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Old 04-29-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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(CNSNews.com) -- Three people convicted of crimes as a result of a terrorism-related investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) were later naturalized as U.S. citizens by the Obama administration, according to federal auditors.
Can someone please help me out with this one? WHY?!?!?!?!?!

Three Convicted in Terror-Related Cases Later Granted U.S. Citizenship by Obama Administration | CNSnews.com
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Obama: Winning the Future (WTF)!
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Greer
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They were not convicted of terrorism. The article is vague as to what they specifically were convicted of, but the charges go down as low as "false statements."
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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They were not convicted of terrorism.
They were convicted of Category II terrorism related crimes.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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they were charged with violating other statutes not directly related to terrorism

That's from the article.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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Why are we granting any convicts citizenship?
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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They were not convicted of terrorism. The article is vague as to what they specifically were convicted of, but the charges go down as low as "false statements."
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The March 2011 audit (released on April 21, 2011) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), entitled Criminal Alien Statistics: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests and Costs, shows that three individuals were among “defendants where the investigation involved an identified link to international terrorism but they were charged with violating other statutes [not directly related to terrorism], including fraud, immigration, drugs, false statements, and general conspiracy charges,” referred by DOJ as Category II terrorism-related cases.
These look like honorable upstanding people right? Why not naturalize them, they will add much to our dynamics as a prosperous country!
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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Why are we granting any convicts citizenship?
Non-felony convictions? If you've kept your nose clean for 5 years before applying (and you're legally present in the country, of course), it's considered good standing.

From the article, looked like 2 cases of fake ID and one of breaking the rules about transfering funds out of the country - neither of which are hanging offenses.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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they were charged with violating other statutes not directly related to terrorism

That's from the article.
It was basically a plea bargain.
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“Prosecuting terror-related targets using Category II offenses and others is often an effective method--and sometimes the only available method--of deterring and disrupting potential terrorist planning and support activities,” explained the DOJ in the document that listed the defendants
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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These look like honorable upstanding people right? Why not naturalize them, they will add much to our dynamics as a prosperous country!
"charged with". Now look at what they were convicted of. Of course, if we're at the point where being charged with a crime means you should be considered guilty of it, we can save a lot of money on all those pesky trials.
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