June 14, 2007, - 1:50 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Someone please tell me how the Immigration Amnesty Bill will stop more cases like that of Adam Bender, a now former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspector at both Detroit-Windsor, Canada entries–the tunnel and the bridge:
A former U.S. border inspector pleaded guilty Wednesday to alien smuggling charges.
Adam Bender, 49, of Eastpointe pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland and faces up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing Oct. 11.
“He was a dupe,” his lawyer, Marc Lakin of Birmingham, said Wednesday.
He said a co-defendant, Hassan Saad, 35, of Detroit, a roofing and home improvement contractor, befriended Bender and his family and exploited the relationship to smuggle friends and relatives into the U.S. for a profit. Lakin said Bender would wave through immigrants at the bridge and tunnel in Detroit, based on Saad’s word that they were legal.
[DS: Uh-huh. CBP inspectors at the border aren’t actually there to inspect the immigration status of parties entering the U.S. Instead, they’re there to be “duped” and to take the word Muslim Hezbollah supporters’ word for it that smuggled aliens are “legal.” Because they would nevah-evah lie.]
Saad has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit alien smuggling and is awaiting sentencing. He faces a possible 6-12 month prison sentence based on an agreement with prosecutors. Saad told Cleland that he gave gifts and money to Bender.
An associate of Bender’s, Hassan Saad, would accompany the aliens through Bender’s station at the U.S.-Canada border.
Saad, 35, of Detroit, and a Windsor man, Hani Bazzi, pleaded guilty earlier and await sentencing.
What neither article points out–and what I’ve reported many times on this site–is that the Bazzi family is a well-known Lebanese family active in Hezbollah. The family comes from the Hezbollah stronghold of Bint Jbeil in South Lebanon, where a Bazzi is the Hezbollah-installed Mayor. So, it’s safe to assume this CBP inspector, Adam Bender, was allowing Hezbollah illegals into America for bribes. GUH-REAT.
My sources at the border tell me there are plenty of Adam Benders who are never caught. They got lucky catching him. And hopefully, he gets the book thrown at him for betraying America at the northern border.
And the Bush immigration bill will stop them how?
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