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Inspector No. I \y inspector for Nawaf al Hazmi and Midhar

LAX International Airport on January 15, 2000

\U$e of name in report: The Commission would agree, if you want, that the Commission
will not use your name or your personal information without prior consultation with
DHS/CBP about the information we seek to use. Unless we really feel the need, we
won't iise your name. However, we will not make the flat promise that we will not under
any circumstances use your name. (Circumstances when would use name: probably only
in making policy recommendations or factual information that requires a quote.)

Telephone interview date: 05/24/04

Who else has interviewed you: DOJ OIG, FBI, DHS, CBP. No. Learned when received
letter. \o you recollect the. inspection of Hazmi and/or Midhar on January 15, 2000? No.

Were you assigned no.1 Ion that date? Yes.

Length of service at INS. | ] Always at LAX. Seaport/private aircraft


85-95% primary id I

FLETC.
• When did you train? How long? Went to Charleston - 500 sent there -
March/April 1996. No firearms/no arrest techniques. Law and Spanish for 3
months (briefing on BP at FLECT).

• Training in operational CT? Don't recall. At Journeyman 1 day overview of _


activities, Retsia, NM. Went back to Glynco 1 year later to do firearms and arrest
techniques.

• Document fraud? 2-3 full days from FDL; travel stamps, look at other entries.

• Databases? Were you ever aware as an inspector that your lookout searches
including a terrorist watchlist Databases -Yes. Terrorist watchlist - No.

• Role playing in primary/secondary inspections? In Charleston - done at


Charleston airport for a couple of days and did processing. Journeyman, did land
and airports.

• Cultural training? Ran through religions and history of cultures.

Behavioral training? |_

Language training? No.


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Firearms training? Not until Glynco.

View of your job pre 9/11.


• Did you consider your job prior to September 11 more one of facilitating
travelers' entry into the U.S., or enforcing immigration laws? Faciltating.
• Did you consider yourself as a border inspector to have a role in CT prior to
September 11? Y / N No. We had no watchlists, no intel.
• What types of travelers were you looking to keep out prior to September 11?
Intending immigrants, bad documents.

Normal primary.
• Please describe the standard operating procedures you employ in primary
screening, including questions asked, documents reviewed, and databases
checkedj

J Supervisors always said "get'em out."

* Return ticket/ flight itinerary. Did you always ask for flight itinerary for
unusual travel? For a return ticket? Only for VWP, because not required.

•/ Length of stay for Bis: was there a standard length of stay given pre 9/11? Was
that a port decision, or national operating policy? If you gave less than the
standard time, were there professional repercussions? 1 one or length of time
sought plus a few weeks. Over 6 months = supervisor's approval.

• Length of stay for B2s: was there any discretion in length of stay granted B2s
pre 9/11? Over 6 months = supervisor's approval.

Processing time at LAX: was there a standard processing time? |

J Any professional repercussions if did not


meet that processing time? Show up on performance appraisal that you are slow
or you are moved, \_ ^mandated by Congress; [_ ]or less
screening; dujnt differ between citizens and aliens. We had Accelerated
Citizen Expedited; ASAP - hung up with VWP because low risk (port policy).

Review of passport and visa.


• What do you look for on the document to determine whether fraud
or not? f

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Can you read Arabic stamps/cachets? No.

• Have you received any training in reading documents other than


FLETC prior to 9/11? In house.

• Familiar with the Redbook, either 1992 terrorist manual or later


fraud manual? No.

Treatment of Emirates and Saudis.

• How did inspectors view Saudis pre 9/11? Ever considered a threat to
national security? No. Nor with my colleagues.

• At LAX, did you ever notice that any particular nationalities were treated
any differently than others? No, But had to do a Saudi prince one night
pre 9/11 and supervisor said "we gotta get "em outta here." 727 private
aircraft; 25-30 people - a lot of Filipino servants and body guards. Body
guards brought back all the passports at once and th'd hand them to me
and I asked who they are. Super said just approve. Did not do 100%
inspection.

• What about Saudis in particular?

• How did the treatment affect adjudication of Saudis?

• If you could not communicate with a Saudi, what would you do? On my
own, no preferential treatment.

\ Were there any Arabic speakers in INS inspections at Newark? Did you
\s have to rely on the airlines? Find interpreter - Visitor Service rep
- secondary - call DOJ.

