August 7, 2012, - 12:10 pm

HUH? Reagan Judge Overrules Govt, Gives US Citizenship to HAMAS Financier, Muslim Bro’hood Member

By Debbie Schlussel

Why did an aging Reagan-appointed federal judge grant U.S. Citizenship to a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a man whose mosque is tied to Al-Qaeda, and a man active in an organization that fundraised for HAMAS? Why did he grant citizenship to a man who lied to immigration officials about his association with a terrorist mosque, led by Anwar Al-Awlaki, who inspired several Al-Qaeda attacks on America, including the Fort Hood Massacre and the underwear bomb?

Shukran [“Thanks,” in Arabic]: Judge James Cacheris Grants US Citizenship to HAMAS Fundraiser Tied to Al-Qaeda

Over the years, I’ve written about the process of granting U.S. citizenship to applicants, and the fact that immigration adjudicators at U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services spend less than six minutes per applicant. That’s right–less then six minutes (and even less than that when you figure in the bathroom, smoking, and lunch breaks these government officials take) are spent scrutinizing whether or not an applicant for citizenship is a dangerous person–whether he or she has ties to Islamic terrorist groups, has a criminal record, and/or is otherwise undesirable as a U.S. citizen. Also, CIS immigration benefits adjudicators are urged to rubber stamp these applications for citizenship, and they get bonuses for the number of such applications they quickly get through (and approve). Given this system and these incentives, it’s highly unusual for USCIS officials to reject applications, especially for ties to Islamic terrorists. And, so, when USCIS rejects an application for citizenship based on that reason, it’s something to be taken seriously . . . and not to be overruled by a federal judge who hasn’t a clue.

Sadly, that’s what happened with the case of Jamal Abusamhadaneh (not to be confused with the late Palestinian terrorist leader Jamal Abu Samhadana–though same s–t, different day), an apparent member of the Muslim Brotherhood, parent organization of Al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, HAMAS, and assorted other Islamic terrorist groups. He found a dark angel in the form of U.S. Federal Judge James Cacheris, age 79 and long overdue for retirement (sadly, there is no forced retirement age for the federal bench).

A nearly five-year legal saga will conclude Thursday for Falls Church resident Jamal Abusamhadaneh when he takes the oath of citizenship at a federal courthouse, after a federal judge ruled that immigration authorities wrongly drew sinister conclusions about aspects of his Muslim faith. Abusamhadaneh’s naturalization follows last month’s unusual ruling that overturned the denial of his application by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

USCIS had denied the application and expressed concerns about Abusamhadaneh’s association with a prominent Virginia mosque and a purported link to the Muslim Brotherhood. U.S. District Judge James Cacheris, who heard three days of evidence at trial earlier this year and issued an unusually detailed 90-page ruling, will personally administer the oath Thursday. He said USCIS’ concerns on all counts were either unfounded or overblown. “Mr. Abusamhadaneh is a person of good moral character and meets the requirement for naturalization,” Cacheris wrote. . . .

A finding of good moral character is a requirement for citizenship, and that’s where USCIS contended the former IT worker with the Fairfax County Police Department fell short. Immigration officers contended that Abusamhadaneh lied by denying to interviewers his associations with the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in northern Virginia and the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group that is banned in some countries.

The mosque that’s among the largest and most prominent in the region has been a subject of controversy for more than a decade, primarily because a former imam there, Anwar al-Awlaki, later left the country for Yemen and became a high-profile al-Qaida leader before he was killed in a drone strike.

A judge, though, found that Abusamhadaneh was truthful about his associations. In his initial interview, Abusamhadaneh followed advice from his first attorney, Ashraf Nubani, that he shouldn’t discuss his religious affiliations.

Note that his lawyer, Ashraf Nubani, who is tied to HAMAS CAIR, represented several convicted Islamic terrorists, including Abdurahman Alamoudi, Rabbih Haddad, and Randall T. “Ismail” Royer (a former top CAIR official).

USCIS, meanwhile, had an FBI report that linked Abusamhadaneh to the Brotherhood. At trial, it was revealed that the source of the FBI report was Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was Abusamhadaneh’s boss for several years at the American Muslim Council. Alamoudi, a prominent U.S. Muslim activist, is currently serving a prison sentence for participating in a Libyan plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.

Alamoudi testified that, in his view, Dar al-Hijrah is linked with the Muslim Brotherhood and that the Muslim American Society — which organized community events in which Abusamhadaneh and his family participated — is essentially the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

I’ve written a lot about Alamoudi and his defunct organization, American Muslim Council, over the years. Alamoudi was caught by officials at an airport, carrying a briefcase of cash he was transporting to HAMAS terrorists. Fundraising for HAMAS, via the Holy Land Foundation, is one of the reasons his AMC was shut down. That Abusamhadaneh worked for him should have been enough for any judge to see that this guy not only shouldn’t get U.S. citizenship, but he should have been deported or imprisoned long ago for terrorism financing. Now, he’s a U.S. citizen and laughing at us. Even scarier is that this schmuck had access to law enforcement computers and information as an IT worker for the Fairfax County Police.

Crystal Williams, executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said it’s rare for a judge to grant citizenship outright after USCIS rejects a naturalization application. More often, applicants turn to the courts seeking action on long-delayed applications.

