Bosnians Tied to War Crimes Now Living in U.S. May Face Deportation: Report

Originally posted by Yahoo News Digest on March 1, 2015—
“U.S. officials have identified about 300 Bosnian immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities including the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, and are trying to deport at least 150 of them, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The immigrants were among refugees fleeing the violence in Bosnia after a war that erupted in 1992 with the collapse of Yugoslavia. Many of the Bosnian suspects were former soldiers and they include a Virginia soccer coach, an Ohio metal worker and four Las Vegas hotel casino workers, the newspaper said. Some are now U.S. citizens.

The more we dig, the more documents we find.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement historian Michael MacQueen told the Times

The newspaper said evidence indicates half the 300 Bosnian suspects may have played a part in the massacre at Srebrenica, where 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb forces in five summer days in 1995, near the end of a war that claimed 100,000 lives. The massacre was the culmination of a policy of ethnic cleansing by Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic’s forces to carve a pure Serb state out of communally diverse Bosnia.”

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