Obama Kills Post 9/11 Restrictions on Saudi Visitors

Shortly after the Center for Immigration Studies put out a report warning that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program was widely unregulated and abused, the Obama Administration has decided to dispose of the last restrictions instituted after 9/11 to prevent a repeat of the revolving door Saudi visa system.

The United States, a decade after Al Qaida strikes in New York and Washington, has opened its doors to Saudi nationals.

Diplomats said the administration of President Barack Obama has removed most restrictions on the entry of Saudis to the United States. They said the percentage of visa approvals for Saudis has reached unprecedented levels.

“The United States aims to raise the number of visas that it issues annually, particularly to Saudi nationals, who represent an important group,” Joseph Hood, U.S. consul-general in the Saudi city of Dhahran, said.

He said Saudi businessmen and students have been allowed to enter the United States in record numbers, with a 60 percent increase since 2010.

Hood said. “In addition, Saudi Arabia also sends a large number of students to the United States, and the number of Saudi students in the United States rivals those from India.”

The CIS report meanwhile notes that of the “Top Five M-1 Approved Schools” , three are flight schools.

  • Thomas Wells

    The students can study microbiology,virology,genetic engineering,chemistry ,nuclear physics,toxicology,etc. in the American universities and labs.

  • Anonymous

    And those Leftist Democrats who voted to re-elect Hussein Obama as President — they must be what, gleeful? hoping for another terrorist attack? — one which Hussein alleged in 2010 "American can absorb" — Ja! No problem! that along with a mere 16 trillion in debt — what's the problem, eh? At this point in time, I can only say, Americans get what they deserve! (If the Democrats are incapable of seeing the treachery, the abject treason, of this administration, then so be it! These, IMO are NOT Americans — they are treasonous traitors).

  • http://twitter.com/USnavy1967 @USnavy1967

    Nothing like opening the hen house to the fox. Nothing like letting the enemy in the front door: Welcome.

  • Joseph E

    15 of the 19, 9/11 hijackers were Saudi nationals. After all, they were motivated by a twisted and hijacked version of Islam that is nowhere found on earth today, especially in Saudi Arabia, right ?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "15 of the 19, 9/11 hijackers were Saudi nationals. After all, they were motivated by a twisted and hijacked version of Islam that is nowhere found on earth today, especially in Saudi Arabia, right ?"

      But now their moderates because they teach Muslims to hate in American Saudi mosques. They are Sunni after all, which makes them superior to all others.

      • JacksonPearson

        One of the main things I'll always hold against president G.W. Bush, was his comment that Islam is peaceful, and have been hijacked by radicals…nothing could be further from the truth!

  • Arlie

    0 is a terrorist sympathizer. Those poor little terrorist, nobody loves them. boohoo. 0 will fix it and kiss their booboo feelings. All better now? Now they won't blow us up any more, right? (IDIOTS)

  • Edward Cline

    Adding this development to a book of developments, how can anyone doubt that Obama is out to destroy this country? Deliberately? By allowing the enemy free access?

  • Anonymous

    Given Obama's appointment of Hagel (who is endorsed by Iran) to Sec. of defense; Obama's appointment of Kerry to Sec of State (antiwar freak during Vietnam War who despises the US military); Obama' s appointment of Brennan (Arabist apologist) to head the CIA — and now Obama opening the door to Saudis? What does Obama think the cost of tracking and monitoring potential enemies of the United States cost? It's not cheap. While Obama merrily squanders America's resources on his Communist redistribution plans, he opens the doors to America's enemies. IMO, this is reckless endangerment of Americans — criminal stupidity — suicidal treachery

  • Vivian Wadlin

    To understand the Wahabbi brand of Islam and why it is so strong in Saudi Arabia, you must read "The Seige" about the storming of Mecca in the mid 1970s. What an eye opener. A true story and well written. I could not put it down and no one, to whom I lent the book, could either.

  • KKKK

    Nothing like havign another 9/11, with several times the deaths, uh Obama? 15 of the 19 hijackers who carried out the 9/11 atroocity were Saudi nationals (2 others from UAE, 1 from Egypt, 1 from Lebanon). they murdered thousands of men and women, young and old, born and unborn. if another 9/11 happens soon, i will blame Obama for it.

  • W. C. Taqiyya

    That's great news, now those guys can bring the money to build more mosques directly into the country. Will wonders never cease? Jeepers, is all I have to say. And this, even Obama can't possibly be this stupid, so he is definitely working to destroy this country. Period, end of story.

  • Ghostwriter

    Why do I have a feeling this isn't a good idea? Why don't we bring in more useful people,like Japanese or British or French,or South Africans? They'd do far better for America than the Saudis.

  • rightsright

    Obama is connected to Saudi and if you check out the letter from the FEC regarding illegal foreign contributions to Obama, and the follow up.

  • Smith

    Different matters are happening in the society now a day and many peoples are not aware about this things. The better way to make them update about all this type of news is to publish the new and news in the books. People like to read books rather than to watch the news in TV. So for those peoples this might be a great event and can develop their idea.
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    • RaDonna Marshall

      Wish that were true, however ‘instant gratification’ in viewing and listening instead of reading and absorbing is the norm. There are thousands of books on these issues. Sources are: Amazon, ACT for America and WND.com for example but many more websites who have books either ebooks or hardcopy. Of course, FrontPage has their own bookstore!

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    Good post, yeah, I agree that many people like to read book or reading internet news rather than watching TV news. In this news my opinion is President Barack Obama do a right way, letting Saudi businessmen/nationals enter into their place for the good of their economy.
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