Man Wanted in Uzbekistan for ISIS Links Was Released into US by Biden Admin

A man from Uzbekistan, who had been seeking refuge in the US for the last two years, was apprehended by federal law enforcement agents on suspicion of being a member of the terrorist group ISIS.

Jovokhir Attoev (33) was apprehended in Baltimore, Maryland, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Border Patrol agents reportedly detained Attoev in February 2022 after he crossed into Arizona, where he had claimed to be seeking asylum.  According to officials, he was granted entry into the US with a court date since they did not discover any criminal information on him.

In May 2023, Uzbekistan warned the US that Attoev was sought there due to his ties to the Islamic State (ISIS). But the US government didn’t see the notification and associate it with the man until March 2024.  Attoev is now in prison awaiting his trial in the immigration court after being captured two weeks ago by ICE.

This story illustrates how the US asylum and immigration system puts people at risk by revealing how long it takes for officials to track down people who have already entered the country illegally.

Mohammed Kharwin, a known terrorist, was apprehended by ICE not long ago. Kharwin had unlawfully entered the US via the southern border.  He was in the US for a whole year until ICE apprehended him.

U.S. authorities have blamed the Islamic terrorist organization for the deaths of several American troops in Afghanistan between 2013 and 2015. The notoriously anti-Western militant organization known as Hezb-e-Islami, or the Party of Islam, is aiming to topple the Afghan government and establish a sharia-based Islamic state, according to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).

An increasingly pressing subject for US voters is illegal immigration, which played a significant role in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Thirty percent of Americans now rank illegal immigration as the nation’s top concern, according to a Gallup survey.