From the Houston Chronicle:
September 11 Commission member John Lehman Thursday criticized so-called "sanctuary" practices in Houston and elsewhere that restrict cooperation between local police and federal immigration officials as an invitation to terrorists looking to enter the United States.
"It is ridiculous that five cities in the United States do not allow local police to cooperate with...
From the 7/23/04 Brownsville TX Herald:
Middle Easterners with possible terrorist ties have been detained after entering the country from Mexico but released for lack of jail space, said U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness.
"It is true.
Here are a few excerpts that mention immigration, borders, or visas:
Between late March and September 2001, the Intelligence Community identified numerous signs of an impending terrorist attack, some of which pointed specifically to the United States as a target:
...In May, the Intelligence Community obtained a report that Bin Ladin supporters were planning to infiltrate the United...
I almost put this into the WackyHumor category because of the last bit, but this is indeed a serious demonstration of how our lack of border enforcement could lead to tragedy:
A border watch group claims it successfully sneaked into the United States carrying a fake weapon of mass destruction.
American Border Patrol spokesman Glenn Spencer told a Tucson newspaper the test was intended to show how...
According to Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough:
U.S. border agents since October have picked up five Arabs trying to cross into the United States illegally from Mexico, according to U.S. officials. The arrests are raising new concerns that al Qaeda terrorists are trying to enter the country from Mexico.
However, officials at the Homeland Security Department's Customs and Border Protection section...
From KRGV (near Brownsville,TX):
Federal agents believe a South African woman they have in custody may have ties to terrorists.
Farida Goolam Mahomed Ahmed was taken into custody Monday when she tried to board a plane at McAllen Miller International Airport.
Al Qaeda-related terrorists are coming to the U.S. over the Mexican border disguised as Mexicans, Congressman John Culberson (R-TX) has disclosed. The terrorists are adopting Hispanic names and blending in with the hundreds or thousands of illegal aliens who enter the U.S.
Illegal aliens have not only worked at Norfolk Naval Station (the world's largest naval base), some of them appear to be members of a violent Salvadoran gang:
Federal authorities said Monday that they are investigating whether local construction companies bribed Norfolk Naval Station security officials to allow illegal immigrants and suspected foreign gang members through the gates to work...
The NYT article "9/11 Panel Calls Policies on Immigration Ineffective" discusses the immigration programs which were presumably put in place after the 9/11 attacks. It does have a dissenting comment from a former administration counsel. I don't have enough knowledge of these programs to comment, however my thoughts at the time regarding the roundup of immigrants from Middle East countries was...
From 'Navy contractor workers arrested for immigration violations':
"Thirty-one employees of a Navy contractor who have access to military installations and vessels were arrested Thursday on immigration charges, authorities said.
The suspects worked in San Diego for Continental Maritime, a unit of Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Newport News division.
From Steven Emerson (producer of Jihad in America):
For years, the Democratic Party, in California and across America, stood for justice and decency and fairness and equality and peace. For years, the Democratic Party embodied principles and beliefs that define America, and led our nation to a better, stronger, freer day.
Interesting article about Border Patrol officers being deployed away from the "Cochise Strip" in AZ, leaving it largely unguarded. (Some) of the culprits? Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security.
Four suspected illegal immigrants from Mexico were arrested while working in a restricted area of the Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, NASA said Tuesday...The arrests came more than a month after NASA took unprecedented security measures for the launch of space shuttle Columbia, whose crew included an Israeli astronaut.