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  • Judicial Watch Amicus Brief Challenges Obama’s Executive Action on Student Visas

    04/16/2015 9:14:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 15, 2015
    “DHS’ broad, unauthorized regulatory-rewrite of Immigration and Naturalization Act statute in question is especially harmful because it oversteps the agency’s authority and usurps the powers reserved to Congress.” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on April 6, 2015, it filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers’ (WashTech) motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rewrite of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA). DHS is illegally allowing foreign students to work in the U.S....
  • Good News: U.S. Authorities Can't Find 6,000 Students Whose Visas Have Expired

    09/02/2014 5:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news everyone: We're back to pre-911 complacency as Islamic terror armies gain ground all over the world (as a side note, the United States apparently still doesn't have a strategy in place on how to deal with this growing, real threat). An alarming new report from ABC News shows authorities from U.S. Customs and Immigration and the State Department have lost track of 6,000 foreign students whose visas have expired.  Watch more news videos | Latest from the US As a reminder, the 9/11 hijackers purposely applied for student visas to get into the United States and knew when...
  • HORROR! Islamist Talks to Camera After Beheading UK Soldier on Street of Woolwich

    05/22/2013 3:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit | May 22, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    HORROR! ISLAMIST WIELDING CLEAVER CHATS WITH VIDEOGRAPHER AFTER MURDERING UK SOLDIER!“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.” The Islamists charged police when they arrived. (Warning on Content) (VIDEO-AT-LINK) More video here. Open ISLAMIC Beheadings come to South London! Sky News reported: Two attackers armed with meat cleavers filmed their deadly assault on a man in London, according to Sky sources. A man reported to be a serving soldier died and two people have been shot in Woolwich, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack. Senior Whitehall sources said the two attackers...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Feds: Calif. man ran student visa fraud ring [Middle Eastern applicants]

    03/08/2010 2:54:03 PM PST · by freespirited · 2 replies · 35+ views
    Google News/AP ^ | 03/09/10 | Gillian Flaccus
    A California man was charged Monday with operating a ring of illegal test-takers who helped dozens of Middle Eastern nationals obtain U.S. student visas by passing proficiency and college-placement exams for them. Eamonn Daniel Higgins, 46, of Laguna Niguel made an appearance in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on one count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud as immigration agents arrested 16 of his suspected clients who remained in Southern California... The allegations revealed a potentially dangerous security breach in the country's student visa system and underscored the vulnerability of a tracking process that relies on schools to verify...
  • Let's not die for timid and misguided political correctness

    04/12/2009 2:43:15 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 713+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | April 11, 2009 | Douglas Murray
    The fact that the latest suspected terrorist threat involves students should come as no surprise. It is the predictable result of three things: an insatiably violent Islamist ideology; the politically-correct refusal of our political class to admit reality; and the comprehensive neglectfulness of our university authorities. This country has already produced a number of students who have gone on to become jihadist murderers. If this situation is not to get even worse, it is time not just to start asking questions, but to demand answers. Greedy for the extra cash they bring, our universities desperately seek overseas students and often...
  • Passport to terror: Arrest of suspected Al Qaeda cell exposes abuse of British student visas

    04/09/2009 3:52:08 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 7 replies · 1,189+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 09th April 2009 | David Williams and James Slack
    The scandalous abuse of British student visas has been exposed by the arrest of a suspected Al Qaeda terror cell. At least ten of the 12 men held in raids across north-west England were Pakistanis whose applications were rubber-stamped by the Home Office. Yet only one was studying at a reputable institution. Officials also believe they lied about their financial resources. Only last week Immigration Minister Phil Woolas admitted that student visas were 'the major loophole in Britain's border controls'. Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling warned last night: 'Given these latest revelations, we need to urgently step up monitoring of...
  • Virginia Tech releases gruesome details of student's on-campus murder(Decapitation)

