His deportation trial starts today…
Daniel Halper at The Weekly Standard notes:
Idiotically, the Department of Homeland Security seeks to stymie his effort to gain political asylum here in the United States. In short, DHS’s case boils down to this: He has ties to terror. Yousef’s case: Sure, he was closely associated with Hamas (in a certain sense), but this was in the form of an informant, not as a terrorist himself.
His immigration trial is today, held in a court in Southern California. But, according to Yousef, whom I met with last week, DHS has promised to continue its efforts regardless of the outcome of today’s trial. Likewise, Yousef will appeal the decision, if he is not granted political asylum here. So, regardless, this promises to be a years (decades?) long legal battle.
I wanted to give the Obama administration the benefit of the doubt on this one, but this is starting to look like malice to me.
No explanation was given for the government’s change of heart.
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers
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