Sixth Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of Jan Ting, December 8, 2003   [open pdf - 89KB]

Alternate Title: 9/11 Commisssion, Sixth Public Hearing: Statement of Jan Ting, December 8, 2003

The sixth public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held December 8, 2003 on Capitol Hill. The one-day hearing focused on "Security and Liberty." This testimony was part of a panel entitled "Preventive Detention: Use of Immigration Laws and Enemy Combatant Designations to Combat Terrorism". Ting is a professor of law, Temple University Beasley School of Law, and a former assistant commissioner for refugees, asylum and parole, immigration and naturalization service. In his testimony, Ting addresses the following issues: Profiling and the Shadow of Internment, Detention and Immigration Law Enforcement as Anti-Terror Tools, closed immigration removal hearings, enemy combatants, reform of the formulas used to determine the number of legal immigrants allowed into the U.S. each year, and limits on the duration of legal permanent resident status, limits on dual citizenship, visa requirements for foreign visitors, end of "adjustment of status" authorizations, and moving the Executive Office for Immigration Review and Consular Affairs under the Department of Homeland Security.

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