According to an article from The Washington Free Beacon, the Iranian government is sending sleeper cells into the United States through immigration.
Iran has also concentrated its efforts on building spy networks across the United States. This activity has focused on recruiting individuals living in the United States.
“Over the past four decades, Tehran has expanded its capabilities to execute terrorist operations in the United States,” Saeed Ghasseminejad, a senior Iran adviser at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Free Beacon. “The Quds Force and Ministry of Intelligence are very active in recruiting Shia Arabs around the world.”
“Tehran also relies on the Iranian expats in the United States as we saw in the case of Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar,” Ghasseminejad added. Mohammadi-Doostdar is a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen who was recently convicted of spying on Americans for Iran.
The concern has been amplified as Iran continues to send “thousands of pro-regime students and immigrants to the U.S.,” according to Ghasseminejad. “While the majority of Iranians in the U.S. are anti-regime, over the years, Tehran has managed to recruit some Iranian-Americans.”
“As we saw in the case of Mohsen Dehnavi, a high-ranking member of the Basij Organization, who was denied entry at the border,” said Ghasseminejad, “Tehran sends members of Basij and IRGC to the United States under cover as students and researchers. Basij is an IRGC-controlled militia force, its members receive military training and some are picked and trained by the IRGC Intelligence.”
Senior Iranian regime figures also continue to send their children and other family members to the United States for school and other trips.
“These family members come to the U.S. with significant financial assets and are placed in the most prestigious universities and institutions,” Ghasseminejad said. “They serve as their family’s consigliere in the West, overseeing the money laundering and investment operation while at the same time infiltrating the selective elite circles of business and politics. Blanket bans such as travel bans do not prohibit this group from traveling to Washington.”
This activity has largely gone unchecked by the U.S. government.
“The United States should create a list of the upper echelon of military, economic, and political elites in Iran,” Ghasseminejad said. “Only then, Washington can manage to monitor and control this group.”
How is this allowed to happen? It is unbelievable to me that we can have anyone advocating for open borders while Iran is abusing us and trying to infest our country with terrorists.
Anyone with ties to this Iranian government needs to be barred from entering the US because anything less is not keeping Americans safe.
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