to blow up a university and a federal court house. (April 2014)

– Numerous of Minnesota’s Somali-American refugee community have recently been charged with trying to join ISIS. The Washington Times reported that “the effort [to resettle large groups of Somali refugees in Minnesota] is having the unintended consequence of creating an enclave of immigrants with high unemployment that is both stressing the state’s safety net and creating a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror groups.” (February 2015)

-An Uzbek refugee living in Idaho was arrested and charged with providing support to a terrorist organization, in the form of teaching terror recruits how to build bombs. (July 2015)

-An American citizen whose family is from Syria was sentenced for plotting to support ISIS and rob a gun store to kill members of the American military. (April 2015)An immigrant from Syria, who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, was accused by federal prosecutors of planning to “go to a military base in Texas and kill three or four American soldiers execution style.” (April 2015)

-A college student who immigrated from Somalia, who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, attempted to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Oregon. (October 2014)

-An immigrant from Afghanistan, who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, and a legal permanent resident from the Philippines, were convicted for “join Al Qaeda and the Taliban in order to kill Americans.” (September 2014)

-An Iraqi immigrant, who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, was arrested for lying to federal agents about pledging allegiance to ISIS and his travels to Syria. (May 2015)

-Two immigrants from Pakistan, who later applied for and received U.S citizenship, were sentenced to decades-long prison sentences for plotting to detonate a bomb in New York City. (2012)

-An immigrant from Yemen, who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, was arrested for trying to join ISIS. He was also charged with attempting to illegally buy firearms to try to shoot American military personnel. (September 2014)

-An immigrant brought here by his family from Kuwait at a young age, and who was later approved for U.S. citizenship, carried out the Islamist attack that recently killed 4 military personnel in Chattanooga. (July 2015)

San Bernardino terrorist openly discussed jihad on social media – passed 4 background checks

By 5 agencies. Well-vetted is taking on an entirely new meaning under Hussein Obama. Just how many of the two million Muslims who’ve invaded the U.S. since 9/11 were vetted the same way?

California victims of Muslim terrorists

California victims of Muslim terrorists

Source: Tashfeen Malik discussed jihad on social media before San Bernardino shooting | Daily Mail Online

San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik, 29, underwent three background checks and had her K-1 fiancee visa approved even though she openly posted about committing violent jihad on social media.

Malik and husband Syed Farook killed 14 people earlier this month after passing through customs at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in July 2014 and getting married the following month.

If US officials had discovered the messages Malik posted before she applied for her visa from Pakistan last year, red flags would have gone up and she likely would not have been approved for entry.

Malik was screened by Homeland Security officials then the State Department before she entered the US and then faced a third screening after applying for a green card, the NY Times reported.

The trio of national security and criminal background screenings failed to find old postings on social media where Malik said that she supported violent jihad and that she desired to take part in it.

Her sister also made inflammatory comments on social media.

On the 10th anniversary in 2011 of the 9/11 attacks she wrote an anti-American remark next to a Facebook photo of a plane crashing into the World Trade Center.

The discovery of the postings has exposed an area law enforcement and immigration officials usually don’t investigate and has prompted the Obama administration to review the K-1 process.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday: ‘Somebody entered the United States through the K-1 visa program and proceeded to carry out an act of terrorism on American soil.

‘That program is at a minimum worth a very close look.’

Immigration officials may stop accepting new K-1 applications while the process is being reviewed and they are also looking into around 90,000 K-1 visas that have been issued in the past two years.

Homeland Security scrutinizes some applicants more than others and since Malik was a woman coming to the US to marry instead of a male scientist coming to work, she likely drew less attention.

More via CBS New:

Malik was not identified as a threat despite being interviewed at the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan and vetted by five different government agencies that checked her name and picture against a terror watch list and ran her fingerprints against two databases.


And now we learn that Obama’s Dept. of Homeland Security Shut Down Investigation Into San Bernardono Linked Islamic Terror Group To Protect “Civil Liberties” Of Potential Terrorists.

Related: DHS Official Unable to Give Number of Syrians in U.S. or Number of Expired Visas

FBI, Despite Ban, Still Meeting with Terror-linked CAIR

CAIR has actually been named a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates. Yet they convene meetings with the FBI, DHS and the DOJ. America has been infiltrated from within.

CAIR flyer advising Muslims not to work with FBI

CAIR flyer advising Muslims not to work with FBI

via Articles: How Much Does the U.S. Government Still Deal with CAIR?

