Skip to comments.More Muslims Arrive in U.S., After 9/11 Dip (Illegal Immigration from Middle East Increasing)
Posted on 09/09/2006 10:09:38 AM PDT by nj26
Americas newest Muslims arrive in the afternoon crunch at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Their planes land from Dubai, Casablanca and Karachi. They stand in line, clasping documents. They emerge, sometimes hours later, steering their carts toward a flock of relatives, a stream of cabs, a new life....
Many have made the journey unbowed by tales of immigrant hardship, and despite their own opposition to American policy in the Middle East. They come seeking the same promise that has drawn foreigners to the United States for many decades, according to a range of experts and immigrants: economic opportunity and political freedom.
Those lures, both powerful and familiar, have been enough to conquer fears that America is an inhospitable place for Muslims....
But starting in 2004, the numbers rebounded. The tally of people coming to live in the United States from Bangladesh, Turkey, Algeria and other Muslim countries rose by 20 percent, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data.
The uptick was also notable among foreigners with nonimmigrant visas. More than 55,000 Indonesians, for instance, were issued those visas last year, compared with roughly 36,000 in 2002.
The rise does not reflect relaxed security measures, but a higher number of visa applications and greater efficiency in processing them, said Chris Bentley, a spokesman for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of Homeland Security.
Like other immigrants, Muslims find their way to the United States in myriad ways: they come as refugees, or as students and tourists who sometimes overstay their welcome. Others arrive with immigrant visas secured by relatives here. A lucky few win the green-card lottery.
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Clamp down on it.
Border security=homeland security
No point fighting a war in Iraq if you aren't going to secure the borders.
RINOs like McCain and open-borders apologists like Rove make me sick. Disgusting how they are selling out our country and our freedom.
GRRRRRR! If they dont like our policies, then stay the f*** out!!
Oh, but we cannot use profiling to weed out the threats. We cannot stop them from coming in as that would be isolationism. We open our doors and throw our dollars at these Izlamothugs who mean us harm. They will not have to fire a shot. The path to 9-11 was paved with Cliton mistakes and his unbridled libido. Thanks Slick.
As far as I'm concerned all islamists in this country have overstayed their welcome.
"No more COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVES!"
Couldn't agree more. We need a strong America-first conservative in 2008, rather than another wimpy open-borders elitist who gets teary-eyed thinking about illegal immigrants.
I saw a great bumper sticker last night- "Allah, protect me from your followers!"
Which her fellow Muslims will end as quickly as they can.
"If you come here with spite for us. Go the F*** home."
Love it or leave it!
You'd think American leftists/liberals/Democrats would be scared to think
that the sort of people that would pull a wall down on them...are flooding
into this country.
Just shows you the level of thought/foresight of leftists/liberals/Democrats.
Republicans are in charge and are responsible for this.
We had a nation once, now we are the colony of the world.
Why isn't this number 0?
As I have said before, border security and sovereignty will be #1 issue when voting.
If there is a pro-border-security Republican on the ballot, that is my first choice.
If there is not a pro-border security Republican but there is a pro-border-security conservative independent on the ballot, that is my second choice.
If the only pro-border security candidate is a Democrat, that is my third choice.
If there isn't a pro-border-security candidate on the ballot, I will stay home.
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