FRONTPAGEMAGAZINE — On February 26, 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed by Muslim terrorists who had been allowed to stay in this country because of illegal alien amnesty. Bill Clinton chose not to come down.
Mahmoud Abouhalima, the taxi driving terrorist, applied for amnesty claiming to be an “agricultural worker”. Remember that the next time you’re fed some nonsense about how we need agricultural workers to do the “jobs Americans won’t do”.
Six months after Abouhalima arrived in New York, his tourist visa expired. Fortunately for him, Congress was preparing to authorize an amnesty program for more than 1 million illegal aliens who merely had to assert that they worked as migrant farmers. Abouhalima applied for amnesty in 1986, received temporary legal residence in 1988 and became a permanent resident two years after that.
Through an attorney, Abouhalima now claims he worked for seven months on a farm in South Carolina. But his current wife told a TIME reporter that she can remember no travels outside the New York metropolitan area except for one trip to Michigan to visit friends.
“The amnesty program was a joke,” says Duke Austin, a spokesman at the Immigration and Naturalization Service. “Since documentation wasn’t required, the burden was on the government to prove the aliens were not farmers. Fraud was widespread and enforcement virtually impossible.”
Just what happens with these “sensible common sense reforms”. And Abouhalima wasn’t the only one to take advantage of our porous immigration laws.