'Son of Hamas' Faces Deportation from U.S.

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Mosab Hassan Yousef thought he had found a safe haven in the U.S. Now the man known as the "Son of Hamas" is facing deportation. Yousef could be sent back to the West Bank where he's a wanted man.

Mosab Hassan Yousef could have easily followed in his father's footsteps and helped lead the terror group Hamas. Instead, he spent ten years working undercover for Israeli intelligence to prevent terrorist attacks.

Yousef's Israeli handler said the West Bank native saved countless Israeli and Palestinian lives. Yet his request for asylum in America was denied by the U.S. government last year on the grounds that he was a security danger.

Now Yousef is facing a deportation hearing next week before a Department of Homeland Security immigration court.

But he's not leaving without a fight. His supporters were out in full force Wednesday night on Capitol Hill, as he was honored by a group known as the Endowment for Middle East Truth.

"If I have to be somewhere else, I will keep fighting the God of Islam," Yousef said. "Because he has taken my family from me."

Yousef left Islam for Christianity and was disowned by his family. Supporters fear he'll be killed by Hamas if he is deported back to the West Bank.

His immigration hearing is scheduled for June 30 in San Diego, Calif.

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Erick Stakelbeck

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