Judiciary chairman: Texas terror arrest shows we’ve ‘not learned 9/11 lessons’ – Blog Briefing Room

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday said that the terror accusations against a Saudi man living in Texas are evidence that the country’s immigration system has failed, and potential terrorists will continue to enter the country if serious measures aren’t taken.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) pressed the White House to strengthen U.S. immigration laws in the wake of the arrest of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who was allegedly plotting to make a weapon of mass destruction and targeting former President George W. Bush and others.