Here is another phenomenon to which political correctness and fear are preventing an adequate response. “Militants used sham marriages to get US papers: report,” from Reuters, with thanks to Kemaste:
WASHINGTON – At least 17 men convicted or linked to terrorism obtained US citizenship or permanent residency by marrying American women in the past 15 years, according to a report on Tuesday that urged better enforcement of immigration laws.
The report by Janice Kephart, a former counsel to the commission that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, said at least nine of the marriages were sham, designed solely to allow the men to “embed themselves” and operate freely in the United States.
One individual, Khalid Abu Al Dahab, married three American women in quick succession before he was finally able to acquire legal permanent residency.
“During his 12 years in the United States, he provided money and fraudulent travel documents to terrorists around the globe. These activities linked him to numerous attacks, including the 1998 East Africa bombings,” Kephart said.
The report said three other defendants involved in those attacks also married US citizens. Two acquired legal permanent residency and the third became a citizen.