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30 Linked to Terrorism Stayed in U.S., Report Says

Thirty foreign visitors linked to terrorism were allowed to enter the country and to remain here even though their visas had been revoked by the State Department, Congressional investigators reported today. The General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, attributed the mistakes to poor communication between the State Department, customs inspectors and immigration officials at the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The investigators said bureau agents and immigration officials had repeatedly failed to investigate or find the foreign visitors and warned that they might still be in the country. Officials at the F.B.I. disputed the findings, saying they had investigated all visitors linked with terrorism to determine whether they posed a threat. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security said they had investigated 10 of the 30 people in question and had not received information on the others. Full Story

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