December 06, 2012

Arizona Bombing Suspect Denied Citizenship For "Terrorism Related Activity"

Patrick Poole over at The PJ Tattler is reporting the Arizona Social Security Building bomber had been denied citizenship by the Department of Homeland Security in 2011. This begs the question - why wasn't he deported?

That's what Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) is asking.

From Tuscon News Now via The PJ Tattler (emphasis mine):

Gosar said DHS responded by saying Aldosary was not eligible for a permanent change to citizenship “pursuant to the terrorism-related grounds of inadmissibility, and that “individuals who engage in terrorism-related activity … are barred from receiving various immigration benefits.”

DHS did not elaborate on what the activity was. Gosar wrote that to be barred from permanent status, under federal law the immigrant must have engaged in activity “indicating an intention to cause death or serious bodily injury, a terrorist activity; to prepare or plan a terrorist activity; to gather information on potential targets for terrorist activity” or belong to “a terrorist organization” among other actions.

In light of the Casa Grande bombing, Gosar questioned why Aldosary was not detained and processed for deportation in November 2011, after it was determined he had engaged in terrorism-related activity.

The bombing happened about a block away from Gosar’s office.

“But for the grace of God, no one was injured in the bombing,” Gosar wrote.

Gosar also asked what efforts were made to track and monitor “a known terrorist.”

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