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Glenn Beck Reveals More about Saudi National

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Published on Apr 22, 2013

Earlier today on his radio program, Glenn Beck, revealed more information about the Saudi national that was a suspect in the Boston bombings last week.

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Exclusive: Key Congressmen Request Classified Briefing on Saudi ‘Person of Interest’ in Boston Bombing

House Committee on Homeland Security Requests More Info on Saudi National From Napolitano

(Photo courtesy of the House Committee on Homeland Security)

The letter reads:

We are writing to request a classified briefing on Department of Homeland Security information and actions related to the case of the original person of interest in the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 22, 2013.

On Thursday, April 18th, you testified before the Committee on Homeland Security and responded to a question related to this individual’s immigration status by saying that you “were unaware of anyone being deported for national security concerns at all related to Boston.”  However, media reports have continued to raise concerns about this individual and adjustments that may have been made to his immigration status, including possible visa revocation and terrorist watch-listing, in the days following the bombing.

We request the Department provide a detailed overview of the records associated with this individual to include his law enforcement and immigration records prior to April 15, 2013, as well as his current status.  We request briefers from the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection.

We appreciate your immediate attention to this issue and anticipate your prompt reply.

The committee says it has copies of the original deportation order, and has confirmed to TheBlaze and several other media outlets that the facts are as we reported last week.

Glenn Beck will break more news about the story during his Monday radio and television broadcasts.

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US Congressmen Follow Up on Glenn Beck’s Boston Bombings ‘Saudi National’ Theory

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By Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht, Mon, April 22, 2013

The House Committee on Homeland Security has requested more information from Janet Napolitano on the Saudi national who was named the initial “person of interest” in the Boston bombings.

The committee formally requested a classified briefing from Napolitano on April 19, according to the letter published by TheBlaze.

This original suspect, named Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, was reportedly set to be deported on Tuesday, according to Sean Hannity’s Fox News program. Alharbi was supposedly in violation of section 212 3B of the Immigration and Nationality Act, citing “security and related grounds” and “terrorist activities.”

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-South Carolina, expressed concerns that the man, who was here on a student visa, was being deported “due to national security concerns.” The full exchange appears on YouTube.

Napolitano responded that she was not aware of “anyone who is being deported for national concerns at all related to Boston. I don’t know where that rumor come[s] from.”

“I’m not saying it’s related to Boston, but he is being deported,” Duncan continued.

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Janet Napolitano refuses to answer questions about the deportation of Saudi national 04/18/13

Published on Apr 18, 2013

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is questioned by Congressman Jeff Duncan about the detainment and deportation of a 20 year old Saudi national in respect to the Boston marathon bombing

March 15, 2013
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press
via  CNS News
March 15, 2013
John MortonIn this Jan. 3, 2013 file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton speaks during a news conference at ICE headquarters in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Washington (AP) – After weeks of denials, the Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that it had, in fact, released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from immigration jails due to budget concerns during three weeks in February. Four of the most serious offenders have been put back in detention.

The administration had insisted that only a “few hundred” immigrants were released for budgetary reasons, challenging as inaccurate a March 1 report by The Associated Press that the agency had released more than 2,000 immigrants in February and planned to release more than 3,000 others this month. Intense criticism led to a temporary shutdown of the plan.

The director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Morton, told a congressional panel Thursday that the agency had actually released 2,228 people from immigration jails over the course of three weeks, starting February 9, for what he described as “solely budgetary reasons.” They included 10 people considered the highest level of offender.

After the administration had challenged the AP’s reporting, ICE said it didn’t know how many people had been released for budget reasons but would review its records.

Morton, who testified with two other agency officials, told lawmakers that the decision to release the immigrants was not discussed in advance with political appointees, including those in the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. He said the pending automatic cuts known as sequestration was “driving in the background.”

“We were trying to live within the budget that Congress had provided us,” Morton told lawmakers. “This was not a White House call. I take full responsibility.”

 

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