- Known Terror Suspect Working at Busy Airport
- Background Checks for Homeschooling Parents?
- ICE Raids Continue to Increase
Known Terror Suspect Working at Busy Airport
A terror suspect who was the subject of two investigations, has 17 aliases, spent 5 years in prison and is listed on the sex offender registry somehow got hired to work at one of the world’s busiest airports! Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamud was given access to the terminal, airfield and first class lounge at Britain’s Heathrow Airport without a full background check. Mohamud contacted a British newspaper saying he had been offered a job at the airport despite being a known terror suspect. He claims he was trying to expose security loopholes. An investigation discovered he lied to recruiters about his multiple convictions. Mohamud was given a security pass so he could start work before his full security check was completed. Those checks have been taking about a four weeks, so if Mohamud had not drawn attention to himself, he could have been on the job for about a month completely unnoticed.
Background Checks for Homeschooling Parents?
The state of Hawaii is considering requiring background checks on all adults living in a home where children are being homeschooled. The legislation was proposed after a 9-year-old girl was starved to death in 2016. While legislators say they support parents’ right to choose to homeschool their children, they want to make sure it does not give cover to those who are abusive. A 2014 study found that 47% of school-aged children who became victims had been removed from school in an effort to further isolate the child. The Senate bill would require an area superintendent to run a background check on each adult living in the home. If any history of child abuse or neglect are found, the request to homeschool would be denied.
ICE Raids Continue to Increase
Last month we told you about nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the country getting raided by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Now, ICE has sent Notices of Inspection to 77 restaurants and other businesses in Northern California. The notices were delivered to employers in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose. Employers were given 3 days to produce their Form I-9s to prove their employees are all authorized to work in the country. Companies could face fines or criminal charges if authorities believe they are knowingly violating the law. An ICE spokesman says the inspections are aimed at protecting jobs for US citizens and others who are lawfully in the job market. Owners could face fines of up to $10,000 per violation. The acting ICE director has warned that the agency planned to “vastly increase its enforcement footprint” in California due to its “sanctuary state” law.