Omar Ameen, a Sacramento man, was arrested earlier this week for allegedly working with ISIS during his time in Iraq several years ago.
Since moving to the United States, Ameen has led a quiet life as a welding student at nearby American River College and worked at an area auto body shop. He was granted asylum in the united states in 2014.
But a few weeks after his asylum request was approved, authorities claim Ameen went back to Iraq where he allegedly murdered a police officer.
Mark spoke with FOX40 News about the case, saying the case represents a “failure of the system.”
“The (asylum) screening process is meant to prevent this,” Reichel said.
A spokesperson for a refugee resettlement agency said it’s the first time an alleged terrorist has been resettled in the Sacramento region.
“The commitment of those who come here under refugee status who work hard, who attend our schools, who contribute to our local economy, who are raising their families,” the spokesperson said.