First illegal alien arrested under Alabama immigration law is from Yemen

Mohamed Ali Muflahi, 24

Mohamed Ali Muflahi, 24

To those vile lefties who insist that laws targeting illegal aliens are actually targeting Mexicans or people who speak Spanish or anyone from south of the border, here’s a hearty “In Your Face!”

For months, America has been told by left-wing non-profits like the Alien Criminals Liberation Union (ACLU), La Raza and LULAC, that Alabama’s new immigration law H.B. 56,  “targets Hispanics” and is “anti-Latino“. Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn wisely ignored that rhetoric when she let stand (pending trial) the law’s most critical section – having police check immigration status of individuals apprehended in a lawful stop or arrest.

Well, the very first such arrest has now occurred since the Judge’s ruling. And – surprise, he  is not from Mexico, or any other Latino American nation.  He is Mohamed Ali Muflahi, 24, from…Yemen!

That’s right, the same lovely nation where we just killed a terror-linked cleric with a drone missile, and the home of the “most dangerous branch” of Al-Qaeda, according to U.S. officials.

Muflahi was arrested for obstructing a government operation during a drug raid in Etowah County. He did not have documentation, and so his immigration status was checked – per the new law. It was determined he was in the U.S. illegally, and was “charged with violation of the immigration law.”

Full article here

Americans won’t put up with illegal aliens for much longer. More states will be making laws like Alabama’s and Arizona’s, the courts won’t be able to stop them, and once Obama is out of office at the end of 2012, the federal government will support such laws.

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21 replies

  1. After the 2012 presidential election there must be assurances to the American people, that our border is fully secured, as designated in the 2006 Secure Fence Act. That internal enforcement must be implemented using the E-Verify bill (H.R. 2885), identifiable as the “Legal Workforce Act”. Contact your own local Senator or Representative and insist as a voter to your federal politician at 202-224-3121. This law will eventually slow illegal aliens, being employed by apathetic business owners and removed from thousands of business locations. You as a citizen or a person with permanent residency can aid your fellow jobless American, by informing ICE of suspicious workers anywhere across the country. 1-866-DHS-2ICE (866-347-2423). SEE SOMETHING? DO SOMETHING?

    Read more about these laws and political turpitude at such web sites as NumbersUSA, and Judicial Watch. Also see the pro and anti-illegal immigration stands of political figures, such as Perry, Romney, Cain, Bachmann, Johnson, Santorum, Paul and new potentials and their immigration records. Include in your search for answers of this massive economic illegal immigration issue at American Patrol, with daily reports from nationwide newspapers. Learn about the intimidation of Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia’s through Obama’s IN-Justice Department. With the DOJ intent of scaring off other states who are ready to pass their own states domestic immigration policing laws.

    Each state has overcrowded classrooms full of the children of illegal migrants and immigrants, that taxpayers carry the full brunt of the cost. There is no different with emergency rooms, which has its share of uninsured foreigners, who cannot pay the fees and once again is paid for by health care higher rates. Taxpayers not only weighted down with their own insurance premiums, but also forced by government unfunded mandates to pay for the 20 million plus aliens, who have violated our laws. Enacting a law that makes it a felony to enter America without inspection, would be approved by a significant number of our society, to finally stem illegal entry.

    No illegal alien should receive the freedom of America and given a free pass and not be deported, when thousands of others must wait patiently for an entry visa. Visas for farm labor should not be capable of adjust their status to a resident visa, without applying through a US consulate in their own country. We must adopt a “Points System” similar to Europe, with no entry through our borders or by passenger aircraft without a preference visa for highly-skilled occupations. Any Guest worker program for farms or any other industries must implement a tracking system; with a guarantee that once a visa is outdated the worker must return to his country of origin. Farmers and business owners must guarantee that their charges, cannot become a taxpayers burden and that they must pay their health care, education for any children. That all workers will receive a fair wage and all conditions, expenses paid for by farmer and business owner. That any farmer or company owner who violates the laws, will be sanctioned, fined and even imprisoned. Up to now working visas have been riddled with fraudulent applications, since the 1986 Simpson/ Mazzoli bill.

  2. Very nice article Hal Jordan! You mean we’ve been right all along?!?! Gotta love the poetic justice here.

  3. Well, we were almost right. It turns out that the guy was actually “undocumented,” i.e., he left his papers in his other pants. The result may be the same, though:

    CORRECTION 10/04: Etowah County Sheriff’s Department this afternoon reported that an attorney for Mohamed Ali Muflahi produced – three days after his arrest – a work visa. Therefore they were MISTAKEN that he was here illegally. However, since Muflahi is now facing charges related to the drug raid, if he is convicted, it is more than likely he will be deported back to Yemen. We will provide further updates as they come in.

    Updated article

  4. He looks Hispanic. I bet they thought he was.

    • And that is the point, it is all based on “looks”, which is why this law will cost the states that try to enforce it. When you start to get lawsuits for wrongful arrest (and it will happen), the state will have to pay out.

      Kris Kobach suckered AZ into passing this lousy bit of law (where it has been struck down), Alabama will end up paying the costs…..not Kobach.

  5. I think you missed the facts………turns out, he was here legally. Alabama has egg on its face for this screw up. And now they GOP state legislature has weakened its grounds demanding that Eric Holder US AG back off his review of their law. LOL Morons!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. This one happened to be a wrongful arrest. He just didn’t have his ID.

