Kenneth Palinkas, President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, issued a press release today stating that the lack of scrutiny given to applicants for entry to the U.S. invites “an even more catastrophic event then what occurred on 09/11/2001,” and increases the likelihood that such an attack could be orchestrated by terrorists already on U.S. soil.
“Our current immigration system leaves us vulnerable to terrorist threats and terrorism in general by providing entry avenues for people sworn to destroy America. This is accomplished by lessening the vetting of each and every alien who applies for permanent residency or citizenship in the U.S.
“By not scrutinizing each and every applicant to the fullest extent possible to ensure America’s security, we invite an even more catastrophic event then what occurred on 09/11/2001. It is more than likely that any attack from terrorists will come from within the borders of the U.S, and it is further likely that ISIS or Al Qaeda would try to launch these attacks by obtaining a visa or working with elements already here on visas.
“We must remain diligent and not continue lessening our guard against extremists who seek to destroy this nation. We must not govern based on politically correct clichés about relaxed immigration that only serve to weaken the country.”
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Updated: Tue, Mar 17th 2015 @ 4:30pm EDT