A shadowy Russian arms dealer was convicted Wednesday of seeking to make millions of dollars by selling heavy weaponry to a terror group so it could attack what prosecutors said he told his customers was a common enemy – U.S. forces helping the Colombian government.
“This bureaucratic overreach and utter failure of commonsense has left a little girl, a U.S. citizen no less, stranded thousands of miles from her parents,” Long Island Congressman Steve Israel said.
Emily Samantha Ruiz is returning from Guatemala Tuesday night and will be reunited with her parents and younger brother in Brentwood.
The family said Emily Samantha Ruiz was deported after her grandfather was detained by authorities when their flight was diverted to Washington following a visit to Guatemala. Emily’s parents are illegal immigrants living in Brentwood.