It is all over the news so I’m sure you’ve seen it, but what struck me was a CNN cable news report this morning (you know I watch them for a little bit every day) and a female reporter asked Yusuf Abdi Ali, “Do you deserve to live here?”
Wow! CNN actually asked that question a couple of times (of course he didn’t answer). What is going on with CNN? The lengthy report actually tells us how he came to be living in the US and it involves fraud in the US refugee program.
As I said on several previous occasions, if you want to find a topic to satisfy a yen to write a blog, write a blog and call it New American Somali Watch?’
The Somali man came across our southern border a couple of years ago and asked for asylum claiming he was escaping al-Shabaab (aren’t they all!) , but the government had already determined that he must be deported because he was on that aborted 2017 deportation flight.
See one of my reports hereat RRW. I don’t think there was ever a full explanation of what went wrong with that flight to Somalia.
Now he is still in detention in New Hampshire and the ACLU wants answers and wants him released.
I’m laughing as I write this because what ever made the FBI think they could trust a translator who is Somali to help surveil a fellow Somali.
But, then again, this is an Obama-era FBI pick. Let’s hope the Trump FBI is wiser and smarter.
The bare bones news about the “Virginia man” is hereat the US Justice Departmentwebsite (hat tip: Cathy), but believe it or not, I see that CNNhas excellent coverage in my quick look around at which media outlets were onto the story.
I guess Jama Osman will have to convince a court of that, but it sure looks like the feds have got the goods on him!
The feds are suing him and want the three homes Osman allegedly purchased with taxpayer dollars stolen from SNAP and WIC programs.
By the way, when you read the story note that he uses a tactic that I haven’t seen before that involves allowing customers to scan bar codes for approved items, but then giving them some cash back (after he took his cut!).
(I wonder, does adding jobs in the police department count as a way to improve the local economy in dying cities? Pew?)
Editor: I’m going to be gone for a few days, so trying to get a couple of posts up this morning for you before I dash! I will be tweeting while I’m away so watch my right hand sidebar here atFrauds and Crooksfor news that you can use!