By Hillel Aron
By Joseph Tsidulko
By Patrick Range McDonald
By David Futch
By Hillel Aron
By Dennis Romero
By Jill Stewart
By Dennis Romero
• Number of those considered “criminals” by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services: 5,818.
• Number deported: 3,556.
• Number deemed “inadmissible”: 10,581.
• Number of immigration inspections in March 2003 in the U.S.: 34,941,527.
• Number of inspections conducted at airports: 5,941,752.
• Number of inspections conducted at land borders: 27,274,733.
• Number of inspections conducted at sea: 1,239,029.
• Number of applications for asylum in March 2003: 4,670.
• Number of applications for asylum approved: 1,141.
• Number of applications for asylum denied: 1,252.
• Country that submitted the most asylum applications: Indonesia.
• From January to August 2002, the number of “no match” letters the Social Security Administration sent out to employers asking them to explain why names and numbers of their employees didn’t match: 800,000.
• Estimated number of immigrant workers who lost their jobs because of Operation Tarmac raids at airports, the new citizenship requirements for screeners and Social Security “no match” letters: 10,000.
• In L.A., the number of employees out of 150 at Super Assi Market who lost their jobs after receiving Social Security Administration “no match” letters in August 2002: 60.
• Number of applications to surveil suspected foreign-intelligence and terrorist targets under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2000: 1,012.
• Number of applications approved in 2002: 1,228.
• Number of FISA warrants challenged by federal judges in 2002: 2.
• Number of times the FISA court has admonished the FBI for misrepresenting facts since 9/11: 75.
• Number of terrorist attacks around the world in 2001: 355.
• Number of terrorist attacks around the world in 2002: 199.
• Number of people killed in the terrorist bombing at the nightclub in Bali: 200.
• Number of Iraqi civilians killed during the recent war: 3,240.
• Number of Afghan civilians killed during the 2001 war: 1,800.
• New name of the Immigration and Naturalization Service: Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
• Number of foreign nationals inspected at LAX in 2000: 4,465,206.
• Number of foreign nationals inspected at LAX in 2001: 4,330,501.
• Number of foreign nationals inspected at LAX in 2002: 3,655,193.
• Number of applicants refused entry at LAX — excluding people who claimed asylum, parole cases or those subjected to deferred inspection in 2000: 3,161.
• Number of similar applicants refused entry at LAX in 2001: 3,015.
• Number of similar applicants refused entry at LAX in 2002: 3,797.
• Number of Japanese rounded up — most of them U.S. citizens — on the West Coast during World War II: 120,000.
• Number of suspected al Qaeda members the U.S. claims it has detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba: 680.
• Number of nationalities: 42.
• Number of confirmed suicide attempts by Guantánamo Bay prisoners: 28.
• Number of prisoners under monitoring by a psychiatrist in the newly opened mental ward at Guantánamo Bay: 24.
• Number of hours prisoners were handcuffed, shackled, made to wear mittens, surgical masks and ear muffs, and blindfolded by the use of taped-over ski goggles during their flight to Guantánamo Bay: 22.
• Amount the NYPD spends per day on security since 9/11: $700,000.
• Number of full- and part-time airport screeners at 420 U.S. airports: 55,600.
• Number of screeners Congress has sought to limit the work force to: 50,000.
• Number of passenger and baggage screeners employed by LAX as of June 5, 2003: 2,695.
• Number of those recently fired for poor performance: 360.
• Average hourly wage for screeners nationwide: $13 to $14.
• Number of health-care workers Bush announced would be given the first set of shots to protect against an intentional release of the smallpox virus: 500,000.
• Number of hospitals nationwide that refused to participate: 80.
• In the 90 days after 9/11, the number of anthrax scares in the L.A. Unified School District: 33.
• Yearly salary Donald Rumsfeld was making while a board member of ABB, the engineering company that won a $200 million contract to provide the design and key components of two light-water nuclear reactors to North Korea in 2000: $190,000.
• Average pay increase of defense-company CEOs from 2001 to 2002: 79 percent.
• Average pay increase of company CEOs from 2001 to 2002: 6 percent.
• Pay increase of the CEO of Lockheed Martin, the country’s largest defense contractor: 400 percent.
• The distance from which the Pentagon wants to be able to identify people with its new radar-based device that identifies people by the way they walk: 500 feet.
• Amount U.S. government agencies have spent in the past five years on camera surveillance technology — with a notable increase in spending proposals after 9/11: $50 million.
• Percentage funneled toward facial-recognition programs: 90.
• Percentage of the time that face-recognition biometric technology turned up false positives in matching scans with a database according to a study by the National Institute for Standards in Technology: 43.
• Cost of the proposed national-identity-card system: $4 billion.
• Amount the 9/11 Independent Commission originally received to explore the causes of the attacks: $3 million.
• Amount a 1996 federal commission was given to study legalized gambling: $5 million.
• Amount a commission was given to look into the Columbiashuttle crash: $50 million.
• Amount made available by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from the 2003 budget to California to beef up security at local ports: $28,511,178.
• Amount given to the Los Angeles Harbor Department: $800,000.
• Number of communities in Los Angeles County that took part in weekly vigils to protest the war with Iraq: 45.