Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who acted as a spokesman for al-Qaida, was caught in Jordan and is now in U.S. custody.
Abu Ghaith is being flown to New York City where he is expected to face terrorism charges.
Turkish officials captured Abu Ghaith after a court ruled he had entered the country illegally with a fake passport. The Turkish government then deported Abu Ghaith to his birthplace Kuwait but during Abu Ghaith's transit through Jordan he was taken into custody by U.S. law enforcement.
Rep. Peter King, a member of the Homeland Security Committee said, ""I commend our CIA and FBI, our allies in Jordan, and President Obama for their capture of al-Qaida spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, I trust he received a vigorous interrogation and will face swift and certain justice."
U.S. officials will not confirm exactly where Abu Ghaith is being held.