Much has been discussed and reported in recent years about the immigration crisis in America and President Obama’s use of Executive Amnesty to quickly push thousands of new immigrants into the country.

From opening our borders to Syrian refugees, to allowing people like the San Bernardino shooters to slip through the cracks, it seems the consequences of inadequate checks and systems are increasingly dire.

American Patriot Daily has previously reported on the dangers of allowing immigrants and refugees to enter the U.S. without proper procedures in place, including a severely shortened vetting time.

It has been said that the recent rush to push immigrants and refugees into the country is an attempt to expedite the process of them becoming citizens, and therefore, registered Democratic voters.

And this wave of illegal immigrants and refugees costs millions of taxpayer dollars to provide government support of those entering the U.S.

But besides the financial cost to taxpayers, the American public is seeing stories emerge every day of criminals and potential terrorists using lax immigration regulations to make their homes among everyday hard-working citizens.

America’s great diversity is due to scores of immigrants coming to the U.S. in order to create a better life for their families and live the American Dream – only after having legally gone through the long, arduous process to citizenship.

But some have taken advantage of the holes and errors in our screening and vetting processes to hide from criminal prosecution in their home countries — and the threat is growing each day.

Those who have escaped prosecution abroad are increasingly settling down in small-town American neighborhoods, securing employment and federal benefits, leading a life of freedom and prosperity – something their victims were denied.

It is difficult to know how many people accused of war atrocities, terrorism, or human rights violations in other countries are now living in the U.S., but one particular case has drawn recent attention.

Yusuf Abdi Ali is just one of possibly thousands of violent criminals who have been living a peaceful life undetected in the U.S.  Ali traveled to the U.S. over twenty years ago after committing atrocities as a military commander during Somalia’s civil war in the 1990’s — and has since resided quietly outside of Washington, D.C.

More troubling still is the fact that he has, until recently, been employed as a security agent at one of the nation’s busiest airports, Washington Dulles International.

Ali was contracted to work at the airport by Master Security, who claims he passed a “full, federally mandated vetting process” which included an FBI background check and a TSA assessment.  Despite going through a screening process, his dark background was not uncovered until recently.

CNN reports:

These people — most of whom are men — are accused of crimes such as mass murder in El Salvador; torture and murder in Chile; ethnic cleansing in Somalia. Some are even wanted in their homelands, with outstanding extradition requests to remove them from the U.S. so they can be held accountable for their crimes.

Yet they continue to lead typical American lives, with some even working jobs in high-profile positions.

“There’s about 1,000 suspected perpetrators in the United States,” Roberts said.

Roberts and CJA say Americans should know that accused war criminals and suspected human rights violators are living across the country.

“It fundamentally violates what we could call American values,” Roberts said. “But I really would rather say human values — to allow people like this to get off scot-free, and to allow them to benefit from the rule of law that they deprived their victims of, and they need to be held accountable.”

Ali is but one example of how easily violent criminals and terrorists can enter the country, especially as President Obama has opened the door for a quickly approved wave of refugees.

It begs the question; can we trust our leaders to protect us from the increasing threat in our own backyards?