Filed Under:  Homeland Security

Illegal Who Tried Bombing Capitol Protected Under Obama Amnesty

February 22nd 2012   ·   31 Comments

As the Moroccan who plotted a suicide bombing inside the U.S. Capitol appears in federal court today, much of the mainstream media coverage omits a crucial part of the story; this is the class of illegal immigrant the Obama Administration is sparing from deportation.

That’s because, like millions of others, the would-be assassin didn’t have a criminal record and thus never posed a threat to the public, according to the feds. Like many of the illegal aliens protected by the Obama Administration the attempted bomber, 29-year-old Amine El Khalifi, came to the U.S. as a kid (“through no fault of his own” as the open borders movement says).  He could have easily qualified for discounted college tuition at a number of taxpayer-funded colleges and universities nationwide.

El Khalifi lived under the radar in Alexandria Virginia while he orchestrated attacking a number of targets, including military buildings, a Washington D.C. restaurant popular among military officials and a synagogue. Last week he planned to blow up the nation’s capitol as a suicide bomber in a martyrdom operation. El Khalifi concocted a detailed plot and believed he was working with al Qaeda.

Incredibly, El Khalifi is the prototype of illegal immigrant protected by Obama’s backdoor amnesty plan. Officially launched in mid-November, the initiative halts the removal of illegal aliens with no criminal records. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reviews all deportation cases and operates a “training program” to assure that enforcement agents and prosecuting attorneys don’t remove certain types of illegal immigrants.

The idea, according to the administration, is to deport only undocumented aliens who have been convicted of serious crimes or pose a national security risk. That means a large class of illegal immigrants are being granted de facto amnesty, which is technically illegal without the consent of Congress. So far thousands have been spared removal under the outrageous initiative.

As if this weren’t bad enough, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) records indicate that serious criminals are not being targeted for removal either. This in addition to a sharp drop in the number of overall deportations during a recent quarter analyzed by a nonprofit university group dedicated to researching the U.S. government.

The nonpartisan New York-based data research center, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), provides detailed information about the operation of hundreds of government agencies. Immigration is one of many areas it researches. This week TRAC released ICE data that shows the number of deportation proceedings initiated by the government during a recent quarter fell 33% from the previous quarter.

The records also reveal that serious criminals are not being targeted as ICE promised when it announced its top enforcement priority. Of the 24,073 individuals targeted for deportation during the period analyzed, 8,884 were charged with immigration violations while only 1,300—just 3.3%—were sought to be removed as “aggravated felons,” the records show.

This is downright scary. That’s why Judicial Watch has worked to obtain information on how this is all being carried out. Last spring JW sued DHS for records concerning “deferred action” or “parole” to suspend removal proceedings against a particular group of individuals. The lawsuit was filed because the agency has ignored a federal public records request that dates back to July 2010.

A version of this column originally appeared in www.judicialwatch.org.

Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

By

Readers Comments (31)

  1. Don England says:

    I dislike amnesty, shared the article!

  2. Don England says:

    I dislike amnesty, shared the article!

  3. Wayne Tharp says:

    Screw amnesty and of course obummer!

  4. Wayne Tharp says:

    Screw amnesty and of course obummer!

  5. Jim Stake says:

    Damn maybe he should have succeeded then we could have prosecuted him

  6. Jim Stake says:

    Damn maybe he should have succeeded then we could have prosecuted him

  7. Jim Stake says:

    Damn maybe he should have succeeded then we could have prosecuted him

  8. You’ve got to be kidding! I guess the man who shot at their home is also under Amnesty?

  9. You’ve got to be kidding! I guess the man who shot at their home is also under Amnesty?

  10. You’ve got to be kidding! I guess the man who shot at their home is also under Amnesty?

  11. Wish I could get Americans involved. It wouldn’t take very long or be difficult to resolve our problem.

    We know what they are and who is responsible, but they are not just gonna go away. And voting is obsolete

  12. Wish I could get Americans involved. It wouldn’t take very long or be difficult to resolve our problem.

    We know what they are and who is responsible, but they are not just gonna go away. And voting is obsolete

  13. Wish I could get Americans involved. It wouldn’t take very long or be difficult to resolve our problem.

    We know what they are and who is responsible, but they are not just gonna go away. And voting is obsolete

  14. LOL Obama protects a muslim who tried to murder a bunch of Americans, not Obama, in the capital. He protects islamic terrorsts who are killilng Americans. Figure it out Americna law enforcement. He’s arming terrorists and their drug dealer allies, to kill you.

  15. LOL Obama protects a muslim who tried to murder a bunch of Americans, not Obama, in the capital. He protects islamic terrorsts who are killilng Americans. Figure it out Americna law enforcement. He’s arming terrorists and their drug dealer allies, to kill you.

  16. LOL Obama protects a muslim who tried to murder a bunch of Americans, not Obama, in the capital. He protects islamic terrorsts who are killilng Americans. Figure it out Americna law enforcement. He’s arming terrorists and their drug dealer allies, to kill you.

  17. Bruce DeLapp says:

    What will it take for him to see the truth?

  18. Jim Brosius says:

    He has a mindset, Bruce. He sees everything as going just as he wants…

  19. Obama has a dream! He is out to destroy America, bankrupt us, make us unprotected so the enemy can get us and get us good and he is going to do everything to keep God out too. He is EVIL!!!

  20. Steve Reilly says:

    What’s wrong with this picture?

  21. Steve Reilly says:

    Just when we thought Osama Obama couldn’t get any dumber….

  22. James Baugh says:

    Obam-i is a half bred idiot !

  23. It’s all Bull Shit!!! He needs to be impeached…..

  24. David Ellis says:

    Wow, what a concept, he knows no other way of how to say thank you.

  25. Tom Dollar says:

    obummer is working for them not for THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER !!!





Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

What is 2 + 2 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

BEWARE

There may be graphic photographs that accompany some articles in the body of this report. It is not our intention to sensationalize. We include these photos in order to give to you, the American public, a clearer understanding of the seriousness of the situation we are in.

Polls

Why do you think the drug cartels are more violent in Mexico than the U.S.A.

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Loading

Facebook



Opinions expressed by contributing writers are expressly their own and may or may not represent the opinions of The US Open Borders usopenborders.com, its editorial staff, board or organization. Reprint inquiries should be directed to the author of the article. Contact the editor for a link request to The US Open Borders. The US Open Borders is not affiliated with any mainstream media organizations. The US Open Borders is not supported by any political organization. The US Open Borders is a non-profit, non-partisan research and educational initiative. Responsibility for the accuracy of cited content is expressly that of the contributing author. All original content offered by The US Open Borders is copyrighted. US Open Borders goal is the liberation of the American voter from partisan politics and special interests in government through the primary-source, fact-based education of the American people.

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to:http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.