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Refugee from Iraq with alleged ties to terrorist groups slipped through US immigration system

When he applied for refugee status in the United States, Omar Abdulsattar Ameen told officials that he was fleeing persecution in his native Iraq. He was cleared by federal officials to live in the U.S. in 2014 and eventually settled in Sacramento, where he worked as an auto mechanic to make ends meet. But authorities say Ameen's arrest Wednesday revealed an uglier truth: He was the persecutor.