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Arab-American paratrooper faces deportation after Afghan service
Guardian Unlimited ^ | December 3, 2007 | Ed Pilkington

Posted on 12/03/2007 5:58:39 PM PST by tyen

A highly decorated Arab-American sergeant in the US army, who is currently serving as a paratrooper in Afghanistan, faces deportation on his return to the United States because of an irregularity in his immigration papers.

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KEYWORDS: bureacracy; deportation; icestupidity; idiocy; sheeruttermadness; unthinking
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Immigration bureaucrats actively deny local efforts to enforce flagrant illegal immigration, but go after decorated, vetted paras. Whoever in immigration who backed pursuing this case needs to not only lose their cushy Federal government job for such stupidity, but lose their pension and be permamently barred from government jobs too, unless I'm missing some critical detail here.
1 posted on 12/03/2007 5:58:41 PM PST by tyen
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To: tyen

I don’t know about this particular case, but I agree with you. They absolutely revel in letting millions of illegals swarm over the border, while they spend years going after innocent people who have failed to fulfill some legal technicality.

Their favorite activity is kicking out widows and children after the husband has died, but this case sounds typical, too. I used to think it was bureaucratic incompetence, but now I think they do it on purpose.


2 posted on 12/03/2007 6:03:13 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: tyen

I would like to know what the “irregularities” are first but deportation seems pretty harsh from the little I know about this.


3 posted on 12/03/2007 6:03:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: tyen

Back in the 1800’s, you served in the military for two years, you automatically became a citizen.


4 posted on 12/03/2007 6:03:58 PM PST by Always Right
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To: tyen

He is a Muslim with some issues with his immigration record, if we don’t fully go through the process after discovering him in our elite forces, then what are we doing?


5 posted on 12/03/2007 6:05:00 PM PST by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets, Airborne)
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To: tyen
Sounds like there's a phony marriage involved here.But,OTOH,he appears to have served honorably in the Armed Forces.IMO,you can flip a coin on this one.Perhaps he can be given a Green Card but be permanently denied the right to citizenship.

I know....that's probably not possible.I say be on the safe side and deport him.

6 posted on 12/03/2007 6:06:47 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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I would like to know what the “irregularities” are...

Phony marriage.You've gotta admit that the Religion of Pieces just might try to plant an operative here (through a phony marriage,for example) and then have that plant serve in the Armed Forces and,either during his service or after his discharge,use the connections he's developed and the knowledge he's gained to do us serious harm.

We have no way of being sure that that's the case with this guy but you *must* admit that it's something they might try.

7 posted on 12/03/2007 6:12:17 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

On the other hand we might try to give the guy a reason to hate America and send him home to make new friends, only to report back to us.


8 posted on 12/03/2007 6:15:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: tyen

Most bureaucrats are, by the very nature of their careers, liberals and leftists. That immigrant who volunteered to defend America as a soldier is much more a threat to their vision of what they think America should be than a thousand illegals.


9 posted on 12/03/2007 6:20:24 PM PST by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: cripplecreek
On the other hand we might try to give the guy a reason to hate America and send him home to make new friends, only to report back to us.

That's certainly possible.So I guess the question is...how can he hurt us more? While living here as a citizen (or with a Green Card) or in some I Slam hellhole?

10 posted on 12/03/2007 6:20:25 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

If that is so then he will be just about as harmful over seas as here.


11 posted on 12/03/2007 6:22:12 PM PST by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Perhaps he can be given a Green Card but be permanently denied the right to citizenship.

Yes, it is possible. You can be a permanent resident your entire life and not qualify to apply for citizenship. Usually, that invovles a criminal record, but there are other disqualifying factors.

12 posted on 12/03/2007 6:23:19 PM PST by tarator
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To: Gay State Conservative
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Benkabbou came to the US from his native Morocco in 1987, and was granted permanent residency four years ago. But when he applied to become a naturalised US citizen in 2005 - by which time he was already serving in the army - immigration officials discovered that he had failed to register his first marriage and alleged that the ceremony had been arranged fraudulently to get him into the country.

Benkabbou says that the marriage was annulled and argues it is therefore irrelevant to his immigration status. "I do not think I deserve to get deported after serving honourably during a time of war!" he wrote in an email from Afghanistan.

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I'm curious to know whom the bride might be ... and what's Benkabbou doing in Afghanistan, anyway?

13 posted on 12/03/2007 6:24:07 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Always Right

Honestly, I can’t think of anyone more deserving of citizenship than those who have served in the military. The fact that they aren’t even citizens, but are willing to fight and die for this country should put people on the fast track to citizenship. We’d be better off deporting the old draft dodgers from the 60’s than this guy.


14 posted on 12/03/2007 6:25:06 PM PST by Bastiat_Fan
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To: knarf

Duhhhh ,,... he’s still in the Army ... try to forget what an idiot I am for not seeing that.


15 posted on 12/03/2007 6:25:07 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: tarator

Andrew Sullivan is a Permanent Resident, but disqualified from citizenship because he has HIV, to pick one example.

Though, in this case, I think that any irregularities can be fairly overlooked. He’s been here since 1987 (as a child, I assume, given his present rank and career). He’s seemingly been vetted and all of that.


16 posted on 12/03/2007 6:29:54 PM PST by furquhart (John S. McCain for President)
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To: knarf

right, and he will come out of this thing OK -an administrative matter that needs to be worked thru.

probably not even a worthy news story


17 posted on 12/03/2007 6:30:20 PM PST by elpadre
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To: ThanhPhero
If that is so then he will be just about as harmful overseas as here.

Can't agree with you there.Living here legally...perhaps as a citizen....perhaps serving in the Armed Forces (or at least having learned much while serving) he could do enormous harm.

Doesn't a situation involving a young guy who follows the Profit (misspelled intentionally) gaining entry into this country by means of a phony marriage bother you at all? Have you forgotten the foreign born muslim doctors in England who bombed that English airport?

18 posted on 12/03/2007 6:30:38 PM PST by