» Would the airline help you out?

Profiling.
• What unusual characteristics about an alien applying for admission would
\e you concern and result in a referral to secondary?
Law Enforcement Sensitive

• N. Haznii and Midhar's primary inspection, (show documents).


(Had secret and TS clearances for Navy for 20 years. Hughes Aircraft 1993)

• Anything unusual about this country of origin of page. Nothing.

What would you have done if you'd seen a lookout for Midhar?|

Changes at DHS.

What changes do you see on the front line with the new CBP? More attention to
detail; a lot of intel not current. USVISIT/NTC/Watchlisting; team training.

Are you familiar with National Targeting Center? Yes - good.

What effect has US VISIT had on entry and the inspection process? 100%
application; adds value to inspection; hits on biometrics; exact match referred to
secondary.

Use and value of SEVIS. I don't. If problem, then secondary. Automatic 1-20
check would be great.
• Adequate access to DOS visa via the Consular Consolidated Database. Yes! -
eliminates imposters, finding imposters.

• Value of technology that can detect fraud in a document? Yes.

• Database that has real time stolen passport numbers? Yes.

• What if length of stay was tailored to the return airline ticket? Maybe.

• If you had a message for Commissioner Bonner what would it be? If processing
time more than 1 hour, notify port director; otherwise let us take our time.
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I Inspector No.| |
Primary inspector lorTVawaf
Nawaf al Hazmi and Mi<
Midhar
LAX International Airport on January 15,2000

Use of name in report: The Commission would agree, if you want, that the Commission
will hot use your name or your personal information without prior consultation with
DHS/CBP about the information we seek to use. Unless we really feel the need, we
won't use your name. However, we will not make the flat promise that we will not under
any circumstances use your name. (Circumstances when would use name: probably only
in making policy recommendations or factual information that requires a quote.)

Who else has interviewed you: DOJ OIG, FBI, DHS, CBP. f/o.

Do you recollect the inspection of Hazmi and/or Midhar on January 15, 2000? f* 0 •

Were you assigned no.| |on that date?

Length of service at INS.

FLETC.
• When did you train?

• Training in operational CT?


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Databases? Were you_ever aware as an inspector that your lookout searches


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• Cultural training?
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• Behavioral training?

• Language training? A/0

• Firearms training?

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View of your j ob pre 9/11.


• Did you consider your job prior to September 11 more one of^gcilitating
travelers' entry into the U.S., or enforcing immigration laws?
• Did you consider yourself as a border inspector to have a role in CT prior to
September 11? Y 10 I*'t I*** ™ *"*M~<*'*K , ^ /'<W•
• What types of travelers were you looking to keep out prior to September 11?
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Normal primary.
• Please describe the standard operating procedures you employ in primary
screening, including questions asked, documents reviewe
checked. /

\n ticket/ flight itinerary. Did you always ask forflightitinerary for


. unusual travel? For a return ticket? G/Jk.-tof i/V^r^ {/c

• Length of stay for Bis: was there a standard length of stay given pre 9/11? Was
that a port decision, or national operating policy? If you gave less than the
standard time, were there professional repercussions?
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Length of stay for B2s: was there any discretion in length of stay granted B2s
pre 9/11?

•ficessing time at Newark: was there a standard processing time/

J Any professional repercussions if did npt t


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meet that processing time?
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Review of passport andvisa.
• \What do you look for on the document to determinf whftthpr franH
or not? Do you look at travel stampsl

• Can you read Arabic stamps/cachets?

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• Have you received any training in reading documents other than
FLETC prior to 9/11? /^

• Familiar with the Redbook, either 1992 terrorist manual or later


fraud manual? ,, /•
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• -Familiar with the Blue, book produced here -at JFK?—

Treatment of Emirates and Saudis.

• How did inspectors view Saudis pre 9/11? Ever considered a threat to
national security? ../ ../ // „
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treated ^y differently than others? *f. faff fi*S ft &* *- J

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What about Sautiis in particular? ^ <fat^i -A *<«*-

How did the treatment a f & c t t i o n of Saudis?

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• If you could not communicate with a Saudi, whm: would you do?

Were there any Arabic speakers in INS inspections at Newark? Did you
always have to rely on the airlines? ^j>? '/•

• Would the airline help you out?