    01/22/2009 10:36:20 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 102 replies · 6,573+ views
    When Virginia Tech authorities arrived Wednesday night at a cafe inside the Graduate Life Center, they found a decapitated female victim who had arrived on campus just two weeks ago and a young man they have now charged with killing her.
  • US to Double Visas for Saudi Students

    04/09/2008 6:36:35 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 48 replies · 449+ views
    Arab News ^ | 10 April 08 | Abdul Aziz Abdul Wahed
    US Ambassador Ford Fraker said in Sakaka that his country aims to double the number of student visas issued to Saudis. “Currently there are 15,000 Saudi students in the US,” he said during an event on Sunday with local business leaders to an audience at the Al-Jouf Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We aim to increase their numbers to 30,000 over the next five years.” Fraker said Saudi Arabia should bolster its English-language programs because it is generally required for Saudis seeking to pursue higher studies in the US. Fraker also stressed the need for popularizing English teaching programs because...
  • U.S.: Fort Dix Attack Plot Suspects Promoting Terror in Jail

    12/12/2007 5:40:38 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 10 replies · 399+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2007
    HADDONFIELD, New Jersey — Federal authorities say one of the men accused of planning an attack on soldiers at the Fort Dix army base gave another inmate in a federal detention center an Al Qaeda recruitment video and another wrote a note referring to the fight "we weren't able to finish." The U.S. Attorney's Office made the allegations in a brief filed in U.S. District Court late Tuesday to oppose the suspects' request to be granted bail. A lawyer for one of the men said the government is misrepresenting an incident...The five men — all foreign-born Muslims in their 20s...
  • Student faces more charges in 'battlefield jihad' case

    10/21/2007 10:34:21 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 9 replies · 283+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 19, 2007 | CINDY GEORGE
    Federal prosecutors have filed additional charges against Adnan Mirza, one of the four Muslim students accused of preparing to join the Taliban to fight U.S.-led forces overseas. Mirza, 30, was accused of planning to engage in "battlefield jihad" in the Middle East and financially supporting the terrorism group. Here on a student visa, the Pakistani originally was charged in a four-count indictment with Kobie Williams, a U.S. citizen attending the University of Houston-Downtown. Williams, 34, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge and awaits sentencing. The new 13-count indictment names Mirza alone and more completely outlines the allegations against him. The...
  • Ticket to an American University or Ticket to Paradise?

    06/02/2007 11:04:25 AM PDT · by happygrl · 10 replies · 980+ views
    Women's Wall Street ^ | 5/29/2007Discuss this Article | Annie Jacobsen
    The Mysterious Case of Missing Saudi Student On October 15, 2006, a young Saudi Arabian male named Anwar Al——,* (His full name will not be used for legal reasons) claiming to be an engineering student at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, presented what must have been false documents to United States Customs and Immigration at an east coast airport and managed to slip into the country illegally. This is something that is not easily done: for a citizen of Saudi Arabia to get into the United States to attend an institution of higher learning requires the scrutiny of...
  • We Fight Them Over There So We Don’t Have To Fight Them Over Here?

    02/22/2007 7:03:31 AM PST · by theothercheek · 16 replies · 520+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | February 21, 2007 | The Stiletto
    The Bush administration has an open-door policy when it comes to granting student visas to Saudis and Talibanis (third item, The Daily Blade, November 17, 2006). As a result, 15,000 students steeped in Wahhabism are now ensconced at colleges and universities throughout the US taking engineering, chemistry and other subjects that will help the unknowable number among them who harbor dreams of jihad to become more effective mass murderers.Now, with sectarian strife reaching a fever pitch in Iraq – Sunni against Sunni, Sunni against Shia, jihadis against infidels – the administration has bowed to bipartisan pressure from Congress and will...
  • Schools Swarming With Saudi Students

