The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel
Testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship and US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security.
"Chairman Cornyn, Ranking Member Kennedy, Chariman Kyl, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Members of the respective Committees, I appreciate the opportunity to testify before you regarding the 9/11 Commission Staff Report entitled “9/11 and Terrorist Travel.”
I understand that the purpose of today’s hearing is to elicit testimony and debate on two issues highlighted in the Staff Report: (1) the training of immigration officers in terrorist travel indicators, and (2) the policy of not tailoring authorized admission periods to individuals entering on visitor visas. Because I have been out of government since 2000, I am not able to provide testimony on current training policies and practices. So I will focus primarily on the issue of visitor visa admission periods. [...]"