Twenty Years After 9/11, Have We Learned Anything?

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Posted: Sep 10, 2021 1:00 PM

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With the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks here, and the war in Afghanistan concluded, it’s worth revisiting how the U.S. government responded after that horrific day.

The September 11 attacks changed American life forever, led to two wars overseas, and gave the U.S. government unprecedented surveillance powers. However, little has been done to address the root cause of that tragic day: our broken immigration system. All 19 of the September 11 hijackers were from Middle Eastern countries governed, or heavily influenced, by sharia law.  At least five of the hijackers were living in the U.S. on expired visas. Yet, 20 years after one of the worst days in American history, the U.S. government has still done virtually nothing to remedy the main cause of that tragedy.

Of course, the U.S. government has taken many steps to prevent another 9/11 from happening, including the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. However, despite strong recommendations from the 9/11 commission, our government has failed

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