Immigrants Questioned by F.B.I.
F.B.I. agents fanned out today in cities across the country, seeking to interview thousands of Iraqi immigrants, particularly those with military or technical backgrounds. Officials said they had contacted nearly 3,000 Iraqi-born people in the United States since the start of the war to track down any leads they may have about possible sleeper-cell plots connected to the war. Altogether, they said they hoped to contact about 11,000 Iraqi-born people in the United States. “We’re basically asking them if they are aware of any whispered rumors about someone being up to no good,” said an agent involved in the canvassing who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Dawn Clenney, a special agent at the F.B.I. office in the Detroit area, said agents were planning to interview about 400 Iraqi immigrants in Michigan, mostly in the Detroit area. “We hope to have it wrapped up in a few days,” Ms. Clenney said. Several hundred more are also being interviewed in Southern California. Full Story