June 7, 2006, - 9:00 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Faris Alami is a great example of the media whitewash on illegal aliens. He’s a great example of how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is NOT doing its job.
And he’s yet another chapter in the sob story, “Stupid Americans and the Illegal Aliens Who Love Them.”
He doesn’t drink or smoke, and his current wife makes pleasant-smelling chicken in a “tidy home.” Muslim, Palestinian, and hard-working, Alami is a loving father who adores babies and America. Right?
Wrong. His second ex-wife–out of at least three wives, thus far, during his illegal stay–says otherwise.
In March, when illegal aliens began protesting, the mainstream media was doing its part for the alien jihad, too. Not to be left out, The Detroit News and its “reporter” Michael H. Hodges (who used to write far-left opinion columns) did their part.
They told Alami’s story. THEIR (and his) version of it:
Faris Alami’s got a great job.
He’s married to an American he adores and is the doting father of 8-month-old Noah. In his spare time, Alami volunteers at the Troy Chamber of Commerce, whose president can’t say enough about him.
He attends his mosque and, on occasion, goes to services at his wife’s Presbyterian church, whose congregation is nuts about him. Alami, 33, is a homeowner and a taxpayer, and works nights on his electrical-engineering degree.
But the government wants to boot him out of the United States — anywhere, anytime someone will take him.
The only gushy thing the reporter missed is that Alami is a prominent member of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, where America is always an adjective, never the identifying noun–and where he is involved in “Bridge Building” (!).
But here are the facts: Alami came here on a phony student visa. He dropped out of community college shortly after getting here, but stayed anyway. He was ordered deported in 1993. And yet 13 years later, HE’S STILL HERE.
There’s a reason we weren’t told that the wife Faris Alami loves is the third one he’s “loved.” It’s hardly news that many illegal aliens, especially Muslims, engage in sham marriages to U.S. citizens to evade immigration laws and invade our country.
And apparently Alami is one of them . . . who just happens to have engaged in Social Security fraud. Here’s what his second ex-wife wrote me:
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 13:03:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Shandi Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Important Faris Alami article
I just wanted to let you know I am the ex-wife of Faris Alami. Actually I was his second wife. He used my Social Security Number that took me three years to clear up. He cheated on me, I decided to leave him, and then he asked me if I would stay married to him so that he could get his green card.
No I am not the bitter ex but I do want people to know what type of person that they are dealing with.
Also, if they switch the last four digits of his social security number they will find all kinds of things with his name on it. He would do this and if they caught him he would say that he did not understand with a heavy accent. I saw him do this many times.
Hmmm . . . why didn’t “reporter” Hodges tell us of Alami’s other wives? It’s the new game of illegal alien “don’t ask, don’t tell” in which far too many of the mainstream media engage. If only immigration authorities would investigate these charges about Alami, but there are two obstacles.
As The Washington Times recently reported, ICE’s new PC policy is not to investigate sham marriages anymore. That’s what agents in Dallas ICE offices told the paper. One adjective is missing from the Times’ sotry. It appears ICE is still going after some sham marriage aliens. Just NOT the Muslim ones. Most sham marriage participants the government is going after are Hispanics and Christian Arabs. Despite coming from terror-linked nations, our jihadi friends are simply off-limits.
Like Faris Alami. And like Imad Hamad. He’s the second reason people like Alami are still here–at least, why they are still here in Michigan, the heart of Islamic America.
It would look bad for Brian Moskowitz, ICE Special Agent in Charge of Michigan and Ohio to send his agents to question Alami’s first and second ex-wives and investigate his various instances of Social Security fraud. After all, Moskowitz is tight with another sham marriage artist who is now a U.S. citizen and a prominent Muslim leader who has not only been invited to the home of Moskowitz, but is frequently courted by top Homeland Security official Daniel Sutherland. In the early ’80s while overstaying a student visa, Hamad married a San Francisco woman in a sham marriage. He is currently on marriage number two, to Arwa Hamad.
The U.S. government knew this, but under Bill Clinton and Janet Reno, they gave up fighting Hamad. And embraced him.
Like Hamad before him, Alami is now getting the strong support of Michigan Democrat Senator Carl Levin, who is pressuring Homeland Security not to carry out Alami’s removal. Not that DHS has done its part. Like clockwork, they’ve renewed this fraud’s work visa every six months, while Alami’s army of lawyers clogs the courts with his case–a case that should have been over 13 years ago, when he was ordered to leave. And don’t forget the 250 gullible parishioners at Birmingham, Michigan’s First Presbyterian Church who wrote DHS letters demanding Alami be allowed to stay.
So will Alami continue to get the Hamad treatment. Or will he finally be sent packing, as is long overdue?
Bet on the former.
Alami told the News, “I feel American. I understand business here. This is what I know.”
Yes, unfortunately, he knows the business of our desperate-but-not-serious immigration system very, very well.
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