Seventh Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of Peter Gadiel, January 26, 2004 [open pdf - 30KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commisssion, Seventh Public Hearing: Statement of Peter Gadiel, January 26, 2004
The seventh public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held January 26-27, 2004 in Washington, DC. The two-day investigative hearing developed facts and circumstances relating to border and aviation security, two central aspects of the Commission's mandate. In this statement submitted for the record, Peter Gadiel discusses "The Role of Non-enforcement of Immigration Law In Permitting the Terrorist Acts of September 11" stating, "Massive failures within our government contributed to the tragic deaths of nearly 3,000 people on September 11th, 2001. Much of this is attributable to non-enforcement of immigration law. Failure to enforce immigration law aided the terrorists first, by a permissive policy of admission for Saudi citizens and secondly, by allowing those who entered the United States, legally or illegally, to remain here unmonitored and unchallenged. All were free to function with little fear of interference from immigration agents or law enforcement officers."
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: http://www.9-11commission.gov