Schumer Complains About ISIS Terrorists
A proven master of hypocrisy.
Tue Oct 22, 2019
President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria was borne of his desire to keep his campaign promises of not continuing to spill American blood by having American troops serve as the “police force for the world.”
It should come as no surprise that Senator Chuck Schumer was among the most vociferous opponents of the President’s decision. Virtually any statement or decision that President Trump might make immediately becomes the subject of a Chuck Schumer tirade.
On October 17, 2019 the Washington Times reported, Chuck Schumer's bid to rebuke Trump over Syria fails in Senate. That news report began with this excerpt that show how there is no easy or clear path as to how to deal with this international diplomatic and military quagmire that preceded Trump’s election:
Senators fought Thursday over how to try to patch up the mess in Syria, but it quickly became clear that beyond being frustrated with President Trump, there’s little unity on what, exactly, the U.S. should do.
Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, tried to force a symbolic rebuke of Mr. Trump, saying it would send a signal that might make the president reverse his decisions and send U.S. troops back in, but that was blocked by Sen. Rand Paul.
The Kentucky Republican said not only has Congress never authorized going to war in Syria, but sending troops back would mean putting them in between Turkey and the Kurds, both U.S. allies but who are now battling each other.
On October 13, 2019 MSN (MicroSoft News) republished a news report posted by the local NYC radio station, CBS News Radio 880, that announced, Schumer: Trump's Syria Troop Withdrawal Threatens Security Of NYC.
Here is an excerpt from that report:
Schumer says New Yorkers know the impact of terrorism more than anyone else.
"We're the number one target for terrorists in America, so we in New York should be particularly worried about what the president has done," Schumer said.
The senator says the troop withdrawal in northern Syria would likely mean a resurgence for the Islamic State and that many fighters have fake passports.
Stop and consider what Schumer had irrefutably acknowledged: that ISIS terrorists might enter the United States to stage terror attacks, by violating laws that are investigated and enforced primarily by immigration law enforcement personnel.
The entry, or attempted entry into the United States of any alien, with a “fake passport” is a felony, a violation of laws included within the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Indeed, aliens who commit visa fraud and/or immigration fraud in conjunction with terrorism face a maximum 25 year prison sentence.
Primary responsibility to enforcing the Immigration and Nationality Act is vested within component agents of the DHS (Department of Homeland Security), specifically Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
Unfathomably, although these agencies that play a major role in national security and public safety, they have come under a barrage of extreme criticism by the increasingly radicalized Democratic Party whose leaders have called for the dismantling of immigration law enforcement altogether.
Indeed the “leaders” of the Democratic Party have vilified the Border Patrol and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents and have created “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States” that harbor and shield illegal aliens from detection from ICE agents thereby obstructing the enforcement of our vital immigration laws.
Worse still, some of these Sanctuary States now issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, even though their true identities may well be unknown and unknowable. Furthermore, motor vehicles have become the weapon of choice for terrorists around the world. A valid driver’s license enables the bearer to rent a vehicle anywhere in the United States.
Providing illegal aliens with such licenses violates the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission that noted that in the aggregate the 19 hijacker/terrorists of 9/11 used more than 300 false identities and variations of false identities.
New York State is one of those states. This was the prediction for my recent article, New York Will Provide Illegal Aliens With Driver’s Licenses.
In their anti-law enforcement and globalist fervor, radical Democrats have called for disbanding immigration law enforcement altogether ignoring that international terrorists seek to gain entry into the U.S. to carry out terror attacks.
All alien terrorists who seek to enter the U.S. violate multiple sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Indeed, the 9/11 Commission noted that numerous other terrorists who had come to the United States in the decade that preceded the attacks of 9/11 had also committed visa fraud and/or immigration fraud to enter the U.S. and embed themselves in communities around the United States.
The official report, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel was prepared by federal agents and government attorneys who were assigned to the 9/11 Commission and focused on many of these immigration-related issues.
Page 61 of that report contained this passage:
Exploring the Link between Human Smugglers and Terrorists
In July 2001, the CIA warned of a possible link between human smugglers and terrorist
groups, including Hamas, Hezbollah, and Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Indeed, there is
evidence to suggest that since 1999 human smugglers have facilitated the travel of
terrorists associated with more than a dozen extremist groups. With their global reach and connections to fraudulent document vendors and corrupt government officials, human smugglers clearly have the “credentials” necessary to aid terrorist travel.
