immigration terrorism: Page 5
And, what countries are they coming from?
Splashed in 48 point font on Drudge, comes the New York Times article "U.S.
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 the federal immigration service," said Lehman, visiting Houston to lobby for Sept.
An update on the woman with the South African passport and the suspected terrorism ties who was caught after having successfully entered the U.S.
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.
There's a minor update to the previous post "Woman With Possible Terror Ties Arrested" [smuggled in from Mexico]. From the AP:
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 States by way of Canada to carry out a terrorist operation using high explosives. This report mentioned without specifics an attack within the United States.
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 easy it would be for terrorists to sneak deadly weapons across the border...
The Mexican government is checking a videotap
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 - formerly the U.S.
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.
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 investigation began nearly two years ago, when five undocumented men were found on the
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 that they were designed to fail.
"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 the NYT comes this weepy, Sally Struthersian article about Muslim immigrants in Spain: 'Deep Unease Over the Future Gnaws at Moroccans in Spain'.
They fear they're going to get blamed, etc. etc.
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.
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.