Profiling.
• What unusual characteristics about an alien applying for admission would
cause you concern and result in a referral to secondary?

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idhar's primary inspection, (show documents).

Anything unusual about this country ft? origin of page

What would you have done if you'd seen a lookout for Midhar'ix

Changes at DBS.

• What changes do you seeml umimil lllki^Lhth^neWLB^? .


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• Are you familiar with National Targeting Center?

What effect has US VISIT had on entry and the inspection process?

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Use and value of SEVIS.

• Adequate access to DOS visa via the Consular Consolidated Database.


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• Value of technology that can detect fraud in a document?


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Database that has real time stolen passport numbers? (/\fi£- '
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• What if length of stay was tailored to the return airline ticket?

If you had a message for Commissioner Bonner what would it be?


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.PASSPORT NUMBER 37211 ADMN REC-. 1 OP 1
S.RIVAL 89473B30507
^MISSION NUMBER
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ADMISSION DATE JAN 15, 2000
ADMITTED TO DATE JUL 14, 2000
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INSPECTOR NUMBER
VISA ISSUE POST JEDDAH
VISA ISSUE DATE APR 07, 1999
ARRIVAL CARRIER
AIRLINE FLIGHT NUMBER
INTENDED STREET ADDRESS STATE: CALIFORNIA
INTENDED CITY ADDRESS
MICROFILM NUMBER ACTUAL DEPARTURE CARRIER : LH
DEPARTURE ACTUAL DEPARTURE PLIGHT #: 457
DEPARTURE DATE : 10, 2000 SCREEN

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REQ #20-1 and 2 000000529
Khalid ALMIHDHAR
Flight # 77

DOE: 07/04/01
POE: New York, New York
Class of Entry: B-1 Visitor valid until 10/03/01
Country of Citizenship: Saudi Arabia
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LN: ALHAZMI FN: NAWAF DOB: 08/09/197 6 COG : SAUDI
PA^SPOR JMBER 6613937 GENDER : M COR : SAUDI
VAL ADMN REC : 1 C? 1
FUMBER 09473829607
ADMISSION •*jr\.OO B2 MISC
ADMISSION DATE
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VISA ISSUE POST JEDDAH
VISA ISSUE DATE APR 03, 1999
ARRIVAL CA RIER UA UNITED AIRLINES, INC
AIRLINE FL GHT NUMBER 00002 TRAVEL MODE : AIR
INTENDED 5' REET ADDRESS SHERATON
INTENDED C TY ADDRESS LOS ANGELES STATE : CALIFORNIA
MICROFILM : fUMBER
DEPARTURE ACTUAL DEPARTURE CARRIER :
DEPARTURE DATE : ACTUAL DEPARTURE FLIGHT #:
PORT OF DEPARTURE : SCREEN HELP:
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NawafALHAZMI
Flight # 77

DOE: 01/15/2000
POE: Los Angeles, California
Class of Entry: B-2 Visitor valid until 07/14/2000 [OverStay]
Country of Citizenship: Saudi Arabia
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Primary inspector for Midhar
JFK International Airport on July 4, 2001

Use' of name m report: The Commission would agree, if you want, that the Commission
will ript use your name or your personal information without prior consultation with
DHS/CBP about the information we seek to use. Unless we really feel the need, we
won't use% your name. However, we will not make the flat promise that we will not under
any circumstances use your name. (Circumstances when would use name: probably only
in making pplicy recommendations or factual information that requires a quote.)

Who else has interviewed you: DOT OIQ, FBI, DHS, CBP. bio.

Do you recollect the inspection of Midhar on July 4, 200T?

Were you assigned no.I Ion that date?

Length of service at INS;.. /

FLETC.
• When did you train? How long?
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Training in operational CTf /Yff . /]•£>/ /$ ^ *£"£?/£.

Document fraud? I

Databases? Were you ever aware as an inspector that your lookout searches
including a ^atchlist ;

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f Did you consider your job prior to September 11 more one ofracilitating
(travelers' entry into the U.S., or enforcing immigration laws? —- "
• Did you consider yojifself as a border inspector to have a role in CT prior to
September 11? Y/N/
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• Please describWhe standard ^pg^^4ffg-rrrrffi:p^":pg you employ in primary
screening, including questions asked. dor.nmenTs rpvi^wpiH and
checked.)

