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I have discussed the following material previously, but it beyond comprehension that the current administration is utterly ignoring the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report that provided an in-depth analysis of how the terrorists who attacked our nation on September 11, 2001 were able to enter the United States in the first place and then manage to game the immigration benefits program which enabled them to embed themselves in our country. The 9/11 Commission also prepared a Monograph on Terrorist Travel which focused on these issues as well.
Here is a link to the Staff Report (Monograph) on Terrorist Travel in its entirety:
Here is are two important excerpt from the 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel.
First of all, here is the first paragraph from the preface of that report:
“It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.”
Here is a paragraph under the title “Immigration Benefits” found on page 98:
“Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.”
It is crystal clear that immigration fraud represents a huge threat to national security as do failures to enforce immigration laws violated by foreign nationals who manage to enter the United States. Yet the administration has made it abundantly clear to people across our planet. International terrorists and transnational criminals are the most focused on figuring out how to bypass security measures so that they are able to enter a country they seek to operate in and then seek to determine what they need to do in order to embed themselves in country. At present a number of highly violent transnational gangs and international terrorist organizations have put the United States at the top of the list of countries they seek to infiltrate. In response to this clear and present danger, our borders represent little more than speed bumps to these enemies of our country.
(Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of DHS- the Department of Homeland Surrender has made numerous false claims our borders are secure- the real evidence is not to be found in doctored arrest statistics but in considering a different metric- the fact that cocaine and heroin are flooding across our borders each and every day. This is why the street price of those imported drugs has not risen.)
It is absolutely impossible to comprehend how, given all of these facts, that there is even a debate about whether or not our borders should be secured and our immigration laws be enforced in such a way as to deprive terrorists not only the opportunity to enter our country but to acquire lawful immigrant status and United States citizenship embed themselves in our country enabling them to hide in plain sight.