Response to 9/11

On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked United States civilians and killed thousands at the World Trade Center in New York City and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

In response, the United States government took a number of steps towards increasing security to ensure that such a catastrophe would never happen again in the United States.

Due to the fact that the attackers were foreigners and citizens of various countries in the Middle East, some of the steps taken by the government to increase security involved a number of changes to immigration laws and procedures.

AILF Legal Action Center Post 911 Resources