Skip to comments.Faisal Shahzad on Homeland Security List Since 1999: Why then did Obama make him a citizen in 2009?
Posted on 05/06/2010 10:08:57 AM PDT by bestintxas
Sources tell CBS News that would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad appeared on a Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list - Traveler Enforcement Compliance System (TECS) - between 1999 and 2008 because he brought approximately $80,000 cash or cash instruments into the United States.
TECS is a major law enforcement computer system that allows its approximately 120,000 users from 20 federal agencies to share information. The database is designed to identify individuals suspected of or involved in violation of federal law.
CBS News Exclusive Picture of Shahzad
The system has been recently called inefficient by members of Congress. In late March, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Susan Collins of Maine criticized the system in a letter to DHS, writing that, "Current functionality does not allow interoperability among databases, fast searching of information, modern interfaces for users of the system, or sufficient security to protect critical terrorist travel data."
A modernization of the system began in 2008 and is expected to be completed by 2015.
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If this guy was on a watch list since 1999 how could he possibly cite the Iraq war and George W. Bush as his motives?
Wow, wait til these folks administer Health Care! Whoa.
I know why, and you know why.
better yet when will the GOP grow some b@lls and call out the rats?? they are to transfixed on "home grown" terrorism and calling people like myself, veterans and 60 year old grandmothers who speak out against emperor obama that they dropped the ball three times in over a year on the real danger that is terrorism....
He got his green card in 2006. How did a known or suspected terrorist gain permanant residency under the purview of the Bush administration?
“He got his green card in 2006. How did a known or suspected terrorist gain permanant residency under the purview of the Bush administration?”
Good question, but it is a far, far greater threat to allow someone like this to become a US citizen.
It’s pretty clear to me that this is a shining example of incompetence. The watchlist and the issuer of green cards are both under Homeland Security. They clearly don’t share information with each other.
Who the heck do they have programming this?
Because it makes the MSM happy and they will bend over backwards to give him the benefit of the doubt and let them whack President Bush again. Perhaps even blaming Bush for the Times Square attempted bombing.
“Brownie,you’re doing a great job.”
“Its pretty clear to me that this is a shining example of incompetence. The watchlist and the issuer of green cards are both under Homeland Security. They clearly dont share information with each other”
Do you really know what you are talking about?
To become a naturalized US citizen, one must undergo a much more thorough vetting process, one which of course should include some knowledge of what this country encompasses.
True, one must review the green card item, but it is paltry next to that of becoming a US citizen.
Keep the perspective.
Gosh, I’ve worked in IT recruiting, going through the green card and citizenship process with quite a few applicants, so yes, I’ve been pretty close to the process and its inner workings.
There is no doubt why this guy got his citizenship. He’s Muslim, anti-American and a terrorist. These are exactly the kind of people Onada is drawn to. This fool is no different than Chavez or Absurdijumbi (or whatever) from Iran.
He became a citizen in 2009, but I would not be surprised if the review process took place in 2008, or perhaps in 2007, when Bush was in office. The level of incompetence for most government bureaucracies doesn't change from administration to administration.
“Gosh, Ive worked in IT recruiting, going through the green card and citizenship process with quite a few applicants, so yes, Ive been pretty close to the process and its inner workings.
Obviously, you cannot know the diff between a green card and a US citizen as you refuse to say anything other than address the green card issue.
Another Bush hater on FR.
Ahh, the rallying cry of someone who has absolutely nothing to say on the topic at hand.
"Bush Hater" Too funny.
What, no Obamabot claims to be hurled at the same time?
Obviously you cannot read. Words 13 and 14 of my post (that you hastily responded to) are the words "citizenship process". But not surprising from one who attempts to avoid their own total lack of knowledge on the topic with silly accusations.
**State Dept. Using Diversity Visas to Encourage Immigration from Yemen**
“Who the heck do they have programming this?”
Union public employee programmers are known to be very meticulous in their work. It would be a shame to make even one mistake etc.
“If this guy was on a watch list since 1999”
I infer he was on a different list, not the “watch” list:
“Faisal Shahzad appeared on a Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list - Traveler Enforcement Compliance System (TECS) - between 1999 and 2008 because he brought approximately $80,000 cash or cash instruments into the United States.”
But I’m astonished that a Pakistani bringing that much CASH into the country wasn’t monitored a little more closely, especially when he returned to Pakistan twice in one year and apparently had financial problems that were trivially easy for the MSM to track down within a very short period following his arrest.
The federal government and all its agency are hog-tied by political correctness. The Muslims don’t get equal treatment; they get special treatment so that no one’s feelings might get hurt and so that the terrorist front group C.A.I.R. doesn’t scream and threaten lawsuits about “bias.”
Drivel. You have nothing to add here.
Still, no answer to the issue at hand.
There's so much to hate.
The guy was Obama-lite.