Serial No. 112-73: From the 9/11 Hijackers to Amine El-Khalifi: Terrorists and the Visa Overstay Problem, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, March 6, 2012   [open pdf - 334KB]

This is the March 6, 2012 hearing on "From the 9/11 Hijackers to Amine El-Khalifi: Terrorists and the Visa Overstay Problem," held before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. From the opening statement of Candice S. Miller: "The Committee on Homeland Security, our Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security will come to order. The subcommittee is meeting today to hear testimony from John Cohen, deputy counter terrorism coordinator, the Department of Homeland Security; Peter Edge, deputy executive associate director for homeland security investigations within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and David Donahue, the deputy assistant secretary of state for consular affairs, on the vitally important topic of visa security. I would recognize myself for an opening statement. Since 9/11 our border security efforts have been very focused on stopping illegal immigrants and illicit drugs from entering our country, and we have really principally focused much of our efforts on our Southwest Border. However, estimates--some estimates as high as in the 40 percentile of all illegal aliens that are in our country just don't sneak across the border; they don't come in through the desert. They actually come in through the front door, so to speak, by obtaining a legitimate visa, and then they are here, they have a visa overstay, and they just simply never leave." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Candice S. Miller, Henry Cuellar, Bennie G. Thompson, John Cohen, Peter T. Edge, and David T. Donahue.

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