June 24, 2010, - 1:55 pm
. . . Do we continue to let thousands of Iraqi refugees–many of them MUSLIM–into the United States, especially in economically depressed areas like Michigan, where there aren’t enough jobs and unemployment is nearly 14%?
Iraqi Refugees: Shukran [Thanks] America & Obama/Bush
For “Winning” in Iraq & Letting Our People Invade Your Country
I’ve written about this before. We are importing tens of thousands of Iraqi immigrants. Why? Those on the right and those who cheered Bush and still love the guy tell us that “we won” in Iraq, that the surge worked, that there’s now democracy, and tolerance, and freedom for all religions and religious sects in Iraq. Just yesterday, Rush Limbaugh was ridiculing Joe Biden for saying that Shi’ites, Sunnis, and Kurds couldn’t live together peacefully. Well, the proof is in who’s coming here to American shores. Thousands of Christian and Sunni Iraqis. And Shi’ite Iraqis, too. If things are so great there, why are they coming here?
Answer: because things aren’t so great there. Because we didn’t “win.” Because extremist Iran-backed Shi’ites rejected Christian and Sunni votes and candidates to keep themselves in power. And Christians can no longer live there. Neither can many Sunnis. And the Shi’ites–well, they’re coming here, too. We make no distinction for the religion of those whom we admit in the thousands of Iraqi immigrants crowding our shores. Looks like Biden–however much the fool that he is–wasn’t so foolish or wrong, after all. Yet, no-one on the right will admit it . . . while the Iraqi refugees pour onto our shores.
And, to make matters worse, the Obama State Department is lifting restrictions and allowing thousands more to come to the most economically depressed state in America because, apparently, there aren’t enough jobless people and those draining benefits:
Refugees from Iraq can again settle in southeastern Michigan, provided they have relatives or at least friends in the area.
A federal policy change, effective immediately, loosens two-year-old guidelines limiting refugees from moving here except in “family reunion” cases where they have close relatives in the region.
“This placement restriction is modified to allow the placement of any refugees in the Detroit metro region who have ties there,” Terry Rusch, director of the Office of Admissions Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, wrote in a memo to local state department agencies.
Friends? Ties? Puh-leeze. Anyone can say they have friends and ties here. This is an opening of the floodgates that we cannot afford, even if those seeking to come here are Christian. And as I noted, they don’t restrict people by religion with regard to immigration. We will be getting many more Iraqi Muslim immigrants because of this boneheaded move. Thanks, Obama.
The policy change came at the request of placement agencies and organizations that work with refugees. The state is home to about 35 percent of Iraqi-born U.S. residents, according to the Census Bureau. Most live in Metro Detroit. . . .
The State Department restricted resettlement in June 2008, fearing an influx of refugees would worsen Metro Detroit’s economy and joblessness.
Michigan’s unemployment rate was around 8 percent in May 2008. It was 13.6 percent last month, but is improving, according to the Department of Labor and Economic Growth.
Improving???? Huh? Drive the streets of any Detroit suburb. Store fronts are empty, houses are in foreclosure. People have given up looking for jobs. There is NO improvement, only a drop-off in those seeking work.
This is flat-out ridiculous. Sorry, but on this, Joe Biden was right. Had we split Iraq up into provinces, the Chaldeans would have been able to stay and live in peace with the Kurds. And the Shi’ite and Sunni Muslims could stay there, too.
We simply cannot absorb this influx of people. It is a recipe for disaster and a hastening of the Islamic population growth in America.
Tags: Barack Obama, Chaldean, Immigration, Iraq, Iraqi refugees, Islam, Joe Biden, Michigan, Muslim, Obama, State Department