This case sets a dangerous precedent and encourages Islamic terrorists to get ignorant federal judges to overlook the process and grant Islamic terrorists citizenship.

A federal immigration official friend of mine notes:

This is how they will kick our asses.

To have a judge jump in and correct is unprecedented. This will eventually reverberate back into internal immigration benefits policies, regarding who is granted citizenship and who isn’t. I predict that future generations will marvel at the antiquated concept of immigration enforcement much like children of today with respect the slavery in this country.

The U.S. Border Patrol was created on May 5, 1924. I don’t think it will make it to the 100-year mark. There will soon be one armed, uniformed border presence . . . focusing on chocolate eggs, Cuban cigars, and firecrackers [not illegal aliens, who will all be legal and have free passage].


Screw You, America! Judge Cacheris is Our Bitch

Spot on. After all, why have a Border Patrol or fight Islamic terrorism, when we are just granting Islamic terrorists citizenship upon the whim of a decrepit old judge who’s clearly lost it?

America as we know it will likely cease to exist sooner than you think. It may retain the same name, but it’ll be a wholly different place. It already is.

And don’t count on that to reverse course, no matter who is elected in November.

If Jamal Abusamhadaneh can become a U.S. Citizen–and he did, then why don’t we just open the floodgates?

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11 Responses

Can the US Attorney General (not this one of course, but say the next one) impeach this federal idiot judge based on this info? I know federal judges, like most doctors, think they’re gods, but this is ridiculous.

WilliamMunny on August 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm

This column makes one just wanna get on a shuttle straight to the sun.

This country is so effing stupid it makes me crazy.

This now American-hating douche-bag was granted citizenship even though he is a liar and has ties to the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque, it’s former but now dead Imam American-hater and Al-Queda leader Anwar al-Awaki and who’s former boss (a convict himself) was caught at an airport with cash going to Hamas and who’s own Moooooooooslim jihad organization fund-raised with The Holyland Foundation who itself was found guilty of terrorist fund-raising. Oh and his shyster lawyer himself has represented Alamoudi (said terrorist citizen’s former boss) and other terrorists.

Yep, Islam is indeed the Religion of Peace! It will eat America up and all infidels and you can thank all the useless idiots who don’t appreciate what America was/is.

I’m sickened. Sickened. But there are Kardashians to watch and low-class living to be lived. This is a disgrace to freedom and liberty.

Skunky on August 7, 2012 at 3:01 pm

anyone involved in terror activities should face either deportation, long term imprisonment with the US citizenship retrieved.

As a European from France who studied in the USA in the early 80’s, Becoming a US resident or citizen was Mission impossible unless i had married a US citizen or invested 30,000 thousand dollars in the US economy.

what a mistaken and dangerous policy from the US immigration service that has changed so badly the US Society by opening the islamic flood gates.

jean vercors on August 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I don’t know this particular judge, and am certainly not defending him, but in a way I can’t blame him for his decision.

Our political ‘leaders’, on a bipartisan basis, support the Muslim Brotherhood. This was made clear during and after the Egyptian elections, and also, during the massive bipartisan denunciation of Michele Bachmann when she drew attention to the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood representatives holding high government positions.

And what goes for Muslim Brotherhood goes for HAMAS and similar groups.

So while I am unhappy that this person prevailed in court, I am not surprised. It is a consequence of the wider political context.

Little Al on August 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm

A sensible approach is to limit the jurisdiction of the federal courts via congressional action. There is zero reason for courts to be able to hear any old case they’d like to hear. This goes for the Supremes as well.

This is what seemingly nobody (except Gingrich) seems to understand. There is no supreme branch of our government. There was every expectation and requirement of conflict between the courts and the legislature and/or executive. The idea that one should rely on presidents to pick conservative judges is simpleminded. Courts will not generally restrict their own power anymore than legislatures or executives will. The few exceptions (“enlightened statesmen at the helm”) should not be replied upon.

skzion on August 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Hey skzion, you are 100% right on with your comment, however it seems like America is doomed!!! Romney does not stand a chance against Obama and his “brotherhood”!!!

    Last word on August 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm

SKZION is absolutely right — their jurisdiction can be limited if only the will was there.

Little Al on August 7, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Disgusting… How many will die at his hand?

As goes... on August 7, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Haven’t any of you ever considered why the Mullahs released American hostages in Iran on Reagan’s Inauguration day? This is not a statement of support for the traitor Carter by any means, but 32 years later you’re still riding on the elation we all felt when the announcement of the release was made so that you don’t stop to think about what really prompted it?

And I happen to agree with skzion. Good analysis.

Italkit on August 8, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Italkit, thanks.

    That said, you don’t seriously think that there was collusion between Reagan and the mullahs, do you? Those hostages were being held for a looong time, well before Reagan had won a single primary. The most likely explanation is simply that Reagan sent a message that if they didn’t release the hostages, they’d be flattened. They waited until the last minute, but then released them.

    skzion on August 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm

The Republic is doomed. Our necks will be separated from our heads, whilst they are still firmly stuck in the sand.

Phil on August 8, 2012 at 10:51 am

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