Skip to comments.Bombing Suspectís Route to Citizenship Reveals Limitations
Posted on 05/08/2010 9:54:44 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
When Faisal Shahzad took his oath of citizenship a year ago, swearing to support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, he seemed the model of a legal immigrant success story. Moving from one coveted visa to the next over a decade, he had acquired an M.B.A., a decent job, a wife and two children and a fine suburban home.
Now that he has admitted driving a car bomb into Times Square, every step of his path to citizenship is under fresh scrutiny. One key question is when Mr. Shahzad turned against his adopted country. The answer could determine whether the unraveling of his immigrant success story ends with the revocation of his American citizenship.
The typical grounds for denaturalization, immigration officials say, are fraud or misrepresentation in the reams of immigration forms that Mr. Shahzad filled out over the years, including accounting for every trip he made outside the country. But even if he never lied in his applications, an obscure anti-Communist statute enacted half a century ago could be used to revoke his citizenship, said Donald Kerwin, a vice president at the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute, a research organization in Washington.
The law states that within five years of naturalization, any affiliation that would have precluded citizenship like membership in a terrorist organization is prima facie evidence that the person was not attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States and was not well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States at the time of naturalization. In the absence of countervailing evidence, the statute says, that affiliation is enough to authorize revocation.
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More important would be scrutinizing Dear Leader’s citizenship and eligibility or lack thereof!
They should amend this to include:
"Should I ever violate this oath, I shall lose all rights of naturalized citizenship and I shall be subject to any and all interrogation practices allowable by law ..."
Maybe they can prove he was affliated with the Democrat party. That would certainly meet this test:
“was not attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States and was not well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States at the time of naturalization.”
Always such a shock when they lie, not.
Having been an Intel Agent (many moons ago) in the USAF as well as having worked in Counter Intelligence for the OSI, my gut is telling me he was a sleeper agent sent here to do exactly what he did and I would be willing to be my "quarter" (ala Mayor Bloom-ing-Idiot) that there are many, many such Johny-Jihadist here.
Unless his family is that wealthy that they could hand over $80,000 in cash when he first came here, that was a dead giveaway (that and the 13 trips to Paki) that he was being supported from the git go by some Moozie terrorist group.
They guy was a plant from the beginning, who paid for his school?
He sold his soul to the Devil and the Devil called in the loan and demanded payment.
Which is LEAST likely (pick one):
1. Abdulhakim Muhammad, Faisal Shahzad, and Hasan each spent a night in the Lincoln Bedroom.
2. Pres_ _ent Obama will willingly release his birth certificate.
Clearly the sign of a reasoned US citizen. What do you do when you are financially distressed? Quit your job and go on a foreign vacation.
Only a blithering fool from the NYT could write this sentence without thinking.