September 4, 2018

Expel Sudan’s Former NISS Director from the U.S. #ExpelAtta

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Given the terror and destruction associated with Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), we are shocked the U.S. would issue a visa to Mohammed Atta al-Moula, the former Director of NISS, and accept Atta as Sudan’s top diplomatgy in Washington, DC. Atta’s presence in the U.S. is not only an affront to the victims of NISS torture who have sought refugee asylum here, but also a national security risk for the U.S. due to Atta’s extensive connections with terrorist networks. By law, Atta should have been denied a U.S. visa because of his involvement in serious crimes, such as genocide, acts of torture, and severe violations of religious freedom.

Please take a few minutes to read this urgent letter to Secretary of State Pompeo, then help us raise the alarm with the Administration, including Homeland Security and the related Congressional Committees, by taking one or all of the actions below:

1) Tweet:

.@SecPompeo #ExpelAtta, don’t welcome him. #Sudan’s fmr NISS Dir. Mohammed Atta al-Moula’s crimes make him a national security risk and ineligible for US visa. @realDonaldTrump @VP @StateDept @SecNielsen @nikkihaley @McFaul @SenRonJohnson @SenateHSGACDems

2) Post on Facebook:

The US should #ExpelAtta, not welcome him. #Sudan’s former NISS Director Mohammed Atta al-Moula’s involvement in these crimes makes him a national security risk and ineligible for a visa according to U.S. immigration law. @USDOS @homelandsecurity @NikkiHaley @MikePence @DonaldTrump @MichaeltMcCaul @CongressmanBennieGThompson @senronjohnson @HSGAC

3) Call Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), former Sudan Caucus Co-Chair and current Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security at 202-225-2401 and leave this message:

Chairman McCaul, as the former Co-Chair of the Sudan Caucus, you are well aware of the crimes committed by NISS and its connection to terrorist networks. We are shocked to learn that the former Director of NISS, Mohammed Atta al-Moula, is currently in the U.S. serving as the head of the Sudan Embassy in Washington, DC. Atta has been part of NISS since 1992 and his support of terrorist organizations poses a serious national security risk. His involvement in genocide, torture, religious persecution and other serious crimes make him ineligible for a U.S. visa and yet somehow he is working in the U.S. On behalf of Sudanese who have been terrorized by this individual and for the security of the United States, we ask you to please seek Atta’s immediate expulsion from the U.S.