- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 22, 2001

The Justice Department yesterday released updated information on the immigration status of the 19 hijackers who attacked America September 11, showing that all had legally entered the country on tourist or student visas.
Three of the air pirates had overstayed their one-year visas, according to the department, although 16 others were in the country legally when they hijacked and piloted four jetliners into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in western Pennsylvania.
The information was gathered by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, based on material obtained by the FBI and the State Department.
The Justice Department identified each of the four crews of hijackers who commandeered jetliners at Logan International Airport in Boston, Newark International Airport in New Jersey and Washington-Dulles International Airport into the individual flights.
On board American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, which crashed into the World Trade Center's north tower, were:
Waleed M. Alshehri, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in May. A pilot, he lived in Hollywood, Orlando and Daytona Beach, Fla.
Wail Alshehri, 43, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in June. A pilot, he lived in Hollywood, Fla., and Newton, Mass.
Mohamed Atta, 43, a possible Egyptian national, admitted on a business visa in July, but had been approved for a change of status to be in the United States for nonacademic or vocational studies. A pilot, he lived in Hollywood and Coral Springs, Fla., and Hamburg, Germany.
Abdulaziz Alomari, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in June. A pilot, he lived in Hollywood, Fla.
Satam Al Suqami, 25, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a business visa in May. He was illegally in the country on September 11, having overstayed his visa. His last known address was in the United Arab Emirates.
On board United Airlines flight 175 out of Boston, which hit the World Trade Center's south tower, were:
Marwan Al-Shehhi, 23, a possible United Arab Emirates national, admitted on a tourist visa in May. A pilot, he lived in Hollywood, Fla.
Fayez Rashid Ahmed Hassan Al Qadi Banihammad, also known as Fayez Ahmed, a possible United Arab Emirates national, admitted on a tourist visa in June. He lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Mohand Alshehri, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in May. He lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Hamza Alghamdi, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in May. He lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Ahmed Alghamdi, admitted on a tourist visa in May. He lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
On board American Airlines Flight 77 out of Dulles, which crashed into the Pentagon, were:
Khalid Almihdhar, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a business visa in July. He lived in San Diego and New York.
Majed Moqed, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in May. His place of residency remains unknown.
Nawaf Alhamzi, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in January. He was illegally in the country at the time of the September 11 attacks, having overstayed his visa. His last known addresses were Fort Lee and Wayne, N.J., and San Diego.
Salem Alhamzi, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in June. He lived in Fort Lee and Wayne, N.J.
Hani Hanjour, admitted on a student visa in December 2000. He was illegally in the country on September 11 after overstaying his visa. He lived in Phoenix and San Diego.
On board United Airlines Flight 93 out of Newark, which crashed into a field in western Pennsylvania, were:
Ahmed Al Haznawi, 21, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in June. He lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Ahmed Alnami, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in May. He lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Ziad Samir Jarrah, a possible Lebanese national, admitted on a tourist visa in August. He was described as a pilot, although no other information was available.
Saeed Alghamdi, a possible Saudi national, admitted on a tourist visa in June. He lived in Delray Beach, Fla.


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