A judge ruled Tuesday that an Iraqi refugee implicated of eliminating for the Islamic State militant group ( ISIS) is qualified for deportation since he pushed his application when getting in the U.S., the Associated Press reported.
The Iraqi federal government and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security declare that Omar Abdulsattar Ameen became part of an ISIS group that eliminated Cops Officer Ihsan Abdulhafiz Jasim in the town of Rawah in 2014 and kept his subscription in 2 terrorist groups a trick prior to getting refugee status and transplanting in Sacramento, California.
AP reported that Assistant Chief Migration Judge Tara Naselow-Nahas declined the claims however still ruled that he lied when submitting his refugee application since he did not divulge that he communicated with a cousin “who is plainly a member of an armed terrorist group.”
The judge likewise discovered that Ameen lied when he stated his dad had actually been fatally shot and his bro had actually been abducted. Based upon the federal government’s suggestion, she stated that Ameen needs to be deported to Iraq or Turkey, where he was living prior to getting in the United States.
Ameen’s lawyers stated he would likely be performed if he went back to Iraq. U.S. Magistrate Judge Edmund Brennan stated there is mobile phone proof revealing Ameen remained in Turkey throughout the 2014 killing.
In the AP report, Ameen’s attorney, Siobhan Waldron, stated they would continue to combat versus deportation.
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Federal authorities have actually attempted given that 2018 to return Ameen to Iraq under a treaty with that country, and he was rapidly taken by migration authorities after Brennan’s judgment. Ameen will continue to battle deportation, and he will look for to be launched on bond, Waldron stated.
He can now object that he deals with excessive threat to be deported, although he was discovered to be qualified. He will precede Naselow-Nahas for a week of hearings set for late January and early February, and if she rules versus him can look for evaluation by the Board of Migration Appeals and after that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
” The battle is far from over,” Waldron stated. She competed that “this is all based upon unproven reports.”
FBI private investigators affirmed over days of periodic hearings spread over a number of months that Ameen informed irregular stories under questioning, which close member of the family likewise have ties to terrorist groups. Ameen has actually argued he felt under pressure throughout the interviews out of worry for his household.
Federal district attorneys stated he went back to Iraq that exact same month and eliminated the policeman in Rawah after it was up to the ISIS group.
Ameen left to Turkey in2012 He was given status as a refugee in the United States in June of 2014 on the premises that he was a victim of terrorism.
Brennan stated in April that mobile phone records revealed “Ameen remained in Turkey, not Iraq, on the day of the murder.” The judge kept in mind Ameen passed a lie detector test and stated he had “major doubt” on the dependability of witnesses who put Ameen in Iraq at the time of the killing.