Feds Have Not Implemented Immigration Controls to Avert Another 9/11

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11 September 2019
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Vital immigration controls have yet to be implemented now, fifteen years after the 9/11 Commission released its report on how to prevent another terrorist attack in the United States.

Three years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks — when nearly 3,000 Americans were killed and more than 6,000 others were injured — the 9/11 Commission released their report detailing the scale and scope of the attacks, as well as the ways in which the U.S. legal immigration system enabled the 19 terrorist hijackers to legally enter the country and remain despite seven overstaying their visas.

In the report, the 9/11 Commission details how former advisers to then-President Clinton requested that a number of immigration reforms be implemented, but never fully were, in the late 1990s and early 2000.

These unfulfilled initiatives included detaining terrorists already present in the U.S. while they await their deportation proceedings, raising standards for travel documents, and enacting stricter controls on student visas, which two of the 9/11 terrorists used to come to the U.S.

The 9/11 Commission, in its “What To Do?” portion, recommended that the U.S. implement a nationwide Biometric Entry/Exit screening system which would track every foreign national arriving and leaving the country...


Loophole Used by 9/11 Hijackers Still Open with 6 Million Visa Overstays in U.S., Breitbart, September 11, 2019.