Return ticket/ flight itinerary. Did you always ask for flight itinerary for
unusual travel? For a return ticket? /htor& O^tifLfS -fir

Length of stay for Bis: was there a standard length of stay given pre 9/1 1? Was
that a port decision, or national operating policy? If you gave less than the
standard time, were there professional repercussions?.
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Length of stay for B2s: was there any discretion in length of stay granted B2s
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meet that processing time?
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Review of passport and visa.
*. What do you look for on the document to determine whether fraud
\r not? Do you look at travel stamns?

Can you read Arabic stamps/cachets?


Have you received an Ing documents other than
FLETC prior

Familiar with the Redbook, either 1992 terrorist manual or later


fraud manual? A/Q

Familiar with the Blue book produced here at JFK? A/l'o.

Treatment of Emirates and Saudis.

• How did inspectors view Saudis pre 9/11? Ever considered a threat,to
national security?

id you ever notice that any particular nationalities>were


treatedany differently than others? fljfff~

• What about Saudis in particular? F*'/~ s(£>'J~

• How did the treatment affect adjudication 6f Saudis?


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If you could not communicate with a Saudi, what would you do?

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Profiling.
• What unusual characteristics about an alien applying for admission would
cause you concern and result in a referral to secondary?

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Midhar's primary inspection, (show documents;:

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Customs declaration.

What would you have done if you'd seen a lookout for Midhar? l/

Changes at DHS.

• What changes do you see on the front line with the new CBP?

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Are you familiar with National Targeting Center?

• What effect ha/US VISIT had on entry and the inspection process?-
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Use and value of SEVIS. A/ 6 .

• Adequate access to DOS visa via the Consular Consolidated Database


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• Value of technology that can detect fraud in a document?
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• Database that has real time stolen passport numbers?

• What if length of stay^wa^ Tailored to the return airline ticket?


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• If you had a message for Commissioner Rnnner what, ^uld it be?
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PASSPORT NUMBER • C551754 GENDER: M COR: SAUDI
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ADMISSION DATE JUL 04, 2001
ADMITTED TO DATE OCT 03, 2001
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INSPECTOR NUMBER
VISA ISSUE POST JEDDAH
VISA ISSUE DATE JUN 13, 2001
ARRIVAL CARRIER SV SAUDI ARABIAN
AIRLINE FLIGHT NUMBER 00053 TRAVEL MODE: AIR
INTENDED STREET ADDRESS MARRIOTT HOTEL
INTENDED CITY ADDRESS NEW YORK CITY STATE: NEW YORK
MICROFILM NUMBER
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POE: New York, New York
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Country of Citizenship: Saudi Arabia
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FACSIMILE TRANSMITTAL
CD 2110-035
Date: March 24, 2004 Control Number:

Name: Janice Kephart-Roberts

Organization: 911 Commission

Fax Number
(202) 358-3124

Number of Pages
(including cover): -4-

Sender:
Oakley Blair

Originating Location: Office of Intelligence


O
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Return FAX Number:
(202) 927-1738

Voice Number (202) 927-1782

Janice - could not find a NAILS record on AI-Hazmi pre 9/11.


Here is the NAILS record on AL-Mihdhar- it was entered into NAILS on
09/05/2001.

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Janice Kephart-Roberts
From: Blair, OaklevBl _@dhs.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 3:38 PM
to: Janice Kephart-Roberts
Cc: Surrett, William R
Subject: TECS Records

Hi Janice, \ rec'd your telephone msg for two TECS r

for Nawaf Al-Hamzi. Here are the records. They were entered into TECS on August 24, 2001.
If you need copies from the TECS system
I can fax them to you. Hope this helps.. \S RECORD ID P9B50072800CIQ

ENTJIY OB2401 UPDATE


030304 ,
NAME- L^.ST AL-MIHDHAR PHYSICAL IDENTIFIERS
FIRST KHALID MID BIN MUHAMMAD HISPANIC RACE; SEX HAIR
EYES
IMAGE ALIAS M NICKNAME STC HT OOJO 000 WT 000 000
ENGLSH
PERSONAL- \E S/M/Tj

