"We are at war, facing a terrorist threat from unidentified foes who operate in covert ways and unknown places. This makes it essential that the United States take every legal step possible to protect the American people from acts of terrorism. As we explained to the Court today, opening sensitive immigration hearings could compromise the security of our nation and our ongoing investigations, by revealing valuable information to terrorist organizations seeking to harm America."
That was a statement by Barbara Comstock, director of public affairs for the Justice Department, in September. It was issued in reference to the government's …