More details about the Bangladeshi man accused of plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve are likely to emerge today. The incident highlights what FAIR has said in our 9/11 follow-up reports – there continues to be a threat from people willing to abuse our immigration system to come here and commit acts of terror.
Suspect in NY Terror Plot Was Here on Student Visa
“New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the 21-year-old arrested on charges that he plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan came to the U.S. on a student visa,” Yahoo News reports. “Quazi Nafis was arrested early Wednesday on charges he tried to detonate a fake bomb outside the building.”
Will Robots and Immigrants Revitalize American Manufacturing?
“In the debate, Romney talked about stapling green cards to science, technology, engineering and mathematics diplomas. That’s not enough. As I explain in my new book, America is bleeding entrepreneurial talent right now. Highly-educated and highly-skilled workers and potential entrepreneurs are leaving the U.S. in droves. We could stop the flow by offering them green cards and by instituting a Startup Visa—allow smart foreigners who are in the U.S. legally to start companies here without the bureaucracy and red tape that is holding them back,” says Vivek Wadhwa in the Washington Post.
Daughter of Drug Lord Caught At Border
“The daughter of one of the world’s most sought-after drug lords has been charged with trying to enter the United States on someone else’s passport, U.S. officials said, becoming the latest family member to become ensnared in U.S. courts,” Newser.com says.
“The significance of the arrest will depend on what Guzman Salazar can tell authorities about her father, like whether she can provide phone numbers, said David Shirk, director of the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute. ‘We don’t know exactly what she knows,’ said Shirk. ‘It may just be an interesting factoid in the war on drugs or it could be a vital clue for law enforcement.’”