By Johanna Markind

October 6 Conference Call with DHS, DOJ & FBI

Several federal agencies appear to have ongoing contacts with an organization that has been connected to international terrorism.

On October 6, 2015, according to Department of Homeland Security spokesman S.Y. Lee, DHS convened a conference call with “senior officials from the FBI, Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, DOJ Community Relations Service, DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection and Federal Emergency Management Agency.” Also on the call were what Lee characterized insipidly as “faith-based, community-based, and civil rights and civil liberties advocacy stakeholders,” and what the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) characterized as “American Muslim community leaders.”

CAIR’s press release on the subject coyly does not say whether CAIR was one of the “American Muslim community leaders” participating in the meeting.

Its possible involvement is significant because, after several CAIR founders and/or officials were convicted in the Holy Land Foundation case – America’s largest terrorism financing case – the FBI severed its liaison relationship with the group, banning it from cooperation for the foreseeable future.  CAIR was not indicted as a defendant, but was deemed an unindicted co-conspirator.  The FBI did “not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner” and “suspended all formal outreach activities” with it.

Despite the FBI’s policy restricting contact with the group, a 2013 inspector general report concluded that during the current administration, FBI offices have flouted the policy by continuing outreach activities with CAIR. FBI leadership “did not conduct effective oversight to ensure compliance with the policy.”

Fourteen months after the IG report was released, the United Arab Emirates designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

FBI spokesman Christopher M. Allen confirmed the FBI’s participation in the October 6 call and claimed he did “not have information” about whether CAIR likewise participated.  He also confirmed that the bureau’s anti-CAIR policy remains in effect.  The policy does not ban all interaction between CAIR and the bureau, Allen said.  Even if CAIR were present, that “would not necessarily represent a violation of the policy.”  Asked the identity of the FBI official who approved the bureau’s participation in this non-public call organized by a federal agency, Allen did not respond.

DHS spokesman Lee likewise failed to answer questions about whether CAIR participated in the October 6 call.  He also ignored questions about whether DHS has a policy in place restricting the agency’s contact with CAIR.

DOJ’s main press office (the FBI has its own office) completely ignored questions about whether it had its own policy regarding CAIR contacts and whether CAIR participated in the October 6 call.  DOJ even refused to confirm that it participated in the call, as DHS’s Lee reported.

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FBI Director, DHS Secretary Don’t Want Accountability on Muslim Refugees

They’d rather risk the lives of the American people they are duty-bound to protect than disobey Hussein Obama’s Muslim agenda. Neither were qualified for the jobs they hold and it’s time to remove them.

If the FBI Director nor the head of DHS are unwilling to take accountability for Muslim “refugees” that their teams have “vetted”, then why  would anyone else? They won’t sign off on the invaders, they certainly won’t send them to the towns that any elected officials live in. NIMBY! When said “refugees” kill Americans, who will be held accountable?

via FBI Director, DHS Secretary, Oppose House-passed Refugee Screening Bill

FBI Director James Comey (shown, left) and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (right) have both expressed concerns about the American SAFE Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038) introduced by the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Representative Mike McCaul (R-Texas). The bill, which would require that background investigations be completed prior to the admission of “certain aliens as refugees,” was passed by the House by a vote of 289-137 on November 19 and sent to the Senate.

The legislation would require that, in addition to the screening conducted by the secretary of Homeland Security, the director of the FBI “shall take all actions necessary to ensure that each covered alien receives a thorough background investigation prior to admission as a refugee.”

Furthermore, under the legislation, a “covered alien” may not be admitted as a refugee until the FBI director certifies to the secretary of Homeland Security and the director of National Intelligence that each “covered alien” has received a background investigation that is “sufficient to determine whether the covered alien is a threat to the security of the United States.”

The legislation defines “covered alien” as:

(A) a national or resident of Iraq or Syria;

(B) an alien who has no nationality and whose last habitual residence was in Iraq or Syria; or

(C) an alien who has been present in Iraq or Syria at any time on or after March 1, 2011.

Homeland Security News Wire, a private online daily news publication not affiliated with DHS, reported on November 20 that 47 Democrats joined all the Republicans present to pass the bill by a veto-proof majority in the House. However, the White House said it would veto the bill, saying it “would unacceptably hamper our efforts to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the world.”

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said there was “no way” the House bill would pass in the Senate. The legislation would require a two-thirds majority in both houses to override a presidential veto.

The New York Times quoted a statement made after the House vote by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who said the screening mandated by the legislation is both impractical and impossible.

