U.S. Gives Visas to 283K from Hijacker Countries Since 9/11

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John Binder
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Article date: 
2 September 2021
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National News
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The United States has awarded green cards to nearly 300,000 foreign nationals from countries where the September 11, 2001 hijackers came from since 2002.
On September 11, 2001, 19 Islamic terrorists murdered nearly 3,000 Americans in a terrorist plot that targeted New York City and Washington, D.C. Fifteen of the hijackers arrived in the U.S. with visas from Saudi Arabia while the others came from Lebanon, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data shows that since the year after the September 11 terrorist attacks, about 283,000 foreign nationals from 9/11 hijacker countries have been given green cards to eventually secure naturalized American citizenship.
The data shows the extent to which the federal government has made little-to-no change to the rate at which it delivers green cards to foreign nationals arriving from terrorist-prone countries....