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EXPERT: US OFTEN HAS 'ZERO CAPABILITY' OF DETERMINING IF LEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT

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Breitbart -- Tony Lee

During Monday's National Security Action Summit, NumbersUSA's Rosemary Jenks, one of the nation's foremost immigration experts, said America must better screen legal immigrants to avoid another terrorist attack.

Jenks pointed out that just this year alone, there have been "474 so-called special-interest aliens from country's linked to terrorism" such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen. Jenks asked how a poor person from Yemen would have the funds to come to America.

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USCIS Union Chief Warns of ISIS Threat to U.S.

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The head of the union representing 12,000 federal immigration workers issued a statement on Thursday warning that the nation's lax immigration policies could be exploited by the terrorist group ISIS. Ken Palinkas, who serves as the President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, said it is "essential to warn the public about the threat that ISIS will exploit our loose and lax visa policies to gain entry to the United States."

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Foiled Terror Plot Exposes Vulnerability of Student Visa System

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Student visa holder Quazi Nafis was arrested last week for trying to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York City with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb. Nafis is not the first to use easily-acquired student visas to gain legal entry to, and plot attacks against, the United States.

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“The Broken Door” – How the Lack of Enforcement of Immigration Law Threatens Our National Security

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  by  Jenny Magyari

For many of us, the recent announcement that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - the alleged mastermind of the September 11th attacks - will be tried in Manhattan has brought back painful memories of the worst attack on United States soil in history. These memories are a reminder of how vulnerable our country can be to its enemies. What many failed to address in the wake of the 9/11 attacks was how closely tied immigration is to our national security.

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Missouri lawmakers vote to reject federal Real ID Act

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"Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday voted to direct the Department of Revenue to not comply with federal driver’s license requirements.

The federal Real ID Act, passed in 2005, requires states to collect and verify certain information about applicants for driver’s licenses and state ID cards. It was passed in response to national security concerns after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

But some Missouri lawmakers argue Real ID is an unwelcome intrusion into privacy and requires several new technologies that could increase the risk of identity theft...."