Phyllis Schlafly, JD, conservative political activist and author, in an Oct. 2001 The Phyllis Schlafly Report article entitled "The Threat of Terrorism Is from Illegal Aliens," wrote:

“The terrorists are foreigners, most or all of whom should not have been allowed to live in our country… It should be repeated over and over again: The terrorism threat is from illegal aliens who are allowed to live in our midst — and this is a failure of our immigration laws and our immigration officials… The policy of opening our borders to anyone who wants to sneak into our country illegally — or to remain illegally after entering legally — must be exposed and terminated. This is the most important security precaution our government must take.”

Oct. 2001