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Apr. 24, 1996 – Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act Tightens Immigration to Protect against Terrorism

“The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is the product of legislative efforts stretching back well over a
decade and stimulated to passage in part by the tragedies in Oklahoma
City and the World Trade Center… Title IV addresses
immigration-related terrorism issues. It establishes or adjusts
mechanisms to bar alien terrorists from the U.S., to remove from the
U.S. any who are here, to narrow asylum provisions which allow
terrorists to frustrate efforts to bar or remove them, and to expedite
deportation of criminal aliens.”