Teddy Kennedy`s Pro-Terror Agenda

Since its

last year, the

National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS
has stopped 330 known foreign criminals and three known
terrorists who attempted to come into the country at
certain official ports of entry. In addition, the
targeted registration of certain foreign nationals
already in the country has resulted in the apprehension
of 15 illegal alien felons.

Naturally, Sen. Teddy Kennedy, D-Afghanistan, wants
to stop the Bush administration from using NSEERS to
catch any more

criminal aliens
and illegal aliens who pose
enforcement threats
to America.

Among the scumbags caught by the NSEERS program that
Kennedy wants to eliminate:

  • a Tunisian
    convicted of multiple drug-trafficking offenses, in
    addition to previous violations of immigration law;

  • a national
    of the Dominican Republic convicted of aggravated
    assault and burglary on a prior visit to the United
    States and who had been deported after that prior

  • a Canadian
    with multiple narcotics convictions;

  • an Iranian
    who had been convicted three times of assault with a
    deadly weapon and had been convicted twice of grand
    theft in addition to immigration violations;

  • an Iranian
    twice convicted of child molestation;

  • an Iranian
    who had been convicted of theft and narcotics

  • and two
    suspected al Qaeda operatives who were caught trying
    to enter the U.S. after their fingerprints matched
    ones lifted by our military officials from papers
    found in Afghanistan caves.

Late last week, as the Washington Post first
reported, Kennedy slipped a sneaky provision into the
Senate`s omnibus appropriations bill that would have
completely cut off funding for the national security
registration system. [Senate
Votes to Halt INS Registration Program
, By Edward
Walsh, Washington Post, January 25, 2003]

Kennedy`s legislative sabotage would have also forced
Attorney General John Ashcroft to turn over to the
Senate appropriations committee sensitive information,
including all documents: "used in the creation of the
NSEERS program, including any predecessor programs;
assessing the effectiveness of the NSEERS program as a
tool to enhance national security; used to determine the
scope of the NSEERS program, including countries
selected for the program, and the gender, age, and
immigration status of the persons required to register
under the program; regarding future plans to expand the
NSEERS program to additional countries, age groups,
women, and persons holding other immigration statuses
not already covered; concerning policy directives or
guidance issued to officials about implementation of
NSEERS, including the role of the FBI in conducting
national security background checks of registrants . . .
and explaining how information gathered during
interviews of registrants will be stored, used, or
transmitted to other Federal, State, or local

Kennedy tucked this piece of pro-terror mischief into
an amendment, sponsored by Arizona`s GOP Senators John
McCain and Jon Kyl, aimed at restoring funding for a
larger foreign visitor tracking system. That entry-exit
system was


and is supposed to be in place by 2005.
Congressional sources told me it was a "mistake" that
the Kennedy language defunding NSEERS was included. They
blamed haphazardness and confusion during last-minute
negotiations for the appalling oversight.

Translation: Somebody screwed up.

Kennedy`s opposition to NSEERS is well-known. He
signed a letter last month, along with Rep. John
Conyers, D-Mich., and Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.,
demanding that the program be suspended.

Immigration lawyers, ethnic lobbyists and civil
liberties extremists aligned with Kennedy have been up
in arms over NSEERS, despite the fact that the program
is in line with alien registration systems around the
world—and despite the fact that not a single illegal
alien has actually been kicked out yet as a result of
being caught through NSEERS.

Yes, you read that right. Although the program has
successfully barred new criminal alien threats from
entering America, NSEERS cannot overcome the broken
deportation system supported by Kennedy and Company.
"No one has been deported yet,"
Justice Department
official and NSEERS expert Kris Kobach noted at a

press briefing
earlier this month. That`s because
the shadowy immigration court system of hearings and
endless appeals enables illegal aliens and criminal
aliens to be bonded or paroled out of federal custody
during the deportation process—and then disappear. (Read
more at

run by an anonymous

Justice Department whistleblower

NSEERS is worthless if

system remains in place. Teddy
Kennedy and his staff know this

dirty little secret.
Will the Republicans ever get
on the ball and fight back?

Michelle Malkin is author of

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores

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