Skip to comments.Bomb Suspect's Citizenship Raises Questions About Naturalization Process
Posted on 05/04/2010 1:32:27 PM PDT by libstripper
The suspect in the Times Square car bombing attempt is the latest in a series of U.S. citizens and green card holders to be implicated in a terror plot inside the United States, raising questions about the naturalization process that turns foreigners into Americans.
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Its too easy to get citizenship
hear that Mexico??
I’m surprised Mo Atta didn’t become a citizen. I guess he figured he didn’t need to.
I’m sure we would have bent backwards to give it to him if he’d asked.
Er, someone get the word to Fox that this isn’t exactly the kind of ‘immigration reform’ the Kenyan Kommie has in mind.
It's time for an immediate moratorium on all immigrants from Muslim, sub-Saharan nations, and Latin American nations.
As people go visit their old countries, it is hard to know if they are visiting relatives or radical terrorist camps IMO. It all depends on the level of what is being watched and what intelligence is being loaded into data bases and made available.
People can’t read minds...yet.
It takes more than Obama giving 1.3 million ‘green cards’, to turn them into Americans...
We not only need to close the border with Mexico but halt all immigration from the Middle East, except Israel, for five years. Shut these people down. We didn’t start this crap but we can sure as hell put a stop to it. Well.....we could if we didn’t have those in Washington that wanted the United States to fail.
It’s actually hard for Mexicans to get citizenship or even enter with a visa.
Obama speeded up the process for people from Muslim countries shortly after he took office.
The bomber had been in this country for quite some time legally, and had come as a student and somehow kept getting his visa renewed. He was working here in a marginal job because he was apparently a sub-par student.
One of the things Obama has already announced about whatever immigration bill is finally presented is that he wants more immigration from Muslim countries. Keep your eye on it. It’s going to make you wish for the good old days of illegal Mexicans.
Why ANY muslims, since 9-11, are being let into this country is beyond me. If they are being given citizenship, they must be arriving here legally. Incredible.
State Department Using Diversity Visas to Encourage Immigration to U.S. from Terror-Ridden Yemen
celebrate diversity !
Maybe we should give the director of HSecurity job to that T shirt vendor that found the smoking car!!!!
Tell that to someone that has gone through the process legally. It is too easy for all the wrong people. For people that want to come here, work hard, pay taxes and get ahead, the process is long and difficult.
Everybody that votes to end the visa lottery and diverstity visas, raise your hand.
So what’s up with your elected representative. Why do they still allow these? Relaxed standards for a visa lottery and diversity visas get us terrorists.
We have the stupidist representatives in the world, by far.
But, according to Rush, he managed to get an MBA. Did he do it on our dime?
Not much good has come of any Muslim immigration, and I've known a lot of them over the years. Even the so-called "Westernized" ones seem to have a crazy streak that comes out a inopportune times. I could write a book.
What do you expect when you allow dual citizenship? Loyality? I really despise our change to allow dual citizenship. It allows people who have extreme reservations about being american’s to become citizens and free to take the good, but leave if they want.
If they won’t turn in their foreign passport..they shouldn’t be given citizenship. They can just stick with a green card that can be revoked.
I agree. I think we need to moratorium immigration, clean up the illegals problem and then decided who, how many, and from where gets to come here.
Watched Harball this afternoon to see what idiotic statements Matthews would be spouting. Matthews stated, over and over, that he wanted to know what made the bomber who had just become a citizen last year change his mind about America and want to cause America harm. Is Matthews’ crazy (Yes)? ...He really belives the bomber was sincere in his pledge of loyalty to America and later changed his mind. Oh I get it..We (America) did something to this guy right after April 2009 to make him angry....As usual Liberal Matthews is blaming America.
He got some kind of grants, but I’m not sure where they came from.
What a joke ;-)
And then the feds want to turn around and give every illegal alien amnesty.....
This country isn’t going to hell in a handbasket, it’s going to hell in a runaway locomotive.
This HAS to stop.