  7. It was NOT a wrongful arrest. Legal residents are REQUIRED BY LAW to carry a LEGAL ID.

    He wasn’t carrying a legal ID, therefore he broke the law.

    The arrest was perfectly legal.

    • It won’t hold up in court, legal US residents do not have to carry id at all times, DL are not proof of citizenship. It is a one-way trip to false arrest.

      • There is no federal law requiring legal US residents to carry identification. True. However, there are state laws that do. When I lived in Colorado, I happened to be witness a crime, and I stayed around for the police to arrive so as to provide a statement. When the officer asked for my ID, I did not have it with me (it was in my car). Per the officer, Colorado residents were required by law to possess either a valid drivers license, or a valid state identification card. If an officer asks you to present your ID (in Colorado) and you do not have one (or do not present it) you can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. I do not know if any other state has this law, but Colorado does (or did at that time).

    • Legal residents are REQUIRED BY LAW to carry a LEGAL ID.
      Quote me one law in any state that requires any person to carry a LEGAL ID.

      • Randy, Aside from what I already wrote (immediately above your post), please allow me to answer your already answered question yet again. There is no federal law requiring you to carry a legal I.D. However, there are at least 29 different states that although they may not require you to CARRY a legal I.D., they do require you to present one if a law enforcement officer asks you for one. If you do not have an I.D. when you are asked, you can be detained, or, in some cases, arrested.

        So while you may not be required to CARRY a legal I.D., you could easily be arrested if you do not. It is, therefore, a question of semantics. Here is a list of the state laws that you requested:

        States with “stop and identify” laws
        Alabama Ala. Code §15-5-30
        Arizona Ari. Rev. Stat. Tit. 13, §2412 (enacted 2005)
        Arkansas Ark. Code Ann. §5-71-213(a)(1) (loitering)
        Colorado Colo. Rev. Stat. §16-3-103(1)
        Delaware Del. Code Ann., Tit. 11, §§1902, 1321(6)
        Florida Fla. Stat. §856.021(2) (loitering and prowling)
        Georgia Ga. Code Ann. §16-11-36(b) (loitering)
        Illinois Ill. Comp. Stat., ch. 725, §5/107-14
        Indiana Indiana Code §34-28-5-3.5
        Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. §22-2402(1)
        Louisiana La. Code Crim. Proc. Ann., Art. 215.1(A); La. Rev. Stat. 14:108(B)(1)(c)
        Missouri Mo. Rev. Stat. §84.710(2)
        Montana Mont. Code Ann. §46-5-401
        Nebraska Neb. Rev. Stat. §29-829
        Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. §171.123
        New Hampshire N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §594:2, §644:6
        New Mexico N.M. Stat. Ann. §30-22-3 (Navigate to that from here.)
        New York N.Y. Crim. Proc. Law (CPL) §140.50 (1)
        North Dakota N.D. Cent. Code §29-29-21 (PDF)
        Ohio Ohio Rev. Code §2921.29 (enacted 2006)
        Rhode Island R.I. Gen. Laws §12-7-1
        Utah Utah Code Ann. §77-7-15
        Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann., Tit. 24, §1983
        Wisconsin Wis. Stat. §968.24

        I hope this answers your question.

  8. The officer was incorrect, in Colorado you do not have to produce id unless you were “under suspicion”:

    “The (Colorado) Legislature has authorized individual officers to arrest, at their discretion, any person who is stopped under probable cause and who fails to produce satisfactory evidence of identification.”

    Again, probable cause in determining citizenship (not an individual state mandate) is going to cost states that try to enforce it, which is why many state authorities are VERY leery on enforcing or advocating for these Kobach laws.

  9. Already illegals are fleeing the state in the thousands, so his law has shown its effectiveness. Good for Alabama for taking a stand against the illegals in their state. Now if the feds would just show as much courage as this state did we might actualy start making some headway against this huge and devastating epidemic of illegal immigrations.

    • “Already illegals are fleeing the state in the thousands..”

      Along with legal minorities who fear persecution.
      It has been and always will be the employers that want (and in the case of agriculture, NEED) cheap labor. You are going to see more business failure, lower tax revenues, a slower recovery in Alabama from this law.

      Oh…and more legal residents hauled in, like the above example.

      • We are a nation of laws, and sometimes attempts to catch criminals and discourage criminality can cause some inconveniences for law-abiding citizens. But the rule of law can’t be abandoned just because of that.

  10. This law, like all of the cookie-cutter versions created by Kobach, is at base, racial profiling.
    Local LE is not in favor of these laws, they are not the most effective way of dealing with the issue and they create division among legal residents. Immigration status is not a US state interest, it is stupid for individual localities to assume the costs of federal enforcement when those authorities are already stretched thin (another reason why local LE agencies are not in favor).

    If you want to stop illegal immigration, stop the money….that IS why they come. It is an economic issue, it is most effectively dealt with through economic means. When you have the Chamber of Commerce dead set against the simplest methods of workplace enforcement, you are never going to stop this at its root.

  11. Nobody seems to read what he was arrested for, Muflahi was arrested for obstructing a government operation during a drug raid in Etowah County. Not for not having his papers.

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