However, according to recent reports, the man was promptly released under Biden Administration policies and moved freely throughout the United States for approximately ten months before he was identified and recaptured in Minneapolis just days ago.
According to the Daily Caller News Foundation, the still unnamed man was described in a memo obtained by the outlet from a confidential source. Reportedly, the suspect was deemed a "mismatch" by the Terrorist Screening Center on March 13, 2023, during his initial capture after Border Patrol agents put his name through the system, as indicated by the memo sent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
John Fabbricatore, a retired ICE field director who now sits on the National Immigration Center for Enforcement’s (NICE) board, told the DCNF, “Many within the Biden administration, including Secretary Mayorkas, have repeatedly assured us that the vetting process at the border is comprehensive and complete.
However, we continue to witness alarming instances where terrorists are able to freely roam the United States for months after being released at the border before their criminal and terrorist histories come to light.”
Fabbricatore, who is also running for Congress in Colorado's 6th Congressional District added, “This situation is greatly endangering our nation, and it is clear that our safety is dependent on enforcing our immigration laws and securing the border.”As reported by DCNF, the Terrorist Screening Center "made a redetermination" in the suspect's case prior to his recapture on January 18, confirming that the Somali illegal immigrant was in fact "a confirmed member of al-Shabaab," who had been involved in the use, manufacturing, and/or transport of explosives and firearms. ICE Agents in Minneapolis made the arrest two days later.
Just as this report came to light, additional reporting from The Post Millennial exposed a controversial speech by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaking to a group of Somalis, which erupted across social media.
During her remarks in her native tongue, the Somali immigrant representative said, "I am here to protect the interest of Somalia from inside the US system." In the ensuing firestorm of condemnation, calls for her removal from the House of Representatives have begun to reverberate across social media into the very halls of Congress themselves.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has vocally called for Omar to be expelled from Congress and deported. In a post to X, he wrote, "Expel from Congress, denaturalize and deport!"
Georgia Republican Rep. Mike Collins indicated he would support a motion to remove Omar on Monday according to Just The News.