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Gabriela Rivas


Inquiry Skills- P.8

30,November 2016

                        The Impact of 9/11 on the U.S

        What impact did 9/11 have on the U.S? The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 had a huge impact on the U.S. September 11 was a very sad day especially for those who lost their loved ones. In total 19 terrorists hijacked 4 planes on that day. All of the men who committed this horrible crime were from the Middle East, all of them conspiring with the terrorist group Al Qaeda, which was lead by Osama Bin Laden, who was later killed in 2011 by U.S Special Forces. Two of the four planes that were hijacked hit the world Trade Center in New York City, this caused the buildings to catch on fire, burn and collapse. The third plane hit part of the Pentagon in Virginia. The fourth plane crashed in a big field, it was believed that this plane was headed to crash into the White House or the U.S Capitol, but the passengers fought back and made the plane crash in a field, which prevented the terrorists from reaching their goal. In total about 3,000 people were killed in the attack. 9/11 affected Homeland Security, Immigration and the Plans of War.

  1. Homeland Security 

        Homeland Security had many options as of what to do because of 9/11. They had three main options. One of the option was to get a White House Office. The second option was power sharing. The third option was to have congressional control of a new department with budgetary, personnel, and a mission control by congress. Homeland Security was and is trying to do their best to make sure that every citizen is safe and far from danger. On November 25, 2002, the Homeland Security Act was passed. The Homeland Security Act is to forestall terrorist assaults within the United States, minimize the vulnerability concerning the United States in accordance with terrorism, yet to reduce injury then assist in recovery for terrorist assaults that manifest among the United States. It was estimated the the creation of Homeland Security cost the U.S from 2001-2011 about $589 billion.

        II.    Immigration

                Immigration was one of the most important factor that was affected by 9/11, since the terrorist were from the Middle East. As read in , immigration increased after 9/11, it went from about 200,000 people in 2001 to about the double of that in 2011. Half of those who were deported during that time period, were convicted of doing a small criminal offense, most non-violent, like turning on a red light and even passing a stop sign. One of the reasons said that deportations increased dramatically was the growth of the undocumented population. U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement's has carried a massive number of deportations, this was caused by an ICE policy that was issued after the attacks on 9/11, immigrants were seen as a danger to society. There has been a lot of immigrants who have missed and immigration hearing or ignored a deportation order, this pushed agents to track down those fugitive immigrants. In 2008, the Secure Communities program established a law that allowed law enforcements to check immigration status of every single person booked in a jail. Because of this program, there were numerous cases of illegal immigrants entering deportation proceedings.

III. Plans of War

        Not exactly a month after 9/11, U.S. troops attacked Afghanistan trying to disassemble al-Qaeda — the psychological militant gathering that asserted obligation regarding the assaults — and expel the Taliban government harboring the gathering. After two years, in March 2003, the United States attacked Iraq and ousted President Saddam Hussein. In spite of the fact that not straightforwardly connected to the fear monger assaults, Hussein was associated with delivering weapons of mass decimation (none were ever found), and the attack was a key a portion of America's recently propelled War on Terror, under the administration of President George W. Bramble. Our military inclusion in Afghanistan transformed into the longest-running war in U.S. history. Also, albeit formal U.S. battle operations finished in late 2014, more than 8,000 U.S. troops are still there with an end goal to stem the continuous Taliban uprising.



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