This paragraph is found on page 98 under the title Immigration Benefits:
Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.
In the past, Schumer proposed a federal law that would impose a maximum 5 year penalty on those who would trespass on critical infrastructure particularly for those who are from “overseas” citing concerns about terrorism. Schumer posted a press release on this issue on his official U.S. Senate website on October 13, 2014.
Furthermore, what Schumer did not mention in his latest attack on President Trump, is that there are, in addition to ISIS terrorists, countless terrorists around the world, seeking to enter the United States to carry out deadly terror attacks.
For decades members of al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and other such foreign-based radical Islamist terrorist organizations have targeted the United States. Today all that stands between them and America are our borders.
Indeed, as I noted in a recent article, 18 Years After 9/11 The Threat Of Terror Attacks Continues.
If Schumer was truly concerned about protecting America from terror attacks, as he claims, he would support the construction of the border wall and the effective enforcement of our immigration laws, while demanding an end to “Sanctuary” policies.
However, Chuck continues to demonstrate a lack of mouth/ear coordination. His ears don’t hear the words coming from his own mouth!
Harvard President Attacks U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The big difference between being “educated” and being smart.
Mon Sep 23, 2019
On August 28, 2019, New Delhi Television (NDTV) reported on a story that had been previously published by the Washington Post, Harvard Freshman Deported From Airport Over Friends' Social Media Posts.
This article began with the following statement:
Ismail Ajjawi touched down at Boston Logan International Airport on Friday night, prepared to begin his freshman year at Harvard University. The 17-year-old Palestinian student never left the airport.
The Harvard Crimson reported that U.S. officials detained Ajjawi for eight hours. After interrogating the minor and searching his phone and computer, they revoked his visa and sent him home to Lebanon.
According to a statement by Ajjawi, an immigration officer claimed she "found people posting political points of view that oppose the U.S.," though she discovered nothing Ajjawi had posted himself.
Under 8 U.S. Code § 1182, aliens who seek admission into the United States bear the burden of proving that they do not belong to a class of aliens who are inadmissible because they pose a threat to public health, public safety, national security or would undermine the jobs and wages of Americans.
Aliens who are denied entry at ports of entry are excluded from the U.S. and not deported, however the term “deported” as used in the title of the NDTV report evokes a strong emotional response.
Ajjawi was carrying a Lebanese passport and was identified as being Palestinian. Lebanon is a “Special Interest Country.” Lebanon has a known nexus to terrorism. Hezbollah has its origins in Lebanon.
These factors would require that he receive greater scrutiny by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspectors who are responsible for preventing the entry of aliens into the United States who might pose a threat to national security and/or public safety.
The fact that his computer contained anti-American posts written by his friends and other relevant factors were of sufficient concern to the CBP inspectors to deny him entry.
(While Ajjawi was denied entry into the United States initially, he was subsequently permitted to return to the U.S. and was admitted to attend Harvard University as a freshman biology student.)
The article went on to report:
The State Department has the authority to issue and revoke visas, the official said, and CBP has the authority to cancel visas under certain circumstances. If the agency determines an applicant is inadmissible for entry, the CBP can cancel the visa.
Ajjawi said that, initially, he was detained with a handful of international students. As the others were released, he was questioned about his religious practices and social media activity.
Despite Friday's events, the Crimson reported that Ajjawi's experience is "rare among Harvard undergraduates." The school paper cited two Iranian graduate students who were blocked from entering the country in January 2017 because of the Trump administration's travel ban on seven majority-Muslim countries.
The report included a disturbing response from Harvard University’s president, Lawrence Bacow:
Harvard's president, Lawrence Bacow, wrote to the secretary of state and acting secretary of homeland security last month to express his concerns about student visas and student work visas. "Students report difficulties getting initial visas - from delays to denials," he wrote. "Scholars have experienced postponements and disruptions for what have previously been routine immigration processes such as family visas, renewals of status, or clearance for international travel. This year graduates across Harvard have seen significant delays in receiving Optional Practical Training approvals. This has hindered or endangered their post-graduate work and, in some cases, their medical residencies.”
