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Thursday, March 29, 2007

The "New Americans?"

Source: rockymountainnews
Iraqi immigrant sues from jail, claims Tancredo defamed him

A jailed Iraqi immigrant has sued Rep. Tom Tancredo for $5 million, saying that the congressman defamed him during a controversy over so-called catch- and-release immigration enforcement last year. *snip*

He was released in May 2006, which prompted Tancredo to send a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff - and media outlets - saying he was "shocked" that a "dangerous Iraqi national" was released despite his long criminal record.

Tancredo said it was part of a continuing "catch-and-release" policy by the White House. One outlet quoted Tancredo as saying he was making Alkadi the "poster child" for the issue.
Oh that Mr. Meanie Pants Tom Tancredo! How dare he defame this poor, and frankly delicious immigrant? So what was the deal with our delightful "New American?"
The immigrant, Gavan Alkadi, 46, reportedly emigrated to the U.S. at age 15, but has been in legal limbo for the past several years. He faces deportation proceedings prompted by his various brushes with the law.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation records show he has been arrested more than 30 times in Colorado since 1981 on suspicion of offenses that include DUI and assault. Many of those charges were dismissed.

In 2002, he was sentenced to a year in jail for domestic violence and obstructing police in Boulder County.

Deportation proceedings began in 2003, but by the time Alkadi's deportation order became final in October 2005, the new Iraqi government would not or could not approve his return.
My favorite bit?
Soon after Tancredo's letter, Alkadi was re-arrested. He was sentenced last month to a year in jail in connection with an assault in Weld County.
Heh! How unfair for some one to take note of this scumbag and wonder aloud why we are importing criminal scum, right?

Well, he's certainly imbibed this much of our culture...
From jail, he filed a handwritten complaint last year, demanding $5 million for defamation of character, saying Tancredo falsely accused him of being a terrorist.

"U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo had caused Me Mental Stress and No Sleep Because I am always Thinking Why and How I Became his Poaster child," Alkadi wrote in the filing, which includes many spelling and punctuation errors.
Perhaps Mr. Alkadi, just perhaps it's the fact that you're a dirtbag?

Just a thought!

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