Rep Andy Biggs is calling on Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee to investigate why the Biden administration released an illegal alien in Michigan considering the fact that he has terrorist ties. The reason they gave for his release is that because he is overweight, it would be dangerous for him to get COVID. Biggs and his eight Republican colleagues on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security sent a letter to subcommittee chair Sheila Jackson Lee.
The letter urges her to start an investigation into the matter at once. They want her to investigate recent reports that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released an illegal alien with ties to terrorism from custody because God forbid a terrorist should get COVID and die.
The story was first reported by Michigan-based journalist Charlie LeDuff and was later confirmed by the Detroit News. Issam Bazzi, who was born in Lebanon but living in Venezuela, attempted to enter the U.S. illegally near San Antonio with his wife and daughter. But, they were apprehended by the authorities. Both FBI and ICE officials wanted him to remain in custody because of his ties to terrorism in his native Lebanon. Bazzi is on the FBI’s terror watch list.
The Department of Homeland Security, led by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas according to LeDuff and the News because of the threat that he could contract COVID. Bazzi and his family were released from custody by the DHS in December and were then bussed to Dearborn, Michigan. Bazzi is said to have a seven-year-old son in that area.
The GOP congressmembers wrote of the incident that “the facts of this case strongly suggest that the Biden Administration failed to follow appropriate protocols with respect to suspected terrorists. … There is no known case in which a foreign national who pinged on the terror watchlist was simply released on his own recognizance.”
The GOP subcommittee members also noted they want the hearing they are requesting to examine the broader issue of “the national security threat posed by foreign nationals with terrorism ties entering the United States due to the Biden Administration’s lax border security and immigration enforcement.”
Breitbart News has reached out to Jackson Lee’s office to inquire on if the congresswoman intends to respond to Biggs’s letter.
The DHS says they could still detain him but only if he registers to vote as a Republican.