Memo From Middle America| America Faces “Refugee” Invasion—Because “Fight Them Over There” Didn’t Work
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Ten years ago, I was deployed with the Texas Army National Guard to Iraq. In fact, it was on Thanksgiving Day 2005 that I was informed that I was to fly out of Iraq the next morning. While we were still training stateside, we were told that “we have to fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here.” But the fact is that today, thanks to our immigration policy, a whole lot of “them” are already “over here.” And we’re getting more and more of them. “Fighting them over there” didn’t work—if it that was ever the idea.

Of course, as we are constantly told, most Muslims are not terrorists. But as the Muslim population increases, the pool of potential terrorists is also increasing, not to mention the even greater danger of political infiltration.

Yet our bipartisan leadership is clearly determined to bring in even more and more.

Speaking in Malaysia recently, Obama promised to keep taking in refugees “as long as I'm president we are going to keep stepping up." Obama visits Asian refugee center amid raging debate in US, by Josh Lederman, AP, November 20, 2015)

(The “refugee center” Obama visited in Malaysia houses Rohingya—a Muslim ethnic group in Burma, a majority Buddhist nation. But supposing the Rohingya were not Muslim, would Muslim-majority Malaysia be taking them in?)

Nor does newly-elected GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan want to limit Muslim immigration. When the topic came up on the Hannity show—apparently even Sean Hannity is starting to figure out demographic issues!—Ryan responded:

Well, first of all, I don’t think a religious test is appropriate. That’s not who we are. We believe in the First Amendment of religious freedom. ... I think a security test is the proper test.

Paul Ryan Tells Sean Hannity He Will Not Support Any Cuts To Muslim Immigration: ‘That’s Not Who We Are’ , by Julia Hahn, Breitbart, November 19, 2015

Oh yeah? In the first place, Speaker Ryan, the constitutional injunction against a religious test has nothing whatsoever to do with immigration policy. The United States can permit or deny entry to any foreigner on any basis it chooses.

In the second place, “That’s not who we are” is hardly a rigorous argument—especially when the U.S. did use religious tests to admit, for example, Soviet Jews.

So where does Ryan explain why the mass immigration of Muslims is good for the United States and the American people?

Of course, he claims to support security checks of the “refugees.” But, honestly, who really believes that any serious checks are going to be made? What, are they going to write a letter asking the Syrian government to vouch for the “refugees”?

Even under ideal conditions, the Arabic surname system is more complex than our English surname system, and even their alphabet is incompatible with ours. That makes it even more difficult to verify who people are than with Mexicans, and that’s bad enough.

But these aren’t ideal conditions—with a civil war raging in Syria and rampant identity fraud being carried out on an international scale.

Don’t take my word for it. James Comey, the FBI director himself, has said that it’s “impossible” for his office to vet every Syrian refugee. [FBI Director: It’s ‘Impossible’ To Vet Every Single Syrian Refugee [VIDEO] by Christian Datoc, Daily Caller, November 19, 2015]

Tellingly, the Obama administration won’t even respond to a letter sent to it by Senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions, asking about the immigration histories of 72 specific individuals charged with various forms of terrorism in just the past year [No Answer For Senators on Immigration History of US Terror Suspects, by Rachel Stoltzfooss, Daily Caller, November 17, 2015]

And the whole Middle East “refugee” flow is now flowing into the Western Hemisphere route to the U.S.A., as a number of recent incidents demonstrate clearly:

  1. On November 16th, eight Syrian illegal aliens were apprehended attempting to enter the U.S. in the Laredo, Texas, sector. EXCLUSIVE — CONFIRMED: 8 Syrians Caught at Texas Border in Laredo (by Brandon Darby and Ildefonso Ortiz, Breitbart, November 18, 2015). (This case was even reported in the Mexican media).
  2. On November 17th, five Syrians were apprehended in Toncontin airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. To their credit, it was Honduran security officials discovered and detained the Syrians who were carrying Greek passports which had been stolen. Their plan was to travel overland to United States. [Honduras arrests five Syrians headed to US with stolen passports by Noe Leiva, AFP, November 18, 2015]
  3. On November 19, Costa Rica detained a Syrian woman who was also traveling with Greek passport. [Costa Rica detains Syrian woman traveling on Greek passport, Reuters, November 19, 2015]
  4. On November 16th, a group of six (five Pakistanis and one Afghan) crossed the border in the Tucson sector of the Arizona border and were apprehended 16 miles inside Arizona. [FBI Confirms 6 Men from Pakistan, Afghanistan Illegally Crossed Border , Bob Price and Brandon Darby, Breitbart, November 19, 2015)
  5. On November 14th, on the Dutch Caribbean territory of Marteen, three Syrian travelers with fraudulent Greek passports were detained.
  6. On November 21st, Honduras detained a female Syrian and two Pakistanis who had crossed from Nicaragua into Honduras by bus. [3 Syrians Detained in St. Marteen, 1 Stopped in Honduras, AP, November 21, 2015. (This was also reported in the Mexican media.)[ Detienen a dos paquistaníes y una siria en Honduras,, November 21, 2015]
And this is probably the tip of the iceberg. But then, our leaders don’t want to secure the border anyway, so why is it surprising that it would attract Middle Easterners just as it attracts Latin Americans?

The common denominator: our bipartisan leadership is electing a new people by any means necessary.

Isn’t that obvious?

American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A. in 2008 after many years residing in Mexico. Allan's wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his articles are archived here ; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.


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