September 1, 2011, - 1:40 pm

Dearbornistan Arab Illegal Alien Gamed System Since ’89; Drug Dealer, “Dad” to Anchor Baby; Tried to Kill Police

By Debbie Schlussel

As I’ve noted before, we long ago lost the non-existent “war” against Muslim, Arab, and other illegal aliens in our midst because even before the Obama administration (and Bush before that with the same policy) ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) not to go after illegal aliens who aren’t criminals, illegal aliens knew they could game the system for years with appeals and other procedures assuring they’d remain here.  And the U.S. government simply doesn’t have the will to fight each one of them.  The case of Salam Daniel is yet another stark example.


The Dearbornistan man was ordered deported in in 1997.  That’s 14 years ago.  But my search of federal court records shows he’s been fighting the government since 1989–22 years ago, and that in 1990, he was convicted of using a gun in a drug trafficking crime, among other crimes. And, yet, he’s still here . . .  and even fathered one or more anchor babies as a souvenir to us in case he’s ever actually deported.  Michigan’s Offender Tracking Information System shows he’s been incarcerated twice–once for aggravated assault and another time for failure to pay child support.  Both times he was arrested for these crimes, each time he went to court to plead, or in 2009, when he was released from prison, ICE could have detained and deported him.  And, yet, he was repeatedly let go.

Now, he’s engaging in violence against police:

An Iraqi facing deportation threatened to kill an immigration officer with a shard of Plexiglas, spit on another federal agent and caused more than $700 damage to a police car Friday, according to court records.

The records, filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, chronicle the break that kept 41-year-old Salam Daniel in the United States and a violent, harrowing trip in the back of a police cruiser in Dearborn.

Daniel was charged in federal court Wednesday with damaging government property and assaulting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon.

The alleged incident happened when federal agents caught Daniel on Friday following a long hunt.

A federal immigration judge ordered Daniel to be deported in August 1997 because he was living in the country illegally, according to court records.

He filed a series of appeals and was supposed to be deported in October 1999.

But due to conditions in Iraq, the government couldn’t remove Daniel and he was allowed to stay. He was required to periodically report to the Department of Homeland Security, however.

In February 2008, Daniel failed to check in and was considered an immigration fugitive, according to court records.

He avoided capture until Friday, when Daniel entered a U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services office in Detroit and asked about obtaining an employment card. Daniel was arrested, handcuffed and transported to a jail in Dearborn.

“During transportation, Daniel became irate and managed to maneuver his restrained hands under his legs so that they were now in front of his body,” deportation Officer Trent Horky wrote in a court filing Wednesday. “Daniel violently kicked, punched and threw his body into (the) partition that divided his backseat bench from the (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officer who was driving.”

Daniels broke the Plexiglas partition, grabbed a shard, held it like a knife and started waving it at the officer, according to Horky. Daniel threatened to kill the officer, who was trying to drive the car, Horky wrote.

The officer managed to arrive at the Dearborn Police Department.

“Daniel made multiple attempts to spit at ICE officers and successfully did spit on one ICE officer,” Horky wrote.

He continued to kick, fight, spit and wave the broken Plexiglas at officers until they disarmed him by using pepper spray, according to court records.

Daniel was restrained and taken to the St. Clair County Jail.

Read ICE’s Trent Horky’s affidavit attached to the federal criminal complaint against Salam Daniel.

Ironically, Daniel’s first name means “peace” But there’s nothing peaceful about him.

The thing is, there are many Salam Daniels on our shores. Far too many. And we are doing nothing to track down and deport most of them. He’s one of the few who might finally get removed from American shores.

But don’t count on it.

13 Responses

Bullets. They’re what’s for dinner.

ToddK on September 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

And what, exactly, about this story is surprising??? Our government, which is run by left-wing morons, has this country bending over backwards for these muslims and tripping over themselves trying to convince everyone that muslims are our friends and that islam is a religion of peace. Unfortunately, I fear that it will be too late before we wake up and realize that the country no longer belongs to us.

Jeff on September 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I blame Bush as much as Obama for this. It was “W” who proclaimed right after 9/11 that the terrorists had hijacked a “great religion.” Question: Why is it that if Islam is so great, it can’t produce anything decent?