DOB 05161975 FOB- CNTRY SA ST CITY MECCA i CTZN SA


MORE
SSN \E AFN MORE RES EXC/SITE
MORE
PPN B721156 \E CNTRY SA ISSDT 04061999 JEXPDT
MORE M
ADDRESS- DATE \T
CITY STATE CNTRY ZIP TYPE
MORE
CONTACT- CBP HQ V INTELLIGENCE PHONE \E NBR2029276950
\T
OWNER 1 |
MORE
START 08242001 STOP 08242002 QRY
NTFY 1
STATUS ST SUSPECTED TERRORIST CAT \Y 2 ESCORT TO SECONDARY
REMARKS- DATE 082701 I
SUBJECT ALLEGEDLY ASSOCIATED WITH A TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS POSSIBLE TRAVEL TO THE U.S.
IF ENCOUNTERED AT POE, NOTIFY 01 AND HQ INTEL DIVISIONAND \ PPN INFO AND TRAVEL
ITINERARY IN SECONDARY RESULTS. ;

TECS RECORD ID P9B50078100CIQ ENTRY 082401 UPDATE


030304
NAME- LAST ALHAZMI PHYSICAL IDENTIFIERS
FIRST NAWAF MID M HISPANIC RACE S^X HAIR
EYES
IMAGE ALIAS NICKNAME STC HT 000 OQO WT 000 000
ENGLSH
PERSONAL- S/M/T \N SA
MORE
DOB 08091976 POB- CNTRY ST CITY
MORE
SSN MORE AFN MORE RES EXC/SITE:
MORE
PPN 8673987 TYPE CNTRY ISSDT EXPDT
MORE
ADDRESS- DATE STREET APT
CITY STATE CNTRY ZIP TYPE
MORE
CONTACT- CBP HQ - INTELLIGENCE PHONE
OWNER | \E NBR
MORE
PRIMARY 2 ESCORT TO SECONDARY , START 08242001 STOP 08242002 QRY
NTFY 1
STATUS ST SUSPECTED TERRORIST \T
REMARKS- DATE 100401
SUBJECT IS ALLEGEDLY ASSOCIATED WITH A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. POSSIBLE TRAVEL TO THE
U.S. IF ENCOUNTERED AT POE, NOTIFY LOCAL 01 AND HQ INTEL DIVISION. RECORD PPN INFO AND
TRAVEL ITINERARY IN SECONDARY RESULTS.

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LOOKOUT NAME LAST : AL MIHDHAR
FIRST: KHALID MIDDLE : BIN MUHAMBD ABDALLAH
DATE OF -BIRTH : 05/16/1975 A-NUMBER:

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COB SA COC SA PASSPORT I: PASS CNTRY:

CASE CODE(S) : VRVK SEX: RACE:

HAIR: EYES: HEIGHT: INS. WEIGHT: LBS.


SCARS/MARKS: CANCEL DATE: 9/05/2006 ( PERM )
INITIAL COMMENTS:
REF: STATE 152837 DATED SEPTEMBER 04,2001.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT Ir THE UNDERSIGNED DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OP STATE
FOR VISA SERVICES, ACTING IN PURSUANCE OF THE AUTHORITY CONFERRED BY SECTION
221(1) OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT (8 U.S.C. 1201(1)), AND BY DELS-
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_LAST: AL MIHDHAR FIRST: KHALID
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ALL COMMENTS:
REF: STATE 152837 DATED SEPTEMBER 04,2001.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT I, THE UNDERSIGNED DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE
FOR VISA SERVICES, ACTING IN PURSUANCE OF THE AUTHORITY CONFERRED BY SECTION
221(1) OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT (8 U.S.C. 1201(1)), AND BY DELE-
GATION OF AUTHORITY NO. 74 AND BY REDELEGATION OF AUTHORITY NO. 74-3-A, HEREBY
REVOKE ANY AND ALL NONIMMIGRANT VISAS THAT MAY BE HELD BY KHALID BIN MUHAMMAD
BIN ABDALLAH AL-MIHDHAR, DPOB: 16 MAY 1975, SAUDI ARABIA. THIS ACTION IS BASED
ON THE FACT THAT SUBSEQUENT TO VISA ISSUANCE, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE ALIEN
MAY BE INELIGIBLE FOR A VISA UNDER SECTION 212 (A)(3)(B) OF THE INS (8 U.S.C.
1182 (A) (3) (B)), SUCH THAT THE ALIEN SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO REAPPLY FOR A VISA
TO ESTABLISH HIS ELIGIBILITY BEFORE AN U.S. CONSULAR OFFICER. THIS REVOCATION
SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, UNLESS THE ALIEN IS CURRENTLY IN THE U.S.,
IN WHICH CASE IT SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE ON THE DATE ON WHICH THE ALIEN NEXT
DEPARTS THE U.S. •

