Monday, December 29, 2008

Man with Possible Terrorist Connections Who Married Houston Stripper to Stay in Country Faces Deportation


When I think about the role that an exotic dancer plays in the time-honored ritual of joining lives through marriage, I usually assume that her contribution is made the week before the wedding ceremony during the bachelor party. Instead, in the case of professional pole gyrator Kathy Ann Glant, the dancer was paid to be the actual bride. No word on whether or not the $5000 payment for the honor of her hand in marriage was paid in the form of a particularly large wad of one dollar bills.

Back in 1984, Ms. Glant was asked by Mohamad Kamal Elzahabi to participate in a sham wedding so that Mr. Elzahabi could obtain his green card. The financially generous groom apparently was unfazed by the fact that the woman with whom he agreed to this romantic agreement was a drug addict whose place of employment was named the Pink Pussy Cat Club. True love, or at least the need to obtain permanent residency, is blind to such unsavory details.

Unfortunately, Elzahabi's intentions for remaining in America have raised some eyebrows. There is some evidence that he was not necessarily falling asleep singing "The Star Spangled Banner" every night, not the least of which being his admission to taking part in a jihad training camp, being a sniper in Afghanistan, and calling high-ranking member of Al Qaeda his friends. He was convicted of possessing fradulent immigration documents in August of last year and handed over to ICE. The Department of Homeland Security has now initiated a case against him concerning possible terrorist intentions, and the Justice Department must decide if the concerns warrant deportation to Lebanon.

Are you married to a stripper and now you find the authenticity of your love being questioned by the authorities? Are you being threatened with a one-way ticket to your home country because some cynical people don't believe that you have really found your soul mate? At Bertolino LLP, we have immigration attorneys who can fight for that legal residency that you desire. We also can work with you on any other paperwork that stands in the way of achieving your proper status in our country. Please contact our Austin, Houston, or San Antonio office today and let's discuss your situation.

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