(Tea Party PAC) – There are at least six million illegal aliens living in the United States who arrived in our nation the same way that seven of the 9/11 terrorist hijackers used to stay in this country.
They’ve all overstayed a visa.
All 19 of the terrorists from 9/11, who deliberately murdered nearly 3,000 Americans and injured more than 6,000 others on September 11, 2001, arrived in the United States legally.
Three of them obtained business and student visas while the remaining 16 used simple tourist visas.
When it was time for them to go home, they simply stayed, as millions of illegal immigrants do.
Seven of the 19 terrorists overstayed their visas at some point, either before the attacks, or at the time of the attacks, and should have been deported.
But they never were.
Those who overstayed their visas include (from Breitbart):
• Hani Hasan Hanjour from Saudi Arabia
• Nawaf al-Hamzi from Saudi Arabia
• Mohamed Atta from Egypt
• Satam al-Suqami from Saudi Arabia
• Waleed al-Shehri from Saudi Arabia
• Marwan al-Shehhi from the United Arab Emirates
• Ahmed al-Ghamdi from Saudi Arabia
Lo and behold, 18 years after thousands of Americans lost their lives in the unthinkably horrible acts, this loophole where legal immigrants become illegal aliens after simply overstaying their visa remains.
There are at least 4.5 to six million illegal aliens residing in the US who should have been deported after their visas expired, according to Pew Research Center.
Currently, there are roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the country in total, while over 1.2 million foreign nationals are legally admitted to the nation each year, just like the 9/11 terrorists.
Foreign nationals arriving on temporary visas continue to go largely untracked by the federal government despite The 9/11 Commission Report pleading with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement a nationwide biometric entry-exit system, which would identify legal immigrants who have overstayed their visas and help in deporting them.
As of March, there were more than 415,000 illegal aliens in the U.S. who had overstayed their visas. This includes more than 300,000 illegal aliens who arrived in the U.S. from countries that are not part of the Visa Waiver Program, which allows certain nationals to come to the country for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. In total, 20 foreign countries have visa overstay rates that exceed ten percent.