An illegal immigrant from the United Arab Emirates was recently arrested in Florida and charged with unlawfully possessing ammunition, a charge that could result in up to 10 years in federal prison and automatic deportation.
According to Breitbart, the United States Attorney Office for the Middle District of Florida recently announced the charges against 25-year-old Hamid Mohamed Ahmed Ali Rehaif, who was found living in a hotel in Melbourne.
Rehaif had been living out of the hotel for at least the past 53 days, checking in and out on a daily basis, spending more than $11,000 in cash for the various room fees.
Rehaif also admitted to investigators that he had been in possession of several firearms, a felony offense for an illegal immigrant, but claimed to have recently sold or otherwise disposed of the weapons.
However, the U.S. Attorney’s Office stated in a press release: “Agents located rounds of handgun and rifle ammunition in his hotel room and in a storage unit that he had rented, but they did not locate any firearms.”
It was not immediately clear where those firearms were.
Rehaif was originally admitted into the country on a student visa in 2013 and enrolled at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne
However, he had been dismissed from the school in the fall of 2014. When he failed to leave the country within 30 days after ceasing to be a student, he became an illegal immigrant.
Why Rehaif was still in America, his religion, what he was doing with the weapons and ammunition he had possessed, if he had connections with other illegal immigrants or radical Islamists, and what their plans for the future might have been, were either unknown to or not disclosed by investigators.
Stories like this lend credence to the proposals put forth by Donald Trump and others calling for a temporary moratorium on Muslim immigration — or, better yet, all immigration — until our government can sort out the mess of unknown illegals and security threats already here.