Bacow wrote that he appreciates that there is a broader policy priority with regard to the security concerns, including protection of intellectual property and reporting on donations to the institution, but that visa policies mandating increased scrutiny of foreign students and scholars was raising concern.
"Academic science is open and collaborative," he wrote. "While we support appropriate measures to safeguard valuable intellectual property, national defense, and sensitive, emerging technologies, singling out one country and its citizens is incompatible with the culture and mission of higher education and our national ideals."
Knowledge is power. When we train America’s adversaries in certain STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines, including biology, we create opportunities for America’s enemies to acquire the skills they need to create weapons.
Bacow’s statement that “Academic science is open and collaborative” is incredibly naive and dangerous, providing an example of what my parents’ sage observation, “There is a world of difference between being “educated” and being smart!”
The Rosenbergs were executed for passing nuclear secrets to Russia. Those nuclear secrets were the direct result of academic research into nuclear physics. Every administration promises to prevent nuclear proliferation. We live in a dangerous world and the transfer of technology, and not just nuclear technology, to our adversaries creates existential risks for America and our allies.
As I noted in a previous article, we are Eduating ‘Engineers Of Jihad’ At US Univiersities.
My previous article for FPM focused on how, years before the 9/11 terror attacks, our leaders had already connected the dots linking immigration failures to national security vulnerabilities and included Senator Dianne Feinstein’s prepared statement for a February 24, 1998 hearing conducted by the Senate Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information on the topic, Foreign Terrorists In America: Five Years After The World Trade Center.
Consider this excerpt from her statement:
I have some reservation regarding the practice of issuing visas to terrorist-supporting countries and INS' inability to track those who come into the country either using a student visa or using fraudulent documents, as you pointed out, through the Visa Waiver Pilot Program.
The Richmond Times recently reported that the mastermind of Saddam Hussein's germ warfare arsenal, Rihab Taha, studied in England on a student visa. And England is one of the participating countries in the Visa Waiver Pilot Program, which means, if she could have gotten a fraudulent passport, she could have come and gone without a visa in the United States.
The article also says that Rihab Taha, also known as "Dr. Germ," that her professors at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, speculate that she may have been sent to the West specifically to gain knowledge on biological weaponry.
What is even more disturbing is that this is happening in our own backyard.
The Washington Post reported on October 31, 1991, that U.N. weapons inspectors in Iraq discovered documents detailing an Iraqi Government strategy to send students to the United States and other countries to specifically study nuclear-related subjects to develop their own program. Samir AJ-Araji was one of the students who received his doctorate in nuclear engineering from Michigan State University, and then returned to Iraq to head its nuclear weapons program.
Senator Feinstein went on to note:
The defendants of the World Trade Center bombing are also an example of those coming in through nonimmigrant or employment-based visas or abusing our political asylum process and then committing crimes.
For instance, Nidal Ayyad, one of the defendants in this case, used his position as a chemical engineer for Allied Signal to obtain the chemicals used in the World Trade Center bombing.
The September 2, 2014 ABC News report, Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign Students began with this excerpt:
The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished -- exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
"My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything," said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. "Some of them could be here to do us harm.”
The report went on to note:
ABC News found that immigration officials have struggled to keep track of the rapidly increasing numbers of foreign students coming to the U.S. -- now in excess of one million each year. The immigration agency’s own figures show that 58,000 students overstayed their visas in the past year. Of those, 6,000 were referred to agents for follow-up because they were determined to be of heightened concern.
“They just disappear,” said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. “They get the visas and they disappear.”
Coburn said since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, 26 student visa holders have been arrested in the U.S. on terror-related charges.
There are precious few ICE agents, and neither political party is willing to provide funding for more badly-needed ICE agents to enforce our laws and thus protect America and Americans.
Meanwhile the radical left seeks to remove our borders and disband immigration law enforcement altogether.
In this deadly game of “Hide & Seek” the bad guys easily hide, often in plain sight, and ICE has no agents to do the seeking.
What did 2020 Democrats have to say about immigration during their first debate?
Jun. 27, 2019 - 4:56 - Reaction and analysis from retired INS agent Michael Cutler.
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