    11/18/2006 5:23:26 AM PST · by theothercheek · 63 replies · 1,530+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | November 17, 2006 | The Stiletto
    Thanks to a joint education initiative by the US and Saudi governments, 10,936 Saudi students - a record number - are now enrolled at 733 colleges and universities in this country, with 3,000 more expected to arrive next semester. Nearly 87 percent of these students are studying at institutions of higher learning in just four states (California, Florida, Colorado and Virginia). So what are Americans supposed to get out of this educational exchange? Kumbaya, a professor tells The Washington Post: "At the government level, relations are strong. . . . But at the popular level, there's a huge amount of...
  • Hispanics head for higher ed

    09/01/2006 11:17:17 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 32 replies · 860+ views
    arksas times ^ | 8/24/2006 | Doug Smith
    Hispanics head for higher ed (Especially in Northwest Arkansas.) Gema Vargas, 20, will be a senior at UALR in the 2006-07 school year. She came to this country as a child. Her father, who had fled a war in Nicaragua, got a job in Arkansas, then brought his family up. Because they were considered war refugees, the Vargas family got the necessary papers to stay here comparatively easily, Vargas said. She said that a majority of Latino college-age students in the U.S. don’t have papers, which means they’re here illegally. Vargas speaks English fluently — although, she says, she sometimes...
  • All Missing Egyptian Students in Custody

    08/13/2006 9:00:23 PM PDT · by Rte66 · 186 replies · 4,658+ views
    Forbes ^ | 8/13/06 | Forbes staff
    08.13.2006, 11:31 PM The last two of the 11 Egyptian exchange students who failed to show up at their college program were apprehended Sunday in Richmond, Va., customs officials said. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Mohamed Saleh Ahmed Maray, 20, and Mohamed Ibrahim Fouaad El Shenawy, 17, at an apartment building in Richmond on Sunday night. Virginia State Police and the Richmond Police helped locate the students.
  • Nine of eleven missing Egyptian students in custody

    08/12/2006 6:38:47 AM PDT · by callthemlikeyouseethem · 204 replies · 7,821+ views
    WXXA-TV Fox 23 ^ | Aug 12, 2006 | AP
    Immigration officials have now picked up all but two of the eleven Egyptian exchange students who came to the U-S for a summer course in Montana but never showed up for classes. U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents tracked three of the students to Des Moines, Iowa, where they were arrested yesterday. Others were picked up earlier in New Jersey, Maryland, Chicago and Minnesota.
  • Media frenzy hits MSU over missing students ( 11 Egyptians )

    08/10/2006 6:14:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,078+ views
    Bozeman Chronicle ^ | August 10, 2006 | GAIL SCHONTZLER
    Montana State University has been bombarded with national media queries and a few nasty e-mail messages ever since the FBI issued an alert for 11 Egyptian students who failed to show up for a cultural exchange program in Bozeman. "It got pretty crazy" when the story broke Tuesday, MSU spokeswoman Cathy Conover said. The news story has been listed on Internet blogs like the Drudge Report and the Web site of syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin (author of "Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores" and "In Defense of Internment"). National reporters have been...
  • 3 Egyptians Held in Failure to Appear for Exchange Program

    08/10/2006 12:37:24 AM PDT · by Roy Tucker · 50 replies · 2,833+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10 August | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 9 — Three Egyptian students who failed to appear for their exchange program in Montana were in custody on Wednesday, the authorities said. The whereabouts of eight other Egyptian students were unknown. One student, Eslam Ibrahim Mohamed el-Dessouki, 21, was arrested here on an administrative immigration violation, federal officials said. Two others, whose names were not released, surrendered at police headquarters in Manville, N.J. “In response to hearing in the media that they should turn themselves in to the nearest police station, they did just that,” Steven Siegel, a spokesman for the F.B.I. in Newark, said. The bureau...
  • Saudis jump aboard Florida school bus

    05/21/2006 12:43:06 PM PDT · by keats5 · 58 replies · 2,251+ views
    © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Posted: May 21, 2006 | WND
    Saudi men arrested after jumping aboard public school bus in Tampa, Fla. (courtesy WTSP-TV) TAMPA, Fla. – Local and federal authorities are trying to determine the real reason two Saudi men jumped aboard a local school bus on Friday, alarming students as well as education officials. Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20, were immediately taken into custody when the bus arrived at Wharton High School, and they are being charged with trespassing on school property. "Both defendants gave several versions of the reason they took a school bus to a high school," Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman J.D....
  • Saudi Men Who Rode School Bus Arrested (Tampa, FL)

