The Christmas Quintet: Another Border Blunder

You`ve seen their mugs

plastered on TV
: Abid Noraiz Ali, 25; Mustafa Khan
Owasi, 33; Iftikhar Khozmai Ali, 21; Adil Pervez, 19 and
Akbar Jamal, 28.

According to intelligence sources, these five Middle
Eastern or South Asian men are illegal aliens who
recently snuck into America from Canada. They are
allegedly part of a much larger group of invaders wanted
by the FBI for questioning. Law enforcement agencies
want the public`s help to track them down, but both U.S.
and Canadian officials are refusing to tell us exactly
how and where they might have entered.

Heaven forbid they give us enough specific
information to start holding anybody

for the continuing

of immigration outlaws into our

So how did the Christmas quintet get in? Here`s my
invasion scenario:

The journey begins in Pakistan, the operations
base for an international smuggling ring that exploits
one of Canada`s most notoriously insecure documents—the

IMM 1000
immigration form. These forms, the Canadian
equivalent of U.S. green cards for legal permanent
residents, contain no photos. Just the name and age of
the holders. The smugglers buy genuine IMM 1000 forms
from Pakistani

immigrants in Canada
, then illegally peddle them in
Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Using false identities and bogus passports along
with their IMM 1000 documents, the invaders board planes
in Pakistan, transit through Dubai, travel through

or another

European country,
and touch down at a Canadian air
port of entry in Montreal, Vancouver, or at Toronto`s
Pearson International Airport.

Even if they land without documents, the smugglees
can simply claim

status and be automatically released. Barely
a month after the September 11 terrorist attacks,
Pearson airport officials allowed

50 Pakistanis and Afghanistanis
to invoke the magic

and walk free. More than a year later,
nothing has changed.

From Canada, the invaders can waltz across our
northern border. On the West Coast, they`ll pass

orange rubber cones
that substitute for Border
Patrol agents and flimsy signs that

ask them to check in
at the nearest inspection
station. Or they may walk in full view of the useless,
broken cameras installed by International Microwave
Corporation under a $200 million federal contract. Or
they`ll be apprehended—only to be “caught and released”
by agents who don`t have access to terrorist databases
and who are under orders not to clog up detention space
with” harmless” border-crossers.

In remote areas along the northern border with
Minnesota and Michigan, the invaders can stuff
themselves in cars owned by special permit holders who
are allowed to drive from Canada into the U.S. and avoid
official ports of entry. The program is called

; the motto is “Saving you time at the

On the East Coast, the invaders can follow the
route of countless other illegal aliens across the St.
Lawrence River and through the

St. Regis Mohawk
reservation at Akwesasne, New York.
The reservation has been a hotspot for criminal alien
smugglers assisted by

tribal members
. Immigration officials estimate that
between 300 and 500 illegal aliens a month have entered
the U.S. through the reservation in recent years. One

Charlie Little Tree
, estimated that between 1,000
and 8,000 tribal members currently on the reserve are
involved in the alien smuggling trade.

From the reservation, invaders are packed in vans
and driven through the backroads of the Adirondack
Mountains before pulling onto the Thruway and straight
into Manhattan to

“do the jobs no one else wants to do.”

Canada`s Immigration Department was

of the Pakistani smuggling ring and its roots
in Montreal and Cornwall by former immigration officer

Valeriu Diaconescu
last fall, but the agency did
nothing. Thanks to the inaction of liberal Citizenship
and Immigration minister Denis Coderre, “terrorist
networks may be using these forged forms to smuggle
people into Canada,”
noted Canadian Alliance MP
Rahim Jaffer

last spring
. “Will it take a terrorist attack
here in this country before the minister starts to act?"

As the continuing failure of America`s immigration
officials to stop the invasion from the north shows,
even that is not enough.

Michelle Malkin is author of

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



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