These days I'm working on an essay about U.S. Bill 4437, the very nasty anti-immigration bill that was passed in the Congress in late 2005.
As the Republicans were preparing for their fight on the floor - they were holding press conferences and secret meetings. One of the more interesting events was a press conference held by Senator Cornyn on November 21, 2005. He told Human Events Online that he had found evidence of Al Qaeda's presence near Laredo, Texas.
Must have been an exciting day for him.
Human Events Online
November 21, 2005 Monday 5:09 PM EST
Exclusive Tex. Senator Shown Evidence of Arab Personal Effects at Mexican Border
Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tex.), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizen-ship, told HUMAN EVENTS he has seen anecdotal evidence of Arabic belongings--including juice boxes with Arabic writing and an image of a plane hitting a building--that were discovered in Larado, Tex., near the Mexican bor-der.Cornyn, one of the key players in the ongoing debate over immigration reform, said he learned of the discoveries when he was shown pictures of them by a government official.When asked why the White House wouldn't make such information publicly available--particularly in light of the threat of al Qaeda--Cornyn said it's a matter of intelligence...
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