Well-vetted no doubt. Source: 23 Years Ago the World Trade Center was Bombed Because of Illegal Alien Amnesty | Daniel Greenfield
On February 26, 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed by Muslim terrorists who had been allowed to stay in this country because of illegal alien amnesty. Bill Clinton chose not to come down.
Mahmoud Abouhalima, the taxi driving terrorist, applied for amnesty claiming to be an “agricultural worker”. Remember that the next time you’re fed some nonsense about how we need agricultural workers to do the “jobs Americans won’t do”.
Six months after Abouhalima arrived in New York, his tourist visa expired. Fortunately for him, Congress was preparing to authorize an amnesty program for more than 1 million illegal aliens who merely had to assert that they worked as migrant farmers. Abouhalima applied for amnesty in 1986, received temporary legal residence in 1988 and became a permanent resident two years after that.
Through an attorney, Abouhalima now claims he worked for seven months on a farm in South Carolina. But his current wife told a TIME reporter that she can remember no travels outside the New York metropolitan area except for one trip to Michigan to visit friends.
“The amnesty program was a joke,” says Duke Austin, a spokesman at the Immigration and Naturalization Service. “Since documentation wasn’t required, the burden was on the government to prove the aliens were not farmers. Fraud was widespread and enforcement virtually impossible.”
Just what happens with these “sensible common sense reforms”. And Abouhalima wasn’t the only one to take advantage of our porous immigration laws.
Mohammad Salameh: The case of Mohammed Salameh, who rented the truck used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, shows why an amnesty will not hinder terrorists. His application for amnesty was denied because he was not as adept at making fraudulent claims as was Abouhalima. His amnesty application was rejected. But because the government did not deport failed amnesty applicants, he continued to live and work in the United States illegally and ultimately take part in terrorism.
And let’s not forget bombing planner Ramzi Yousef.
Yousef applied for political asylum at JFK Airport. A search of his luggage found identification papers with different names. The immigration inspector recommended that he be detained;  instead he was released on his own recognizance and told to report back for a hearing in a few months. And he never showed up for his hearing.
Yousef’s co-conspirator Ahmed Ajaj filed for political asylum. As did the Blind Sheikh terror boss. Just more “refugees”.
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