A terrorist who is famous for leading radical Democrat movements and organizing the Women’s March has finally been deported out of the United States after years of efforts. It took years because of our legal system and corrupt lawyers.
After years of court battles, a trial, prison time and numerous, large gatherings of activists outside Detroit’s federal courthouse, the case of a naturalized U.S. citizen who failed to disclose terrorism convictions to immigration authorities is coming to a close.
Israeli authorities in 1970 convicted Odeh of participating in two terrorist bombings conducted by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, one at a supermarket in Israel that killed the two young men and another at the British Consulate that wounded “many more,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
She was released from prison in the 1980s as part of a prisoner swap and of course came to the U.S. in the 1990s. She lied to become a citizen, claiming she did not have a criminal record. Such is our vetting system.
In 2004, she was arrested and convicted of immigration fraud. She was stripped of citizenship and ordered deported but she has lawyers working on keeping her here by filing endless appeals.
At her plea hearing in Detroit federal court Tuesday, Odeh refused to utter the word “guilty,” but confirmed she signed the plea agreement admitting she covered up her 1970 bombing convictions, the Associated Press reports.
U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain entered the guilty plea and set an Aug. 17 sentencing hearing, according to court records.
In her signed plea agreement, Odeh admitted she knew her statements were false. She previously provided multiple explanations for the error. First, that it was an accidental omission and later that it was an omission resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder.
This woman works for the Arab-American League in Chicago.
She reluctantly agreed to sign a confession in exchange for deportation but no prison time. The women’s movement icon was facing ten years in prison.
Odeh was a leader of the Women’s March. The leftist manifesto for the march was co-authored by Rasmea Yousef Odeh, the convicted terrorist.