Seek on September 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Politicians of both parties have been complicit in pandering to illegal immigration and doing nothing about it.

    This isn’t a left wing or a right wing issue. Its an American issue!

    But our government doesn’t have the will to finally do something about it.

    NormanF on September 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Dear Seek: Islamic countries do great research on Camel Animal Husbandry. Sometimes literally. Just like Ron Paul supporters.

Occam's Tool on September 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Our immigration system is broken.

If Debbie represented legitimate immigrants who want to come to this country, it would take her years to gain her clients a spot just to come to to our shores to live here and one day perhaps gain the precious honor of becoming an American citizen.

But those who break our laws and assault Americans can get to stay here for years on end and nothing will ever happen to them.

In what world is that fair?

No wonder America is desperate but not serious about ensuring its national security and its future.

NormanF on September 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

When these illegal aliens ships get sent back they need to take their anchor babies with them.

ender on September 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Yes, when our own country does not want to see ILLEGAL aliens as CRIMINALS (or crimaliens) you know this once great country has it’s head up it’s butt and is changing it’s own rules.

And when I hear so-called Conservative talk-show hosts equivocating about Latino crimaliens (and I myself am half Latino)…bolstering said Latinos as “valedictorians” and serious religious Catholics who want to learn, I KNOW I am being zoomed. BIG TIME.

Funny, I never see all those illegal Latino “Valedictorians” and super-duper Catholics. I sure see plenty of them with many anchor babies…clad in skanky (more often than not) attire and living like trash.

From a very young age I knew that the apt Latino stereotype would force me to prove myself more than the average bear. Even when I was Liberal I knew this. And I despised it.

I am sick of the fraudulent “sanitized” example of Latino illegals when the news is full of the REAL stereotype drunk-driving and killing Americans. I. AM. NOT. BUYING. IT.

And yet, when we get to the Moooooslims, the danger is even WORSE times a million.

Skunky on September 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm

See what happens to people if they do not enjoy the benefits of a “Dream Act”. The poor little dear could not have become anything else. It is nice to know that our government treats illegal aliens more decently than any legal resident or citizen.

Worry01 on September 2, 2011 at 12:57 am

Fantastic reporting Debbie. I am reposting the story as we speak.

The Radio Jihad Network on September 2, 2011 at 10:23 am


I am sorry to tell that our government is one of the most foolish government in the world. We believe that insisting on fooling ourselves is the core of Democracy. Democrats or Repuplican presidents have insisted on acting foolish when it comes to our national security. We as people insist to elect foolish presidents to lead our country. I want to say sad but I also find it funny.

G. R. SCHAROUBIM on September 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm

This needs to be the FOREFRONT issue in the next election of candidates. We need to make sure we know their affiliations and their position on illegal and legal immigration.

CJ on September 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm

This article in my opinion is not accurate. That considering I would suggest you include the full facts on a person before you write something like this for the public to view. Here are my points to you for future consideration before writing a one narrow minded view article, such as this one.

1. Why you picked Salam Daniel is beyond me. The people from 9-1-2001 from my understanding were USA citizens. So what does this deportation help with anything except waisting money. The screening process from the beginning should be addressed such as admitting temporary visa and approving citizenship.

2. Salam Daniel has been living in this country since he was at least 5 years old. He is no different then any other person that experienced challenges from being raised in the war crime streets of Detroit Michigan.

3. I grew up with Salem and his family, and they are wonderful people that have difficulties just like every other family in the USA being raised in a impoverished society.

4. I know for a fact Salam was hit by a car at a young age and after that his personality changed just like any other person that would suffer from a head injury.

Please before you write a nasty article do your homework about the person. Salam Daniel is a human being that has known the USA way if life as a young kid. Right now he needs the right medical and emotional support just like any other person with disability challenges. Is your next article going to be about how people with disabilities belong on a far away island?

In closing I would like to challenge you to live in the high crime areas of Detroit and walk the streets for one month.

Thank you
Born and raised United States Citizen.

Sherri on April 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm

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