Saturday, February 24, 2007

America has a special role

I understand the frustrations some of us have with the immigration situation. The system is convoluted and outdated. We need to move from family based to strictly vocational with one exception assylum.

The assylum cases are a mere fraction of the total cases. The United States should never turn its back on people facing religious persecution. The Assyrian Christians face genuine danger in Iraq in THEIR indigenous land. The United States should grant those who seek refuge.

Our worst hour as a country was when we turned away the ship the St Louis. These refugees were not unskilled people either, but fear of foreigners made us do the wrong thing. Let us not repeat these historical mistakes with Christians and other religious minorities fleeing Islam. Christians are fleeing Egypt, Pakistan, Syria and the misruled PA.

We should never turn our backs on those who are persecuted because they embrace a different view of God. If we deny Christian and Bhai fleeing Islamic persecution refuge than the laws of assylum should be scrapped and we should hang our heads in shame. Unlike Muslims who have a variety of places to live where does the Assyrian Christian or the Bhai go to live in peace.

Let us not forget that many of our own relatives came to these shores seeking similar refuge.

9 comments:

Farmer John said...

I don't suppose we could change to a "moral" immigration system instead... (aka- asylum only).

beakerkin said...

Less than 10% of assylum cases are approved. I think most of us are comfortable with vocational and Euntrepenuerial visas as well.

Always On Watch Two said...

Beak,
If we deny Christian and Bhai fleeing Islamic persecution refuge than the laws of assylum should be scrapped and we should hang our heads in shame.

True.

Those pushing for other types of immigration have no shame, though.

Farmer John said...

Would more the 10% be approved if more were available? Or is it that so many cases for asylum are somehow illegitimate?

beakerkin said...

No it is fraud is so rampant. I am convinced the vast majority of adoptions are also fraudulent.

Steve Harkonnen said...

Less than 10% of assylum cases are approved.

Yet 90% of those freeloading taco benders walk in, expecting free medical care.

z said...

happy birthday, farmer john...z

kuhnkat said...

Beakerkin,

"...assylum..."

Freudian nighties again??

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kuhnkat said...

Oh, and on a more SERIOUS note, why bring all those asylum seekers to a country where they will not know the language, will be separated from their families and ancestral homes... when we could simply wipe out the VERMIN who are oppressing them??

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA