10 Years Later: The 9/11 Commission Report’s Findings on Immigration
As the nation prepares for the thirteenth anniversary of the most destructive foreign attack upon American soil, we need to remember what our government hasn’t done to ensure the security of our nation. Namely, secure our borders from infiltration by those who would do us harm. From the 6,000 foreigners here ostensibly as students whom the Department of Homeland Security cannot account for, to the global jihadist networks which have established beachheads on our southern border, our federal government has been completely unable and unwilling to implement the prophylactic measures necessary to prevent another terrorist assault on the scale of the 9/11 attacks.
What’s more, it has discontinued programs, such as the immigrant registration program known as NSEERS, which actually accomplished some of the goals outlined in the 9/11 Commission Report. That’s why the words of those directly impacted by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the family members of those we lost on that day, should be heeded. To that end, I am linking to a poignant essay by Peter Gadiel published in the wake of Seal Team Six’s targeted killing of Osama Bin Laden, the man who ordered those attacks. As president of 9/11 Families for a Secure America, he has spent the better part of a decade lobbying and fighting to make sure that no American citizen experiences the same fate as his son, who perished in the flames of 9/11.
We need to remember that the best offense against international terrorism is a sound defense of the American homeland, which entails not TSA security theater or the encroachment upon Americans’ civil liberties, but the reassessment of the disastrous open borders policies that have led to so many unnecessary deaths since 2001. The best way to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 men and women who perished on 9/11/01 is to fight unceasingly to make sure that no more Americans have to suffer the same fate in the future.
h/t Federation for American Immigration Reform