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.
"We had a nation once, now we are the colony of the world."
Fighting the war on terror is impossible with an open border.
Open-borders elitists/appeasers are selling out the security of our country.
If one of these illegal Muslim immigrants causes the next 9/11, the open-borders Democrats and RINOs should be impeached from office.
Unfortunately, the same can be said of the vast majority of Europeans, too. In fact, US policy is, lets face it, vastly unpopular around the world. I would be more afraid of Muslims coming to the US from Europe (with a European passport) than Muslims coming over from Bangladesh.
....your angry, your Allah-loving, your Aztlan-planning, your freeloadiing, your ......
The problem is they owe their first loyalty to Islam and whatever the line of the day is from Iran and other outposts of hate. They can call themselves 'moderates', but they don't speak out against Jihad. They stay silent so they won't be targeted by neighborhood Islamofascists.
Meanwhile, they're told to breed like rabbits and discourage assimilation. Honor killings are just fine. They'll run for office and demand more than equal treatment -- a theocracy, if not of the entire US, then sharia wherever they live. They'll have as they do in the UK and France, enclaves where ordinary folks don't go. Not even cops. So called moderates fund organizations that front for Iran and Hezbollah and al Qaeda. We're at war. There's a definite enemy with a name. Not al Qaeda alone, not Hezbollah, not little old Baptist ladies in tennis shoes. Muslims. We need to say the enemies' name out loud and often. Then monitor those who come in, keep the numbers low. Miniscule.
We shouldn't be allowing ANY Muslims into the US, and I don't care if it's profiling or racism or hate!! I'm guilty, and I don't care if they like it or not. They can punch my 'TS card' anytime they want. ;o)
If there is another attack, not only expect those who support open borders to be not only thrown out, but a HUGE angry backlash against the American Muslim community. Take this as a prediction.
immigrant hardship, and despite their own opposition to American policy in the Middle East
Amazing what the lure of flush toilets that actually flush, and water taps that actually have hot and cold water coming out of them, can overcome...
>They come seeking the same promise that has drawn froeigners to the United States for many decades, according to a range of experts and immigrants: economic opportunity and political freedom....<
Yeah, sure. They are the advance ground troops!
Time to end immigration from ALL Islamic countries. Period. This is insanity.
Hey congress oafs and senate morons, ya wouldn't want to secure our borders now would ya?
Nahhh, just let the mooselimbs in along with every poor ignorant Mexican available.
I hate to tell you this, but the U.S. State department is importing thousands of muslims from Russia and getting them taxpayer paid apartments, welfare, and other benefits. I sent an email to protest this - it is part of the government project to make work for social workers in the refugee racket. The Russians don't want them (due to fear of Jihad) so they dump them on the stupid Americanskis. You are paying to import muslims with your taxes - something to think about when you watch United 93.
We don't need to wait for IslamiNazis to cut our throats. We're doing the job ourselves.
With the new wave of immigrants we truly have become the world's dumping ground.
Muslim communities belong in Muslim countries.
I wish someone in Congress would stir up a storm over this. Plus the President's insane arrangement with Saudi Arabia to increase the number of students coming over here.
I found the article at http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-07/24/article04.shtml. Headline: US offers citizenship to 7000 Ahiska Muslims at Islam Online. "The muslims will be housed near the grand mosque in Philadelphia . . . and will be provided with housing and furniture . . . and life-long welfare allowances for pensioners and the disabled". A Russian official remarked that thousands more of the muslims in the area "have expressed a desire to emigrate to the United States". I've heard that more from Africa are on the way.
Steve Sailer has written an article on the only sensible solution to the conflict between muslims and the West - DISCONNECT. Do not allow more muslim immigration into the West. Google Steve Sailer and disconnect for his solution for the jihad problem.
Love it or leave it...Merle Haggard said it best:
I hear people talkin' bad,
About the way we have to live here in this country,
Harpin' on the wars we fight,
An' gripin' 'bout the way things oughta be.
An' I don't mind 'em switchin' sides,
An' standin' up for things they believe in.
When they're runnin' down my country, man,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
Runnin' down the way of life,
Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
If you don't love it, leave it:
Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin'.
If you're runnin' down my country, man,
You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
I read about some squirrely guy,
Who claims, he just don't believe in fightin'.
An' I wonder just how long,
The rest of us can count on bein' free.
They love our milk an' honey,
But they preach about some other way of livin'.
When they're runnin' down my country, hoss,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
"wimpy open-borders elitist who gets teary-eyed thinking about illegal immigrants."
A M E N !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All of that.