I believe this was the right - and upright - decision. Any man who works to destroy radical Islam should be not only given amnesty but the thanks of a grateful country.
Mosab Hassan was more shocked than anyone when a Department of Homeland Security official announced in immigration court today that government officials had changed their mind about him.
Yesterday they saw him as a "threat to U.S. national security." Today they say he's welcome to stay in the United States and become a citizen.
Why the change of heart? DHS officials won't say, but public pressure, Congressional support for Hassan and the word of an Israeli intelligence agent likely all played a part.
Mosab Hassan was born in the West Bank, the son of one of the leaders and founders of Hamas, the Palestinian militant group considered a terrorist organization by the US.
In his early 20s, Hassan became disillusioned with Hamas, and ultimately became a spy for Shin Bet, the Israeli intelligence agency.
His handler, Gonen Ben Itzhak, told Fox News that Hassan saved American, Jewish and Palestinian lives. We aired our exclusive interview with Ben Itzhak on Tuesday. By Wednesday morning Homeland Security had changed its position on Mosab.
What is strange is that one would think the information we reported could have been found and corroborated by Homeland Security with a few phone calls to their Israeli counterparts. Instead they pursued a long and expensive legal case against a man who appears to be a hero, who appears to be committed to fighting terror. And a man who now promises to help the US fight the threats against it. Common sense it seems has finally prevailed among the bureaucrats of Homeland Security.
Since this was obviously the morally correct position, I can only assume neither Obama nor "Big Sis" were involved in the decision.