Former PLO Spokesman Placed on Leave From DHS

The NY Post
Article Source: The NY Post

Article Source: The NY Post

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  • An asylum official, Nejwa Ali, with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was placed on leave after her prior role as a spokeswoman for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) came to light.
  • Nejwa Ali, who served as a public affairs officer for the PLO’s delegation to the U.S. in 2016 and 2017, was subsequently hired by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency of Homeland Security, where she worked as an asylum officer and was later an adjudication officer.
  • Ali’s inflammatory social media posts supporting Hamas and expressing anti-Israel sentiment came to public attention, including her use of the phrase “F–k Israel” and posts advocating for the Palestinian cause. Her social media handle was “Falastine Mi Amor.”
  • Ali’s posts led to calls for her termination and sparked concerns about her background checks, given the PLO’s designation as a foreign terrorist organization.  Read More

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