According to federal authorities, Somali immigrant Mohamed Osman Mohamud attempted to detonate what he thought was a van filled with explosives at a Portland Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The van contained a fake bomb provided by FBI employees in a sting operation.
November 27, 2010
November 11, 2007
Illegal immigrant Manfo Asiedu has admitted to participating in and making explosives for the July 7, 2005 London bombings that killed 52 innocent people.
July 19, 2007
The FBI is investigating what they describe as a smuggling ring that’s bringing Iraqis and other Middle Eastern individuals across the Mexican border.
July 2, 2007
All five of the suspects in the Glasgow terror bombings are believed to be immigrants.
June 2, 2007
Four men are suspected of plotting to blow up JFK Airport by detonating the jet fuel. At least two of the four are immigrants from Guyana. The suspects are Russell Defreitas, Kareem Ibrihim, Abdul Kadir and Abdul Nur.
May 8, 2007
Six immigrants, half of them in the US illegally, have been arrested and accused of plotting to kill a hundred Fort Dix soldiers in a terrorist attack. The accused are Dritan Duka, Eljvir Duka, Shain Duka, Mohamad Shnewer, Serdar Tatar and Agron Abdullahu.
January 5, 2007
The National Guard was forced to retreat Wednesday night when their position on the border was attacked by gunmen from Mexico.
September 30, 2006
Mexican national Jose Ernesto Beltran-Quinonez was sentenced to three years in prison for making hoax calls claiming a nuclear weapon would be smuggled into the US.
September 5, 2006
Danish police have arrested 9 suspected terrorists. Eight of the nine have immigrant backgrounds.