A man who tried to vandalize the Brooklyn Bridge back in 2003 has had his citizenship rights stripped in relation to AL Qaddafi attack. Officials in the new Justice Department filed a civil suit to strip the man of his naturalization. Iyman Faris, a Pakistani-American, had been locked up 14 years ago for offering material support to terrorists.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad Readler said the following in a statement released by the agency,
“The Department’s Office of Immigration Litigation will continue to pursue denaturalization proceedings against known or suspected terrorists who procured their citizenship by fraud. The U.S. government is dedicated to strengthening the security of our nation and preventing the exploitation of our nation’s immigration system by those who would do harm to our country.”
It just goes to show you the severity of his crimes and lies because revoking citizenship is extremely rare even in these types of severe cases. But stripping citizenship is called for when people lie to the government when applying for citizenship initially as it says in the Immigration and Nationality Act.
When he was committed Faris admitted to traveling to the predominantly Muslim countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan back in 2000 to meet with terrorist Osama Bin Laden as well as other high profile terrorist leaders such as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
The Trump administration has just moved in to do something that is extremely rare: Strip him his Citizenship. Those against the revocation of his citizenship should explain why a man who is clearly at war with the United States should enjoy rights and privileges of a U.S citizen.