Iraqi Involved In Bush’s Assassination Plot Filed For Asylum

The Department of Justice has confirmed that an Iraqi national, who was accused of plotting the assassination of former U.S. President George W. Bush, violated the terms of his visiting visa and filed for asylum from Biden’s Department of Homeland Security.

The 52-year-old Iraqi national, Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, was arrested and charged for conspiring to murder former President Bush with the assistance of ISIS members that he was arranging to smuggle through the southern border.

Shihab had boasted about making $100,000 for smuggling two Hezbollah radicals into the U.S. He also claimed that he aided in the killing of Americans in Iraq between 2003 and 2006.

The prosecutors from the Department of Justice believe that he initially came to the U.S. through a B-1/B-2 visiting visa in September 2020. After overstaying his 180-days visit limit in the U.S., he filed for asylum under Biden’s DHS in March last year.

More information on the matter showed that Shihab took on jobs in areas like Columbus, Indiana, Ohio and Indianapolis, which was against the terms of his visitor visa.

During his stay, he also accepted thousands of dollars last year in October and December from a person who, according to Shihab, was an ISIS terrorist looking to enter America illegally through the U.S.-Mexico border. That person, however, was actually an undercover FBI agent.

It is believed that there are about 5 to 6 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., who initially came to America using visiting visas but they are overstaying their visits and haven’t left the U.S. In 2020, Breitbart News reported that 7 out of the 19 terrorists involved in the 9/11 incident had also overstayed their visas limit.

DHS data from 2019 regarding overstays of visas showed that over 670,000 foreigners had overstayed their visas in just a single year. At the moment, the government has not made a complete biometric entry/exit system to keep track of such people.

Since Joe Biden came to power, at least 42 illegal immigrants, who were on the No-Fly List or FBI’s Terrorist Watch List, were captured at the southern border. Two illegal immigrants from Yemen, who both were on the No Fly List and FBI’s Terrorist Watch List, were apprehended from the border in April 2021.

Last month in April, when the matter was questioned in the congressional hearing, DHS Secretary Alehandro Mayorkas responded that he was not sure if any of the 42 illegal immigrants had been allowed into American communities.