Efforts are gaining strength to release an American held in a Mexican jail and the wife and children of an American citizen, Daniel Wani of New Hampshire, who are being held in a Sudanese jail. Each of them has been the topic of previous articles by this writer (see here and here) who is indignant at these travesties of justice.
If the White House sincerely believes that America leaves no man (specifically a military man) behind – then why have they allowed Sgt. Tahmooressi to languish in a Mexican jail for so long? (Oh right, I forgot, he doesn’t further the Obama agenda). On June twentieth Tahmooressi’s mother said on CNN that they have heard nothing from the White House. That she appeared on CNN is a good sign (that one of the most ‘progressive’ news outlets is finally picking up this story). Furthermore Mrs. Tahmooressi was interviewed by anchor Chris Cuomo, son a former New York state governor, and brother of the current one. This means that not only is CNN becoming aware of the story, but so will the elites in the New York Democrat Party as well as American low-information voters.
A petition to the White House on behalf of Tahmooressi reached the 100,000 point on May 31. At that point the White House is required to respond. However Tahmooressi remains in a Mexican jail.
Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag
U.S. Rep. Trent Franks is leading the charge to rescue Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese Christian and her two children. Franks’ bi-partisan petition was addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry (cc’d to the Secretary of Homeland Security). Those signing the petition were: Trent Franks (R-AZ), Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Paul C. Broun (R-GA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Steve Daines (R-MT), John Fleming (R-LA), J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Michael Grimm (R-NY), Tom Griffin (R-AR), Gregg Harper (R-MS), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Jaime Herrera Buetler (R-WA), Steve King, M.D. (R-IA), Jack Kingston (R-GA), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Robert E. Latta (R-OH), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Alan Nunnelee (R-MS), Gary Peters (D-MI), Collin C. Peterson(D-MN), Robert Pittenger (R-NC), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Jan Schackowsky (D-IL), F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Brad Wendstrup (R-OH), Frank Wolf (R-VA), and Don Young (R-AK).
In their letter they asked Kerry to “direct” the Embassy in Khartoum, to “prioritize the plight of this young family” and to have both the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security quickly review all possible means available to grant them sanctuary in the United States.” The also asked that priority be given to “granting her children U.S. citizenship, and ensuring that Mr. Wani has custody of his children.” Yet the above list of 38 members of the House of Representatives who signed the petition calls into question this “where were the other 397 members of the House? Why didn’t they sign it?” Those that are familiar with this family’s story can have little doubt of its truth, and that rescuing her from certain death, and all of them from a Sudanese jail is meritorious. In addition on June 9 in the House Rep. Cotton introduced H.R. 4821.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced Senate Resolution 453 which was passed by unanimous (now that is a surprise) consent on June 3 – it condemns the charge of apostasy and the death sentence for Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, and calls for “the release of her and her children.” In addition Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced S. 2474 on June 12. Yet they remain in dire straits in Sudan, a woman married to an American citizen and her two American citizen children, including an infant born in prison. Legally they have a right to come here where they may practice their religion in freedom – not so the hordes of Latin Americans now crossing into America who have no legal right to be here. Lady Liberty must feel ashamed at this travesty of justice.
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