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#1271004 - 10/21/09 08:21 PM We know when they come in...
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...But we don't know if they leave. Why?

Eight years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and despite repeated mandates from Congress, the United States still has no reliable system for verifying that foreign visitors have left the country.

New concern was focused on that security loophole last week, when Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19-year-old Jordanian who had overstayed his tourist visa, was accused in court of plotting to blow up a Dallas skyscraper.

Last year alone, 2.9 million foreign visitors on temporary visas like Mr. Smadiís checked in to the country but never officially checked out, immigration officials said. While officials say they have no way to confirm it, they suspect that several hundred thousand of them overstayed their visas.


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#1271009 - 10/21/09 08:23 PM Re: We know when the come in... buggs
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I dont know why, but it scares the heck out of me.
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#1271022 - 10/21/09 08:34 PM Re: We know when the come in... kms
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Why? We don't have a War on Terror. We now have an Overseas Contingency Plan. ::hopeychangey emoticon::
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#1271065 - 10/21/09 08:58 PM Re: We know when they come in... buggs
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A simple solution would require those here on visas to take a time release tablet when they enter the country.

When their visa expires, the tablet releases minerals in their system that causes gigantism thus enlarging their heads.

This will make easier targets for Bob Barker to adminster skinny microphone beatings while showing them the border.
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#1271067 - 10/21/09 09:00 PM Re: We know when they come in... buggs
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Originally Posted By: ynnuB sguB
...But we don't know if they leave. Why?

Eight years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and despite repeated mandates from Congress, the United States still has no reliable system for verifying that foreign visitors have left the country.

New concern was focused on that security loophole last week, when Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19-year-old Jordanian who had overstayed his tourist visa, was accused in court of plotting to blow up a Dallas skyscraper.

Last year alone, 2.9 million foreign visitors on temporary visas like Mr. Smadi’s checked in to the country but never officially checked out, immigration officials said. While officials say they have no way to confirm it, they suspect that several hundred thousand of them overstayed their visas.


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This seems to be an unlikely cause for you to support, Bugs.

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#1271106 - 10/21/09 09:50 PM Re: We know when they come in... Jokerman
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Originally Posted By: Jokerman
This seems to be an unlikely cause for you to support, Bugs.

I'm not sure why you think that, J. Maybe it's because I usually just keep my opinions to myself because I don't have too much new to add to discussion on these topics in the 'Cooler.

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#1271140 - 10/21/09 11:12 PM Re: We know when they come in... buggs
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I didn't mean it as a criticism, I just don't know a lot of folks who are as sensitive to civil liberties as you who are also worried about immigrants overstaying their visas.

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#1271148 - 10/21/09 11:34 PM Re: We know when they come in... Jokerman
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J, that's probably because the people who are overly sensitive to the rights of immigrants don't understand (or choose to ignore) the bigger issues that cause the problem to be with us in the first place. Giving immigrants civil rights equal to Americans doesn't fix anything and only will make the problem worse. Anyone who doesn't acknowledge this truth is selling something.

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#1271258 - 10/22/09 01:07 PM Re: We know when they come in... Peepers
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Originally Posted By: Kodos
A simple solution would require those here on visas to take a time release tablet when they enter the country.

When their visa expires, the tablet releases minerals in their system that causes gigantism thus enlarging their heads.

This will make easier targets for Bob Barker to adminster skinny microphone beatings while showing them the border.


Implant micro-chips when they come in. Track by satellite.
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#1271267 - 10/22/09 01:17 PM Re: We know when they come in... Bagweaver
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God Bless America
i love it
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#1271275 - 10/22/09 01:20 PM Re: We know when they come in... kms
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I like that too ObG! Wouldn't it be great if we could.
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#1271291 - 10/22/09 01:26 PM Re: We know when they come in... Snow Bunny
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Just like we do cats and dogs, the technology is there.
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#1271321 - 10/22/09 01:45 PM Re: We know when they come in... kms
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can we spay and neuter them too?
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