Essay about The United States

1030 Words Jan 26th, 2016 5 Pages
September 11, 2001 at 8:46 in the morning flight eleven crashed into the north tower. There was a total of 102 minutes from the first impact of the twin towers till they had both collapsed. 2753 were killed as a cause of those buildings falling down and 224 were killed as a result, in the other attacks, a total of 2,977 casualties. A total of four terroristic events happened all because nineteen men hijacked four different planes.These men were able to crash into the twin towers and the pentagon. One was unsuccessful and crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania because of the people on the plane took control (“September 11th Fast Facts”). Because of these tragic events the United States has not been the same. Many things have revised in order to keep the citizens of the U.S. safe. One thing that the United States has been keeping a close watch on is the immigration and deporting. As of 2002 the ability to obtain a visa has gotten harder due to the Enhanced Border Security and the Visa reform act. In order to enter the U.S. the person who wishes to enter must a fingerprint and photo ID. The photo and fingerprint are given when signing up for a visa and also at the port in which entering (Rathod and Iyer). The reason why getting a visa is stricter is because the men that hijacked the planes had approval to be here. They had a temporary visa. In order to keep the people of America safe a total of $589 billion was spent on the Homeland Security Act. In 2001 200,000…

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