    05/20/2006 3:52:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 348 replies · 8,106+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | May 20, 2006 | Keith Morelli
    Two Saudi men were arrested Friday after they boarded a school bus and rode to Wharton High School in New Tampa. Students on the bus became alarmed, as did the bus driver, who called ahead. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies met the bus at the school and detained the men. No one was injured and nothing out of line occurred on the bus, deputies said. Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, who lives in Apt. 302 in The Point apartments, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20 Monticello Gardens, Apt. 304-A, each were charged with trespassing on school property. Both remained in Orient Road Jail...
  • A Tale of Two Terrorists

    04/26/2006 12:58:17 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 4 replies · 277+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 26, 2005 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The U. S. State Department is still trying to figure out who granted the foreign secretary of the Taliban a visa that enables him to take classes at Yale, where he is now a freshman. At the same time, the State Department stands by the decision of its former chief, Colin Powell, who refused to grant a work visa to a professor from abroad whom Notre Dame wanted to hire. That professor would be Tariq Ramadan, whose grandfather founded the parent group of Hamas. Given the precedent set by the Taliban vet who is now a Son of Eli, the...
  • Arkansas student held on terrorism charge (planning attacks on Israel)

    06/17/2005 8:22:05 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 135 replies · 4,247+ views
    Channel 5 News KFSM - Northwest Arkansas ^ | June 17, 2005 | Associated Press
    FayettevilleArkansas student held on terrorism chargeJun 17, 2005, 2:45 PM FAYETTEVILLE - A graduate student at the University of Arkansas has been arrested on charges that he was planning to join a terrorist organization and launch attacks on Israel.Federal agents arrested Arwah J. Jaber on a criminal complaint accusing him of knowingly attempting to provide support to a foreign terrorist organization.A naturalized citizen, Jaber is to appear in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith on Tuesday.In an affidavit, FBI Special Agent Richard Blair said Jaber acknowledged in an interview at his residence that he told his Ph.D. professor and others at the university...
  • New al-Qaida plot to burn U.S. forests

    04/08/2004 6:32:11 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 37 replies · 330+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 8, 2004 | WorldNetDaily
    GLOBAL JIHAD New al-Qaida plot to burn U.S. forests Arab message board posts 'plan of economic attack' Posted: April 8, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com An Arabic-language jihadi website posted a message purporting to be "al-Qaida’s plan of economic attack" on the U.S. that included setting forest fires, according to the Northeast Intellgence Network. The six-point plan appeared Saturday and called for: attacks on the assets of large American companies all over the world; attacks on U.S. oil refineries; attacks on civilian airports with the goal of financially devastating U.S. airlines; deliberate pollution of food system; setting of...
  • Saudi student indicted for terror

    01/10/2004 8:25:36 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 7 replies · 195+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 10, 2004 | WorldNetDaily
    GLOBAL JIHAD Saudi student indicted for terror From Idaho school set up website to recruit holy warriors Posted: January 10, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A Saudi graduate student in the U.S. believed to have ties to close associates of Osama bin Laden was indicted yesterday on charges he provided material support to terrorists. The University of Idaho student, Sami Omar al-Hussayen, 33, created websites to recruit members for terrorist groups and raise money for their activities, prosecutors charge. Al-Hussayen, who studied computer science, also is scheduled to go on trial in two weeks on visa fraud charges....
  • Nearly 200 who tried to enter US on student visas turned away

