On September 1, 1992, “After [FBI informant Emad] Salem leaves the [work-in-progress World Trade Center] bomb plot, [conspirator] Sheikh [Omar Abdel] Rahman calls Pakistan, and [bombmaker] Ramzi Yousef arrives at JFK [airport in New York]. With him is Mohammed Ajaj, carrying multiple passports and bomb books. He’s arrested and gets the last INS [Immigration and Naturalization Service] cell. But Yousef is given an asylum hearing and set free.”

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, (Timeline) Page 7