The U.S. House today passed H.R. 10, the "9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act," to take steps to make sure that there is no repetition of 9/11. One of the amendments to this act is #25, proposed by Mark Green (Republican of Wisconsin) and John Hostettler (Republican of Indiana), which I am particularly pleased to note passed. Here is a summary of it:
Strengthens immigration law in regard to the inadmissibility and deportability of alien terrorists and their supporters. Provides that all terrorist-related grounds of inadmissibility would also be grounds of deportability. Makes attending a terrorist training camp an inadmissible and deportable offense. Strengthens the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability regarding providing money or other material support to a terrorist organization.
Note this sentence: "Provides that all terrorist-related grounds of inadmissibility would also be grounds of deportability." In other words, whatever can keep you out can also throw you out. Such consistency makes eminently good sense. Now, the Senate needs to accept this language in conference so it can go to the president to sign. (October 8, 2004)