Reported By Clarion Project | Sunday, August 19, 2018
Omar Ameen, 45, has been in the U.S. since 2014 and faces extradition to Iraq for murdering an Iraqi policeman for ISIS.
The FBI began investigating Ameen in 2016 for fraud and misuse of visas. According to government documents, eight witnesses confirmed to the bureau that Ameen was a member of ISIS and al-Qaeda, and that the murder was on behalf of ISIS.
When applying for a visa and green card, Ameen hid his alleged terror memberships and actions.
Authorities also say that Ameen’s family facilitated the establishment of al-Qaeda in Iraq and, in addition to the murder, Ameen was responsible for planting explosives in Iraq.
Ameen left Iraq for Turkey in 2012 where he applied for refugee status in the U.S. Two years later, in June 2014, he was granted that status. The same month, prosecutors say he returned to Iraq and carried out the murder for ISIS. Five months later, he traveled to the U.S. and entered the country as a refugee.
According to government filings, Ameen said he worked in Salt Lake City as a truck loader and laborer beginning in January 2015. He then said he worked as an auto mechanic in Sacramento from February 2016 through February 2018.