“To ask me to have my FBI director or other members of the administration make personal guarantees would effectively grind the program to a halt,” Lynch told reporters at a joint news briefing she held with Comey.

In a November 19 article, CNN’s justice reporter Evan Perez wrote that FBI Director James Comey “has deep concerns” about H.R. 4038, which, Perez wrote, “would require him and other top national security officials to personally certify that each refugee from Syria and Iraq isn’t a security threat.” Perez cited two unnamed two U.S. officials as his source.

Perez also quote a statement from DHS Secretary Johnson, who said:

This bill that has been posed by Mr. McCaul — and I like Mr. McCaul — is a bad bill because it seeks to micromanage the process in a way that is counter productive to national security to our humanitarian obligation and the overall ability to focus on Homeland Security.

Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on November 19, Perez said: “[Director Comey] has some really grave concerns that this legislation would [not] allow anyone, any refugees” into the United States.

Perez also noted that Comey has expressed concerns to both the Obama administration and Congress that “this requirement, where he would have to personally sign off on every individual refugee coming from Syria and Iraq is just frankly impossible.”

While having the FBI director or Homeland Security secretary personally sign off on every refugee from Syria or Iraq being admitted to our nation would admittedly be impractical, or even impossible, both officials head very large departments or agencies with thousands of employees to whom such duties might be delegated.

However, the task of separating terrorists from innocent refugees may be impossible even for rank-and-file U.S. security teams to accomplish, according to at least one Brooklyn, New York, Syrian community leader. As was reported in a November 23 article in The New American, that leader, Aarafat “Ralph” Succar, told reporters for the New York Post on November 18 that “ISIS terrorists have ‘absolutely’ sneaked into America by posing as civil-war refugees — and joined sleeper cells just waiting to be activated. ‘I believe the terrorists from Syria have been coming into the United States, not only in the past few years, but way before that…. I think they’re already at work.”

Succar’s statement mirrors another similar opinion expressed by Dimitris Amountzias, a police captain in charge of Moria, Greece’s main registration camp on the island of Lesbos. AFP quoted a statement from Amountzias in a November 21 report noting that it is virtually impossible to pick out dangerous extremists among arriving migrants, without prior intelligence.

The Greek police captain told AFP: “If they are not already registered in the database, it’s nearly impossible [to detect them].”


It’s also nearly impossible to detect which Muslims will suddenly live up to Mohammad’s preachings and kill the unbelievers.

What can be detected is which ones are most likely and those are the followers of Islam. Not allowing them into the country is the only solution.

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DHS Secretary, Counterterrorism Chief Didn’t Say ‘Islamic Terrorism’ Once During Congressional Testimony

via DHS Secretary, Counterterrorism Chief Didn’t Say ‘Islamic Terrorism’ Once During Congressional Testimony

The words “Islam”, “Islamic”, or “Muslim” were not used even once by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson or Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, while they were testifying before Congress last week on terrorist threats to the nation.

During the full House Homeland Security Committee hearing October 21 on “Worldwide Threats and Homeland Security Challenges”, Rasmussen referred to Islamic terrorists 32 times – but by other names.

Terms he used to refer to Islamic terrorists included: “terrorists,” “terrorist groups,””terrorist actors,” “ISIL-inspired terrorists,” “terrorist organizations,” “foreign terrorist fighters,” “foreign fighters,” “violent extremists,” “extremists,” “extremist terrorist actors,” “violent extremist actors,” and “extremist actors.”

Johnson likewise referred to Islamic terrorists 21 times using other terms such as “violent extremism” to describe the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as ISIS, and Al Qaeda, two Muslim groups that use their religion to justify bloody attacks on Christians and Westerners.

“Given the nature of the evolving terrorist threat, countering violent extremism in this country is as important as any of our other key missions. Building trusted partnerships with diverse communities is essential to successfully countering violent extremism and curbing threats to the safety of our country,” Johnson said.

“While the scale of the capabilities of these violent extremist actors does not rise to the level that core al Qa’ida had at its disposal at the time of 9/11, it is fair to say that we face more threats originating in more places and involving more individuals than we have at any time in the last 14 years,” Rasmussen told the committee.

Johnson referred to “right-wing extremism” and “domestic terrorism,” in both his verbal and written testimony while discussing internal terrorist threats. He did not specifically mention “Islamic terrorists” even though a video purportedly released by ISIS last year specifically threatened the U.S.: “I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established… And God willing, we will raise our flag in the White House.”

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