Press TV, February 10 2014: … A provision in immigrant law, enacted since Sept. 11, 2001, had affected anyone considered to have give support to terrorists. The new decision could pave the way for networks like the anti-Iran terrorist group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), and al-Qaeda-linked foreign insurgents fighting in Syria to seek asylum in the US. The US …
(Izzat Ebrahim and Massoud Rajavi still at large)
US may give asylum to MEK, Al-Qaida terrorists (aka Mojahedin Khalq, MKO, Rajavi cult)
US eases rule for asylum seekers who support terror groups
The Obama administration has unilaterally eased the rules for would-be asylum-seekers and refugees who the United States says have given “limited material support” to terrorist groups.
The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department now say people with links to terrorists or terrorist groups are no longer automatically banned from entering the United States.
The DHS said in a statement that the rule change, made last week and not in concert with Congress, gives the administration more discretion on immigration.
Under the new rules, people seeking refugee status, asylum and visa, and those who want to expand their visa, still will be checked to make sure they do not pose a threat to national security, the department said.
The move marks one of President Barack Obama’s first steps towards altering immigration rules since promising to take more executive actions in his State of the Union address last month.
A provision in immigrant law, enacted since Sept. 11, 2001, had affected anyone considered to have give support to terrorists.
The new decision could pave the way for networks like the anti-Iran terrorist group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), and al-Qaeda-linked foreign insurgents fighting in Syria to seek asylum in the US.
The US government has already taken the MKO off its terror watch list.
John Glaser, Anti War, February 01 2014: … As recently as 2007, a State Department report warned that the MEK, retains “the capacity and will” to attack “Europe, the Middle East, the United States, Canada, and beyond.” Many experts, including current senior U.S. officials, believe that the MEK, backed by Israel, is the group responsible for assassinating Iran’s civilian nuclear scientists …
Hossein Mousavian, Tasnim News, February 01 2014: … He underlined that there are others, including certain Arab countries, the Zionist lobby and Israel as well as the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), that make all-out efforts to make sure that the agreement and negotiations will fail. Elsewhere, Mousavian commented on the foreign policy of Iranian President …
Habilian Association, January 31 2014: … A new Bill sponsored by Dana Rohrabacher aims to resettle Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, a.k.a. MKO) members inside the United States. The primary objective of the Bill, H.R.3707, is “to ensure the emergency of Iranian dissidents living in Camp Liberty/Hurriya and to provide for their admission as refugees to the United States.” Referred to …
JOHN BRESNAHAN, Politico, January 24 2014: … family members of the fugitives donated $10,000 to Menendez’s successful 2012 relection campaign, as well as $100,000 to the Democratic Party. Menendez is already the subject of a federal criminal probe into his dealings with Dr. Salomon Melgen …