He buys a one way ticket with cash.
We may not be able to read minds, but we’ve been told often enough that they’re watching out for clues like this.
Obviously not enough.
We are under attack by Muslims,
and we are importing Muslims,
and elected a Muslim to the presidency.
And he apparently made (almost) enough to service a $200,000 mortgage.
Then he spends eight months in Pakistan, returning with enough hard cash to support himself, buy the Pathfinder, buy bomb stuff and then a plane ticket back. Who gave him the money ?
Ya think ???!!!
Without the most strict screening--which we all know is not going to happen--this is just inviting people in to come murder Americans. Not merely treason, but deliberately murderous treason.
Why are we importing any Islamics at all?
That’s not strictly true:
What naturalization process? I mean geezus, Jack Squat Barry’s aunt is still in America when she should have long been deported.....go figure, huh? =.=
It's sort of like a couple "shacking up"!
It is not!!! It's only easy if you're not white and can't speak English properly. It took us 10 years!! And we came from Canada and we are very pale, and I am blonde.
Apparently for some of these Muslim countries it is.
It's only easy if you're not white, can't speak English properly......... And if you buy fake id's.
2 Texans accused of planning to sell counterfeit IDs
NORTH BERGEN -- (AP) 07/21/06---The Pelcastre brothers were a walking threat to national security -- expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, authorities said Thursday. When police stumbled across the pair, the men had turned a Tonnelle Avenue hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local identity broker, authorities said.
The brothers, Angel, 31, and Jorge, 34, both of Dallas, were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of government documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses for any state in the country , including passports and resident alien cards, said state police Capt. Al Della Fave. "Can you imagine if a terrorist were able to get their hands on this stuff?" Della Fave said. "They'd have free passage throughout the country."
A task force including state troopers and officers from both the Bergen and Hudson county prosecutors' offices happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in the parking lot of the hotel Wednesday morning. Authorities wouldn't identify the hotel by name for fear it could hinder cooperation from other hotels in future investigations or spark retribution.
The Corporate Outreach Task Force, formerly the Hotel Motel Drug Interdiction Task Force, regularly runs checks on motor vehicles in area motels. Members of the task force began watching the cars, a Chevrolet Impala and a Pontiac Firebird, and followed the brothers to an office supply store in a nearby shopping center, where the men purchased computer supplies, said state police Sgt. Stephen Jones.
Officers then followed the brothers to a self-storage facility in Secaucus, where they loaded several boxes from a storage unit into one of the cars, Jones said. One of the men stood lookout, which heightened police suspicion, he said. Authorities approached the men when they returned to the hotel and questioned them separately, Jones said. The brothers consented to a search of their cars, hotel room and the storage facility, he said.
Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs, Jones said.
All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street, Della Fave said. Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a fake document broker for a shipment of 500 Social Security cards, Della Fave said.
"They were aggressively selling to brokers," he said. "This isn't like selling driver's licenses to individuals. These were multiple layers of high-level documents."
The brothers were being held without bail Thursday at the Hudson County Jail on charges of possessing fraudulent documents and conspiracy to sell fraudulent documents. Federal charges are also pending against them, said state police Detective Sgt. Cesar Huaman, a member of the task force.
Not if you're from Poland and come here legally and have a Green Card.
Getting here legally is step one and a loooooong process.
Then passing your test is step two.
Then the waiting period to be sworn in after passing the test is step three.
And way back in post WWII days it was even harder, and took longer to get here for Europeans, like Lithuanians ('DP's', people without a country). It took my wife's parents years and years. They finally came here in 1956. They had about an Six Year wait for teh 'paperwork'.
And IIRC it was Fatso Kennedy who put even more limits on European immigrants with one of his STOO-PID™ Bills. Like immigrating from Poland and even Ireland.
I have no idea why we would limit first world immigration in favor of third world and Muslim immigration. Seems very backwards to me.
IMHO....the only reason he wanted to become a citizen was to be able to purchase supplies for the “bomb” that he was going to make.