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Posted on 04/10/2010 10:38:34 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
ATLANTA -- Kwame James had to wait nearly 10 years to be sworn in as a U.S. citizen, a long time compared with the time he spent helping subdue would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid on a trans-Atlantic flight.
James, now 32, wore a gray pinstriped suit and blue tie at Thursday's ceremony in Atlanta, which ended years of immigration limbo that began after he helped thwart the terror attack aboard a Paris-to-Miami flight in December 2001.
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I wonder which countries rank higher? Used to be people came to "the best country in the world."
Kwame James with Hillary Clinton and Michael Wildes.
Well with Obammy as President, I’d say this country has sunk somewhat. Unfortunately, we’re about to become Cuba.
A really nice story, though. Thanks for posting it.
You are correct. Thankfully, we still have a second amendment, but in terms of economic freedoms, we’ve fallen behind most of the Asian Tigers, especially Singapore.
Sorry to report but that is quickly becoming out of date. Government dependency and unwillingness to work are all the rage today.
USA is now down from the top of the list as ‘most free’ nations thanks to our evil congress and now this jackass who lives in the White House.
“For now, though, he's [Kwame James] just looking forward to something he's never done in the United States: “I can't wait to vote in the next election.”
Anyone care to guess which political party he'll vote for?
Anyone care to guess which political party 75% of ALL new American citizens vote for?
You mean, people who came here legally, and patiently went through the process of acquiring U.S. citizenship, as opposed to illegal "immigrants" who snuck in?
I'll bite, and say GOP.
<I’ll bite, and say GOP.
Same here. I don’t know the stats, but the legal Vietnamese, Laotian, South American, Cuban, African, Caribbean immigrants I’ve met are all conservative. Maybe I’ve just been lucky. : )
hey, at least it wasn’t about that scumbag Jesse James (the Sandra Bullock one).
Pew Research, a center-left think tank says new citizens vote 75% Democratic.
Conservative, immigration restriction think tanks estimate 80%-85% vote Democratic.
The news gets worse.
Before massive legal immigration began in the 1980’s, second generation immigrant children voted close to 50%-50% GOP to Democrat.
Today's second generation votes 65%-35% for Democrats.
The reasons are obvious.
30% of new citizens do not have a high school education.
35% have just a high school diploma.
Less than 5% of America's new citizens come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and northern Europe.
And, we have admitted almost 5 million new citizens in the last three years.
Over the next 20 years American Conservatism is going to be destroyed by a blend of demographics and democracy.
People who believe the 2010 elections will ignite some kind of Conservative political renaissance are mistaken.
If our current immigration policies continue, Conservatives may be able to postpone political destruction, but we cannot stop it.
You can add the Iranian immigrants I know. Hard-working, many with their own businesses -- they miss Iran but they are so thankful for the U.S. I'm not going to say all Iranian immigrants are GOPers, but all the ones I know are.
First and second generation Cubans are the only reliably Conservative immigrant group in the USA.
Third generation Cubans vote about 55% Democratic.
Well educated Asians are more Conservative than well educated Hispanics, Africans, Muslims, and whites from former Communist nations.
As a voting bloc, though, Asians consistently vote 60% or higher for Democrats.
Please see my longer post just above this comment for more facts and figures.