It has been 11 years since the horrible attacks of September 11, 2001. That day saw a nation in terror, shock and confusion. What we learned in the following days, weeks and months is that a group of suicide terrorists who learned how to fly in our flight schools walked freely through our airports, hijacked four flights and murdered 3,000 people. As we still grieve, for we will never be the same again, where are we now?
- The GAO recently released a report stating that there are still vulnerabilities in our flight schools as it relates to foreign students.
- The Obama administration issued amnesty to DREAMers and uses very lax standards in implementing the amnesty.
- The DNC hailed illegal immigration as they showcased an illegal alien at their convention.
- The Supreme Court neutered parts of the Arizona immigration bill that would have empowered the states pursue illegal immigration more aggressively.
Eleven years later, our borders are as open as ever while citizens and legal immigrants are subjected to ever-evading privacy in the name of security. However, security is ever-evading also.
Since 2009, eleven border patrol agents have been killed in the line of duty. Innumerable families have been touched, not only by the 9/11 tragedies, but also by the continuing tragedies that continue due to illegal immigration. (America's Most Forgotten: The Victims of illegal alien crime: http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/authors/id.143/author_detail.asp.) Our nation lost 3,000 people on that horrible day in September eleven years ago. Since that time, possibly 3,000+ have been victims of illegal alien crime.
We owe it to ourselves, the victims of 9/11 and the victims of illegal immigration to continue to press for the enforcement of our immigration laws. As we remember 9/11, let's not forget that we still have work to do.