Al-Shabaab Terrorist Lived In US For A Year, GOP Seeks Answers

???The 27-year-old Somalian, whose identity has not yet been revealed, was added to the watchlist as "a confirmed member of Al-Shabaab" and was suspected of using, producing, or transporting explosives or weapons. However, due to a border security blunder, he was freed after being detained for entering the nation illegally in California in March 2023.??? The member of the terrorist organization was first apprehended by Border Patrol after crossing into California. He was released, nonetheless, when the Terrorist Screening Center found that he was a "mismatch" to the terror watchlist.
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It took law enforcement nearly a year to recognize and re-detain a Somali terrorist operating freely from inside the United States. He was excused without concern into the nation. Lawmakers have asked for answers from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the man's current condition. The question also asks whether any part of his operations were funded by the people of the US.
In a letter, Republican senators are attempting to determine how the Al-Shabaab member got from crossing the border illegally to Minnesota, where he was later detained again in January, as well as whether or not he was receiving any government assistance. According to the Tuesday letter, which The NY Post first acquired, it also aims to determine whether he traveled with government funds and whether he boarded a commercial aircraft carrying US residents to get to their state.
The 27-year-old Somalian, whose identity has not yet been revealed, was added to the watchlist as "a confirmed member of Al-Shabaab" and was suspected of using, producing, or transporting explosives or weapons. However, due to a border security blunder, he was freed after being detained for entering the nation illegally in California in March 2023. The member of the terrorist organization was first apprehended by Border Patrol after crossing into California. He was released, nonetheless, when the Terrorist Screening Center found that he was a "mismatch" to the terror watchlist. After federal officials made a “redetermination” and freed him, he was apprehended by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over a year later. He was linked to the Somalian militant group, which the National Counterterrorism Center has classified as a terror organization.
According to the NYP, the letter states, "Due to Minnesota’s far distance from the border, it is not an easy task for migrants to travel to the state. Did the Al-Shabaab terrorist travel to Minnesota with the assistance, either direct or indirect of an [Non-Governmental Organization]? If so, which NGO was responsible for transporting the individual to Minnesota?"
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