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Details Emerge About LAX Shooter

I-N-S records show the Egyptian immigrant who gunned down two people at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday was almost deported in 1996. Immigration records show that Hesham Mohamed Hadayet entered the United States legally in July 1992 on a six-month visa. When the visa expired, he petitioned to remain in the U-S permanently. That request was denied. An Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman tells the Orange County Register that it was unclear why Hadayet was turned down. In 1996 the I-N-S began deportation procedures. But the Los Angeles Times reports that Hadayet won permanent residency several months later through his wife Hala. She received the visa through an immigration lottery program. Hala Hadayet and her two sons are staying with relatives in Cairo. Police officers in Cairo say on condition of anonymity that authorities continue to question her.