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JOKOC7T NAME LAST : AL MIHDHAR
FIRST: KHALID MIDDLE : BIN MUHAMED ABDALLAH
DATE OF BIRTH : 05/16/1975 A-NUMBER:

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OFFICE: COW CONTACT NAME LAST i INSPECTIONS
FIRST: HEADQUARTERS

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Primary inspector for Niwaf tl Hazmi and Midbar • Did you consider your job prior to September 11 more one o
LAX International Airport on J»iuar> 15, 2000 travelers' entry into the U.S., or enforcing immigration laws?
« Did you consider yourself as a border inspector to have a role in CT prior to
Use of name in report:/The Commission would agr.ee, if you want, that the Commission September 11? -fiJT VI *•" "?»"*<<%& , ~ <V-*^
will not use your name or your personal informaticn without prior consultation with • What types of travelers were you looking, to keep oul prior to September 1J7
DHS/CBP about the information we seek to use.-'Unless we really feel the need, we
won't use your name". However, we will not make the flat promise that we will not under
any circumstances tlse your name. (Circumstances when would use name: probably only Normal primary.
in makmg policy recommendations oc factual information that requires a quote.) • Please describe the standard operating procedures you employ in primary

Who else has interviewed you: DOJ OJG. FBI, DHS, CBP. f/o.

Do you recoil jet the inspection of Ha^mi and/or Midhar on January 1 5, 2.000? /* Q •

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f Return ticket/ flight itinerary. Did you always ask for flight itinerary for
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• Length of stay for B2s: was there any discretion in length of stay granted B2s
pre9/ll?
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FLETC prior to 9/11? '

• Familiar with the Rcdbook, either 1992 terrorist manual or later


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cause you concern and result in Deferral to secondary?
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* Use and value of SEVtS.

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What if length of stay was tailored to the return airline tickel?

If you had a message for Commissioner Bonner what would it be?

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DOE: 01/15/2000
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Country of Citizenship: Saudi Arabia
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\ Inspector No. |
Primary inspector for Midhar
JFK International Airport on July 4, 2001

Use of name in report: The Commission would agree, if you want, that the Commission
wil'1-.not use your name or your personal information without prior consultation with
DHS/CBP about the information we seek to use. Unless we really feel the need, we
won't use your name. However, we will not make the flat promise that we will not under
any circumstances use your name. (Circumstances when would use name: probably only
in making policy recommendations or factual information that requires a quote.)

Telephone interview date: 05/24/04

Who else has interviewed you: DOJ OIG, FBI, DHS, CBP. No. Learned last week (week
of May 17, 2004),

Do you recollect the inspection of Midhar on July 4, 2001? No.

Were you assigned no.I |on that date? Received stamp on 2/27/01.

Length of service at INS. October 24, 1998 - primary - had done some secondary
inspections.

FLETC. \ When did you train? How long? I I

• Training in operational CT? No. Not at JFK.

• Document fraud? Very little-last few days-couple of hours. We expressed


concern and they rush. Techniques at JFK at airport. Nothing on fraudulent stamp
and caches or at JFK.

• Databases? Were you ever aware as an inspector that your lookout searches
including a watchlist Databases - not of value in secondary. Very general
information. How to query names, but didn't learn about database. JFK can only
look at primary screen; no hit - no referral. Didn't know checking for terrorists
pre9/ll.

• Role playing primary/secondary inspections? Yes primary; little at airport and


land border.

Arabic cultural training? No - mostly Mexicans/"

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• Behavioral training? Body language (helped a lot).

• Language training? N/A

• Firearms training? A lot - very good. Maritime inspections - put away here at
airport. Only supervisors pre 9/11 in secondary.

View of your job pre 9/11.


