Rasmieh Yousef Odeh lost her citizenship and will be banned from America forever for intentionally falsifying her US immigration documents to hide a previous terrorism conviction. As Daily Caller reports, Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour has a long history of defending the soon-to-be-deported terrorist.
Following an in-depth investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, a statement entitled “Convicted terrorist stripped of citizenship, ordered deported for failing to disclose ties to deadly bombing” was released…
Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 70, lost her United States citizenship, and will be deported from the United States for having obtained her United States citizenship unlawfully, Daniel L. Lemisch, acting United States Attorney announced. Joining Lemisch in the announcement was Steve Francis, HSI Detroit special agent in charge.
“Today’s court action clears the way for this defendant’s removal from the United States and should serve as an unequivocal message that the U.S. will never be a haven for those seeking to distance themselves from their past atrocities,” said Steve Francis, HSI Detroit special agent in charge.
Odeh, a Chicago-area resident, was sentenced by United States District Judge Gershwin A. Drain. During the sentencing hearing, Judge Drain indicated that he would sign an order, today, revoking Odeh’s United States citizenship. As a result of that order, Odeh will no longer have legal status in the United States, will be deported to her nation of citizenship, Jordan, and is barred for life from reentering the United States. Judge Drain said Odeh intentionally falsified her U.S. citizenship documents and this sentence should be a deterrent to others thinking of lying to gain admission into the United States and citizenship.
Lemisch explained Odeh’s past as a convicted terrorist before she immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 on an immigrant visa:
In 1969, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine conducted two bombings in Jerusalem, Israel.
One was at a Supersol supermarket, in which two individuals were killed and many more wounded. The second bombing was at the British Consulate.
Defendant Odeh was arrested and charged with participation in the bombings, and in 1970 was convicted. She was sentenced to life imprisonment, but was released in 1979 after ten years’ imprisonment, as part of a prisoner exchange.
In numerous television and video interviews throughout the years, other admitted participants in the bombings named Odeh as the person who chose the supermarket as a target, scouted the location and placed the bomb.
As a reminder, far-left Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour (who so many women seem to look up to as organizer of the Women’s March), recently called for Muslims to wage a form of “Jihad” against President Donald Trump.
In April, Sarsour spoke alongside Odeh at an event and gave her a warm embrace, The Daily Caller reported at the time.
The New York Post reported at the event Sarsour said she felt “honored and privileged to be here in this space, and honored to be on this stage with Rasmea.”
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) October 13, 2015
Targeting, criminalizing, deporting torture victims like Rasmea Odeh reminds me once again how we lost our way as a nation. #Justice4Rasmea
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) November 11, 2014
Daily Caller notes that, in her plea agreement, Odeh admitted to lying about her criminal history by claiming that she had never been arrested, convicted of a crime, or imprisoned.
“Had Odeh revealed the truth about her criminal history, as she was required to by law, she never would have been granted an immigrant visa, admitted to the United States, allowed to live here for the last 22 years, or granted United States Citizenship,” ICE also noted in their statement.
Dear ‘Left’ – defend that!