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Three arrested in Times Square plot may have tried to gain citizenship through marriage - 05/23/10

Per this, three of those held in relation to the Times Square bomb plot in New York City recently married American citizens, and those may have been attempts to become naturalized citizens. Note that the three haven't been charged, and it's not clear whether they were just money couriers or whether they knew of the bomb plot.

NYC terror suspect Faisal Shahzad immigration history: student visa, H1B, marriage, naturalized citizen - 05/04/10

Some background on Faisal Shahzad - the suspect in the recent New York City bomb attempt - is here, including some information on his immigration status. In roughly chronological order (quoted portions as in the article): * End of 1998 or very beginning of 1999: "granted a student visa, which requires a criminal background check". * Jan. 16, 1999: arrives in the U.S. * 2000: gets a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Bridgeport. * Unknown time between 2000 and 2004: marries Huma Mian; she currently lives in Pakistan. * "In January 2002 Mr. Shahzad...

Reform Immigration for America doesn't support LGBT immigration equality - 02/28/10

If "immigration equality" - the ability for same-sex (gay or lesbian) couples to have the same immigration privileges as straight couples - is important to you, then the article at this link about the Reform Immigration for America group not supporting "immigration equality" should be your first and last stop for the day. They aren't on your side.

David Gonzalez /NYT promotes anti-American DREAM Act, in-state tuition for illegal aliens - 04/25/09

David Gonzalez of the New York Times offers "A Family Divided by 2 Words, Legal and Illegal" (link). The article is what's called around here a PIIPP: cookie cutter articles designed to promote amnesty that all have a similar structure and features. See the link for past examples. In the current case, the four-screener - part of their "Remade in America" series - is little more than a sleazy sales pitch for the anti-American DREAM Act. One of the illegal alien subjects "luckily" was able to attend City University of New York at the in-state rate; that wasn't so lucky for the U.S. citizen who...

Alleged al Qaeda operative worked as cab driver in Boston (LPR through marriage, student visa) - 12/28/08

From this: A Lebanese man who was part of a complex federal investigation into a suspected U.S. terrorist network with ties to al-Qaida is in custody at the El Paso immigration detention center facing deportation, officials have confirmed. According to court documents, Mohamad Kamal Elzahabi, 44, told the FBI he was a freedom fighter in 1988 and 1989 against the Soviets in Afghanistan, where he also attended a jihad military training camp, provided small-arms instruction and was a sniper. ...Elzahabi caught the attention of authorities in Canada, Minnesota, New York and Massachusetts, who...

The Travis Loller Horror: Illegal aliens in some states not able to get married without SSN! - 07/12/07

I was weeping my eyes out by the time I got to the end of "Some Immigrants Denied Marriage Licenses" (WaPo)/"Law puts illegal immigrantsaI was weeping my eyes out by the time I got to the end of "Some Immigrants Denied Marriage Licenses" (WaPo)/"Law puts illegal immigrants’ weddings on hold" (MSNBC) by Travis Loller of the Associated Press.