• Did you consider your job prior to September 11 more one of facilitating
travelers' entry into the U.S., or enforcing immigration laws? Facilitating.
• Did you consider yourself as a border inspector to have a role in CT prior to
September 11? Y / N No.
• What types of travelers were you looking to keep out prior to September 11?

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Normal primary.
• Please describe the standard operating procedures you employ in primary
screening, including questions asked, documents reviewed, and databases
checked. I "~~~~~"~~""~"""~

• Return ticket/ flight itinerary. Did you always ask £6r.flight itinerary for
unusual travel? For a return ticket? Always asked for return ticket for B1/B2.
Look at route. 9/11 Law Enforcement Sensitive

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• Length of stay for Bis: was there a standard length of stay given pre 9/11? Was
that a port decision, or national operating policy? If you gave less than the
standard time, were there professional repercussions? Port policy - 3 months
always; couldn't go less. If give more, 3-12 , can do without supervisor but need
to write explanation.

• Length of stay for B2s: was there any discretion in length of stay granted B2s
pre 9/11? Not automatic to secondary for over 6 months; if have documentation
proof, = 1 year.

Processing time at JFK: was there a standard processing time? f

| Any professional repercussions if did not


meet that processing time? L
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for screening. Yes - lower professional rating and can hold up promotion if
take too much time.

Review of passport and visa.


• What do you look for on the document to determine whether fraud

• Can you read Arabic stamps/cachets? No.

• Familiar with the Redbook, either 1992 terrorist manual or later


fraud manual? No.

*, Familiar with the Blue book produced here at JFK? No.

Treatment of Emirates and Saudis.

• How did inspectors view Saudis pre 9/11? Ever considered a threat to
national security? Yes. Businessman - backed by USG, lots of
documentation; escorted by airlines; spend $ here; didn't come to stay or
work. No overstay -j J

• At JFK, did you ever notice that any particular nationalities were treated any
differently than others? Not looking deep into flight - did it on other flights
pre 9/11, but not the Saudi flights. Still pressure today.

"Now if we miss a lookout, a big deal."

• What about Saudis in particular? See above.

• How did the treatment affect adjudication of Saudis?

• If you could not communicate with a Saudi, what would you do?

• Were there any Arabic speakers in INS inspections at JFK? Did you
always have to rely on the airlines? No. - don't trust them.

• Would the airline help you out? Yes - Saudia - have address and say
whey they are here.

Profiling.
• What unusual characteristics about an alien applying for admission would
cause you concern and result in a referral to secondary?
• Midhar's primary inspection, (show documents).

• 1-94. B1 - her handwriting. Nothing unusual. For Bl, allowed to use hotels and
same for B2s, also usually OK. Country issuance page - no expiration date on
passport; can't admit beyond expiration of passport. Doesn't foresee anything else
of interest.

• Customs declaration.

• What would vou have done if you'd seen a lookout for Midhar? Referred. If

Changes at DHS.

• What changes do you see on the front line with the new CBP?

• Are you familiar with National Targeting Center? Yes, no direct contact.

• What effect has US VISIT had on entry and the inspection process? Everybody
should be subjected to it - need WVPP (French stolen blanks). Forget about
inspection in trying to learn technology.

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• Use and value of SEVIS. No.

• Adequate access to DOS visa via the Consular Consolidated Database. Yes.
Sometimes not in. Schengen Visas very good fraud; black lite not working.

• Value of technology that can detect fraud in a document? Yes, needed.

• Database that has real time stolen passport numbers? Yes.

• What if length of stay for B1/B2 was tailored to the return airline ticket? Yes.

• If you had a message for Commissioner Bonner what would it be? No morej |
I I US VISIT to include VWPP; want to be more enforcement oriented;
still feel like facilitator rather than enforcer. .

• Clearances? No discussion of it.

Mohammad : in charge of document fraud at JFK. When we do an adverse action,


know thee will be repercussions. FBI not always interested, even with exact matches.

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Dear Mr. Marcus:

We represent Ae above-named person in all matters concerning his appearance and interview
before the "Commission". Presently] |ls scheduled to be interviewed in Los Angeles
on May 20, 2004 at 11 :20 ajrcu Unfortunately, neitfaeij Lor myself will be available at
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OFO Headquarters of his unavailability.
Accordingly, we are requesting that the interview be rescheduled any time after June 11, 2004.
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