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The new immigration policy…. not so different than the old.

January 30, 2017

Izzy Berdan, of Boston, center, wears an American flags as he chants slogans with other demonstrators during a rally against President Trump's order that restricts travel to the U.S., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Boston. Trump signed an executive order Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Relatives of detained immigrants or liberal paid protestors?

AP Photo/Steven Senne

The boat docked at Ellis Island, New York, on a raw cold morning. A family carried their baby off the boat and into the first of many lines so they could be processed and allowed to enter the United States. That family had worked hard to save the money needed for the trip and have what was needed to show immigration officials that they could support themselves. They had the required sponsor a relative already living in America and had the needed medical clean bill of health. But above all that they were truly blessed for the chance to blend in and accept the American way of life.

Since 1917 and revised throughout the years we have had immigration laws on the books regarding who may enter and what they needed to do before they were allowed into the country. Over the years the laws were refined and quotas were changed as to how many people from countries around the world may enter and become citizens. So I ask why have we witnessed this week total chaos over this change in the immigration policy?

This weeks ‘temporary’ ban on immigrants from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for some reason has ignited a firestorm of protest even though other administrations have done exactly the same thing. President Carter in 1979 banned and deported 7,000 people who were from Iran and even President Obama imposed a freeze over the processing of Iraqi refugees for six months with both actions producing no major protests, so again I ask why now?

Considering that on on the 28th of January 325,000 people from foreign countries came into the United States and 109 people were detained for further questioning the actions of the current administration pale compared to what other administrations have done. I must ask were did the thousands of protesters, who had no direct connection to the detained immigrants, come from? More to the point where did those relatives and friends of the immigrants get the money to almost instantly hire lawyers and file injunctions come from?

No I am not echoing Alex Jones or an article from, I am simply stating the facts that the protests and injunctions appear orchestrated by someone or some organization with deep pockets. More to the point it just seems odd that at the New York, LA and Dallas airports there were thousands of people who all decided at the same time to show up and protest.

Overall I believe the time out on immigration from countries unfriendly to the United States is a good thing, if only to review and implement new standards for deep background checks. The logic that announcing this new policy immediately and not giving a waiting period, because if there were someone planning on an act of terror they no doubt would move up their travel plans, is an irrefutable one.

If the administration
also returns to a strict enforcement
of all the immigration laws on the books
along with the new policy
maybe more than
one life will be saved.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Del permalink
    January 30, 2017 12:01 pm

    Its a crime what this man ( Soros) is doing…… He is the one financing this cry baby culture…..

    Sad that they don’t teach the true history of this country anymore in out government schools!!!

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  2. January 30, 2017 12:10 pm

    I’m just curious why Saudi Arabia is not on the list. Even Trump said in 2011, “Saudi Arabia is the “world’s biggest funder of terrorism”. Could be the fact that the US is in need of Saudi oil. All of it just stinks.
    “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” I guess perhaps it is time to tear down your symbol of liberty and move on. Perhaps the values, morality, kindness, and generosity will take a back seat, or in this case the trunk to the almighty dollar and to a large degree a unrealistic sense of security. One thing most people forget is that the morality, kindness, and generosity almost always come at a cost, of both time and money.
    You are I both know individuals in the US are great people. But the face of the US people are it’s politics. Most people cannot separate the two. Right now America is looking pretty shitty.

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  3. January 30, 2017 1:59 pm

    I’m with Del on this one; that SOB Soros – the former Nazi sympathizer – is bankrolling a lot of the discontent we’re seeing in this country and across the world. And Michael is spot on in claiming the ‘face of the US people are it’s politics’. We so need to step back, take a deep breath and try to find some common ground from which we, as a country, can begin to heal our wounds…

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  4. January 30, 2017 2:46 pm

    So for those unaware of the Terror attacks in Canada yesterday. A man walked into a mosque and shot 6 people dead and left dozens wounded. Many American and Canadian papers said he was a foreigner a radical lone wolf Muslim.Facts have now come out that he is a Canadian, as for his allegiance . He is a huge supporter of Donald Trump, helping to clean up the Muslim Scum. There is a lot of sick people in the world. I mean mentally unstable. This house of horrors that Trump is creating is bringing them out. Is he protecting America NOPE. More people have been killed in terrorist attacks ( not counting 9/11) by Americans.

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  5. January 31, 2017 12:30 am

    This immigration ban by Trump is out of fear of how the immigrants would take the jobs of the citizens who live and work in the U.S., but, most of the manual labor for the various U.S. companies had been outsourced, because manual labor is cheaper elsewhere in the U.S. and Trump is attempting to bring ALL those U.S. companies’ overseas factories back into the States, without realizing, that it will cost more to get the items to sell at the correct prices if the things are manufactured in the U.S., and, in my opinion, Trump will end up, isolating the U.S. completely from the rest of the world as a result of his policies of immigration.


  6. Jon permalink
    February 2, 2017 1:00 pm

    May have said something on this before on this blog, but my wife, a Filipina, said the other day it took her about 3 months just to get out of the Philippines because of interviews, exams, etc. Overall, about 2 years to complete the citizenship process in 1974. It is beyond irritating for me, since I met my wife & became aware of the citizenship, to have witnessed the increasing ease of citizenship in order to buy the votes & curry favors from & to politicians.
    A lot of them promise for decades to “do something about this” usually around election time. Then it’s back to same old, same old.
    Now we have someone who’s done something, whether you like or not, about immigration issues & it’s hell to pay especially from the left.
    I wonder how many of these illegal citizen & refugee supporters would be willing to take these people into their own homes, provide food, shelter, clothing, medical care, child care, & absolutely everything they need. After all, that’s what they want us to do, don’t they?
    My opinion is, “It’s too damn bad & it’s about time.”


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