Leading investigators within the House are requesting explanations for how the U.S. government employed a former PLO spokesperson who supported Hamas to screen immigrants.
James Comer, the chairman of the Oversight and Accountability Committee, and Glenn Grothman, the chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, wrote, “Anti-semites and certain people who honor terrorism and the killing of innocent people have no business talking to the public on matters pertaining to the American government, and they certainly shouldn’t be given the power to decide who gets immigration benefits. We are asking for information to keep an eye on how USCIS seems to have failed to check this person’s suitability for work and what they are doing to make sure this employee is fired and her cases are looked at.”
Based on an investigation by The Daily Wire, a letter sent to Ur M. Jaddou, the head of the United States Immigration Services, says that Nejwa Ali was working for the PLO up until Sept. 2017, when President Trump kicked the specifically designated terrorist group out of Washington.
He then employed her and placed her in charge of deciding if foreigners and people who said they were refugees were entitled to be allowed to come to the U.S. The United States Department of Homeland Security is meant to keep Americans safe from terrorists.
During that whole time, she freely shared a steady stream of violent and anti-Semitic messages on social media. Her bio on those sites made it obvious that she was actually “Palestinian,” not American.
When DHS heard about this story, it said Ali was on “administrative leave,” which means she is getting paid not to work. DHS wouldn’t say if they checked with the PLO’s previous bosses when she was hired to see if they could give her a job reference.
If it did, it worked with terrorists. If it didn’t, it didn’t even check out the worker whose job it was to check out immigration.
The same goes for what she wrote on social media, which was easier to find than the warning signs that migrants often show. Also, Ali was so vocal that it’s hard to think she kept her opinions to herself at work.
When called to explain why she kept posting pics of Hamas coming in with guns, she replied, “I absolutely celebrate them!”
In their statement, the congressmen said that “asylum officers ‘decide on asylum applications, do credible fear screenings, and decide who gets in.’ It is sad that foreigners who came to the U.S. seeking asylum because they said they were being persecuted in their home nations might have had to have their cases evaluated by an employee with such hateful views.”
UPDATE: DHS/USCIS says the former PLO spox has been placed on administrative leave from her job vetting immigrants.
PLUS NEW AUDIO: She reaffirmed her allegiance to Hamas THIS AFTERNOON, saying of hang-gliders: "I abso-fucking-lutely celebrate them, asshole, fuck you!" https://t.co/BJry1EisZe pic.twitter.com/FPrQbjAPak
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) October 18, 2023
They asked for paperwork about how she was hired and her background check. They also wanted to know if she had ever been punished or had a complaint before, and what DHS did in response to the reveal.