Historically, many immigrants to the United States have become valuable and productive citizens, people one would be proud to call Americans. No group is free of miscreants, but America is a better place for these immigrants who assimilated into our culture and called the United States their new home.
Then there are the exceptions. Those who are criminals and managed to slip past immigration enforcement, or who develop a criminal lifestyle in their new home. That we could do without them is an understatement. When they turn out to be murderers and terrorists, shipping them back to wherever the came from is more than just a good idea.
Under President Trump, Homeland Security and other agencies have done just that. Ms. Odeh, a 70-year old with criminal history that does include both murder and terrorism, is on her way out of the country. She has been stripped her of her US citizenship, and ordered to be deported.
“Rasmieh Yousef Odeh (First name also spelled Rasmea), 70, lost her citizenship and will be removed from the U.S. for intentionally falsifying her U.S. citizenship documents after an in-depth investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), according to a statement from ICE.
“Making the announcement was acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch and HSI Detroit special agent Steve Francis.
“‘Today’s court action clears the way for this defendant’s removal from the United States and should serve as an unequivocal message that the U.S. will never be a haven for those seeking to distance themselves from their past atrocities,’ Francis said.”
Guess who one of her friends is?
“Far-left Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour – who recently called for Muslims to wage a form of ‘Jihad’ against President Donald Trump – has a long history of defending Odeh and has spoken with her at events.
“In April, Sarsour spoke alongside Odeh at an event and gave her a warm embrace, The Daily Caller reported at the time.
“The New York Post reported at the event Sarsour said she felt ‘honored and privileged to be here in this space, and honored to be on this stage with Rasmea.’”
These comments were made by the radical Islamist Sarsour, about a person who lied about murder in order to get into the United States. Sort of tells you all you need to know about Sarsour’s appalling lack of any integrity.
“‘Had Odeh revealed the truth about her criminal history, as she was required to by law, she never would have been granted an immigrant visa, admitted to the United States, allowed to live here for the last 22 years, or granted United States Citizenship,’ ICE also noted in their statement.”
Justice has been served, even if it was delayed.
One can dream of Sarsour leaving the U.S. permanently with this woman, right?