This has been going on for years. As a Border Patrol Agent I was detailed to the San Francisco Airport to provide additional security at the international terminal during the fist Gulf War.
Every day 25 to 50 middle eastern males would disembark from aircraft from around the world. They would have neither passports, visas or any form of ID. This was happening at every international airport in the US.
They had boarded the plane using their actual passports which contained counterfeit US visas which they destroyed (in flight) so as not to be prosecuted for visa fraud which was unlikely anyway.
We had no idea who they were or where they were from. We were instructed to fingerprint them and(using whatever name and address they wanted to give)issue them a form for a "Deferred Inspection".
We then walked them to the door where they continued their US travels.
We asked ourselves daily "Why the F@^$ are we even here".
Glad I retired two years ago.
"We then walked them to the door where they continued their US travels."
"We asked ourselves daily "Why the F@^$ are we even here"."
Hey, for the sake of misleading incurious reporters like Christiane AmenTour and Anderson Looper, the gov't needs to pay somebody to go through the motions, -----and it worked!
“Why the F@^$ are we even here”.
Did you ever answer your question or did you figure out the war on terror is phony?