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Ex-IRA militant denied residency

November 29, 2008|Times Wire Reports

A former Irish Republican Army militant living in the U.S. for nearly 25 years has been denied the right to remain in the country in an order issued by an immigration court in Houston.

Pol Brennan, 55, was taken into custody in January after the Border Patrol noticed he had an expired work permit.

Brennan has testified that he transported what he believed were explosives for the IRA on six occasions. He was arrested in 1976, escaped from prison in 1983 and fled to the U.S. He has been living in San Francisco. Brennan had asked for political asylum or permanent residency.

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