    09/09/2003 1:16:38 PM PDT · by Dubya · 20 replies · 216+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 09, 2003 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    WASHINGTON - Nearly 200 people were turned away after trying to enter the country on student visas last month when their names failed to show up in the government's new database of foreign students, a Homeland Security Department official said Tuesday. One of the 190 cases has led the agency to investigate a possible conspiracy to bring groups of foreign students illegally into the United States, said Asa Hutchinson, the department's undersecretary for border and transportation security. Universities, schools and other institutions that enroll foreign students had until Aug. 1 to enter identifying information of all enrolled foreign students into...
  • Lawyers believe agents may have violated students' rights

    03/05/2003 10:06:27 PM PST · by soundbits · 7 replies · 230+ views
    TUES, 4 MAR 2003 Lawyers believe agents may have violated students’ rightsInterrogations alarm Saudi Arabian student By Leif Thompson Argonaut Staff The legal rights of international students interrogated last week by the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service may have been violated, a UI law professor said. “I just want people to understand that the tactics that were used, that I observed, and that other lawyers in town have observed, were so beyond what was necessary, and in some ways beyond what was legal; and it served to terrorize a whole lot of innocent people,” said Monica Schurtman, an...
  • Bill introduced to admit part-time foreign students

    06/20/2002 2:47:56 PM PDT · by madfly · 36 replies · 411+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | June 20, 2002 | Associated Press
    Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday would allow thousands of part-time foreign students to continue commuting into the United States for school. U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., announced the bill that would create a new kind of visa for such students. In the recent past, part-time foreign students have entered the United States using tourist visas. But those visas are for business and pleasure trips and are not supposed to be used by students. The INS announced earlier this year that it will begin to again enforce...
  • Department of Increased Insecurity

    06/11/2002 2:37:14 PM PDT · by browardchad · 11 replies · 165+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 6/11/02 | John O'Sullivan
    What do you mean — you're establishing a special department for it?" Mrs. Thatcher is supposed to have shouted at some hapless cabinet minister in the days of her glory. "I told you to deal with the problem, not to make it worse. Once we have an entire government department whose size, pay, and perquisites depend upon the existence of the problem, we'll never get rid of it." One need not go so far as to argue that President Bush's creation of a homeland-security department will necessarily promote national insecurity. Bureaucrats will not want to make it easier for terrorists...
  • U.S. Restricts Part-Time Studies

    05/29/2002 5:43:22 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 5 replies · 253+ views
    AP ^ | May 29, 2002 | CAROLYN THOMPSON
    BUFFALO, N.Y., May 29, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Canadian and Mexican students will no longer be allowed to enroll part-time in U.S. colleges under a government policy change that has taken schools and students by surprise. The change, which took effect without advance notice last week, is the result of an Immigration and Naturalization Service decision to begin enforcing a statute that has been on the books for years. Under federal law, immigrants coming to the United States to study cannot be classified as visitors, but they can't be called students unless they carry a full course load...
  • Rules Would Restrict Foreign Students

    05/01/2002 5:47:55 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 12 replies · 452+ views
    AP ^ | May 1, 2002 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) - In a little-noticed anti-terror initiative, the Bush administration is trying to get colleges and universities to stop some foreign students from studying sensitive subjects. Educators fear they're being dragged into academic censorship. "We have a responsibility to work with the government, and we're ready to do so, but we're afraid of being turned into course police," said Terry Hartle, senior vice president of the American Council on Education, which represents 1,800 public and private colleges. The issue arose in October when Bush directed the government to prohibit certain international students from receiving "education and training in sensitive...
  • Vitter seeks fast change in student visa program

    03/20/2002 7:51:50 PM PST · by chemicalman · 3 replies · 168+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 03/20/02 | Bruce Alpert
    Vitter seeks fast change in student visa program U.S. may require OK before enrollment 03/20/02By Bruce Alpert Washington bureau/The Times-Picayune WASHINGTON -- Concerned that problems with the nation's student visa program haven't been resolved in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Bush administration is considering ending a policy by which foreign students are allowed to begin their studies before their eligibility is reviewed. The change is being considered in light of an embarrassing foul-up last week in which a Florida flight school was mailed visa approval documents for two men who officials think crashed commercial airplanes...