Under the Radar | King Outraged Obama Admin. Gifted Citizenship to Terror Cons

Congressman Outraged That 3 Convicts in Terror-Related Cases Were Granted U.S. Citizenship

Edwin Mora|CNSNews

“It’s outrageous that you can have people under your very nose and adjudicate them through the process and convict them and then turn around and grant them citizenship,” King said.

The granting of U.S. citizenship to three individuals who were convicted as a result of a terrorism-related investigation was “outrageous,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), chairman of the House Judiciary immigration policy and enforcement subcommittee, told CNSNews.com.

King was commenting on a key finding in a recently-released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report (PDF, 6.7 MB) on criminal aliens, which he had requested.

The report showed that the three people were among “defendants where the investigation involved an identified link to international terrorism but they were charged with violating other statutes, including fraud, immigration, drugs, false statements, and general conspiracy charges.”

The three became naturalized American citizens under the Obama administration, two in late 2009 and one in 2010.

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